Prof. S of Violinmasterclass.com pays us a special visit

June 3, 2007 at 03:08 AM · Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus of Violinmasterclass.com has a special demonstration and technique lesson for us to enjoy here on V.com:

(Videography by Laurie Niles..)

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June 3, 2007 at 03:47 AM · How cool--it's about time Prof. S!!!!!!!! That was actually a bow pressure masterclass I s'pose?

June 3, 2007 at 03:51 AM · I've seen him do that before but I thought he was praying before his meal. I'm disappointed. Disappointed mainly because the gave it away and destroyed the illusion.

June 3, 2007 at 04:00 AM · It's a Magic Masterclass, where Kurt shares technique about his performance.

We actually were at dinner, the whole Niles fam and Prof. S. My six-year-old son, Brian, was making the salt shaker disappear with a napkin, and to entertain the little guy Prof. S said, "Now, I've got a trick for you!"

After he did it, Brian wanted to know HOW. And my philosophy is, of course, a lesson by a great teacher ought to be recorded!

Soon both he and sister Natalie were "bending spoons."

June 3, 2007 at 05:45 AM · thanks Laurie.....

Ahhh, those magic moments :)

June 3, 2007 at 08:51 AM · Here where I work, kids simply bend the spoons and laugh at their mangled handiwork.

June 4, 2007 at 02:52 AM · Having reviewed Laurie's trip to New York--well, half-way, I didn't see a single violinist.com t-shirt photo! Spoon trick, and no t-shirt PR--what's this world coming to! ;).

June 4, 2007 at 04:49 AM · I wore mine a few times....But I think I didn't get a picture of myself. Hmmm.

I will be putting up a photo gallery of the Starling-DeLay Symposium some time in the next few days. :)

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