Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi will lead a chamber music master class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Ashkenasi won the Merriweather Post Competition and was a finalist in Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Competition. He also placed second in Moscow’s International Tchaikovsky Competition. He has toured the former Soviet Union twice and presented concerts in Europe, Israel, the Far East and the U.S., collaborating with pianists Rudolf Serkin, Murray Perahia, Peter Serkin and Menahem Pressler and baritone Thomas Hampson. A former professor of music and artist-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, Ashkenasi joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007.
Admission is free.