Uri Vardi Feldenkrais specialist: “My Teaching Philosophy”

Feldenkrais specialist Uri Vardi about his passion and motivation to help musicians all over the world develop themselves holistic

The Feldenkrais method is a very efficient method for auto training, based on the awareness of our motor schemes and reorganizing of muscle reactions to achieve a full-range connection between mind and body.  Continue reading Uri Vardi Feldenkrais specialist: “My Teaching Philosophy”

Paganini’s Portrait by Scott Bartner – Classical Music and Painting

Paganini’s Portrait – Classical Music and Painting as sister Art forms

by Irma de Jong

Where do we find similarities between classical music and the art of painting? We take inspiration of an oil portrait of Niccolo Paganini, based on a drawing of Ingres and immortalized by Scott E. Bartner, American portrait painter living in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Scott Bartner just recently won the Dutch Portrait Price 2019 (Nederlandse Portret Prijs). We spoke to him about his relation to Paganini and other classical music composers and his passion for painting great artists. Continue reading Paganini’s Portrait by Scott Bartner – Classical Music and Painting

Why “The Network always wins”

Keep track on building and maintaining relationships within your Network

By Irma de Jong

In your daily interactivity with people, whether it’s in a personal relationship, like when you chat with a stranger in line at the airport, or when you go out for dinner with friends, or you talk on the phone to your family or sharing something on social media, you constantly communicate within your network and it is all about building and maintaining relationships. Continue reading Why “The Network always wins”

Klaus Heymann – The secret to successfully run music distribution

Klaus Heymann, the founder of Naxos Music, answered to our questions, about the analogue and digital eras of music recording and distribution

Music distribution, and therefore music consumption, was one of the fields which had to deal with changes; technology changed, consumption changed as well, and the new ages influenced the choices of both producers and musicians. Klaus Heymann went through all these changes keeping a successful trend no matter what technology or kind of market he had to face.  Mr Heymann accepted to answer some questions about past, present and future of music distribution, and here’s what he told us: Continue reading Klaus Heymann – The secret to successfully run music distribution

Facebook – Curse or Blessing?

Is there a Life without Facebook?

This week Mark Zuckerberg defends himself in front of the American Congress, against accusations of political manipulation, the data leak to Cambridge Analytica and other (privacy) concerns. What is going on exactly? Can we still consider Facebook as a blessing for our (social) life or is it becoming a curse? What are the consequences for you, as an artist? We set out the facts.  Continue reading Facebook – Curse or Blessing?

Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

Backstage comparison between the Vesuvius and his own violin by Shlomo Mintz (video)

The Stradivari Vesuvius belongs to the latest period in which the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari still handcrafted his instruments. Yet, although he was already more than 80 years old, and his hands had no more the same precision that they used to have in his beautiful mature age, this violin keeps the qualities Continue reading Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

Online Master Classes at a high level by iClassical Academy.

An online music academy that is poised to make an impact !

By Kenny Sahr

iClassical academy offers dozens of master classes recorded by some of the world’s most eminent classical musicians using state-of-the-art technologies. By connecting HD master class recordings to a mobile responsive website leveraging the newest in messaging and content sharing, iClassical Academy is attracting students from all over the world. Continue reading iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

I don’t need your biography, I want your story!

What is a good biography and how to write it?

By Irma de Jong

A good biography is nothing more than making an appealing story out of your curriculum vitae. I know for many people this stresses them out. It’s something they don’t like to do, wait until the very last second and sometimes the biography comes out messy or too long, because they don’t really know what to write, or they think not to have the talent to write. Continue reading I don’t need your biography, I want your story!

Cicerone Take Away Lesson: BRASSENS’ folk song – “Le Roi Boiteux”

Matthias Kadar about the French Brassens’ folk song – satiric and funny (video)

Matthias Kadar is a Hungarian/German composer. He’s the author of Cicerone Music & Art’s interactive course for Composition. As a young musician, he found in the French folk song his idle way to approach social urban themes, and George Brassens was especially inspiring this way to communicate through music directly to people. In this article, Matthias talks about the music but also about his past as a street performer. So we asked him to make a video masterclass about “Le Roi Boiteux”,  Continue reading Cicerone Take Away Lesson: BRASSENS’ folk song – “Le Roi Boiteux”

Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3

Pavel Berman about his own interpretation of Ysaye sonata “George Enescu” (video)

Some composers left notes about what actually inspired their compositions or at least the indications on the original score showed almost no doubt about how to play them. But in the case of Ysaye sonata No. 3 Continue reading Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3