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CelloFest 2002

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California State University, Fresno

Saturday, October 25-26, 2002

CelloFest 2002 at California State University, Fresno offers professional and amateur cellists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience an intense day-long workshop with guest artists Jürgen Wolf and Valerie Walden, and faculty member Dieter Wulfhorst from California State University, Fresno. The day will culminate in a public concert featuring the CelloFest 2002 Participants Ensemble in the CSUF Concert Hall at 6 p.m.

Faculty: Jürgen Wolf, featured guest artist

Valerie Walden, cello soloist and guest presenter

Dieter Wulfhorst, CSUF cello faculty and organizer

Jürgen Wolf studied with the legendary Pablo Casals and has performed worldwide as a soloist. He has recorded more than one hundred commercial records and CDs. Jürgen Wolf is in the process of publishing an edition of Bachs cello suites based on Pablo Casals teaching method. He recently retired from the position of principal cellist of the Düsseldorf Opera, a position he held for almost thirty years. He is a founding member of the Philharmonic Cellists of Cologne, a much recorded ensemble, and regularly appeared as soloist and principal cellist with the Bach Academy in Stuttgart under Helmuth Rilling. In 1964, Jürgen Wolf won the coveted Chamber Music Prize at the International Competition of the Association of German Broadcasting Stations (ARD) in Munich.

Internationally recognized as a cello historian, Valerie Walden is the author of One Hundred Years of Violoncello: a History of Technique and Performance Practice from 1740 to 1840, published by Cambridge University Press, and a contributing author to the Cambridge Companion to the Cello, the revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the Reader's Guide to Music. Currently a faculty member of Chapman University's South San Joaquin adjunct campus and the College of the Sequoias, she is also the principal cellist for the Tulare County Symphony and active as a cello teacher and adjudicator. Dr. Walden studied cello with William Van den Burg, himself a Casals student, and Gabor Rejto, Laszlo Varga and Coral Bognuda. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dieter Wulfhorst has extensively recorded and performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States and played in the professional orchestras of Hannover, Göttingen, and Hildesheim before coming to the United States. He has studied with the Guarneri Quartet and Evelyn Elsing. For the last eleven years Dr. Wulfhorst has held faculty positions in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi before joining the faculty of California State University, Fresno in 2001.

CelloFest 2002

Schedule of Events

All events will take place in the Concert Hall

in the Department of Music

at California State University, Fresno

Friday, October 25, 2002

8:00 p.m. concert Duo Lobo: Jürgen Wolf and Dieter Wulfhorst

compositions by Debussy, Schnittke, Offenbach, and others

admission fee included in registration for CelloFest participants,

tickets will be held at the box office

Saturday, October 26, 2002

8:30-8:50 a.m. registration

9:00-10:30 a.m. cello ensemble rehearsal

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. break

10:45-12 noon cello ensemble rehearsal

12 noon-1:00 p.m. lunch on your own

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. masterclass with Jürgen Wolf

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. break

2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. cello ensemble rehearsal

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. break

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Valerie Walden, cello history

5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Fresno Cello Club organizational meeting

5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. break

6:00 p.m. public concert (dress will be: business attire/dressy casual)

CelloFest 2002

Registration Form


Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number:________________________


Do you want to participate in the CelloFest Participants Ensemble? Yes ____ No____

How many years of playing experience?

How many years of private lessons?

Name of private teacher:

(For minors only) Name of Parent/Guardian and telephone contact number:

Orchestral experience (all-state, regional, middle/high school, Youth Symphony):

A limited number of participants may perform in the masterclass with Jürgen Wolf. Do you want to perform in the masterclass? If so, what repertoire?

A confirmation of your registration will be telephoned or emailed to you. Sheet Music will be available at the registration desk. Please bring a cello stop to protect our newly refurbished concert hall.

Please send this registration form along with a non-refundable check ($20.00) made payable to the CSUF Music Fund postmarked before October 15, 2002 to Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst, CelloFest 2002, CSU Fresno, Department of Music, 2380 E. Keats Avenue M/S77, Fresno CA 93740-8024, Ph: (559) 278-7547, email: dwulfhorst@csufresno.edu. Late registration fee after October 15 will be $30.00.

You may also print out brochures and application forms from the following web site: http://wulfhorst.tripod.com

There are several hotels in the immediate vicinity of California State University, Fresno. Please contact Dieter Wulfhorst for further information.