Today's great artists—yesterday's students! (11)

In music, as in any craft, even the greatest artists have to start somewhere...

Have a look at this selection of master classes in which today's most polished virtuosos—like flutist Emmanuel Pahud, violinist Vilde Frang, or pianist Nicholas Angelich—appear as students years (or even decades) ago, under the guidance of legendary teachers and conductors. Also witness the transformative power of music in the lives of generations of young Venezuelans, who have developed a world-class ensemble worthy of the Lucerne Festival: the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, here led by the inestimable Claudio Abbado.

Legendary composers and conductors like Olivier Messiaen and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, respected pedagogues like Zakhar Bron and Pierre-Yves Artaud, and today's top-tier conductors such as Gábor Takács-Nagy and Gustavo Dudamel take pride in passing their knowledge and wisdom to the next generation!

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Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute master and teacher
Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute master and teacher

Private music lessons

master class
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Emmanuel Pahud and Frederick the Great
Emmanuel Pahud and Frederick the Great

Flute Concert at Sanssouci

documentary
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Zakhar Bron teaches Brahms: Violin Concerto (first two movements)
Zakhar Bron teaches Brahms: Violin Concerto (first two movements)

Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation

master class
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Gábor Takács-Nagy teaches Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor
Gábor Takács-Nagy teaches Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor

Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation

master class
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Iván Fischer conducts Enescu, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev — With Vilde Frang
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Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod, pianists and teachers
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Nicholas Angelich plays Beethoven and Rachmaninov
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Claudio Abbado conducts Prokofiev, Berg and Tchaikovsky – With Anna Prohaska
Claudio Abbado conducts Prokofiev, Berg and Tchaikovsky – With Anna Prohaska

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela –...

concert