Sat, Nov 12|
Beyond the Basics of Baroque: a Masterclass with Laura Rónai
Brush up your Baroque skills!
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
About the Event
Brazilian flutist and Baroque specialist Laura Rónai will lead selected students in an exploration of Baroque expression in a virtual masterclass setting (on Zoom). Dr. Rónai is a leader in Baroque interpretation and will discuss how to use ornamentation, tempo, articulation variety, and national styles to create an authentic and expressive performance.
DEADLINE TO APPLY TO BE A PERFORMER IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 11:59 PM, Central Daylight Time (CDT=GMT-05:00). Four performers will be selected by November 1st. Class will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, CST. (CST=GMT-06:00)
LAURA RÓNAI has a Bachelor’s degree in teaching from UNIRIO (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro), and in Performance from the Purchase Conservatory of Music - SUNY). Her Master’s degree is from Hunter College, and her Doctorate from UNIRIO. Since 1994, Dr. Rónai has been tenured Professor of flute at UNIRIO, where she holds the position of Flute Chair and head of the Voice and wind instruments department. She was an editor of Pattapio (the Brazilian Flute Association’s journal) and wrote regularly for Fanfare Magazine. For the past few years she has been responsible for writing the program notes for OSESP (Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo). She is the founder and musical director of OBU (Orquestra Barroca da UNIRIO), a pioneering group dedicated to the music of the past.