RNCM Masterclass: Walton Viola Concerto Mvt. 1

RNCM Masterclass: Walton Viola Concerto Mvt. 1

April 18, 2020By SusieChamber music coaching, viola, Viola 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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Bartók’s 2nd Quartet: Levon Chilingirian from 2016

Bartók’s 2nd Quartet: Levon Chilingirian from 2016

April 9, 2020By Susiepodcast

Back in 2016, the Chilingirian Quartet performed all of Bartók’s quartets at Kings Place, London. This is a short podcast from that time. As part of a continuing series of podcasts by the Chilingirian Quartet, Levon talks on Bartók’s 2nd Quartet ahead of their Kings Place, London concert, February 7th 2016. This historic series of six … Read More

Chamber Music coaching – Insights from Susie Meszaros

Chamber Music coaching – Insights from Susie Meszaros

April 8, 2020By SusieChamber music coaching

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. … Read More

Philip de Groote The Chilingirian Quartet

Philip de Groote The Chilingirian Quartet

March 29, 2018By SusiePhilip de Groote

Cellist Philip De Groote (1949-2018), the rock on which the Chilingirian Quartet was founded, passed away peacefully last night. His supremely sensitive playing provided the ideal conversational foil for all who had the privilege of performing with him. The Chilingirian Quartet profoundly mourns his untimely death. I am personally deeply saddened by the loss of … Read More

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

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..