Ilya Kaler Masterclass
in the past, I have had the privilege of occasionally coaching a young Japanese violinist living primarily in the USA who was so talented wherever she went top universities and music Institutes literally threw scholarships at her. However, due to circumstances beyond her control it had always been rather difficult for her to settle down with a teacher worthy of her immense talent. Recently I got a message to the effect that she was finally studying full time with Ilya Kaler. He is one of my favourite violinists but I had no idea whether or not he could actually teach. Having seen the video in this link I feel like weeping with relief. At last the teacher has found the student or is that supposed to be the other way around?
Thanks for sharing, Mr. Brivati. I'll watch it later tonight.
I think it's a mutual 2-way consensus.
you are starting to sound like my wife…
Still on the first player-- wonderful class.
Buri, my guru dance instructor had a favorite quote:
Hi Elise (Not Lydia),
Wow great master class, I didn't have time to watch it all, but yeah he really digs into the student -- in a good way! And what a great violinist too. Even though I will never play those piece, it's very useful to see him correcting the student's technique in ways that I can apply to my own playing.
It is a very impressive masterclass, and all done in a very welcoming and encouraging tone.
Buri, I am truly glad for your former student! But having briefly studied with Rosand years ago, one of the many things that struck me was how precisely he expressed himself on matters both technical and musical.
No offense taken!
Beautiful masterclass. Also really appreciate how he demonstrates without being arrogant or pretentious, just enough to get his point across.