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).
Teens and Adults
Presenting Garrett Fischbach
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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.
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Enrolled Performers and Viewers receive 30-day access to video recordings of the classes.
See the class schedule below.
Garrett is an extraordinary teacher...I leave lessons feeling not only as though I can reach my goals and have a plan to do so, but that I’ve also grown as a well-rounded musician...He excels at meeting students where they are...His solutions are creative, artistic, practical and technically brilliant.
Garrett is a wonderful and engaging teacher. I have studied with him for the past couple years and after every lesson feel inspired not just to practice violin, but to listen, study and enjoy music...Garrett has so much love and energy for teaching that it EASILY transfers through zoom teaching. You will leave your lesson excited and inspired!
How It Works
Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. This live online class is capped at 20 students. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
Book 1:1 online lessons with Garrett Fischbach on their Lessonface profile.
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 ...