Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Yo-Yo Ma with DGN Cellist Tim Edwards


DGN cellist, and District 99 Orchestra member Tim Edwards recently had the opportunity to perform for - and be coached by - one of the legends in the music world: Yo-Yo Ma.

Tim, a junior at North High, is a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Program.  As the principal cellist of the orchestra, Tim's quartet was invited to participate in a masterclass with Yo-Yo Ma on Sunday, January 11.  Tim's quartet performed the first movement of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 4 in E minor.

"It was an absolute honor and pleasure to meet and work with Yo-Yo Ma," said Edwards.  "He had wonderful advice to give us as well as compliments."

The masterclass was the opening event of a six-week long Chicago Youth Music Festival.  Tim will also be performing in a festival orchestra that will close the even in week six.

Congratulations to Tim Edwards!