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Isaac Stern @100 Master Classes

August 2 - August 10


I received inspiring instruction from Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman when I was a student. My most influential mentor, however, was Isaac Stern. I played for him and eventually, I played alongside him in many chamber music concerts and recordings. I want to celebrate the 100th birthday of this master by providing the same kind of opportunities to young violinists as he would have wanted. It is my pleasure to announce the Stern@100 Violin Master Classes. It is a series of lessons and public master classes. It is open to anyone wishing to study violin seriously. We have a faculty of the finest and most sought-after violinists and teachers in Taiwan and from around the world. You will surely find inspiration in this rare opportunity to study with these world-class musicians. I welcome you to apply and to participate.

Cho-Liang Lin

Artistic Director


August 2-10, 2020


Department of Music, Taipei National University of the Arts


  • David Chan (Concertmaster, MET Orchestra and Juilliard School)
  • Nanette Chen (National Taiwan Normal University)
  • Cho-Liang Lin (Juilliard School and Rice University)
  • Shih-Kai Lin (Director of Education of TMAF, faculty of Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taiwan Normal University)
  • Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet and Stony Brook University)
  • Shien-Ta Su (Dean of department of Music, Taipei National University of the Arts)
  • Nancy Tsung (Taipei National University of the Arts)

Course Program

Curriculum includes three 50-minute lessons taught by three different members of faculty arranged by TMAF for each student and listening to all TMAF 2020 master classes. Tuition includes one ticket for each 2020 TAMF concert.


  • Regular Students: NTD 18,000 / USD 600
  • TMAF Students: NTD 15,000 / USD 500

Payment Method

Bank transfer


  1. Application Form
  2. One Letter of Recommendation (in Chinese or English)
  3. Two contrasting movements or works (fast and slow) of applicant's choice. Piano accompaniment is encouraged but not required. (Please upload the video file onto the internet and offer us the link of the video.)

How to apply

The application deadline is July 10. Please click here to fill out the application form. After all applications are evaluated, admission notification will be sent via email. Payment will be processed after the confirmation of admission. Registration begins once payment is received.

Contact Information

In compliance with the government of Taiwan's epidemic prevention policy, we ask those students who meet the epidemic control conditions and want to apply for the master classes to please contact us before registration. If the epidemic isn't under control before the beginning of the master classes, TMAF will comply with government policies to carry out the epidemic management. TMAF reserves the right to make any changes.


August 2
August 10
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