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Israelievitch master class encompasses fine art, life, violin

Israelievitch master class encompasses fine art, life, violin

“When I talk to students, I always find metaphors to compare musical things to life,” said Jacques Israelievitch, renowned violinist and chamber musician.

From 2 to 4:30 p.m. today in McKnight Hall, Israelievitch will be teaching a violin master class. The 64-year-old strings chair at the School of Music has been teaching since he was 16. He is the youngest graduate at Le Mans Conservatory in France, having finished the program at age 11.

“If you can read words, you can read music,” Israelievitch said. “You’re such a sponge at that age. You can learn things by osmosis.”