On Sunday 5th Feb 2017 students from Violin with Helen had the fantastic opportunity to meet violinist Pinchas Zuckerman. Before the concert, they watched him rehearse with the RPO, then had the chance to meet him and ask lots of questions. He was wonderfully entertaining with the students, spent lots of time with them, and made them laugh! An experience that we won't forget!!
Mr Zukerman performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto, which the students described as 'amazing' and 'the best ever', and several students announced that they want to start learning it immediately (one a Pre-Twinkler). Another student asked Mr Zuckerman what his 3 top tips were for our studio. He replied 'PRACTICE, LISTEN and PRACTICE'. Perfect.
Mr Zuckerman was not the only one to perform however, as we got our turn too! Our studio performance was heard by over 1000+ people, and as usual our students not only looked and sounded fantastic (we had people dancing to our Irish fiddle tunes!), but were also incredibly well behaved and courteous to their fellow concert goers.
We were also joined by a few students from Studio Forcado, who also played exceptionally well, and were a real credit to their teacher and parents. Thank you for joining us, it was a pleasure to have you in our group!