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June 14-18, 2021

Directed by Dr. Hasse Borup

Participate in a week of lessons, workshops, and exciting guest artists masterclasses. Learn from esteemed University of Utah violin faculty, absorb new angles of violin playing and be exposed to the knowledge of some of the most accomplished artists through guest masterclasses. Program is open for serious and dedicated violinists ages 10-30. Students will be able to choose between a hybrid or a fully online option. The program will  follow strict University of Utah Covid-19 safety policy. Space is limited.

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  • Participant fee $395
  • Application fee $30 (will be deducted from participant fee)
  • Application deadline May 1st, 2021
  • Audition video requirements: one movement of solo Bach, one movement of contrasting style


Tuition reduction scholarships may be available.
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This event is supported by Thomas D. Dee II Foundation  

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June 15 | 1:30

Vadim Gluzman

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label. Read more.


JUNE 14 | 1:30 PM

Philip Setzer

Violinist Philip Setzer, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began studying violin at the age of five with his parents, both former violinists in the Cleveland Orchestra. He continued his studies with Josef Gingold and Rafael Druian, and later at the Juilliard School with Oscar Shumsky. In 1967, Mr. Setzer won second prize at the Marjorie Merriweather Post Competition in Washington, DC, and in 1976 received a Bronze Medal at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels. Read more.

JUNE 16 | 1:30 PM


Violinist David Salness attained international recognition as a performing artist and teacher. He appeared in more than 25 countries and in 48 out of the 50 United States in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Salle Pleyel, and London’s Wigmore Hall. His performances are broadcast on National Public Radio, Radio France, Bavarian Radio, and the British and Canadian Broadcast Corporations. His recordings are found on the RCA, Telarc, and Centaur labels, amongst others. Read more.

June 17 | 1:30 PM

Renata Knific

Professor Emeritus of Western Michigan University, where she taught violin and directed the string program for over 30 years. She has also taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Encore School for Strings, Cleveland Institute of Music, China Conservatory, Beijing, and the Lancut Festival in Poland. Knific has released critically acclaimed solo CD’s, including, at the composer’s request, the violins sonatas of William Bolcom, which was named CD of The Month by the BBC. Read more.



Last Updated: 3/5/21