All masterclass articles – Page 3

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    Violinist Maxim Vengerov on blending your sound with other instruments

    2015-02-26T00:00:00Z

    You have to forget sometimes that you play the violin. Use it to express the sound of the music and to integrate with the orchestra' Violinist Maxim Vengerov gives a masterclass on Britten’s Violin Concerto at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The full 50-minute video is available ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet on rubato

    2015-02-20T00:00:00Z

    Rubato can only be effective if you work within the structure of a clear beat' Violist Yuri Bashmet describes how best to use rubato as part of a masterclass on Shostakovich's Sonata for Viola and Piano, recorded at the Verbier Festival Academy. The full 123-minute video ...

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    Maxim Vengerov on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

    2015-02-19T00:00:00Z

    One note of wider vibrato can ruin the purity of the whole line...' Violinist Maxim Vengerov gives a masterclass on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Playing the solo part is Aya Sanada. The full 48-minute video is available to buy as a download ...

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    Violinist Zakhar Bron gives Beethoven masterclass

    2015-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Most important is that you play with strong expressive character' Violin professor Zakhar Bron gives a masterclass on Beethoven's Romance op.50 in F major. Read more about Bron's teaching philosophies in The Strad's January 2015 issue , out now. Subscribe to The Strad or download our ...

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    Violinist Zakhar Bron gives masterclass on Bach's Partita no.2

    2014-12-24T00:00:00Z

    We can play it faster or slower, but most important is to keep the dance-like feel in any speed' Respected tutor Zakhar Bron gives a violin masterclass on Bach's Partita no.2 at the Verbier Festival Academy. The full 104-minute video is available to buy as a download ...

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    Violinist Zakhar Bron gives Bach masterclass

    2014-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The playing should never be cramped or colourless. The tutti sections shouldn't be colourless either, but the solo sections must prove † in competition with the ensemble † their sense of individuality' Respected teacher Zakhar Bron gives a masterclass on Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041. Bron ...

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    Sydney Symphony viola masterclass † Brahms Symphony no.4

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    We are looking for strengths in three key areas † intonation, sound production and the use of appropriate bowing strokes. But on a deeper level we are looking at your understanding of the music's sound world' Roger Benedict, principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral ...

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    Sydney Symphony cello masterclass † Beethoven Symphony no.5

    2014-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Imagine instead of playing a closed vowel - like 'ee' - playing an open vowel like 'ah'. We don't want to have the feeling in an orchestra that someone is playing an electric guitar' Umberto Clerici, principal cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral audition masterclass ...

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    Sydney Symphony double bass masterclass † Beethoven Symphony no.9

    2014-11-06T00:00:00Z

    In an audition situation, we're usually a little bit nervous, so we lose some of the energy in our playing. We therefore really have to think technically about how we can maximise our dynamic range' Kees Boersma, principal double bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral ...

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    Sydney Symphony masterclass † Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

    2014-11-05T00:00:00Z

    I would like to look at the impact that vibrato, which is the domain of our left hand, has on our right hand, and how the two are connected via our brain.' Sydney Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Haveron gives a masterclass on an audition excerpt from the first ...

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    Josef Gingold gives Brahms Violin Sonata no.1 masterclass

    2014-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Influential violin professor Josef Gingold, himself a student of Eugène Ysaÿe, gives a masterclass on Brahms's Violin Sonata no.1. The performers are violinist Sandra Park and pianist Ja-Eun Koo. Read Joseph Silverstein's memories of studying with Gingold . Subscribe to The Strad or download our ...

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    Practice Diary: The Miró Quartet - part two

    2013-10-03T00:00:00Z

    In the November issue, second violinist William Fedkenheuer explains how the four players prepare for a recording of Schubert's Quartettsatz. Here he goes into more detail regarding tempo and intonation

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    UK study to assess cultural value of Sistema music education project

    2013-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Researchers based at the University of East Anglia are to examine the cultural value of projects inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education programme. The study will focus on three projects across England: In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, Sistema in Norwich and In Harmony Telford Stoke. ‘The value ...

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    Ex-Chetham's teacher Malcolm Layfield arrested

    2013-08-08T00:00:00Z

    Malcolm Layfield, former head of strings at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), has been arrested on suspicion of three historic rapes. The 61-year-old, who quit his post at the RNCM in February, was detained over alleged offences of rape against three girls, two aged 16 and one aged ...

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    Fernando Grillo (1946–2013)

    2013-08-07T00:00:00Z

    Fernando Grillo, the Italian double bassist, composer and teacher, has died at the age of 67. Closely associated with Italy’s avant-garde movement, he experimented with new forms of sound production and collaborated with composers including Salvatore Sciarrino, Harrison Birtwistle, Iannis Xenakis and Luciano Berio. Karlheinz Stockhausen once dubbed Grillo ‘the ...

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    Use intellect, not instinct

    2013-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Instead of simply focusing on technical prowess, performers should have as profound an understanding of music theory as composers do, argues cellist David Watkin, since it can only serve to develop their skills

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    What's in the August digital edition

    2013-07-23T00:00:00Z

    With The Strad’s digital edition, you can jump from the cover or the contents pages straight to the articles you want to read. You can also link directly to pages on thestrad.com or to products in The Strad Library. Not only that, there’s a wealth of additional ...

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    Lessons with Szigeti

    2013-06-16T00:00:00Z

    Arnold Steinhardt tells Ariane Todes about learning from the master

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    Masterclass: A guide to playing English folk music

    2013-02-19T00:00:00Z

    In the April 2014 issue of The Strad , folk fiddler Sam Sweeney gives a guide to playing English folk music. Here he plays the traditional tune Blew Bell Hornpipe, displaying some of the ornamentation and techniques he discusses in the article. Buy The Strad's digital magazine now: www.thestrad.com/apps

  • mirooutside2013
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    Practice Diary: The Miró Quartet - part one

    2012-10-03T00:00:00Z

    In the November issue, second violinist William Fedkenheuer explains how the four players prepare for a recording of Schubert's Quartettsatz. Here he goes into more detail regarding tempo and intonation