Small nws excemption3 Cello Master Class with Tamás Varga: Dvorak Concerto

Master Classes | Tamás Varga, Cello
Bt movie not in use "K" consonant doesn't exist in romantic music, demonstration 00h:04m:54s
Bt movie not in use Speed up bow for small notes to maintain energy 00h:06m:05s
Bt movie not in use Integrity of 16th notes 00h:07m:08s
Bt movie not in use Emphasize dissonance in chord 00h:07m:27s
Bt movie not in use Bow distribution, choose when to save and spend 00h:08m:46s
Bt movie not in use Sforzando starts at the beginning of the note 00h:10m:20s
Bt movie not in use Projecting in piano, using middle of bow for longer spiccato after reh. 4 00h:12m:05s
Bt movie not in use Emphasis in 16ths and following notes 00h:14m:27s
Bt movie not in use Sustaining energy between phrases, choosing arrival 00h:16m:15s
Bt movie not in use Weight of 16ths like walking through water at reh. 5 00h:16m:35s
Bt movie not in use Clear and deliberate 16ths, portato, faster bow 00h:17m:50s
Bt movie not in use Floating before entrance. The moment the audience is engaged 00h:18m:38s
Bt movie not in use Take time 9 after 5, fingering suggestion at a tempo 00h:20m:12s
Bt movie not in use Take care of smaller notes in piu tranquillo 00h:21m:56s
Bt movie not in use No gap 7th measure of a tempo, character before reh. 6 and timing of ritardando 00h:23m:07s
Bt movie not in use Style of 16ths at tempo 1 after reh. 6 00h:25m:08s
Bt movie not in use Clarity in pianissimo dolce, timing of the following forzando chords 00h:27m:15s
Bt movie not in use Release quarters in time after reh. 7 and stay forte 00h:29m:20s
Bt movie not in use Horizontal rather than vertical bow motion in accents, fingering suggestion before reh. 8 00h:31m:10s
Bt movie not in use Character and mood at reh. 10 molto espressivo 00h:34m:30s
Bt movie not in use Piano dolce e animato 00h:37m:50s
Bt movie not in use Letting phrases finish 00h:39m:22s
Bt movie not in use Clarity of quarters 6 measures after reh. 12 00h:40m:30s
Bt movie not in use Shifting advice before reh. 13 00h:42m:00s
Bt movie not in use Varga suggests a clearer and easier bowing in double stops 00h:43m:48s
Bt movie not in use Bowing after reh. 15 and accaciatura notes should soundbefore 00h:46m:00s
Bt movie not in use Treatment of 16th notes after piu mosso, on the string 00h:47m:30s

Tamás Varga, Principal Cello of the Vienna Philharmonic, works with NWS Alumna Julia Yang on the first movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto.

Antonín Dvorák



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.