Violinist Maxim Vengerov Gave Masterclass in NTNU
Universally hailed as one of the world’s finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov came to NTNU to give a masterclass in late May. The concert hall in the Music Department was crowded with more than 100 fans, students and teachers. He taught 4 first prize winners from different age groups, showing the audience his passion for music and teaching the next generation. The Director of Music Department, Nanette Chen said that, many of you may have come to the performance of Maxim Vengerov yesterday. His concert features Bach's "Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2," Beethoven's "Sonata No. 7 in C minor" and Frank's "Violin Sonata in A major”.
He is a world known musician that has the style of Baroque, jazz and rock. He is definitely going to teach students lots of valuable techniques. When Maxim was seven the government gave permission for the family to move to Moscow where he could be enrolled in the State's top school for talented musical children. His technique was fully polished before he was ten; from then on he needed only to study musical and interpretive issues. Maxim Vengerov was named in 1997 as the Envoy for Music of the United Nations' Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the first classical musician to be so appointed. In 2007, his hand was hurt, thus he started to practice conducting, integrating all kinds of style like baroque, jazz and rock. After his hand recovered, he came on stage again, receiving great feedbacks.
The day before the concert, he was the speaker of a sharing session. He told everyone that music is not for you to make a fortune, but a key to make people love life. Music convey the philosophical theory for centuries as well as bonding people in the same society. There’s one thing that a musician needs to know, that is, music is a faith, a mission and you’ll never feel board learning music.