Dordt College News

Concert violinist to speak, perform at convocation

April 26, 2005

James Buswell

Internationally renowned violinist and professor at New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. James Buswell, will perform and speak at the final convocation for the Dordt College Jubilee year. The convocation will be at the B.J. Haan Auditorium Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Buswell will speak on the topic “The Privilege of being a Christian Artist.” He is a concert violinist, conductor, chamber musician, recording artist and educator, and has appeared with virtually all of the major orchestras in the United States and Canada. He has made concerto appearances in Mexico, Brazil, England, Australia and Taiwan. and collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Seiji Qzawa, Pierre Boulez and Leonard Bernstein.

Mr. Buswell earned his B.A. in Renaissance Art at Harvard University, and has studied violin with Ivan Galamian (at Juilliard), Joseph Szigeti, Paul Stassevitch and Mary Canberg.

He was professor of violin at the University of Arizona and Indiana University before his current position as professor of violin at New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Buswell frequently teaches masterclasses and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is also a frequent guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society.

As a recording and film artist, Buswell has specialized in the music of J.S. Bach and in 20th-century masterpieces, producing six recordings. He and his wife, cellist Carol Ou, are from Boston, Mass., where both are members of the New England Conservatory of Music faculty.

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