Saturday, December 14, 2019

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...

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 INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman – ‘What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

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,...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Midori – “Do Competitions Really Build Music 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 | 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 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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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 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...

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 | 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 | 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,...

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...

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

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

VC INSIDER | ‘Fundamental Elements of a Truly Outstanding Concertmaster’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed Concertmasters and Conductors - to get the inside word on the fundamental qualities...

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...

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...

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 | 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 | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Maintaining Your 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...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience’ [BLOG]

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Esther Hoppe – ‘Student Dos and Dont’s for a First Lesson’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mozarteum University Salzburg Violin Professor Esther Hoppe shares her thoughts on what should be a student's 'dos and don't's...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Pamela Frank – ‘How Many Hours Should We Be Practicing?’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank, from the Curtis Institute of Music, and we put to her...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – ‘Practice with Nicky’ [ADVICE]

This, the newest installment in the  ‘With Nicky’ series, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks us through a typical "Practice with Nicky” session. "Over the next...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 | Violinist Gyorgy Pauk – Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 [LEARN]

Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk works us through the Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 in E Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

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...

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...

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...

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