The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Viola master class by Sheila Browne

28 October 2019, 14.00-17.30

Room X

Viola master class by Sheila Browne

Schedule of the master class:

14.00: Shuntaro Goto
Biber: Mystery (‘Rosary’) Sonatas – 16. Passacaglia (‘The Guardian Angel’)

14.40: Bélik Tamás
Reger: Viola Suite in G minor, Op. 131d/1 – 1. Molto sostenuto, 2. Vivace

15.20: Szűcs Boglárka
Walton: Viola Concerto – 2. Vivo, con molto preciso

16.00: Dauner Kinga
J. S. Bach: Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – 5. Chaconne

16.45: Hidas János


Dynamic violist Sheila Browne enjoys a career that includes solo, chamber collaborations and orchestral appearances. She has performed in major venues on six continents, including appearances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and has recorded for the Sony, Nonesuch, Bridge, MSR, and Albany labels. A strong proponent of new music, she will be premiering the second concerto written for her this summer in Israel. She was a member of the internationally prize-winning Arianna String Quartet, and was featured in a Chamber Music magazine cover story while in the Gotham String Quartet. Browne has collaborated/recorded with Audra MacDonald, Gilbert Kalish, Paul Katz, Anton Kuerti, Ruth Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Richard Stolzman, Carol Wincenc, the Diaz Trio, and members of the Brentano, Calidore, Guarneri and Vermeer quartets. As principal violist of the New World Symphony, she was selected by Artistic Director Michael Tilson-Thomas to be featured in the PBS documentary “Beethoven Alive!” A passionate teacher, Sheila was a teaching assistant as an undergraduate of famed pedagogue Karen Tuttle at The Juilliard School. She also studied with famed soloist Kim Kashkashian in Germany, and received a Masters of Music at Rice University. She is newly appointed to teach at Tianjin Juilliard School, after Associate Professor positions at University of Delaware and North Carolina School of the Arts, where she taught for a decade.


Presented by

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Strings Department


The master class is free of charge and open to all interested as the rooms' capacity allows. No preliminary application is necessary.