Classical Pianist Garrick Ohlsson Inspires OCSA Students During Master Class

By: Oct. 11, 2017
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World-renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson was the first American to win the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970. To date, he has mastered more than 80 concertos, performing with acclaimed orchestras around the world. In addition to being one of the leading exponents of the music of Chopin, he is also noted for his masterly performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Ohlsson gives a motivating and impactful master class for Orange County School of the Arts students from the Instrumental Music Conservatory Pianist Program. Students prepare and perform classical piano repertoire and receive personal critique and coaching from Ohlsson in various aspects of interpretation and technique. Students observe and participate in a Q&A session. His appearance is made possible by a partnership with Pacific Symphony and generous sponsors Maureen and Mike Mekjian, the McBeth Foundation and the Samueli Foundation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Orange County School of the Arts, Dance Music Science Centers, Room 101, 1010 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Master Artist Series allows students to study under guest artists, teachers and award-winning arts professionals. The series began last year in conjunction with OCSA's 30th-anniversary celebration. Professionals in music, writing, musical theater, acting, culinary arts and more visit the campus to inspire students and give them inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities within their art disciplines. OCSA provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts. For more information visit


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