|Bowing 18 before reh. 2||00h:01m:50s|
|Character, bow distribution and tempo||00h:02m:35s|
|Dynamics through the centuries, digital versus concert hall||00h:03m:37s|
|"Sounding point": ideal location and angle of bow, always look before playing||00h:04m:14s|
|More bow pressure and speed to sustain forte||00h:06m:30s|
|Begining dynamic of concerto, Sibelius mezzo forte||00h:06m:41s|
|Angle of the violin, flexibility of fingers, bow from the string||00h:07m:38s|
|Zukerman suggests starting the concerto up bow and vibrating before note speaks||00h:08m:35s|
|Slow bow, vibrato as release, relax left hand as bow pushes dynamic||00h:08m:53s|
|Dramatic lift in m. 23||00h:10m:05s|
|Zukerman considers relationship to accompaniment at solo entrance||00h:10m:33s|
|First phrase: "pressure, counter pressure". Lower wrist, bent thumb, slower 16th triplets.||00h:11m:45s|
|Universal bad habit: first finger vibrato||00h:13m:30s|
|More variety of sound from bow||00h:14m:00s|
|Zukerman demonstrates bow use, effective vibrato speed, "express yourself beyond your dreams"||00h:14m:30s|
|MTT asks Zukerman to talk about placing small notes after longer sustained ones||00h:15m:22s|
|Start bow on string and follow through at sounding point, flat hair for thicker sound||00h:17m:12s|
|Prepare poco forte entrance, character of 16ths||00h:18m:40s|
|Take time on first note of arpeggio to maintain control||00h:19m:41s|
|Energy into elbow, wrist, fingers, thumb, keep bow arm down||00h:20m:19s|
|Four basic bowing planes, one for each string||00h:20m:38s|
|Dividing bow into 3 parts||00h:21m:43s|
|Rhythmic integrity in cadenza||00h:22m:46s|
|Let bow "slide" to aid ease of shift||00h:23m:15s|
|Zukerman demonstrates broken chords||00h:24m:50s|
|More bow and stricter rhythm in cadenza||00h:25m:10s|
|Zukerman discourages Kun shoulder rest, discusses playing without||00h:26m:30s|
|Diversify sound, analogies in language and culinary styles||00h:30m:55s|
Violinist and Violist Pinchas Zukerman, chair of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, conducts a masterclass on Sibelius with a New World Symphony violin fellow, Yanghe Yu.
Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.
Pinchas Zukerman's 2015-2016 season includes over 100 worldwide performances, bringing him to multiple destinations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In his seventh season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, he leads the ensemble in concerts at home in the United Kingdom as well as on an extensive U.S. tour. Additional orchestral engagements include the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and New World Symphonies, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for tour dates including New York’s Carnegie Hall. Overseas he visits the Mariinsky, Korean Chamber and San Carlo Orchestras, tours with Salzburg Camerata and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and returns to Australia for appearances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane and West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth. Recital appearances in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Australia, and tours with the Zukerman Trio in the US, Italy, Spain, Australia, Japan and throughout South America round out the season. In 2016, he begins his tenure as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Over the last decade, Pinchas Zukerman has become as equally regarded a conductor as he is an instrumentalist, leading many of the world's top ensembles in a wide variety of the orchestral repertoire's most demanding works. A devoted and innovative pedagogue, Mr. Zukerman chairs the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has pioneered the use of distance-learning technology in the arts. In Canada, where he served as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra for the past 17 seasons, he established the NAC Institute for Orchestra Studies and the Summer Music Institute encompassing the Young Artists, Conductors and Composers Programs.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1948, Pinchas Zukerman came to America in 1962 where he studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded the Medal of Arts, the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence and was appointed as the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's first instrumentalist mentor in the music discipline. Pinchas Zukerman's extensive discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him 2 Grammy awards and 21 nominations. This season sees the release of Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 and Double Concerto with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and cellist Amanda Forsyth, recorded in live performances at Ottawa’s Southam Hall.