Friday, January 24, 2020

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lewis Kaplan – “What Are The Biggest Life Lessons Teaching Has Taught You?” [ADVICE]

VC member Joanna Huang from Taiwan was keen to know what the major life lessons that music pedagogues' teaching experiences have taught them. We threw Joanna’s...

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...

VC INSIDER | “What Should Be Considered When Choosing Repertoire for a Competition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on which repertoire a...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 20 in D 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 challenge, the race-track that is Paganini's...

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

In a new 26-part weekly VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of the opening movement 'Adagio' from...

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...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | ‘Dealing with String Corrosion and Perspiration’ [NEW SERIES]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr Franz Klanner. In part 1 of a new blog...

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...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Natasha Brofsky – ‘Developing a Great Performance Presence’ [ADVICE]

VC member Victoria Tsai from the United States was keen to know how to improve her stage performance presence. We threw Victoria’s question over to acclaimed American cellist, Ms Natasha...

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 |...

ASK THE PROS | Sarah Chang – Help Me With ‘Running Passage Articulation’

The Violin Channel member Hannah Buckley, from Sydney, was desperate to know: 'Why when I'm playing rapid, slurring semiquavers do the notes sometimes seem...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Joshua Bell – “Are Music Competitions Useful?” [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, in New York City – where we asked him his opinion on the...

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 MASTERCLASS | Ole Bohn, Sydney Conservatorium of Music – ‘Building Beautiful Effective Vibrato’

In this Exclusive VC 4-Part Masterclass Series, Professor Ole Bohn dissects the process behind beautiful, strong, even and varying arm, wrist and finger vibrato A student...

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. 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. 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...

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 | 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 MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Respected Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Gyorgy Pauk works us through the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – Violin Harmonics Masterclass [LEARN]

Australian VC Artist Ray Chen walks us through a short masterclass on mastering the art of clear natural and artificial violin harmonics. Uploaded originally on...

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 | Alex Kerr, Dallas Symphony Concertmaster – ‘Tackling an Orchestral Audition’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Alex Kerr at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where we probed...

VC MASTERCLASS | Julian Rachlin, ‘Optimum Bow Hand, Wrist and Elbow Positions’

In this 3-part VC exclusive mini-masterclass series, Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin strips his bow arm back to basics – sharing his pedagogical thoughts on the...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stefan Jackiw – ‘Why Practicing Slowly Is Never Just Enough’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Stefan Jackiw at his home in New York City - where...

VC MASTERCLASS | Tamas Varga – Brahms’ 2nd Symphony Cello Audition [LEARN]

Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Cellist Tamas Varga works us through a cello audition masterclass on Brahms' 2nd Symphony. Recorded at New York’s Carnegie Hall – with student Clara Abel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHIHz86fKU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TAMÁS...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo Variations'. Recorded live on May 10th, 2014 at The Benjamin Franklin Institute – with...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Composing Your Own Original Cadenzas’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-born German-American violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the...

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 | Violinist Vera Tsu – Mozart Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major [LEARN]

Beijing Central Conservatory Professor Vera Tsu works us through Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Nathan Tishin...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Lara St John – ‘The Importance of Scales, Arpeggios, Double Stops and Raw Technique’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian-born violin virtuoso Lara St John and her iguana, Cain – where she discussed the paramount importance...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

ASK THE PROS | Conductor George Marriner Maull – ‘7 Things Presenters Can Do to Make Classical Music More Accessible’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Margaret Rothman from the United States was keen to know: “What are some things concert presenters can do today to make...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the second movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with violinist Nicole Leon and...

VC MASTERCLASS | Philip Setzer, Emerson String Quartet – ‘Importance of Understanding Context’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where he discussed...

VC MASTERCLASS | Tasmin Little – ‘Stage Nerves and Performance Anxiety’

English concert violinist Tasmin Little discusses tips and techniques for overcoming concert stage nerves and performance anxiety. TASMIN LITTLE | 'STAGE NERVES AND PERFORMANCE ANXIETY' "During...

VC INSIGHT | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Preparing for a Recording is Like Preparing For a Marathon’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Helen talks us through the trials and tribulations...

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 INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Bella Hristova – ‘Tackling a New Concert Work’

VC 'Young Artist' Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova discusses her personal process and preparations for tackling a new concert work. VC 'YOUNG ARTIST' BELLA HRISTOVA | 'TACKLING A...

VC MASTERCLASS | Aaron Rosand, Curtis Institute – ‘Essentials For Starting a Professional Career’

Respected violinist and pedagogue Mr Aaron Rosand discusses his essential advice for young musicians starting their professional careers. AARON ROSAND | CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC...

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 MASTERCLASS | Janet Horvath – ‘5 Essential Practice Rules for Injury Prevention’

Cellist and author Janet Horvath discusses her 5 practice rules for musician injury prevention. A former Associate Principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Janet has more...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Evangeline Benedetti – Paganini’s ‘Moses Variations’ [LEARN]

American cellist Evangeline Benedetti works us through Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist Eli Levi– as part of the iClassical Academy‘s newly-launched...

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