Following all above Events plus concert tours of Scandinavia in Sibelius' Violin Concerto, Elisabeth Matesky was signed to & listed on the Violin Roster of Wilfrid Van Wyck Concert Artist Management, Ltd., in London, w/ Ricci, Henryk Szeryng & Nathan Milstein. Meeting Nathan Milstein through his great colleague & former Leopold Auer St. Petersburg famed class-mate, London's greatest violin 'Guru', Sascha Lasserson, (with whom she'd studied via counsel from Heifetz), he arranged for Elisabeth to play the Chaconne of Bach for Nathan Milstein at his Chester Square home in London. Upon hearing her play Bach, Milstein invited Elisabeth Matesky to study with him as his 1st private artist pupil. This Master mentor - Artist pupil relationship would last over 3 & 1/2 years, including Elisabeth's part time teaching assistantship for Milstein's Zurich Violin Master Classes in Summer's, all of which evolved into lifetime friendship's with Nathan Milstein and the Milstein Family ~
Upon her private artist pupil tutorial's with Nathan Milstein, Ms. Matesky is quoted as saying, "my life was completely changed from most gifted to unimaginable best's once Milstein invited me to be his 1st artist pupil. Those 'other world' three and one half years in Milstein's environment & rarified world of sound, colour, unique musical discernment and extraordinary bowing was a dream, which I term my 'Blue Period' of truly enriched musical growth - a banquet of technical awareness, including my completely NM enlightened changed bowing, while also re-visiting vast amounts of great Violin Concerti, concert pieces and Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas & Partitas for Violin. Mr. Milstein always referred to me as his 'guinea pig', because as he used to say, 'you play well enough that I can experiment!' It was the prime privilege of my life to be 'Milsteinized', and also welcomed as a member of his family."
For a comprehensive Profile on multi-faceted aspects of her musical career including a partial discography, filmed musical performances + her only public address on Nathan Milstein, please visit: www.linkedin.com/Elisabeth Matesky to view her profiled musical career and life ~
*Recent Honour: published EM article, "Mountains of Energy", on endurance required to perform Sibelius' Violin Concerto in reference to Leonidas Kavakos' comments: the Strad January 2016 issue (Cover Story) on his experiencing exhaustion prior to the 3rd movement, "Allegro ma non tanto", with a portion of Ms. Matesky's Treatise on the Sibelius Violin Concerto 'Mt. Everest' challenge named/ featured in the March 2016 Strad issue (pg.10) as "Letter to the Editor of the Month" ~
Future int'l artist teaching project's include 'Elisabeth Matesky Master Classes: A Violinists 'Love In' in London", tba for later 2017/2018 (Enquiries from those interested in submitting their resume's to perform and/or audit will be reviewed with interest by visiting Ms. Matesky's LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/ Elisabeth Matesky and contacting Ms. Matesky, via her listed email address, email@example.com. These Violin Grand Master Classes will focus on EM's teaching, whilst emphasizing technical/ musical teachings of both her famed Violin Mentor's, Jascha Heifetz & Nathan Milstein, during upcoming international celebrations in the Jascha Heifetz Centenery Year of his famed New York City Carnegie Hall Violin Recital debut in October,1917 ~ (Elisabeth Matesky's "Violinists 'Love In' in London"' Event is for both young to more mature aged violinists inclusive w/expectations of performance skills altho' all not solely 'star' talents with audience members of intent interest & love of the many aspects of violin playing/ music making w/ some 'in house' stories of EM on both Heifetz and Milstein!) (c)Copyright by Elisabeth Matesky, July 20, 2017. All rights reserved.