Saturday, June 16, 2018

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Barber Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the first movement of the Barber Cello Concerto in A Minor. Recorded at the New England Conservatory on the...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Kian Soltani – ‘Overcoming Stage Fear … with The Hulk’ [LEARN]

Inspired by The Hulk, cello virtuoso VC Artist Kian Soltani discusses his rather unique approach to dealing with stage fright ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_HoU-4UtnA VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI |...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist & Pedagogue Stephanie Chase – ‘Capturing Authenticity in a Period Performance’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Joseph Costa from Italy was keen to know: "What are the main considerations for capturing authenticity in a period performance?" We threw...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Kurt Sassmannshaus – “How to Effectively Use Scales to Improve Your Technique” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Michael Guarino from Italy was keen to know: "How should violinists effectively practice scales to improve their technique?" We threw Michael’s...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lucie Robert – “What Qualities Should Every Young Aspiring Professional String Player Possess?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Daniel Powell from the United States was keen to know: “What qualities should every young aspiring professional string player possess?” We threw...

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...

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