MASTERCLASS WITH GUNTER PICHLER - SCHUMANN, R.: String Quartet No. 2: III. Scherzo - Presto (Part 2)


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Violin 2: Munoz, Pablo

Year of Production: May 2010
Playing Time: 00:36:37
Catalogue Number: RSS5410_2

In this second part of the masterclass, Professor Pichler focuses on the first violin part because of its difficulty. The Professor talks about the mutual influence between both hands: if we have difficulties or tensions in the left-hand this will be noticed on the right one and vice versa.

Pichler gives his opinion about crucial issues related to the difference between a good performer and a mediocre one: what makes the difference between them is that the good performer thinks much more, he or she is much more reflective. Therefore, the students should think more to avoid lose control over the piece they are playing.

Gunter Pichler also comments how convenient is to ask when we are not able to solve a technical problem on our own. They also work on how to support one another in the group to balance the difficulties of each instrument.

During the whole class, Pichler talks about different methods of study, recommendations about readings, strategies to prepare themselves for a concert and how to study for doing an efficient work and a fruitful rehearsal.

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