Friday, January 24, 2020

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – Bach Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas [NEW SERIES]

In a new 26-part weekly VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of J.S. Bach's Six Solo...

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...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Hagai Shaham – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Israeli violin pedagogue Hagai Shaham works us through the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist...

ASK THE PROS | Pianist Rohan de Silva – “What We Need From String Players” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Nicholas Bellocci, from Italy was keen to know: ‘As a collaborative pianist, what essentials do you need from a string...

ASK THE PROS | Philippe Quint – ‘The Perfect Up Bow Staccato’

The Violin Channel member Vlad Bourceanu, from London, was keen to know: 'What is the secret to perfect up bow staccato?' VC threw Vlad's plea...

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...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk – Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Acclaimed Hungarian violin pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk works us through the first movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

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...

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 | Violin Pedagogue Rudolf Koelman – Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Acclaimed Dutch violin pedagogue Rudolf Koelman works us through the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with...

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...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 2 ‘Developing Your Sound’ [ADVICE]

This, the second in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the importance of developing your own sound. “Developing and producing sound...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Klaidi Sahatci – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich 1st Concertmaster Klaidi Sahatci works us through the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded in 6 camera...

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...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Kristóf Baráti – ‘Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz’ [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...

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 | 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 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,...

VC MASTERCLASS | David Coucheron, Atlanta Symphony Concertmaster – ‘Combating Stage Nerves’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Norwegian-born violinist David Coucheron at the Aspen Music Festival & School - where he discussed his...

ASK THE PROS | Stefan Valcuha – ‘Best Way to Clean Your Stringed Instrument’

The Violin Channel member Guillaume Jacot was keen to know: 'What is the best way to clean your instrument, and with what, when it's...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Victoria Chiang, Peabody Institute – ‘5 Essential Skills for Ensuring Efficient Practice’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist and respected pedagogue Victoria Chiang, from the Peabody Institute, in Baltimore and the Aspen Music Festival &...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Siciliana’ from Bach’s G Minor Solo Sonata [SERIES]

In a VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of the ‘Siciliana’ from Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No....

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 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...

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...

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 | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a student violin masterclass on the 1st movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor. Recorded live...

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 INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

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 WEB BLOG | Cellist Darrett Adkins – ‘Effectively Managing Your Practice Time’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist and pedagogue, Darrett Adkins - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Juilliard...

VC INSIGHT | Baroque Violinist Amandine Beyer – ‘Pros Cons of Gut Violin Strings’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, celebrated French baroque violinist Amandine Beyer shares her thoughts on the pros and cons of performing on gut violin...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Nicola Benedetti – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti works us through a student violin masterclass on the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Recorded live at the Royal Welsh...

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...

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...

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 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...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Fugue’ from Bach’s G Minor Solo Sonata [SERIES]

In a VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of the ‘Fugue’ from Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata...

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