Free Online Masterclasses for Violin, Cello and Piano
Join iClassical Academy’s Summer Sessions!
iClassical Academy, a leader in online advanced classical music education is offering this summer a selection of their Top Masterclasses from the catalogue made available for all for FREE. It runs every Thursday till Sunday, featuring top teachers like Miriam Fried, Amit Peled, Peter Frankl, Gyorgy Pauk, Misha Maisky and many more. Continue reading FREE ONLINE MASTERCLASSES FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO
How to Change Cello Strings with Confidence – a video tutorial
by Alex Scott
Putting strings on your cello, putting them back on if they slip, replacing strings/learning to change cello strings, and working with the tuning pegs are all essential cello skills. Continue reading How to Change Cello Strings with Confidence
Online Music Education, the new normal?
Effectiveness of Online Music Lessons
by Irma de Jong
We started 2020 in social distancing, which has accelerated the need and appreciation for online learning and teaching. Many musicians were forced to go online, as it remained the only possibility to reach their students and to continue to make a living. Even the most sceptics made the first online steps and discovered the effectiveness of Online Music Lessons, or did they find reasons to confirm their beliefs? Let’s have a look! Continue reading Effectiveness of Online Music Lessons
RAVEL TZIGANE Cornerstone Lesson Review
Professor Hagai Shaham explains the many topics of this genial composition, showing the parts which mostly express the typical Hungarian romantic style. For example, how to achieve the proper expression of the piece, and connect it to the strength of sound and tension. Continue reading RAVEL TZIGANE CORNERSTONE LESSON REVIEW
Conducting technique; an introduction by Gianmaria Griglio
According to some, conducting technique – just for clarity, I’m referring to orchestral and not choral conducting – it is a debatable point. Conducting technique has been the subject of numerous discussions over the years, most of them with a dubious thesis and, more importantly, conclusions. Here’s an introduction to the matter. Continue reading Conducting technique; an introduction by Gianmaria Griglio
SAINT SAENS RONDO CAPRICCIOSO ONLINE VIOLIN LESSON
CORNERSTONE LESSON VIOLIN VIRTUOSO REPERTOIRE
The composition by Saint-Saens “Rondo Capriccioso” is dedicated to the 18th-century violinist Pablo de Sarasate, and there’s a very much audible Spanish influence in the flow of this romantic composition. It has a positive effect on the audience, but it demands precision and technique. Let’s get started! Continue reading SAINT SAENS RONDO CAPRICCIOSO ONLINE VIOLIN LESSON
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