Free Online Masterclasses for Violin, Cello and Piano

Join iClassical Academy's Summer Sessions!

iClassical Academy, a leader in online advanced classical music education is offering this summer a selection of their Top Masterclasses from the catalogue made available for all for FREE. It runs every Thursday till Sunday, featuring top teachers like Miriam Fried, Amit Peled, Peter Frankl, Gyorgy Pauk, Misha Maisky and many more.

Practising music: be nosy!

We spoke to Executive Director Irma de Jong, to hear the backstage stories of the iClassical Academy recordings. For each Master Teacher she has a nice, personal story. Find below why Peter Frankl encourages his students to be nosy, when practising music!

"Have you ever been in springtime to Lake Maggiore? It’s a symphony of blossoming flowers like magnolia, roses, rhododendrons, azaleas and lilacs. A blessing for the eye and the nose, unless….you’re allergic!

Peter Frankl came to us in May for the recordings of his Liszt, Haydn and Brahms Masterclasses. Originally from Hungary, but living almost all of his life in England, we enjoyed his warm spoken English with the taste of Hungarian roots.

Peter Frankl, Master Teacher iClassical Academy

Peter is a friendly, calm and humorous teacher, who enjoys enormously working with young talents. He was surprised to find a beautiful villa amidst a colourful and blossoming garden and took early morning walks before starting the sessions. Right after the first recordings and lunch, Peter began to feel not so well, sneezing, little headache. Oh no we thought, he will not have caught a cold? Marta, our villa manager, rushed to the pharmacy. When she described the symptoms, they smiled and said: “Could it be that this person suffers from a springtime allergy?”

Marta Marenzi and Peter Frankl

Peter said he never had this in his whole life. But, there is a first time for everything! With the right medicine, we got him back on his feet. After the beautiful recordings, a stroll in the surroundings of the lake with Marta was his well-deserved award!"

Next Free Online Masterclass Summer Session: July 30 until August 2nd

In the next session you can see and hear Peter Frankl’s work on Liszt's “Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'este”; his Hungarian colleague Gyorgy Pauk works on Belgian composer Ysaye’s Violin Sonata No. 6 "Manuel Quiroga" and Denis Zhdanov explains all about Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata for Cello.

The Free Online Masterclasses are accessible Thursday, July 30 until Sunday, August 2nd. Click here to find them all!