The great violin teacher Boris Kuschnir shows to students how important it is to emphasize the subtleties of the Concerto for Violin No. 4, by Mozart.
Australian virtuoso Boris Kuschnir, born in Kiev, studied the violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. His various encounters with Dmitri Shostakovich and his studies with David Oistrakh -seeing him as a marvelous talent playing with a great virtuosity - have had a big influence on his artistic creativity. As a soloist and chamber musician, he recorded many albums, among them Mozart's piano trios. Today, he is known as one of the best teachers in the world. Professor at both the Konservatorium Wien University and the University of Music Grazmasterclass, the masterclass exercise holds no secret to him.
Composed in 1775, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in three movements is particularly recognized for its solo part, and its melody. It is not the most famous violin concerto composed by Mozart, but it is nonetheless a genuine musical reference.
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