Upcoming Events

Great news! We have two very fun events coming up in May:

May 15, 1 pm: 2nd Annual Suzuki Cello Classic

Western Springs School of Talent Education, 1106 Chestnut St, Western Springs IL 60558

CCS is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Suzuki Cello Classic, a fun-filled day of group class and performance in a traditional Suzuki “play down” format. This is a great chance for your students and yourselves to meet other cellists from all over the city and suburbs, and perform together in a friendly, low-pressure, high fun environment. Participants will be placed in different group rooms according to repertoire, and light refreshments will be provided.
There is no minimum-maximum skill/age level required, and all are invited to participate. We ask that participants RSVP here; for non-members or students of non-members, there will be a $10 participation fee asked for at the door (observers may come free).


RESCHEDULED: May 29, 3 pm: Master Class with Prof. Dmitry Kouzov

Bein and Fushi Rare Violins – 410 S Michigan Ave #1014, Chicago, IL 60605
CCS caps off its 2015-16 season with a final master class with Dmitri Kouzov. A versatile performer, cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with such orchestras as the St. Petersburg Symphony (Russia), as well as National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the Symphony Orchestra “Classica” (Russia), to name a few. He has awarded First Prize at the International Beethoven Competition in the Czech Republic and he is a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition “Virtuosi of the Year 2000” in Russia and is winner of the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. His credits include numerous performances at many prominent concert venues throughout his native Russia, including both St. Petersburg Philharmonic Halls, the conservatoire halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg, respectively, and the Mariinsky Theater. Mr. Kouzov made his New York orchestral debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2005, under the baton of Maestro Raymond Leppard. Since that time, he has also made recital appearances in New York at 92nd Street Y and Bargemusic. Currently Mr. Kouzov is an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Illinois. Prior to this appointment he was on faculty at the Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory. Mr. Kouzov holds Bachelors & Masters of Music degrees from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, and Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School in New York. His principal teachers have included Professors Mark Reizenshtock, Victoria Yagling, Joel Krosnick, and Darrett Adkins.
$10 admission for non CCS members
Hope to see you there! – Jean



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