Stefan Jackiw Announces Launch of New Masterclass ‘Academy’ Series, ‘Stefan’s Sessions‘
Stefan Jackiw has announced the launch of his new online academy, Stefan’s Sessions. In each session, three students will each be invited to perform a movement from a selected concerto for Stefan, via Zoom. All sessions will be free for performers and viewers. The first episode in the series will feature Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – followed by masterclasses on the Sibelius and Mendelssohn Concertos.
“I am so excited to launch my new online academy! Stefan’s Sessions will be structured as a series of episodes. In each episode, I will take viewers on a deep dive into one masterpiece of the violin repertoire. I will be joined by three up-and-coming violinists, who will each perform one movement from the work. The first three episodes in the series will be devoted to the immortal violin concerti of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Mendelssohn.
The outstanding young violinists joining me each episode will be chosen via online application, and each musician will perform a movement of the piece live on Zoom. After each performance, I’ll provide a brief analysis of the movement, we’ll discuss various possible interpretations of the music, technical solutions to tricky passages, and I’ll also offer tips and tricks to get the most out of a performance of the piece. At the end of each episode, we’ll open up the session to viewer questions regarding the repertoire of the day, general violin technique, and career advice.”