As a string player studying at NEC you have chosen to work with one of the world’s most distinguished music faculties. Our strings faculty represent a broad range of professional experience, as soloists, in chamber music, or as orchestra players for the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra.

At the core of your studies is studio instruction. Your studio work is put into practice with performance opportunities in studio class, recitals, chamber music, and orchestra ensembles. Course work in music history and theory gives depth and understanding to your performance repertoire. The liberal arts curriculum is an opportunity to study major academic disciplines as well as cultural, social, intellectual, and political contexts for music.

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NEC at String Competitions

Tessa Lark2012-06-12 Violinist Tessa Lark (in photo), a student of Miriam Fried and Lucy Chapman, took first prize at the Naumburg Competition. Find details.

2012-06-04 Wenting Kang, a student of Kim Kashkashian, took first prize at the 2nd Tokyo International Viola Competition, with a jury led by Nobuko Imai. Kang will receive a viola made and donated by Robert Blaszauer of Budapest, and an invitation from the Verbier Festival Academy 2013, along with a million-Yen purse.

In April, Boston concertgoers heard Kang as soloist with the NEC Chamber Orchestra in Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K.364, along with her colleague Grace Park. Listen to this at InstantEncore.

2012-05-26 Earlier this spring, nine NEC violinists were admitted as candidates in Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Competition. Six of these opted to participate, and three advanced to the finals. As unranked laureates, Ermir Abeshi, Dami Kim, and Nancy Zhou each receive 4,000 Euros and a recital booking. The performances of these three as well as those of GaHyun Cho, Yoojin Jang, and Jung Yoon Yang are preserved as podcasts by RTBF.

NEC at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition

In June 2011, NEC sent an unprecedented 10 finalists to the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Out of this field, Narek Hakhnazaryan '11 A.D. received the Gold Medal in cello, and violinists JeHye Lee '08 M.M., '10 G.D. and Nigel Armstrong '07 Prep took third and fourth prizes in their instrument. Find details.

photo by Andrew Hurlbut

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