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ASK THE PROS | Violinist Andrew Jennings – “As a Teacher, How Do You Keep Your Own Playing Up?” [ADVICE]

VC member Jonathan Attias from the United States was keen to know how music teachers manage to maintain their instrumental playing alongside teaching. We threw Jonathan’s question...

VC MASTERCLASS | Nicola Benedetti – Ysaye Violin Sonata No. 5 Masterclass [LEARN]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti works us through a student violin masterclass on Ysaÿe's Solo Sonata No. 5. Recorded live on February 4th, 2014 at the Royal...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lewis Kaplan – “What Are The Biggest Life Lessons Teaching Has Taught You?” [ADVICE]

VC member Joanna Huang from Taiwan was keen to know what the major life lessons that music pedagogues' teaching experiences have taught them. We threw Joanna’s...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Grigory Kalinovsky – “How to Achieve a Great Left Hand” [ADVICE]

VC member Josephine Harley from the United States was keen to know the properties of a great left hand for string players and how to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo Variations'. Recorded live on May 10th, 2014 at The Benjamin Franklin Institute – with...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Joseph Silverstein – Violin Vibrato Masterclass [LEARN]

The late Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Mr Joseph Silverstein works us through a violin masterclass on teaching methods for effective and varying vibrato. Recorded live in...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – Violin Harmonics Masterclass [LEARN]

Australian VC Artist Ray Chen walks us through a short masterclass on mastering the art of clear natural and artificial violin harmonics. Uploaded originally on...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Elgar Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on the 1st movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on April 11th,...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Brahms Viola Sonata No. 1 Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a student viola masterclass on the Brahms Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor. Recorded live on February 27th, 2016...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a violin masterclass on the 1st and 2nd movements of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a student violin masterclass on the 1st movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor. Recorded live...

ASK THE PROS | Patinka Kopec – ‘Telling a Student a Career in Performance May Not Be for Them’ [ADVICE]

VC member Nicole Wang from the United States was keen to know if and how music teachers should advise students that music performance may not be the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Nicola Benedetti – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti works us through a student violin masterclass on the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Recorded live at the Royal Welsh...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Natasha Brofsky – ‘Developing a Great Performance Presence’ [ADVICE]

VC member Victoria Tsai from the United States was keen to know how to improve her stage performance presence. We threw Victoria’s question over to acclaimed American cellist, Ms Natasha...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Karen Dreyfus – ‘Improving Your Sight-Reading Skills’ [ADVICE]

VC member Sebastian Wren from South Africa was keen to know how to improve his sight-reading skills. We threw Sebastian’s question over to esteemed American viola pedagogue, Ms Karen...

VC MASTERCLASS | Tamas Varga – Brahms’ 2nd Symphony Cello Audition [LEARN]

Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Cellist Tamas Varga works us through a cello audition masterclass on Brahms' 2nd Symphony. Recorded at New York’s Carnegie Hall – with student Clara Abel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHIHz86fKU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TAMÁS...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Donald Weilerstein – ‘Improving Your Intonation’ [ADVICE]

Violinist Meredith Li from the United States was keen to know how to improve her intonation. We threw Meredith’s question over to The Juilliard School and New...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘Best Tips For Impressing a School Audition Panel’ [ADVICE]

Raymond Tengku from Malaysia was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for impressing a school entrance audition panel?’ We threw Raymond's question over to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Máté Szűcs – Beethoven’s 5th Symphony Viola Audition [LEARN]

Berlin Philharmonic's First Principal Violist Máté Szűcs works us through an audition masterclass on the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Recorded at New York’s Carnegie...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – Bach ‘Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude’ [LEARN]

Acclaimed Israeli-American cello pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 'Prelude' from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Hagai Shaham – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Israeli violin pedagogue Hagai Shaham works us through the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Rudolf Koelman – Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Acclaimed Dutch violin pedagogue Rudolf Koelman works us through the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with...

ASK THE PROS | Pianist Rohan de Silva – “What We Need From String Players” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Nicholas Bellocci, from Italy was keen to know: ‘As a collaborative pianist, what essentials do you need from a string...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk – Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Acclaimed Hungarian violin pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk works us through the first movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – “Secret to Playing Fast Without Tension” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Michelle Bournea, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What's the secret to playing fast without tension?’ We threw Michelle’s question over...

ASK THE PROS | Conductor Cristian Macelaru – “What Does a Conductor Need from a Soloist?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Kukka Mirjam, from Finland was keen to know: ‘As a conductor, what essentials do you need from a string soloist to...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ann Setzer – “Dealing with Students Who Don’t Practice” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Xiao Mao, from Singapore was keen to know: ‘What should the teacher do when the student doesn't practice?’ We threw Xiao’s question...

ASK THE PROS | Anne Akiko Meyers – “What are the Essential Stretching Exercises for String Players?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Richard Chen, from the United States was keen to know: "What are the essential stretching exercises for string musicians?" We threw...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Midori – “Do Competitions Really Build Careers?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Cindy Loretta, from Italy was keen to know: ‘Is doing competitions really a solid way for young aspiring professionals to step...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Mayuko Kamio – ‘Recovering After Messing Up on Stage’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Tina Lee, from China was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to recover when you mess up on stage?’ We threw...

ASK THE PROS | Pierre Amoyal – “Do Music Competitions Really Matter?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andy Kippins, from Canada was keen to know: ‘Does success in a music competition really matter these days?’ We threw Andy’s question...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Josephine Knight – “Overcoming Stage Anxiety” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Janet Johnson, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for overcoming stage anxiety?' We threw...

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