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Knight Masterworks Pre-Concert Talk: Itzhak Perlman

Scott Flavin HeadshotScott Flavin maintains a busy and versatile career, whether conducting Classical symphonies, accompanying the world's greatest jazz stars, or premiering new works.  He is Professor of Violin and chamber music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, resident conductor for The Henry Mancini Institute, and music director of the Miami Mozarteum. He has appeared on the podium with such diverse artists as soprano Denyce Graves, the Beach Boys, Joseph Silverstein, and Chick Corea, among many others.  The HMI Chamber Orchestra, under his direction, received the 2013 Downbeat Magazine award for outstanding classical group. His nationally-broadcast conducting debut, for the PBS television special, "Jazz and the Philharmonic", aired in January of 2014.

As a violinist, he holds several high-profile positions. Since 2002 he has been concertmaster of Florida Grand Opera, as well as for the Miami Bach Society.  He performs nationally and internationally on violin and viola with Pulse Trio, and is first violinist in the critically-acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet, which is in residence at the University of Miami.  Previous positions include concertmaster of Miami City Ballet from 1997-2003 and violinist in the Rochester Philharmonic. In constant demand in the recording industry, he has been heard on over a dozen Grammy Award-winning albums, has recorded for labels including Naxos, Centaur, and Sony, and has released two solo recordings.  In addition, he is active as a composer and arranger, his works having been heard often on American Public Media's Performance Today, and in concert across the country.  His students have gone on to successful performance and teaching careers, including performing positions in the Vancouver Opera, the Bern (Switzerland) Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as university teaching positions. Ever curious and engaged with new ideas, he also regularly presents lectures and workshops on a variety of musical topics.

Scott Flavin is excited about the path of music today - "never before in the history of concert music has there been such a confluence of musical styles and genres as today; this is giving new energy and life to live performance and encouraging younger audiences to embrace live music".

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Thursday, March 7



Presented by Steinway and Sons Miami

Itzhak Perlman

Thursday, March 7

Peacock Education Center, Knight Concert Hall


Become a classical music "insider". Join us for an exciting behind-the-scenes look into the music, artists and composer of the Itzhak Perlman in Recital. The evening's talk will be led by Scott Flavin.

For tickets to the Thursday, March 7 performance of Itzhak Perlman in Recital, click here.

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