What do you need to boost your music career?
By Irma de Jong
What does it take to have a successful music career? What do you expect and hope to achieve? For this, an important element is to understand what is your motivation and what drives you. To say it accessible; what is your WHY? For many starting young musicians, it’s something they don’t think of. But also more mature musicians very often act on “automatic pilot”. Let’s examine better what you need for a successful music career. Continue reading What do you need to boost your music career?
BEETHOVEN SONATA NO. 23, OP.57, APPASSIONATA
Beethoven himself described this composition Appassionata as one of the best he ever wrote, and it is no doubt the most celebrated of Beethoven’s piano sonatas; the 1st movement, reporting the tempo indication ” Allegro assai” contains five thematic/rhythmical elements, exposed in detail by Master Teacher Gulsin Onay. for iClassical Academy. Continue reading BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATA NO. 23 APPASSIONATA – Masterclass review
Sibelius Academy using online learning musical training
Sibelius Academy, the cornerstone of Finnish music and a pioneer in online learning musical training, has long traditions. Established in 1882, the cradle of classical music education has added other genres to its palette: Jazz and Folk Music have been taught since the early 1980s and Music Technology since the early 1990s. Since 2011 the Academy is active in online music training. Continue reading Sibelius Academy using online learning musical training – experience review
La Bella Italia and its Lyrical Patrimonium
AsLiCo – 70 years of promoting Young Opera Singers
Italy is known as the cradle of Opera and Lyrical singing. No wonder that it is famous for hosting so many important and known singing contests. The history of the Eurovision Song Contest, for example, began with an idea of Sergio Pugliese, of the Italian television RAI, and then later approved by Marcel Bezençon of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The contest was based on the Italian Sanremo Music Festival and was designed to test the limits of live television broadcast technology. Continue reading AsLiCo – the Oldest European Opera Contest in Italy
Meet Musica con le Ali; supporting the next generation of classical musicians
They still exist; benefactors in the classical music world. People with a big heart and passion for Art & Music. People that care about supporting young talent. In Italy, the association “Musica con le Ali” (music with “wings to take flight”) was created in 2016, by Carlo Hruby and his family. This Association supports the best young Italian talents in classical music to give them tools and opportunities for professional growth and visibility, as an impressive start or boost of their career. We spoke to Carlo Hruby about his passion and determination. Continue reading Supporting the next generation of classical musicians
Harbin and Schoenfeld International String Competition; a City of Music to discover!
As a modern city, Harbin has more than 100 years of history barely. However, this growing city has an affinity with music. Accompanied by music, Harbin has always been musically developing and expanding. Since five years, it’s the home for the Schoenfeld International String Competition. Continue reading Harbin and Schoenfeld International String Competition; a City of Music to discover!
Social mania; everything for a like
by Irma de Jong
How far do we allow social media to determine our lives, or, even taking over? In this article, we dive into the world of the likes, the ones that make a living out of Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and we research which classical music artists walk forefront. Continue reading Social mania; everything for a like
“Stagioni” E-Cello improvisations by Mayke Rademakers
Classical musician Mayke Rademakers recorded her first CD with the E-Cello and a loop station. The CD “Stagioni” was released in February 2018 on Challenge Records and has a daring combination of Hildegard von Bingen, Sephardic folk, blues, minimal music and elements from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. We spoke with Mayke about her struggle, challenge, motivation and inspiration to record this new project in her classical musician life. Continue reading How a classical musician ended up recording E-Cello on CD
POPPER HIGH SCHOOL OF CELLO PLAYING ETUDES 1 & 6
by Gianriccardo Pera
A real cornerstone for every cellist, to be watched and learned with great attention. In the Popper cello playing etudes, Dmitry Yablonsky shows how to practice and master crucial elements like anticipation, preparation of the upcoming bow angle, arm elevation, large jumps from C to A string, and of course left-hand preparation as a complement to the bowing. No cellist can miss such a fundamental acknowledge! Continue reading POPPER HIGH SCHOOL OF CELLO PLAYING ETUDES 1 & 6
Visit Venice and its hidden free of tourists spots
A mission impossible? Not if you walk with locals!
by Irma de Jong
Venice is known for many things; the greatness of its settings, architecture, and artwork. It’s like walking in one big open-air museum and not having enough eyes to capture its endless beauty of buildings, churches, palaces and little squares. Many famous people lived in Venice like Marco Polo and Antonio Vivaldi and we lost count of all those who wrote in admiration of the “La Serenissima” Continue reading Visit Venice and its hidden free of tourists spots