Each season, ABS collaborates with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to present free public master classes. At each master class, students from the Conservatory’s Historical Performance program work with a musician from ABS on matters of technique, interpretation, and applying a historically informed approach to Baroque repertory. Master classes allow audiences to witness the artistic transformations that occur as talented young musicians discover new paths toward deeper engagement and expression in their music. On Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m., ABS oboist Debra Nagy will coach a group of baroque oboe students through selected works from the Baroque Era.
Debra Nagy has been hailed for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness” (Rocky Mountain News), and recognized as “a Baroque oboist of consummate taste and expressivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Since winning an ABS young artist competition in 2002, Nagy has emerged as one of the country’s leading exponents on her instrument. She appears regularly with ABS and many other period-instrument ensembles and is the director of the acclaimed Cleveland-based ensemble, Les Délices. Nagy is also the oboe & flute faculty member each summer at the ABS Academy.
The February 22 master class is free, open to the public, and begins at 7:30 pm. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located at 50 Oak Street, close to BART and MUNI stops. For more information about this and other upcoming free public master classes by the musicians of American Bach Soloists, please visit our website here.