Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 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...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer – ‘The Importance of Understanding Historical Context’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

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...

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 INSIGHT | Violinist Stefan Milenkovich – ‘Building Your Own Interpretation of a Standard Work’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Serbian-born violin virtuoso Stefan Milenkovich shares his insights and tips for building your own unique interpretation of a standard...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | English Violinist Tasmin Little – ‘Tackling a Difficult New Work’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected English concert violinist Tasmin Little, at her home in London, where she dissected her process for...

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 | 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 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 INSIGHT | VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp: The Greatest Musical Moment of My Life’ [BLOG]

With the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal reaching its final stages in Montreal, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – ‘Michael Hill Comp: Mixture of Joy & Sadness’ [BLOG]

With the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stage in Auckland this evening, VC recently caught up with a number of...

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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘Training Your Left Hand to Think Like a Singer’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Italian-German violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, who provided some great insights into sound production -...

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 | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres l’Etude’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Eugene Ysaye’s 'Caprice d’apres l’Etude...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 |...

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 INSIGHT | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘5 Common Technical Problems & How to Fix Them’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Ole discusses the 5 most common technical problems...

VC MASTERCLASS | Aaron Rosand, Curtis Institute, ‘The Lost Art of Violin Recital Programming’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand, from the Curtis Institute of Music, who provided some fascinating thoughts on...

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 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...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Henning Kraggerud, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 [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 – 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 | 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 WEB BLOG | Violinist Karen Gomyo – ‘The Paramount Importance of Stretching’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese-Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo. In an VC-exclusive guest blog, the international soloist shares her thoughts on the importance of...

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...
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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 | 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...

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 | 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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Zvi Plesser – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 2 [LEARN]

Respected cellist and pedagogue Zvi Plesser works us through the Prelude from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

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...

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 | 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...
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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...

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...

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...

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The Canadian-based Rolston String Quartet has in recent years firmly established themselves as one of the most celebrated young chamber ensembles to emerge internationally. Comprising violinists Luri Lee and Emily Kruspe, violist...

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