Scarsdale, New York – The 2016-2017 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with
pianist Byron Janis on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School
Lane, Scarsdale. An internationally renowned pianist, Mr. Janis will coach HBMS piano students in the
second of eight master classes to be given during the 2016-2017 season. The public is invited to observe
the Master Class free of charge.
For additional information:
For additional information: 914-723- 1169, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hbms.org.
About Byron Janis:
Byron Janis is internationally renowned as one of the world’s greatest pianists. He made his orchestral
debut at age 15 with Toscanini’s NBC Symphony Orchestra and, the following year, was chosen by
Vladimir Horowitz as his first student. At 18, he became the youngest artist ever signed to a contract by
RCA Victor Records. Two years later, in 1948, he made his Carnegie Hall debut which was hailed as an
About the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series:
Master class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson’s curriculum since the School’s
founding in 1944. This distinguished tradition continues this season with a roster of world-class musicians and
educators including Pamela Devenport and Paul Wiley, cello; Byron Janis, piano; Aaron Rosand, violin; Guy
Eshed, flute; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Alice Ripley, voice; and members of the New York Philharmonic.
Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful
preparation, students perform for and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who
often challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they’ve prepared. The
results are often inspiring and enlightening and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in
their own musical explorations.
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About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
One of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources, Hoff-Barthelson Music
School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed
leadership in education, performance and outreach for more than seventy years.
The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with
support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the
support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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