Violin Summer Camp 2021

June 28 - July 9 (weekdays) and August 9 - 15 (everyday)

Are your violin summer 2021 camps cancelled? Are you afraid your playing will regress without that summer intensive?

Are you spinning your wheels in the practice room?

As the hope of things opening up broadens, are you concerned that you're not ready to get back in the game?

Have you hit a wall with your current violin instruction and feel stuck? Are you ready to just give up?

Did you answer yes to these questions?

Let's get on a zoom call and talk!

This summer, we are offering you a chance to participate in a violin intensive with two experienced violin professionals and a host of world-class guest artists. No other camps have guests of this caliber. 

You will get the winning formula on violin technique, good practice habits, the performance "it" factor, and solid mental game from violinists who were once in your shoes.

Be ready to explode out of this camp with renewed confidence fully equipped with the skills necessary to crush it!

If you are a:

  • high school student applying to music school

  • college student staying ahead of your peers

  • aspiring musician taking auditions

  • professional striving for higher levels of career success

  • hobbyist of any age looking to more fully enjoy making music

 

The Violin Virtuosos Summer Camp 2021 will push you and help you reach your goals.

Stop wasting time in the practice room! Schedule an interview with us, and let's talk about how we can help get you out of this rut.

During this three week intensive, you will participate in:

  • Private lessons each week from Richard and Dovid 

  • Daily warm-up classes that get you ready for the day’s activities

  • Intermediate and advanced technique class

  • Performance opportunities in Virtuoso Masterclasses with Guest Artists

  • Career Talks: Expert sessions with experts on music careers so you can discover the options, the truths and the skills you need to have a career at any level in this field

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  • Integrity Practicing Sessions -- a new way of practice designed specifically for this camp, to insure that you’re getting the most out of your practice, not just logging in hours without achieving your goal

  • Listening Lab -- you won’t see this anywhere! Listening Lab is a class where we will actively listen together to the legends of today and yesterday on the violin. You’ll find out and analyze what and HOW they're doing what they’re doing, so you can imprint and emulate in your own playing

  • Membership to our Private FaceBook group, where you will confidentially share excerpts of your playing as well as questions and comments

First Come First Serve

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Timothy Chooi

Powerful and finely nuanced interpretations, sumptuous sonorities, and a compelling stage presence are just a few of the hallmarks of internationally acclaimed violinist Timothy Chooi. A popular soloist and recitalist, he is sought after as much for his passionate performances as for his wide-ranging repertoire.

He is also an Instagram sensation.

Noah Geller

Noah Geller currently serves as Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony. He was previously Concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony. Prior to that, he was a first violin section member as well as Acting Assistant Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He attended The Juilliard School for both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and has performed with chamber and festival organizations, such as Marlboro and Tanglewood.

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James Ehnes

James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world's most respected conductors.

Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Bach to Paganini, from Bartók to Adès, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire. He is often referred to by colleagues as a musician's musician.

Andrés Cárdenes

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical musica's most versatile careers. Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling solo violin, conducting, viola, concertmaster and recorded performances.

This is your chance to participate in an online summer intensive full of private lessons, technical instruction, career discussion with insiders, practice accountability, and Masterclasses with world-class guests.

Entrance to this program is through a Zoom conversation with Richard and Dovid, and on a first come first serve basis. We want to get to know you and your goals so we can deliver the most value to you.

 

We are here to support you in this program as well as the needs you may have going forward.

Buzz about

The Violin Virtuosos

Richard is a great violinist that generously shares his knowledge and creates a welcoming space for all violinists to learn and enjoy!         - Caleb

Studying with Dovid had an amazing impact on my playing. I felt that my playing had become stagnant, and Dovid knew exactly how to push me to achieve all of my goals. Dovid will set the bar high and give you the tools to achieve your musical goals.     -Wyatt

Dovid not only gives instruction on violin technique, but also musical interpretation. Thanks to his guidance, my daughter's performance has become more expressive than before.         - Kumiko

I've learned so much by watching Richard efficiently demonstrate certain methods of violin technique.       - Emily

This is your chance to be fully armed and equipped to perform at your highest level in any given situation, while enjoying your musical journey.

The Violin Virtuosos

Richard Amoroso

First Violin,

Philadelphia Orchestra

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… and I’m Dovid Friedander. I’m the Associate Concertmaster in the North Carolina Symphony. I’ve held this position for over 15 years, playing on the first stand, playing concertmaster and leading over half the concerts each year. I’ve also played numerous solo and chamber engagements with my symphony and other orchestras in the area. I’ve been teaching young violinists my entire time in NC, helping violinists win competitions like Fischoff, concertmaster chair in their youth orchestras, and top prizes in solo competitions around the country, as well as land spots in some of the most coveted music conservatories like Juilliard and Cleveland Institute of Music. I’m passionate about teaching proper technique so that certain styles like spiccato, vibrato and creating a beautiful sound become second nature and just part of what you do with ease. In addition to this, I’m an expert in physical fitness when it comes to playing violin and preventing playing-induced repetitive use injury with simple stretches and easy strength building tips that will keep you in front of the competition simply by insuring longevity and pain-free playing for years to come.

I’m Richard Amoroso. I’ve been playing in the Philadelphia Orchestra's First Violin section for over 20 years. I have toured the world experiencing the stages of Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Musikverein in Vienna to name just a few. In those years as a member, I’ve performed with world-renowned conductors such as my music director,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simon Rattle, Ricardo Muti and many others.

 

In addition, I’ve upheld a private teaching studio for the last 25 years and currently teach violinists in my programs online helping them earn scholarships to some of the best music schools in the country. My road to success was quite unconventional as I did not attend formal music conservatory. I carved my own path to accomplish my dreams. 

As a seasoned teacher, my greatest accomplishment is having students enjoy the journey of improvement on the violin and realize their ultimate destiny as a musician.

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Dovid Friedlander

Associate Concertmaster, NC Symphony

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Come geek out this summer with fellow violin enthusiasts and professionals.