Bach Sonatas and Partitas Violin Masterclass with Garrett Fischbach

About Bach Sonatas and Partitas Violin Masterclass with Garrett Fischbach

The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo by J.S. Bach offer infinite possibilities for expressive interpretation while presenting many technical challenges for the violinist.

In these classes, we will:

- Explore tips and tricks (and a few secrets) for beautiful chords, smooth string crossings, and other technical challenges presented in these great works.
- Identify clear paths toward interpretive choices based on easily identifiable principles of harmony and counterpoint.
- Discover how these choices lead to the most compelling and expressive performances.

During each class, students will have a chance to play and receive coaching on any passage or movement from the Sonatas and Partitas - everything from Gigues to Fugues!

Suggested editions: Henle (print or Henle app), or Bärenreiter (print).

Age Range

Teens and Adults

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Up to three performers will be selected for each class. Applicants selected to perform who are not Master Pass holders will be required to purchase a Viewer seat for the single class in the menu above.


90-min sessions on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm PT.
(Convert to my time zone)

Enrolled Performers and Viewers receive 30-day access to video recordings of the classes.

See the class schedule below.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Bach Sonatas and Partitas Violin Masterclass with Garrett Fischbach
Garrett Fischbach
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Bach Sonatas and Partitas Violin Masterclass with Garrett Fischbach
Garrett Fischbach

Students Say

Lynn K. on February 3, 2021

Garrett is incredibly knowledgeable and is so thorough with his analysis, discussion, and teaching methods! I got so much out of this class. Thanks so much, Garrett!

David R. on February 3, 2021

His First Class on Mozart 5th Concerto “prepared” me for his Bach Class. Both totally changed my Approach to the Instrument. You must think of the Music and how U want to play it. After discussion (using Harmonic ideas, too), Garrett demonstrates ways of achieving it, using Bowing, left-hand, etc. Thus, U also greatly improve Ur Technique. He’s very kind. Already, when I pick up my Violin to play, I’m a new, different player because oh him.🥀

How It Works

Enroll from this page and we will send you the Zoom link to join. Students can connect to the live session using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class recording will be available to enrolled students within 48 hours of the live session. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Join the Lessonface Master Pass for access to over 300 live interactive group online classes a month! Enroll for your trial month from this page for $10, then it's $35/month. It's easy to cancel anytime. Find more Lessonface Pass benefits and pricing options >>

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Garrett Fischbach

Garrett Fischbach

I am a tenured member of the Grammy Award winning Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. I offer inspiring violin and viola lessons to enthusiastic intermediate and advanced players pursuing careers in music, as well as students playing simply for the value music brings to their life.

As a member of the MET Orchestra since 1998, I have won three Grammy Awards, performed regularly at Carnegie Hall, toured Europe and Japan, and appeared on  “Live in HD”  broadcasts to cinema screens worldwide. I was a member of the San Francisco Symphony from 1996-98 and the National Symphony Orchestra from 1995-96, and participated in Grammy Award winning recordings with each of those orchestras. My ...

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