Thursday, June 20, 2019

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – ‘Warming Up Before a Lesson or Performance” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Matthew Boon, from the United States, was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to warm up before a...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ida Kavafian – ‘Making Scales More Enjoyable’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincenzo Sandi, from Milan was keen to know: 'Are there any tricks or techniques to make practicing scales more enjoyable?' We threw...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 7 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand 2’ [ADVICE]

This, the seventh in the ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through more of the basics of the left hand. "Before you watch this...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Federico Agostini – ‘Why Is Slow Practice So Important?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Eastman School of Music faculty member, Violin Professor Federico Agostini. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Italian-born violinist...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 6 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand’ [ADVICE]

This, the sixth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through the basics of the left hand. "This week, we are...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

VC INSIDER | ‘What Must a Successful Orchestral Candidate Do To Ensure They Ace Their Probation Period?’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed orchestral members and conductors - to get the inside word on the do...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Catherine Cho – ‘Finding the Right Music Teacher’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Camille Downey, from San Diego was keen to know: "What is the best process students should go through to find...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 5 ‘Equipment’ [ADVICE]

This, the fifith in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through all things equipment ... strings, shoulder rests, chin rests,...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Miriam Fried – Bach Solo Partita No.1 in B Minor [LEARN]

Respected violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the Allemande from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 4 ‘Continuing the Fundamentals of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the fourth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti continues us through the fundamentals of vibrato. "Following on from last week, we are...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Benjamin Chung, from the United States was keen to know: 'What are some essential tips for practicing at home without...

VC INSIDER | “When You Only Have a Short Amount of Rehearsal Time, What Are the Priorities?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international collaborative pianists – to get the inside word on the top priorities to ensure...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 3 ‘The Basics of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the third in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the fundamentals of vibrato. “This video takes you on an exploration...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Darrett Adkins – ‘Effectively Managing Your Practice Time’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist and pedagogue, Darrett Adkins - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Juilliard...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 2 ‘Developing Your Sound’ [ADVICE]

This, the second in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the importance of developing your own sound. “Developing and producing sound...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 1 ‘Back to Basics’ [ADVICE]

This, the first in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes it 'back to basics' - addressing stance, violin hold, bow hold and...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Simon Fischer – ‘Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Rhythm’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Australian-British violinist and educator, Professor Simon Fischer. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Guildhall School of Music and Royal...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Karen Gomyo – ‘The Paramount Importance of Stretching’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese-Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo. In an VC-exclusive guest blog, the international soloist shares her thoughts on the importance of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos – ‘Qualities of an Effective Instrumental Teacher’ [INSIGHT]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected Chicago-based violin pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos shares her thoughts on the technical and interpersonal qualities required to become...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Klaidi Sahatci – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich 1st Concertmaster Klaidi Sahatci works us through the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded in 6 camera...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Composing Your Own Original Cadenzas’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-born German-American violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Vera Tsu – Mozart Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major [LEARN]

Beijing Central Conservatory Professor Vera Tsu works us through Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Nathan Tishin...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See On DVD Audition Applications?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on the common mistakes students...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – ‘Physically & Mentally Recovering from an Injury’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC Artist Stefan Jackiw. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Stefan talks us through his personal experience physically and...

ASK THE PROS | Attacca Quartet’s Andrew Yee – ‘How Does the Rehearsal Process Change with Different Styles of Music?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Mimi Lee from the United States was keen to know: “How does your rehearsal process change when dealing with different styles...

VC INSIGHT | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Preparing for a Recording is Like Preparing For a Marathon’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Helen talks us through the trials and tribulations...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Evangeline Benedetti – Paganini’s ‘Moses Variations’ [LEARN]

American cellist Evangeline Benedetti works us through Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist Eli Levi– as part of the iClassical Academy‘s newly-launched...

VC INSIDER | “Should A Student Take a Lesson With a Prospective Teacher Before a Conservatory Audition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on whether it's advisable...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘5 Common Technical Problems & How to Fix Them’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Ole discusses the 5 most common technical problems...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Denis Zhdanov – Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Cello Sonata [LEARN]

Siberian cellist Denis Zhdanov works us through the first movement of Schubert's 'Arpeggione' Cello Sonata in A Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist...

VC INSIDER | “What Should Be Considered When Choosing Repertoire for a Competition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on which repertoire a...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the first movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres l’Etude’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Eugene Ysaye’s 'Caprice d’apres l’Etude...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Henning Kraggerud, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and jury member Henning Kraggerud works us through the...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Pamela Frank, Locatelli’s Caprice No.19 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Curtis Institute of Music pedagogue and jury member Pamela Frank works us through Locatelli’s Caprice...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Joji Hattori, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Japanese violinist, conductor and jury member Joji Hattori works us through the first movement of...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Henning Kraggerud, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and jury member Henning Kraggerud works us through the...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through the ‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Pamela Frank, Ysaye’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 4 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Curtis Institute of Music pedagogue and jury member Pamela Frank works us through Ysaye's Solo Violin...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasy’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Franz Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasy' –...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Joji Hattori, Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Japanese violinist and jury member Joji Hattori works us through Ravel’s Tzigane – with 17-year-old...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Henning Kraggerud, Svendsen’s ‘Romance’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and jury member Henning Kraggerud works us through Johan...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Pamela Frank, Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Curtis Institute of Music pedagogue and jury member Pamela Frank works us through the first movement...

ASK THE PROS | Pedagogue Dr Robin Wilson – ‘Ideal Age to Begin Learning Violin’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Marcel VanLeeuwen, from the United States was keen to know: "What is the ideal age for a child to begin learning...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov – ‘To Shoulder Rest or Not to Shoulder Rest?’ [LEARN]

Belgian VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov discusses the age-old question: 'To shoulder rest or not to shoulder rest?'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKphKacS5Y&feature=youtu.be VC YOUNG ARTIST MARC BOUCHKOV | PLAYING WITHOUT...

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