Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | ‘The Materials Used to Produce Strings’ [SERIES]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Franz Klanner. In part 9 of the blog series,...

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 | 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...

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...

ART OF ETUDE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Rode Violin Caprice No. 11 [NEW SERIES]

In this unique and exclusive new VC series, violinist VC Young Artist Kerson Leong steps us through the mind games of Pierre Rode‘s Solo Violin Caprice No....

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 | 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 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...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Allegro’ from Bach’s A Minor Solo Violin Sonata [SERIES]

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

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...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Largo’ from Bach’s C Major Solo Violin Sonata

“I’ll be discussing each of the movements of Bach’s Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas – talking about interpretive issues, practicing tips, structures, ornaments, rhythm,...

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 MASTERCLASS | Violinist Janna Gandelman – Saint Saens ‘Rondo Capriccioso'[LEARN]

Jerusalem Symphony Concertmaster, Janna Gandelman works us through Saint-Saens' 'Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Mark Karlinsky – as part...

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...

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VC ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 25 – Paulo International Cello Competition 1st Prize

Brannon is a graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen and...

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