Paul Katz Cello Master Class

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Please note: this master class is open to NEC faculty and students only. 

This master class will feature students from the NEC cello studios.

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years, made more than 2,500 appearances on four continents. As a member of this celebrated ensemble from 1969 to 1995, Katz performed at the White House and on many television shows, including "CBS Sunday Morning," NBC's "Today Show," "The Grammy Awards" (the first classical musicians to appear on that show), and in "In The Mainstream The Cleveland Quartet," a one-hour documentary televised across the U.S. and Canada.

Katz has received many honors, the most recent including the "Chevalier du Violoncelle," awarded by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University for distinguished achievements and contributions to the world of cello playing and teaching; The Richard M. Bogomolny National Service Award, Chamber Music America's highest honor, awarded for a lifetime of distinguished service in the field of chamber music; an Honorary Doctorate of Musical Arts from Albright College; and the American String Teacher's Association "Artist-Teacher of the Year 2003." Katz is a passionate spokesperson for chamber music the world over, and served for six years as President of Chamber Music America. As an author, he has appeared in numerous publications and wrote the liner notes for the Cleveland Quartet's three-volume set of the complete Beethoven Quartets on RCA Red Seal.

  1. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VII:2

    I. Allegro moderato

    • Jiho Seo, cello
    • Kyung A Lee, piano
  2. Bach: Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010

    I. Prelude
    II. Allemande

    • Jonathan Salman, cello
  3. Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, op. 40

    III. Largo
    IV. Allegro

    • You Kyung Josephina Kim, cello
    • Ji Yung Lee, piano