Sharp, Irene

Sharp, Irene

Summer Cello Workshop Only
Cellist Irene Sharp has been acclaimed internationally for her teaching. She has given master classes for American String Teachers Association (ASTA), European String Teachers Association, Australian String Teachers Association, and the Suzuki Association of America.

Although based in Northern California, Ms. Sharp has worked with students in New York, London, Salzburg, Hamburg, Sydney, Tokyo, and Taipei. Currently on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, she has also served on the faculty of the Meadowmount School for Strings, the Bowdoin (Maine) Summer Music Festival, and Indiana University’s String Academy.

Ms. Sharp is Artistic Director of California Summer Music, a festival for young string players, pianists, and composers. She has been an invited speaker at the national meetings of the Music Teachers’ National Association and the Music Educators’ National Conference, and has given numerous teacher workshops worldwide. In 1992, Ms. Sharp received an award for her teaching from ASTA. She collaborated with the late Margaret Rowell, and performed in Pablo Casals’ master class in Berkeley, California.