The difference between a normal class and a master class is typically the setup. In a master class, audience and participants watch and listen as the master takes one participant at a time. The participants (typically intermediate or advanced) usually perform a single piece which they have prepared, and the master will give them advice on how to play it, often including anecdotes about the composer, demonstrations of how to play certain passages, and admonitions of common technical errors.  The participant is then usually expected to play the piece again, in light of the master’s comments, and the student may be asked to play a passage repeatedly to attain perfection. Master classes for musical instruments tend to focus on the finer details of attack, tone, phrasing, and overall shape. The value of the master class setup is that all can benefit from the master’s comments on each piece.

Event you might like: Singapore Violin Festival 2018

The 7-day (26 May-1 June 2018) series is an intense and rigorous programme, providing you with the tools you will need for mastery of the essential pieces in the classical violin repertoire. Watch as the internationally renowned professor, Petru Munteanu conducts 48 dynamic masterclass sessions with 12 competition-winning violinists.

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