I really enjoy attending masterclasses, and if I can’t go, the next best thing is to watch on YouTube! With so many fascinating classes given by celebrated pianists and teachers posted online, one could spend weeks just viewing them all.
The following workshop given by Hungarian concert pianist Sir András Schiff, was recorded last November and it focuses on the first movement of my favourite Beethoven piano concerto; No 3 in C minor Op. 37, which was written in 1800 and first performed by Beethoven on April 5th 1803.
This class was filmed at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Shay Sluzki is the soloist and Tal Samnon is the accompanist. Hope you find this as interesting as I did!
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.