Master Class, Recital With Visiting Cellist Alan Harris

Cellist Alan Harris

Event Details


Date: April 30 - May 3, 2017


Augustana Performing and Visual Arts welcomes esteemed cellist Alan Harris to campus April 30 – May 4.

While on campus, Harris will work with Augustana string students and will offer two public events: 

  • A master class for orchestral musicians is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, in the Choral Rehearsal Room of the Humanities Center. Free and open to the public. 
  • Harris, along with violinist Eunho Kim and pianists Dr. Rick Andrews and Shu Li, will perform a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in Kresge Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public and will feature:
    • Ludvig van Beethoven — Piano Trio in c minor, op. 1, no. 3
      • Allegro con brio
      • Andante cantabile con Variazioni
      • Menuetto: quasi allegro
      • Finale: prestissimo
      • (Eunho Kim, violin; Alan Harris, cello; Rick Andrews, piano)
    • Ástor Piazzolla — Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. José Bragato)
      • Primavera Porteña (Spring)
      • Verano Porteño (Summer)
      • Otoño Porteño (Autumn)
      • Invierno Porteño (Winter)
      • (Eunho Kim, violin; Alan Harris, cello; Shu Li, piano)

About Alan Harris

A former colleague of Augustana Orchestra conductor Dr. Jungho Kim, Harris serves as distinguished professor of cello at the Eastman School of Music. He has been an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School from 1974 to 2013, where he performed with Claus Adam, the Cleveland Quartet, Ronald Leonard, Jan DeGaetani, Albert Tipton, Gidon Kremer, Karen Tuttle, Malcom Frager, Brooks Smith, Pinchas Zukerman, and others. More recently, he has taught at the Castleman Quartet Program and Aria at Mount Holyoke College. Harris has held the post of Kulas professor of music, chair of the string department, and coordinator of chamber music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and was director of the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar. Other previous faculty appointments include the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Ohio Wesleyan and Northwestern Universities. He served as a visiting professor and faculty member at the Eastman School of Music and as a visiting professor at Northern Illinois University.

Harris studied with Raymond Stuhl at the University of Kansas and with János Starker at Indiana University. An active recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, he served as cellist with the Eastman Quartet, was a first-desk player with the Rochester Philharmonic, and was principal cellist of the Eastman and Rochester chamber orchestras. During his distinguished teaching career he has given numerous solo and chamber music master classes and has been active as a panelist and lecturer. His students occupy prestigious positions throughout the music world.