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Guest Masterclass: Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola

Friday, January 26, 2024

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Moores School of Music welcomes internationally acclaimed violist, Milena Parajo-van de Stadt, who will be presenting a viola masterclass on January 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall. If interested, please stay for her chamber music masterclass, immediately following. All are welcome to both masterclasses.

Praised by Strad magazine as having “lyricism that stood out…a silky tone and beautiful, supple lines,” violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt has established herself as one of the most sought-after violists of her generation. In addition to appearances as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, she has performed in recitals and chamber-music concerts throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, including an acclaimed 2011 debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, which was described in Stradas being “fleet and energetic…powerful and focused.”

Ms. Pajaro-van de Stadt was the founding violist of the Dover Quartet, and played in the group from 2008-2022. During her time in the group, the Dover Quartet was the First Prize-winner and recipient of every special award at the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2013, and winner of the Gold Medal and Grand Prize in the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Her numerous awards also include First Prize of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and top prizes at the the Sphinx Competition and the Tokyo International Viola Competition. While in the Dover Quartet, Ms. Pajaro-van de Stadt was on the faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music and Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and a part of the Quartet in Residence of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Milena and her accomplishments, please visit: milenapvds.com/about-1.

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