Friday, March 24, 2017

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...

ASK THE PROS | 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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Leila Josefowicz – “Touring Musicians’ Survival Tips” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Yoon Kim, from South Korea, was keen to know: ‘What are the essential survival tips for a touring musician?’ We threw Yoon’s...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 22 in F Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

ASK THE PROS | Martin Beaver – ‘Why is Slow Practice So Important?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Adam Clark, from Canada was keen to know: ‘Why is it so important to practice slowly?' We threw Adam's question over...

ASK THE PROS | 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 WEB BLOG | Violinist, Eric Silberger – ‘Selecting a New Bow’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the second installment of a new video project “The Bow Series”, American violinist Eric Silberger...

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

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

ASK THE PROS | Violinist, Alexander Kerr – ‘Should Performers Also Learn to Teach?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Robert Ingridson, from the United States was keen to know: ‘Is it really important for all performers to learn to teach?’ We...

VC WEB BLOG | Eric Silberger – ‘Introduction to the Bow Strokes’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the first installment of a new video project "The Bow Series", American violinist Eric Silberger...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist, Francesca dePasquale: ‘Improving Your Ensemble Playing’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Annie Jones, from Canada was keen to know: ‘What are some tips in improving your ensemble playing?’ We threw Annie’s question...
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PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 9 in E Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

ASK THE PROS | 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...

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Building Bulletproof Memorisation’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sarah Yang, from Toronto was keen to know: ‘Are there any tips and techniques for ensuring rock solid memorisation of...

ASK THE PROS | Catherine Cho – ‘How to Find the Right 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...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 12 in A-Flat Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 18 in C major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin...

VC MASTERCLASS | Pamela Frank – ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Learning a New Work’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank, from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she discussed, for her,...
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PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 13 in B-Flat Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 7 in A Minor [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

ASK THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘Maintaining Practice Motivation’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Nathan Kahrs was keen to know: ‘How do you stay motivated when you really don't feel like practicing?' We threw Nathan's...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 17 in E Flat Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. Today’s...

SHEET MUSIC SNEAK PEEK | VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw – Korngold Violin Concerto

In this unique and exclusive new VC series, The Violin Channel covertly slips us inside the sheet music folder of today's most eminent concert...

ASK THE PROS | James Ehnes – ‘Mid-Performance String Breaks’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Tong was keen to know: 'What is the most professional way to handle a broken string during a performance?' We...

ASK THE PROS | Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Fourth Finger Swing’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member James Dong, from Sydney, was keen to know: 'How can I get better amplitude on my 4th finger vibrato?' VC threw...

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17 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A junior scholarship student of...

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