Small nws excemption3 Cello Master Class with Tamás Varga: Bach Suite No. 6, Courante

Master Classes | Tamás Varga, Cello
Bt movie not in use Don't overemphasize barlines, create longer lines by combining multiple measures 00h:02m:14s
Bt movie not in use First eights can be lighter, "try to smile... with your sound", longer lines, less emphasis on cadences 00h:03m:02s
Bt movie not in use Repeated ascending 16th- 8th figure can be lighter and more flexible in rhythm 00h:05m:00s
Bt movie not in use Differentiating similar figures, placing emphasis 00h:06m:08s
Bt movie not in use Fingering advice for final bars of first half 00h:07m:50s
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Bt movie not in use Outlining bassline more important than higher arpeggios 00h:09m:45s
Bt movie not in use Bowing suggestion 00h:12m:25s
Bt movie not in use Creating longer lines 00h:13m:26s
Bt movie not in use Show precisely when the harmony changes 00h:14m:45s

Tamás Varga, Principal Cello of the Vienna Philharmonic, works with NWS Fellow Hilary Glen on the Courante from Bach's Sixth Cello Suite.

Johann Sebastian Bach



Recorded Date: 09-10-2014

Tamás Varga

Tamás Varga was born in 1969 in Budapest where at the age of seven he began his training, which was concluded with distinction at the Franz Liszt Academy. His teachers included László Mező, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág. He received additional artistic motivation in master classes held by Miklós Perényi, Menahem Pressler and Uzi Wiesel, with whom he studied on a scholarship to the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv. After having won the Hungarian national competition for the second time in 1987, he established himself as one of the most sought after soloists in Hungary.
Tamás Varga is principal cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. The regular solo appearances he makes with this orchestra are counted among the highlights of his career. Numerous solo and chamber music concerts take him to nearly every country in Europe, as well as to Canada, South Africa and Japan.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Tamás Varga is a member of the Wiener Philharmonia Trio and the Vienna Chamber Ensemble, making regular guest appearances with them in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Salzburg Festivals and other such important European Festivals. A concert he initiated, "Remembering Piatigorsky", which commemorated the 100th birthday of the famous cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky, received highly favourable media attention.
Likewise, his cycle "Dvořák and the New World" for the Vienna Festival in 2004, along with recitals and chamber music concerts at important festivals such as the Budapest Spring or the Rheingau Music Festival document his high profile on the chamber music scene.
Tamás Varga places great emphasis on passing on his experience to younger musicians. He has given instruction for years at the International Orchestra Institute in Attergau and has held master classes in Pretoria, South Africa; at the Bruckner University in Linz; at the Franz Liszt Academy for Music in Budapest; and in Kusatsu, Japan, as well as part of the Gustav Mahler Academy in Bolzano and Potenza, Italy. For CD, Tamás Vargas has recorded all of the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach and the two sonatas for Cello and Piano of Brahms, as well as other compositions.