I am so excited to launch my new online academy! Stefan’s Sessions will be structured as a series of episodes. In each episode, I will take viewers on a deep dive into one masterpiece of the violin repertoire. I will be joined by three up-and-coming violinists, who will each perform one movement from the work. The first three episodes in the series will be devoted to the immortal violin concerti of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Mendelssohn.
The outstanding young violinists joining me each episode will be chosen via online application, and each musician will perform a movement of the piece live on Zoom. After each performance, I’ll provide a brief analysis of the movement, we’ll discuss various possible interpretations of the music, technical solutions to tricky passages, and I’ll also offer tips and tricks to get the most out of a performance of the piece. At the end of each episode, we’ll open up the session to viewer questions regarding the repertoire of the day, general violin technique, and career advice.
Applications are open for Episode 2 of Stefan’s Sessions! The second episode of the series will air on September 12 on Zoom, and will feature Sibelius's violin concerto. The deadline for applications is August 28. Future episodes to be announced!
Three performers will be selected for each episode, with each violinist performing one movement from that episode’s concerto. Applicants must upload a video to YouTube of themselves playing one of the movements of the repertoire in question. Applicants may submit a separate application for each movement of the work. Please note, access to an external microphone is required.
The deadline for video applications to play in Episode 2 (Sibelius Violin Concerto) is August 28. The three violinists chosen for Episode 2 will be notified by September 5.
To join us and also be able to ask questions at the Q&A, register below: