Renowned pianist Philippe Entremont and soprano Julie Cherrier offer NWSA students master class and close the evening with a public concert

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Miami – NewWorld School of the Arts music division will host guest Artists, Philippe Entremont, the most recorded pianist of the 20th century, and French soprano Julie Cherrier, will offer a public performance in downtown Miami next month.  Both Mr. Entremont and Ms. Cherrier will present piano and voice master classes on the same day for NWSA music students and faculty.   
 
The concert, FREE and open to the public, willtake place on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 PM. First Presbyterian Church of Miami 609 Brickell Avenue, downtown Miami.
Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music, says that “having Julie Cherrier and legendary pianist Philippe Entremont share their masterful artistry with the students and faculty of the New World School of the Arts, on the Wolfson Campus, is a great honor.  Mr. Entremont’s vast experience as a pianist, recording artist and conductor is surely going to elevate the students’ musical inspiration in a major way.”
 
Philippe Entremont’s illustrious music career began when he was eighteen when he played Jolivet’s piano concerto and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at New York’s Carnegie Hall. With a career that also spans more than three decades as conductor, Philippe Entremont has guest conducted European and American orchestras as well as performed numerous piano and chamber music concerts including the Vienna Concert-Verein in the United States with soloist, Sebastian Knauer. From 2011 – 2013 The 2012-13, Entremont traveled around the globe on tour, offering performances at the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Festival Orchestra, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Earlier – in 2010 – Philippe became Principal Conductor of the Boca Raton Philharmonic and Lifetime Laureate Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. One of the most recorded artists of all time, Philippe Entremont has appeared on many labels, including CBS Sony, Teldec and Harmonia Mundi, garnering numerous leading prizes and awards in the industry. His 2008 releases include Mozart’s Concertone; Concerto for Violin and Piano with the Wiener Kammerorchester; Strauss’ lieder with Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano); and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 with the Orquesta del Festival Musical de Santa Domingo.
 
Music at NWSA: The academic music curriculum at NewWorld School of the Arts fosters creativity and develops knowledge of musical heritage. Course work strives to develop the student's growth and maturity in comprehensive musicianship. The study of music history and theory is pursued by taking a variety of classes including foundations of music; surveys of music history in the western world, jazz and pop music in America, and music of the world's people; and seminars in composition aesthetics, jazz improvisation,chamber music, and general musicianship. Areas of concentration include piano, instrumental, composition and vocals.
 
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
 
Information about the NWSA Music program is available by calling 305-237-7855 or visiting http://nwsa.mdc.edu