Small nws excemption3 Cello Master Class with Tamás Varga: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2,

Master Classes | Tamás Varga, Cello
Bt movie not in use Second time, start on D string for more chamber-like sound 00h:01m:05s
Bt movie not in use Trust conductor with timing in measures 6-7 00h:01m:50s
Bt movie not in use Vibrate before note starts and use more bow for eighth notes 00h:02m:45s
Bt movie not in use Bowing suggestion, retake to use appropriate amount in measure 4 00h:04m:12s
Bt movie not in use New color in second statement, left hand must remain relaxed to sustain sound 00h:05m:18s
Bt movie not in use Music continues after solo is over 00h:06m:34s
Bt movie not in use Varga demonstrates 8 after reh. A, emphasize harmonic change 00h:10m:04s
Bt movie not in use Bring completely different color at reh. D, balance "playing somewhere from heaven, but not be too thin" 00h:11m:54s
Bt movie not in use Start in middle of bow and use faster bow for eighth notes 00h:13m:20s
Bt movie not in use Drop out of tutti early to find solo pitch 00h:15m:35s
Bt movie not in use Discussion of tone quality in different fingerings after reh. D 00h:16m:20s
Bt movie not in use Opening is mezzo piano, entrance at D is marked piano and should be a different color 00h:20m:00s
Bt movie not in use Discussion of bowings and octave acciaccatura after reh. E 00h:23m:20s
Bt movie not in use 3 measures from end, entrance should be very soloistic without too much ritardando 00h:26m:09s
Bt movie not in use Interpretation of dotted notes in final measures 00h:27m:10s

Tamás Varga, Principal Cello of the Vienna Philharmonic, works with NWS Alumna Rosanna Butterfield on the second movement of the Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2.

Johannes Brahms



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.