Visiting Artists

Great musical talents are often accompanied by great generosity. Our guest artists are delighted and willing to impart their understanding and learning onto Marin’s curious audience, be it through off-site visits to schools or retirement communities, or a Master Class. Many presentations are open to the public, where you can observe a top in the field sharing professional tips with students, or a short concert! Watch for announcements and RSVP sign-ups.

David Fung Master Class

Guest soloist, David Fung, imparted technical expertise, including methods of attack, phrasing, and practicing, to three blossoming young Marin pianists from Marin Music Chest and Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra.
With Kailish Brumwell, performing from Bach Italian Concerto
With Angus LaFemina, performing from Beethoven Sonata in C Major
With Owen Xu, performing from Brahms Rhapsody in B minor

Time for Three String Ensemble

For Masterworks 2, with the help of Time for Three (Grammy Winner!) and Alasdair Neale, we brought Music and Education together, Inspiring Students and teachers in Marin County.
Time for Three Performs
at Venetia Valley School
Hall Middle and San Marin High
Attend Copland Rehearsal

Simone Porter Master Class

Simone Porter graciously shares her prowess on stage with Marin Symphony Youth Programs Concertmasters, Mica Schillinger-Hyman, Sydney Li-Jenkins, and Owen Xu, October 16, 2022. Marin Symphony and College of Marin are honored to host this great opportunity for violin students to glean knowledge from a revered industry professional.

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnol, 1st movement
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3, 1st movement
Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G minor, 1st movement

Vadim Gluzman Master Class

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, violinist Vadim Gluzman spent time with an appreciative Marin Symphony for a Master Class Saturday, October 26, 2019. He kindly shared his expertise with three MSYO students in front of a keen audience of other students and parents, and symphony friends. His humor and constructive criticism were the mark of a true master. Marin Symphony looks forward to welcoming Vadim back in the future!

Zuill Bailey 2014-19 Ambassadorship

Fan meeting Zuill
Marin Symphony celebrated five years of partnership with cellist Zuill Bailey as Artistic Ambassador. We are so grateful to Zuill for helping to inspire so many in our community through great music. Through eight residencies from 2014-2019, he gathered audiences in 45 schools, 24 community locations, and eight ticketed concerts, while helping raise over $55,000 for Marin Symphony Youth Programs. This revered partnership with Zuill Bailey always provided highlights to the season, as he and his cello traveled throughout Marin. His schedule included school and health facility visits, in-home salon recitals, and impromptu “Bach’s Lunches”. He even performed in the County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers. Widely considered one of the premier cellists in the world, Zuill is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director, and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality touched classical music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

Midori 2016-17 Orchestra Residencies Program

Midori Comes to Marin! – YouTube

The 2016-17 Season was a memorable one as the orchestra welcomed internationally acclaimed violinist, Midori, to Marin. The Marin Symphony and its Youth Orchestra were selected as the season’s sole recipient of her prestigious Orchestra Residencies Program award. Designed by Midori as a means of supporting the American youth orchestra, the Orchestra Residencies Program is a collaborative project which provides meaningful musical experiences for the next generation of classical musicians. The program helps establish the youth orchestra as a presence in the community, as well as build upon relationships with the local professional symphony, visiting artists, and administrative staff.

Over a period of several days, Midori participated in a wide range of activities tailored to optimize the involvement of the youth orchestra. Through Master Classes, performance workshops, and meals with Q&A sessions, a substantial portion of the residency is devoted to the youth orchestra and its members. During her tenure in Marin, Midori participated in the following:

  • Symphony Day: Friday, January 27, 2017: 4th grade classes were invited to Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium to hear Midori perform with the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. The 45-minute concert tickets were free to Marin County Schools!
  • Midori School Visits: Midori was available for 30 minute visits to Marin County schools Thurs-Fri, January 26-27, 2017.
  • Orch’apalooza!: Concert with Marin Symphony Youth Ensembles: In the grand finale of her residency, Midori performed with all three of our youth orchestras on Sunday, January 29, 2017.