Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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 | Violinist Miriam Fried – Bach Solo Partita No.1 in B Minor [LEARN]

Respected violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the Allemande from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Barber Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the first movement of the Barber Cello Concerto in A Minor. Recorded at the New England Conservatory on the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Yo-Yo Ma – Elgar Cello Concerto, CelloBello Masterclass [LEARN]

Cello luminary Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the third and fourth movements of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Recorded as part of the CelloBello Masterclass...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Denis Zhdanov – Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Cello Sonata [LEARN]

Siberian cellist Denis Zhdanov works us through the first movement of Schubert's 'Arpeggione' Cello Sonata in A Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist...

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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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 | Violinist Gyorgy Pauk – Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 [LEARN]

Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk works us through the Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 in E Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 &...

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...

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 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...

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 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 | 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 |...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

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 | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres l’Etude’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Eugene Ysaye’s 'Caprice d’apres l’Etude...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Johan Dalene, 18 – Carl Nielsen International Violin Comp 1st Prize

18-year-old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A student of Per...

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