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Insights with Violist Kim Kashkashian, Episode 4

Tune in every Tuesday for an inside look inside the legendary violist's teachings

The Violin Channel is pleased to present a new, educational series with violist Kim Kashkashian. To be released every Tuesday, these short videos will delve into all aspects of playing, from vibrato, articulating the left hand, and crossing strings, to interpretation and time management.

A professor at the New England Conservatory, Kashkashian is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Music for Food” a musician-led hunger relief initiative that to date has presented hundreds of artists in concert which have created more than one and a half million free meals for people in need.

If this video helped you, then please reciprocate!  Use this link to send a donation to Music for Food,  helping those suffering from food insecurity.


Previous Episodes:

Episode 3

Episode 2

Episode 1


Grammy Award-winning Kim Kashkashian received the George Peabody Medal and Switzerland’s Golden Bow Award for her contributions to music. In 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2020, was named an Honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music.

As soloist Kashkashian has appeared with the orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan, New York, and Cleveland in collaboration with Eschenbach, Mehta, Welser-Moest, Kocsis, Dennis Russel Davies, Blomstedt, and Holliger. Recital appearances include the great halls of Vienna, Rome, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Tokyo, Athens, London, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia where Kashkashian appears with the Trio Tre Voce, and in duo partnerships with pianist Robert Levin and percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky.

Kashkashian’s long association with the ECM label has yielded a lush discography — including a Grammy in 2013 for her solo recording of works by György Ligeti and György Kurtág, a Cannes Classical Award in 2001 for her recording of the viola concertos of Kurtág, Béla Bartók, and Péter Eötvös, and an Edison Prize in 1999 for her recording with pianist Robert Levin of the sonatas of Johannes Brahms. Her most recent recording of the six unaccompanied suites of J.S. Bach was released to critical acclaim in October 2018 and garnered the Opus Klassik Prize.

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