Master Class: 4:00 pm
Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia and Morpheus
Frank Bridge: Allegro appassionato and Pensiero
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae
As a chamber musician, he has performed with such artists as Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Pamela Frank, Edgar Meyer, Vladimir Feltsman, and Dawn Upshaw. He has played in many of the North America’s celebrated venues. He has had performances at the Aspen Music Festival, CO; Le Domaine Forget, QC; the New Port Music Festival, RI; the Grand Teton Music Festival, WY; Tanglewood, Lenox, MA; Kingston Music Festival, RI; the Casal’s Music Festival, PR; El Paso Pro Musica, TX; and the Apollo Chamber Players, Denver,CO.
Mr. Wyrczynski also performs regularly with his artist faculty colleagues at the Jacobs School and participates in faculty-student collaborations. One such partnership, which he co-founded with his colleague violinist Jorja Fleezanis, is an ongoing exploration of music from the Second Viennese School, in which faculty and students together perform music by Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg. The inaugural concerts took place in a gallery at the Indiana University Art Museum which has a celebrated art collection. Here, the audience was able to consider the relationship of the music to exhibited works by Wassily Kandinsky, a personal friend of Schoenberg. Works performed in this series include Schoenberg's Verklaerte Nacht Op. 4, String Quartets 1 Op. 7, 2 Op. 10, 3 Op. 30, 4 Op. 37, and the String Trio Op. 45. Also performed were Alban Berg's Op. 3 String Quartet, Lyric Suite (1925-26), and Anton Webern Bagatelles Op. 9.
Mr. Wyrczynski considers his teaching a direct result of his own relationship to performing, practicing, and listening. He approaches each student as an individual personality and potential artist. Teaching a student about the great privilege it is to serve the composers of our repertoire, is one of the best ways for the students to gain ownership of their musical training. He encourages students to ask probing questions and be musically curious beyond their own instrument. He has his students explore musical context rather than segregating technique from music making. His principal teacher, Karen Tuttle, also had this as a priority, as well as finding the physical connection and fluidity to achieve musical ideals through body coordination and integration.
He is also an artist faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School. In addition to teaching private lessons, he conducts a class in orchestral audition repertoire and techniques. He also has taught at the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida and Mannes College of Music in New York where he had done quarterly coachings in orchestral repertoire. He has also taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, the National Orchestral Institute, and the New York State Summer School for Orchestral Studies.