Master class

Maxim Vengerov teaches Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3

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Maxim Vengerov — Teacher, violinist

Márta Déak — Violinist (Student)

Tadashi Imai — Pianist

Program notes

For this masterclass, Maxim Vengerov chose a piece of Mozart's repertoire, which has become a classic in the history of music.

A gifted child, Maxim Vengerov gave his first recital at the age of five and won the first prize in the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition at the age of ten. Considered today one of the most accomplished violinists of his time, he does not hesitate to share his talents for the benefit of education. Indeed, students of the London Royal Academy of Music describe him as an careful professor and a musician as interesting as inspiring.

In this masterclass, he focuses on the first movement of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3, the composer's most famous and loved concerto. This work is recognized as a masterpiece of gallant music, thanks to its lightness and the ease with which one can appreciate it fully. Proving once again Mozart's incredible melodic skills, these three movements follow one another with different rhythms, sincere above all, rather than being complex or elitist.

The Masterclass Media Foundation Archives offer to students and music lovers around the world filmed masterclasses, given by the best talents, on the greatest works of the classical repertoire. Their primary purpose is to provide a valuable educational resource in order to perpetuate passion and knowledge from one generation to another.

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