Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto (Second Student)

with Maxim Vengerov

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Intermediate 2 lessons (0h 51m) Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Maxim Vengerov is recognized as one of the world's most exciting and brilliant violinists.
His exceptional talent emerged when he was very young. He gave his first recital at the age of five and went on to win First Prize in the Junior Wieniawski. Competition when he was ten years old, confirming his promise as violinist of rare talent. Still in his mid-thirties he is now acknowledged throughout the world as one of the greatest musicians of our time.

He is also an outstanding teacher and is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Perceptive, entertaining and always sensitive to the individual personality and ability of jis pupils, he has an extraordinary ability to convey his insights to the music and inspire his students.

In this masterclass he works with a new student on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the best loved of all violin concertos.

The Concerto for Violin in E Minor by Félix Mendelssohn, full of melodic richness, is considered one of the most significant compositions of the German Romantic repertoire. Written for violin and orchestra, Mendelssohn proves to be very modern in his interpretation by starting the concerto with soloists, and not with the traditional orchestral exposition. This concerto had been offered by the composer to the great violinist Ferdinand David, and had been performed for the first time in March 1845 at the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

Student: Maria Oldak

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