FACULTY

Kurt Sassmannshaus, violinist and conductor, is considered one of today's preeminent violin pedagogues.

Founder and director of the Starling Preparatory String Project and Starling Chamber Orchestra, he is Chair of the String Department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In 2005, Prof. Sassmannshaus founded the Great Wall International Music Academy, which brings together the current and future generation of outstanding string soloists and teachers for four weeks of musical training, performance and cultural exchange every summer in Beijing, China. He is also the author of Violinmasterclass.com, an award-winning comprehensive educational website.

 
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Cincinnati Starling Project

A specialized educational program for talented young string players

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Starling Chamber Orchestra

Offers unprecedented opportunities for young artists to perform as soloists, tour internationally, and make recordings

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Sassmannshaus Tradition

An innovative string program made available to a large number of young children in the Greater Cincinnati area

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Students and alumni

Starling Project students and alumni have won awards such as the International Tchaikovsky Competition, The China International Violin Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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