The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Ms Ida Kavafian.
We sat her down for a game of ‘VC 20 Questions’ – to help gain some fun insight into the lady behind the legend.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Oscar Shumsky and Mischa Mischakoff, Ms Kavafian currently holds Distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School and Bard College Conservatory. Her famed students include VC ‘Young Artists’ Josef Špaček, Bella Hristova, Benjamin Beilman, Tessa Lark, Nikki Chooi, Timothy Chooi, Grace Clifford and Yu-Chien Benny Tseng.
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A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy,...