Violinist Sophia Mockler (Norfolk ’16) Joins the Minnesota Orchestra

(music.yale.edu | June 25, 2019) Violinist Sophia Mockler ’17MM ’18MMA (Norfolk ’16) recently won a position in the second violin section of the Minnesota Orchestra. It was her first professional orchestra audition. Asked about her preparation for the audition, Mockler, who studied with Ani Kavafian at YSM, talked about the value of position-specific instruction. “Since this […]

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Musical Bridges: A New Approach to
Classical Chamber Music

Melvin Chen is taking the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival to the next level with “Musical Bridges,” a new program of commissioned works kicking off in 2020. The 2019 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival season may be winding down but Director Melvin Chen is already thinking ahead to next season — in fact, seasons beyond that — with […]

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