Sunday, December 8, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | Michael Mermagen, Catholic University of America – ‘Tackling a New Concert Work’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Michael Mermagen at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where we delved into his approach...

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...

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...

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 &...

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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | Lucie Robert, Manhattan School & Mannes College – ‘Stage Posture & Balance’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violin pedagogue Lucie Robert, at the Manhattan School of Music where she provided us some excellent insight...

VC MASTERCLASS | Viktoria Mullova – ‘Surrendering Yourself to the Nerves’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova - at her home in West London. Viktoria offered some excellent advice on the importance of...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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...

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American violinist Stefan Jackiw has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier string virtuosi. A graduate of Harvard...

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