Monthly Magazine iClassical Academy

May 2020 / ©iClassical Academy

Brahms, the Romantic

Three New Masterclasses with repertoire by Johannes Brahms for Violin, Cello and Piano; three new blog posts and much more!

Who does not associate May with romance? Flowers bloom, Nature shimmers with sparks of new life all around; birds cherish their eggs, and creativity is everywhere. It’s a colourful month, full of things to come, prelude to Summer.

Today, May 7th, was Johannes Brahms date of birth, and how joyful Nature must have been to give life to this diligent and romantic composer. The highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a large generation of composers and musicians.

For this month we have three new Masterclasses with Brahms repertoire; Brahms Scherzo Op. 4 for piano, Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2, and Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1. Find your favourite instrument and Master Teacher below.



Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

Master Teacher Virginie Robilliard

Professor of violin at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland. A student herself at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon and graduated at the Juilliard School with famous Dorothy Delay.


New Brahms Cello Masterclass 

Brahms Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op, 38 - 1st movement

Silvia Chiesa -  Cello Professor

Known as a refined and passionate interpreter, Silvia Chiesa teaches at the "Monteverdi" Institute of Musical Studies in Cremona.


Brahms Scherzo Op. 4

Master Teacher Peter Frankl

Honorary Professor of the Liszt Academy of Music and Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Music. A frequently asked Jury member at international competitions.

musiMentor Blog Posts

Feldenkrais and playing freely on the cello

"Playing an instrument is a permanent discovery experience. Students are the best teachers to a teacher. I love working with musicians of all kinds of disciplines, reaching them tools to achieve more ease in the complex action of practising, performing, not by setting musical rules but by opening the path of discovery."

Nadia David

Nadia wrote a blog about awareness and movement and the principals of the Feldenkrais Method.

Conducting Technique - Brahms Symphony No. 1

"There's always been a lot of talking about the "magic" of conducting: truth is that, like in all other arts, the technical aspect of it is something that everyone can learn and perfect, but it's something that needs to go beyond beating repetitive patterns endlessly.

It was a revelation to learn from one of my teachers, the great conductor Harold Farberman, that there was a practical approach to replace formula patterns and create a new technique from the music itself. Since then, it has given me immense joy to share this knowledge and help to create a new generation of conductors, fully conscious of the direct connections that lie between gestures and sound."

Gianmaria Griglio

Read Gianmaria's wrote a blog about an approach to the opening of Brahms First Symphony.


Everything you want to know about iClassical Academy

Questions and Answers


For all new members and those who still have some questions to the ever-growing catalogue of masterclasses, courses and musical jewels; we now collected all your questions in one page!



musiMentor Courses for violin, cello, piano, conducting, guitar, voice and music&career

Our Collection of Courses to Boost your Technical and Music-related skills. A great musical performance requires a broad set of skills. Our musiMentors help you develop them further!

New Life Plans

Pay once, learn forever

The new revolutionary LIFETIME PLANS - pay once, and get the whole program forever, including the monthly new Masterclass uploads. Get subscribed LIFETIME for:

- all instruments $129

- single instruments VIOLIN - CELLO - PIANO - TRUMPET at $89

Our catalog is monthly updated with new Masterclasses, without charging you any further payment. Commit yourself to your musical passion!

Become an Online Teacher

Let's work together to integrate eLearning!

Share your courses on iClassical

The Musicians' Eco System


Do you musiXange?

Free resources and promotion for musicians

Monthly Magazine May 2020 iClassical Academy ultima modifica: da iClassical Foundation