Virtual Violin Weekend

We are excited to announce that LCCE is holding our first virtual violin weekend on 19th and 20th December. We have invited several highly experienced professional violinists and teachers to deliver this short intensive course. During the course, participants will be able to learn a variety of techniques and new tips to improve their playing, as well as be exposed to new repertoires which we hope they will enjoy.

The participants will join three 45 minutes workshops on techniques and topics each day, e.g. shifting, viberato dealing with nerves, etc., hosted by a different tutor covering a separate topic. Towards the end of each day, there will be a 60 minutes masterclass. At each of the masterclass, one participant will be chosen to demonstrate and refine his or her playing with the tutor while everybody else observes and asks questions.

During the course, there will also be one 45 minutes one-to-one session when each participant will have the opportunity to work with individual tutors.

If you are interested in demonstration in the masterclass, please also send your repertoire to us separately (and video of playing if possible). The maximum number of participants is 15. As the space is very limited, please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Dates: 19 – 20 December 2020

Participants: school-aged violinists with a playing standard equal or above ABRSM Grade 6.

Cost: £60



Ulla Benz 

Ulla studied in universities of Music in Munich, Lübeck and Berlin in Germany. She was a recipient of the Cultural Award for Outstanding Musicians of Germany, and is a regular guest at various festivals in Europe, Asia and South America. As a soloist Ulla has performed with a number of world-class orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic. She is also dedicated to teaching, and has taught in numerous music schools and conservatoires including the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, the Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal Northern College of Music, and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. .

Rachel Cooper

Rachel received education in music performance from the University of Chichester and Royal College of Music. Since graduation, her passion has been in music education for young people. Rachel has built up a varied portfolio of teaching, performing, research and outreach projects. Rachel is a trained Suzuki Violin teacher working as a Violin/Viola and Chamber Music Coach at Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department, a Violin Coach/lecturer for Nicola Benedetti’s new education initiative: The Benedetti Sessions and a number of other educational institutions. Rachel is regularly invited to give masterclasses across Europe.

Maxim Del Mar

British violinist Maxim Del Mar graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, with a Master of Performance in Historical Violin with Adrian Butterfield. Since picking up a baroque violin, Maxim has gone on to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, the Concerto for Violin and Oboe, and ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as a growing wealth of chamber music. He has played under the direction of Catherine Martin and Bojan Cicic, and with ensembles including I Fagiolini, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and the London Handel Orchestra under Lawrence Cummings.

Yushan Li

Yushan graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Apart from performing on stage as a soloist in prestigious venues around the world, Yushan also has extensive experience in teaching in both China and the UK, now teaching privately from her own studio in London. Yushan has conducted LCCE orchestras numerous times with high acclaim. Most recently she coached LCCE’s virtual strings orchestra performing Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture in the summer of 2020.

The event is full, registration is now closed. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm,  please come back for our future events.

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