Welcome to the Pinchas Zukerman Violin Lessons Video Archive

Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass


NEW !! (June 25th 2017) — Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth live with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maestro Pinchas Zukerman is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn by observing, searching, and studying this exciting growing archive of violin and viola lessons. Each video is an individual lesson or masterclass with Maestro Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. The accompanist is Tatiana Goncharova.

The lessons you see here are from 2000 - 2004. Students are participants in Canada's National Arts Centre's Young Artists Programme and the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program.

For many of the lessons, Maestro Zukerman teaches by videoconference from the National Research Council of Canada, in Ottawa, part of MSM's innovative distance education program, led by Christianne Orto.

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MusicGrid was a seminal research project that explored the use of broadband visual communication in learning, teaching and performing music. Please see this paper for an overview of MusicGrid.

Morning with Mozart was a MusicGrid event in March 2004, where music students at high schools across Canada each played a Mozart excerpt. Short clips of the movie Amadeus were shown between student performances, and the students were asked to comment on how Mozart would have fit into their school.

The conducting workshop was also a Music event in March 2004, with conductors from Memorial University at Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John"s, Newfoundland, and at the Crane School of Music, in Postdam, NY.

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