RNCM Masterclass: Walton Viola Concerto Mvt. 1

April 18, 2020By SusieChamber music coaching, viola, Viola masterclass RNCM

3 short films Masterclass RNCM

Three short films covering Walton's Viola concerto, performed by student 'Susie' Xin He at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.  The performance is approx. 8 minutes long, and is given as a public masterclass featuring the RNCM's violin, viola and chamber music professor, Susie Mészáros. Parts 2 & 3 explore performance, ideas and dynamics. The videos show ways that string playing can be improved in subtle but decisive ways.

For further insight into Susie's chamber music coaching ideas, see:

Short film: Coaching Royal College of Music string quartet players

Royal Northern College of Music Masterclass given by Susie Mészáros January 2020 featuring Xin He Part 1 of 3

A performance of the first movement of Walton's Viola Concerto by student 'Susie' Xin He at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.  The performance is approx. 8 minutes long, and is given a public masterclass featuring the RNCM's violin, viola and chamber music  professor, Susie Mészáros.

Royal Northern College of Music Masterclass given by Susie Mészáros January 2020 Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3 coming soon

Royal Northern College of Music Masterclass given by Susie Mészáros January 2020 Part 3 of 3

Susie Mészáros talks music, ‘Hollywood’ vibrato informed by her teacher, Sándor Végh

April 9, 2020By SusieChamber music coaching, Sándor Végh

above photo: Marcia Crayford, Susie, Laura Samuels and students prepare in basement of Oban cathedral

'Hollywood' vibrato: "Life is richer, subtler, has fragility"-Sándor Végh

In this short video, Susie Mészáros, professor of music at RCM, RNCM and viola player with the Chilingirian Quartet talks about music, Hollywood vibrato and her teacher, Sándor Végh's influence.
With footage of Royal College of Music student quartets, you get something of her approach. She debunks the cliché of the furrowed brow string player, all intensity and emotion. As Sándor Végh would say sometimes, "it's too beautiful to be true!"   Life is richer, subtler, has fragility.  

 

Susie Mészáros: Violin, viola, Performer, Teacher

Chamber Music coaching – Insights from Susie Meszaros

April 8, 2020By SusieChamber music coaching

Chamber music insights

I’m looking forward to exploring aspects of string quartet performance and teaching, aimed at young professionals, amateurs. I will be looking at issues in performance, areas that feature with conservatoire students, essentially getting to grips with aspects that challenge players.

Hopefully it should be interesting, illuminating and of value to student quartets and amateur players.

As part of this, I'll be featuring short videos, interviews and podcasts with myself, young players and professional colleagues. The best learning and insights come from dialogue. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes at this time of Coronavirus

Susie Mészáros

Get Deeper into Schubert’s ‘Death & the Maiden’ – Join us

April 6, 2015By SusieChamber music coaching, Music Appreciation

Join the Chilingirian Quartet and deepen your appreciation of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden D810. This is an ideal chance to get to know one of the greatest works ever written. The Chilingirian Quartet will illustrate details of all four movements in the intimate setting of the West Dean Library. There will be audience discussion, you’ll join us for lunch and the day will be rounded off with a performance of the whole work to complete a memorable day

7th June 2015

Music Lecture, 10.30am – 5pm

Includes coffee, lunch + tea

Book your place now

£71.00

www.westdean.org.uk

bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk

Tel. 01243 818300

The Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, July 1-7th, Mull

September 25, 2012By SusieChamber music coaching

The video below is a short teaser for the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival which takes place on the beautiful island of Mull. The festival performs in some of the smallest and most intimate churches and venues around the island.

A highlight is the performance which takes place inside Iona Abbey..