Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate joins the Eastern Music Festival faculty

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized music festival and summer educational program based in the heart of North Carolina, announces five new faculty members for the 2019 season including Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate.

“It is a rare yet wonderful opportunity for EMF to add new faculty to our roster,” said EMF executive director Christopher Williams. “We are fortunate to have many dedicated faculty members that have 20, even 30 years longevity at EMF. As we grow our musical study programs, we are able to add more excellent teaching artists,” added Williams. The Festival’s 75 acclaimed faculty artists return each summer to guide and nurture the next generation of classical music students and also perform in over 65 performances and events over the five-week season.

Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate

Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate

Netanel Draiblate performs Jim Stephenson’s concerto for violin, “Tributes”. Photo by Elliot Mandel.

Netanel Draiblate performs Jim Stephenson’s concerto for violin, “Tributes”. Photo by Elliot Mandel.

Netanel Draiblate (violin), a sought-after teacher, is the Director of Chamber Music at Georgetown University, is the Founder and Director of the Annapolis Symphony Academy and serves on the faculty of the Annapolis Young Artists Program and The Levine School serving greater metro-DC area. He has held faculty positions and led master classes at Towson University, Goiania University (Brazil), Brasilia University (Brazil), Recife Conservatory (Brazil), and the Holon Young Artists Festival (Israel). Draiblate is currently concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, and the Washington, DC-based PostClassical Ensemble whose mission is to perform works created after 1900. Draiblate tours with his duo partner, pianist Lura Johnson, as Times Two in a program dedicated to Brahms and continues to explore the lesser known works for violin/piano duo.

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