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Monday, March 5, from 3:00 pm omwards

Masterclass, Coaching and Individual Lessons
by Paolo Pandolfo
Together with His Assistant
Amélie Chemin

At the home of Jillian Samant
26 East 22nd, #9
New York City

Active Participants, individual lessons: 30 minutes $50, 1 hour $100
Coaching small groups. 1Hour: $120, to be divided among players Auditors $20

To register contact Paolo Pandolfo at pandolfochemin@gmx.ch

Paolo Pandolfo is since at least two decades one of the most appreciated viola da gamba players in the world. His career started in the 80’s playing worldwide in the prestigious group of Jordi Savall. In 1990 he started teaching at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and since then dedicated himself mainly to record and perform the rich solo viol repertoire. Most of his recordings have received awards by the most relevant musical magazines worldwide and his interpretation for the viola da gamba of Bach's six cello Suites are a “must” in every complete Bach discography.
His last releases for Glossa have been: Marais 1689: pieces for one and two viols from the first book of M.Marais, including pieces for one viol and two viols and G.P.Telemann Fantasias for viola da gamba.
Beside his activity as an interpreter and a researcher, he is a composer, as well as one of the few early music specialists working on historical improvisation
(Cds Travel Notes, Improvisando, Kind of Satie).

“…one of the most brilliant and poetic of the instrument’s current exponents…”
(L.Kemp Gramophone UK)

“..So virtuos wie Paganini” (..As great a virtuoso as Paganini..)
(Basellandschaftliche Zeitung 2016)

“The freedom and the expressive flexibility of his playing are wonderful his virtuosity we can take for
granted..the depth and warmth of the viol sound itself is a major part of the enjoyment: this is a
(BBC Radio review of Telemann Fantasias)