ASK THE PROS | Patinka Kopec – ‘Telling a Student a Career in Performance May Not Be for Them’ [ADVICE]

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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 | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Maintaining Your Practice Motivation’ [ADVICE]

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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...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Donald Weilerstein – ‘Improving Your Intonation’ [ADVICE]

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

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

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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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Mayuko Kamio – ‘Recovering After Messing Up on Stage’ [ADVICE]

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

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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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Catherine Cho – ‘Finding the Right Music Teacher’ [ADVICE]

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

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

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diana Adamyan, 20 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize

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A graduate of the Tchaikovsky School of Music where she studied with Petros Haykazyan, and current student of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts, Diana...

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