Thursday, March 29, 2018

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Axel Strauss – “Does Competition Success Propel a Soloist into a Career?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincent Brown from the United States was keen to know: “Does competition success propel a soloist into a career?” We threw Vincent’s...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – ‘How Do You Put Together a Solo Recital Program?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Josephine Lee from the United States was keen to know: "How do you go about putting together a solo recital...

ASK THE PROS | Cello Pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen – ‘When Are Students Ready for Competitions?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Hasan Ninov from the United States was keen to know: "How do you know when students are ready for competitions,...

ASK THE PROS | Conductor George Marriner Maull – ‘7 Things Presenters Can Do to Make Classical Music More Accessible’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Margaret Rothman from the United States was keen to know: “What are some things concert presenters can do today to make...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Astrid Schween – ‘The Transition from Music Student to Working Professional’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Peter Weber from Germany was keen to know: “What should one expect whilst transitioning from being a student to a working...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Klaidi Sahatci – Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Concertmaster and University of Music of Italian Switzerland faculty member Klaidi Sahatci works us through the first movement of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Jonathan Koh – ‘Cello Scales, Exercises & Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Patricia Yu from the United States was keen to know: "What cello scales, exercises, and etude books do you recommend...

ASK THE PROS | Juilliard’s Hsin-Yun Huang – ‘Advantages and Considerations of Team Teaching’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member, Jeremy Fay from the United States was keen to know: “What are the advantages and considerations when teaching a student as...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through Franz Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasy'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Reina...

ASK THE PROS | Brentano Quartet Violist, Misha Amory – “My Approach for Better Sound Production” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member, violist Brian Hicks from the United States was keen to know: “What is your advice for improving the sound production on...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Hagai Shaham – Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ [LEARN]

Israeli violin pedagogue Hagai Shaham works us through Ravel's 'Tzigane'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Suzan Yanki Karatas – as part of the iClassical Academy's newly-launched...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Lily Francis – ‘What do Violinists Stand to Learn from Playing Mozart?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Eliza Jordan from the United States was keen to know: “What is so special about the music of Mozart? And what...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Respected Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Gyorgy Pauk works us through the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Yo-Yo Ma – Elgar Cello Concerto, CelloBello Masterclass [LEARN]

Cello luminary Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the third and fourth movements of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Recorded as part of the CelloBello Masterclass...

ASK THE PROS | Jazz Violinist Christian Garrick – “Is it Possible to Teach Someone How to Improvise?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Francesco Bruno from Italy was keen to know: "Is it possible to teach someone how to improvise? If so, what...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – “What We Look For On Orchestral and College Audition Panels” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Stephanie Chen from Singapore was keen to know: "As part of an orchestral or college audition panel, what do you...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Stephen Wyrczynski – “What Do You Look For In Undergraduate vs Graduate Students?” [ADVICE]

VC member Sofia Yatsyuk from Ukraine was keen to know what conservatory audition panelists look for in undergraduate vs graduate students for admissions. We threw Sofia's...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad – “How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Norman Fischer – “Importance of New Music During a Student’s Formative Years” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Jansen from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it for students to study new music...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Qian Zhou – “Maximising the Odds of Your Audition Tape Being Accepted” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Zhao Tang from the United States was keen to know: "What are the keys to ensuring your audition tape has...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Daniel Panner – “Scales, Exercises and Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jeremy Lo from the United States was keen to know: "What violin and viola scales, exercises, and etude books do...

VC MASTERCLASS | Andrew Haveron – Rachmaninoff’s ‘Symphonic Dances’, 1st Violin Masterclass [LEARN]

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Haveron works us through a violin masterclass on an excerpt from the first violin part of Rachmaninoff's 'Symphonic Dances'. Recorded as part...

ASK THE PROS | Violist James Dunham – “What Does Chamber Music Really Do For a Student’s Playing?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sabrina Young from the United States was keen to know: "How important really is chamber music? What does it really do...

ASK THE PROS | Martin Beaver – ‘Do You Encourage Your Students To Study At Music Festivals Over The Summer?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Wei, from the United States was keen to know: ‘Do you encourage your students to study at music festivals...

VC MASTERCLASS | Henning Kraggerud – Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 Masterclass [LEARN]

Norwegian violin soloist Henning Kraggerud works us through a student violin masterclass on Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live at the Barratt Due...

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Differing Teaching Needs of Pre-College, College & Post-Grad Students’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jessie Chen, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are the differing teaching needs between pre-collegiate students and...

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...

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