Guest Artist Master Class: Nicholas Cords, viola of the Silk Road Ensemble

Event Date: 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Event Date Details: 

NOTE: Due to construction, Parking Lot 3 (nearest lot to Music Building) is not accessible from UCEN Road until mid-March. To access Parking Lot 3 if you are traveling from the roundabout (Steck Circle), please turn right onto Channel Islands Road and follow this road until you see the UCEN on your left. Parking Lot 3 should be directly in front of you.

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

This event is free and open to the public.

UCSB viola students will perform for Nicholas Cords, violist of the Silk Road Ensemble. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Karl Geiringer Hall. Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Department of Music. This event is free and open to the public.

Violist Nicholas Cords has devoted his career to the advocacy of music drawn from a strikingly broad historic and geographic spectrum. Having played with the Silk Road Ensemble since its inception, Cords is additionally a founding member of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider and a member of The Knights. He performs internationally as an acclaimed soloist and guest chamber musician. His recent solo recording, Recursions, features music ranging from Biber to his own compositions. A prize-winning violist in his student days at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute, he currently teaches in the graduate program at Stony Brook University in New York.

Source: Silk Road Ensemble.

Photo courtesy of Silk Road Ensemble.