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Cello Masterclass with Deborah Pae

  • Smith College - Sage Hall 144 Green Street Northampton, MA, 01063 United States (map)

Lyra Music Festival presents a Cello Masterclass with Guest Artist Deborah Pae.  Masterclass performers participants of the Lyra Summer Music Workshop. 
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Deborah Pae began her musical training at the age of four, on a bricolage cello made of a Cheerios box wound with strings, three years later, Ms. Pae became the youngest cellist accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory and is a former Artist-in-Residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. Ms. Pae now plays a Vincenzo Postiglione cello (c. 1885) generously on loan from the Arts and Letters Foundation. 

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “exceptionally gifted” and “breathtaking," cellist Deborah Pae is captivating audiences with her “superb tone...high level of interpretative intelligence” (Transcentury Blog) and "sophisticated technique" (San Diego Story). She has been admired for her “focused intensity and extraordinary musicianship" (San Diego Union Tribune) and "novel vitality” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). 

Ms. Pae has appeared as a soloist in concert halls throughout Europe and America. Also a devoted chamber musician, Ms. Pae is the cellist of the critically acclaimed Formosa Quartet (winners of the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the 2006 International London Quartet Competition) and founder of Trio Modetre (winners of the 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant and Silver Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition).

In September 2016, Ms. Pae began her appointment as Professor of Cello at Eastern Michigan University. She has served as Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at Académie et École Anglicorde in France, Visiting Guest Artist at Columbia University’s Music Performance Program, and Chamber Music Mentor at the Juilliard Pre-College Division, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.