2018 Mikhail Bezverkhni and Dmitri Berlinsky Seminar


Monday, August 6th– Wednesday, August 8th, 2018


Tuition: $700*


Mikhail Bezverkhni-(Winner of six international competitions with Grand Prix at the Queen Elizabeth Competitions)

Dmitri Berlinsky– Winner of Paganini, Montreal,  Tchaikovsky and Queen Elizabeth Competitions, and Professor of Michigan State University.


Note: This program is open to both students are attending full programs as well as those interested in this seminar only.


The Legacy of Russian Violin School Tradition, presented by Mikhail Bezverkhni and Dmitri Berlinsky, is a 3-day seminar. See the details below:

Part One:
Technical key elements: body position and importance of physical freedom; left hand technique with emphasis on intonation, shifts, vibrato, flexibility. Bow movement, bow changes exercises, continues sound and importance of bow distribution and both hands coordination.

Part Two:
The art of practicing. Learning how to be the most productive and creative without wasting the time and energy.

Part Three:
Becoming an Artist: Putting your mind and soul in the interpretation of composer’s intentions and finding right tools to express it: timing, phrasings, fingerings, bowings, different tone quality and voicing.

Room & Board (optional): $345 for 3 nights ($115 per night)

  • Check in is 12-5pm on Wednesday 8/6
  • Check out is 2-5pm on Saturday 8/8
  • Meals included –8/6 dinner, 8/7 & 8/8 breakfast lunch and dinner, 8/5 lunch and breakfast


*This program is not eligible for Financial Aid/Scholarship




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