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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Zvi Zeitlin

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall
  • Date:
    Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Event Description

The Life and Work of Zvi Zeitlin

We will be celebrating the life of the great violinist Zvi Zeitlin, who taught at Eastman from 1966 until just before his death in 2012. Faculty members and alumni of Zeitlin’s studio will gather in Kilbourn Hall for a tribute which will include music, memories, and a video of Zeitlin teaching a master class.




Opening Remarks: Jamal Rossi



Remarks: Douglas Lowry
A video of Dean Lowry’s comments at Zvi Zeitlin’s farewell recital on

February 19, 2012



Ballade in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3                                    Eugene Ysaÿe

“For Georges Enescu”                                                           (1858-1931)


                                         Ballades; Lento molto sostenuto

                                         Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura

                                         Charles Castleman, violin



Remarks: Rabbi Hillel Zeitlin



Nocturne                                                                       George Rochberg

Arabesque                                                                             (1918-2005)

Toccata – Rag                                                                                           


                                         Jerome Lowenthal, piano



Romance in F Minor, Op. 11                                          Antonin Dvořak



                                         Dylan Kennedy, violin

                                         Jerome Lowenthal, piano



Video Retrospective and Remarks: Robert Weinman

Filmed between 2000 and 2002 by Music Academy of the West board

Member Robert W. Weiman, this compelling master class footage

vividly attests to Zvi Zeitlin’s remarkable gifts as a teacher and mentor



Scherzo from the F-A-E Sonata                                    Johannes Brahms




“Nigun (Improvisation)” from Baal Shem                           Ernest Bloch



                                         Mikhail Kopelman, violin

                                         Anna Gourfinkle, piano



Remarks: Leora Zeitlin


This event is free and open to the public.

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