STUDENTS PERFORM WITH WORLD-RENOWNED VIOLINIST
Young violinists were given a tremendous opportunity, performing in a masterclass with world-renowned violinist Alexander Markov.
The students performed a piece of their own choice and then Alexander gave them advice on improving technique, practise strategies, coping with performance anxiety and developing musicality. The four students involved in the masterclass included current Year 10 student Noah Boyd and Richmond School alumni Sam Fawcett. All the young violinists performed really well and impressed the audience and Alexander. Alexander finished the masterclass with a short performance of two violin solos.
Alexander had given an earlier recital in Grinton Church, as part of the Swaledale Festival. The concert consisted of Bach and Paganini and was acclaimed as one of the highlights of this year’s festival.
Stephen Boyd, Lead Teacher for Music, said: “The concert and the masterclass were simply stunning. Alexander is without doubt the finest violinist I have heard live. The students have had a wonderful experience gaining an insight to this elite performer and his passion for music.”