Midwest Young Artists invites the public to a fun and educational master class taught by Gerardo Ribeiro, Professor of Violin at Northwestern University. For more info, please call: (847) 926-9898 or email


Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502 - I. Allegro
Masha Lakisova, violin; Haddon Kay, cello; Derek Zhang, piano

Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major - IV. Finale - Appassionato 
Rebecca Moy, violin; Rowena Bakke, cello; Alice Zhang, piano

Ravel: String Quartet in F Major - IV. Vif et agite 
Robert Sanders, Angela Noh, violins; Michelle Manson, viola; Anastasia Dalianis, cello

 About the artist: Gerardo Ribeiro, Portugal’s premier violinist, is recognized on four continents as one of the truly important violinists of his generation. With acclaimed recitals at New York City’s most prestigious concert venues - Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum - Mr. Ribeiro has also appeared at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and is well known in major European, South American and Far Eastern concert halls. As a concerto soloist, Mr. Ribeiro has appeared with the Philadelphia and Gulbenkian Orchestras, the Montreal, Dallas, Lucerne, Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Cali Symphony Orchestras, the Zagreb, Antwerp and Lisbon Philharmonics, the Taiwan, Beijing, Belgian and Portuguese National Orchestras, the Radio Orchestras of Paris (O.R.T.F.), Lisbon, Berlin, Hilversum (Holland) and North Germany (Hannover) and other leading ensembles. Also active in chamber music, he has served as artistic director of the International Chamber Music Institute in Munich and has performed at the Marlboro and Lucerne International Music Festivals. Beginning violin studies at an early age, Ribeiro went on to earn Soloist Diplomas, with honors, at both the Porto and Lucerne Conservatories, later attending the Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Paul Makanowitzky and Felix Galimir. Numerous awards in distinguished international competitions such as the Montreal and Paganini followed. First Prizes were received at the Vianna de Motta contest in Lisbon and the Maria Canals competition in Barcelona. After serving on the violin faculty of the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Ribeiro joined Northwestern University as professor of violin. He also currently serves on the faculties of Midwest Young Artists and the Meadowmount School of music where he is a member of their ensemble in residence, the Meadowmount Trio. Ribeiro has been awarded the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award from the White House’s Commission on Presidential Scholars. Gerardo Ribeiro’s recordings are available on the EMI and RCA labels. He has recorded the complete violin sonatas of both Brahms and Beethoven, along with violin concerti by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Schumann and others.

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