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David Russell

My recent Masterclass in Lisbon, Portugal.

December 23, 2010 at 2:40 AM


This is a nice memory of a recent masterclass in Lisbon, Portugal. The student is Ricardo Rupp Salvessa.  Mozart G major, concepts of articulations, projection, vowels and consonants, tone production, etc. 




From Nicole Stacy
Posted on December 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Thanks for posting this, it was good to have a reminder!

From al ku
Posted on December 23, 2010 at 9:03 PM

 i love it when the student said he would start with mozart, maestro david instinctively started scratching his head.  :)

seriously, it is great to see first how a rather strongly built  player making weak sound and then, with that aha revelation, things change so quickly!

From Terry Hsu
Posted on December 23, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Thanks for sharing - I really enjoyed your masterclass. It's something I've been working on in my playing - holding the scroll of the instrument up to ultimately do less work.

Hope you don't mind my tooting "your" horn, but I also really loved your playing in the Tzigane (link below). I felt it had a delightful freedom and really captured the gypsy character - it was really great.


From David Russell
Posted on December 24, 2010 at 12:48 AM

 Thank you so much , Terry.

From Ricardo Salavessa
Posted on December 29, 2010 at 7:48 PM

 Hi David and friends, as this video is also about me, I decided to join the club. Dear David, thanks a lot for your teachings, which  have been extremely helpful. I also liked the comments. Just as Obelix would say, ''Je ne suis pas gros, je suis fort!''  

Best new year wishes to all. 


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