A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 54, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has "crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal."
Mark O'Connor's revolutionary "O'Connor Method" is the fastest-growing string method in the U.S. For more information go to www.oconnormethod.com
Read blog about Mark O'Connor's family group: O'Connor Band Hands Us A Stunning Debut
The Camp will be hosted at Myers Park Baptist Church and School. All ages and levels welcome!
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