A. I. Lack Master Series Masterclass: Simon James
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A. I. Lack Master Series Violin Masterclass
Simon James, violin
Featuring Moores School of Music students
About the Artist
Second Assistant Concertmaster Simon James has been a member of the Seattle Symphony since 1988. He is also a member of the Australian World Orchestra and was recently guest concertmaster with the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing concerti with and acting as concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony on several occasions, James has led the Orchestra in Seattle Opera productions of “The Ring,” “Der Rosenkavalier,” “La Bohème” and “The Flying Dutchman,” among others. James is an active teacher with students who have won international competitions and gained entrance to the nation’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis and Colburn schools of music and New England Conservatory. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where his teachers included Erick Friedman and Syzmon Goldberg.
About the Series
The A. I. Lack Master Series at the University of Houston annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free masterclasses and recitals, which provide a wider educational experience for its students as well as the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989. Lack’s daughter, legendary violinist and teacher Fredell Lack Eichhorn, held the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston where she served for 50 years, until her retirement in 2009.