Masterclass with Lisa Batiashvili!
We recently had a masterclass with Katie Lansdale!
"The whole experience was fun and informative! I liked how she described Kreisler’s character and pointed out the tiny quirks in his compositions. I especially liked the format of the concert— it felt very open and engaging, and learning the stories/histories behind the pieces before she played them made them more interesting and comprehendible."
I enjoyed having the opportunity to play for and with Ms. Lansdale because she is so knowledgeable about the Kreisler style and the specific technique and quality of sound that is necessary to achieve it. I also loved how informational the final performance was as she prefaced each piece with a back story in order to help the audience understand the intent behind each work.
This whole experience was really fun, and I learned a lot from it. I found the style of Kreisler very interesting because it’s different from the styles that we frequently play. I’ll be sure to use the techniques she taught us to play in this style in my future. Also, that Devil’s Trill piece was really cool!
- Ryan Tully
I enjoyed listening to the pieces Dr. Lansdale performed, and it was interesting how she incorporated her own flair into each of them. More importantly, I learned so much about Kreisler and his life from the masterclass, which really gave me insight into how his pieces should be studied and played. I also like the casual, intimate setting, which I thought was very fitting for the repertoire and made the experience very enjoyable.
I recently had quite a few students compete in the ENKOR International competition. ENKOR provides students with the unique opportunity to get heard and recognized by hundreds of professionals and influential people in the music industry. We are the only one competition with a Jury Board consisting of 500+ members from 70+ countries on 6 continents! I am proud to announce these winners in what was an extremely competitive competition:
Our studio was featured on violinist.com! Heejin Weisbrod, a writer and violinist, "followed" our many activities for a year and wrote this beautiful essay.
Dear studio families, friends, and supporters,
Today was a wonderful day for our studio! The masterclass with Ray Chen was inspirational, exciting, and just plain fun!!
I was VERY proud of every single performer. It is intimidating to perform right in front of a superstar, and you all did it so well. You performed with confidence, presence, warmth, and integrity. Beautiful playing from everyone, ages 8-18. Ray LOVED his time with us, and promises to come back next year!
Our masterclass is going to be featured in violinist.com. Here is the sneak preview! Feel free to forward to your friends and family:
Here is the entertaining video that Ray made at the end of our class:
YOU, the students, are the best!!! Thank you.