SMC Masterclasses at Home

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Improve Your Vibrato

Intonation Strategies

String Crossing Fundamentals

Tone and Two Arm Bowing


Vivaldi – Sonata No. 1 in B-flat Major (NC Honors Orchestra Solo)

Movement I

Movement I: Part I

Movement I: Part II

Movement I: Part III

Movement II

Movement II: Part I

Movement II: Part II

Movement II: Part III

Movement II: Play Through

Movement II: Play Through Slowly

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Alex EzermanAlexander Ezerman, cello, comes from a family where the cello runs four generations deep, including two former associate principals of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A prize winner in national and international competition, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across North America, South America, and Europe. An active advocate and performer of new music, he has been involved in numerous premiers, and has performed all twelve of the “Sacher” pieces for solo cello in a single recital. He has recorded on the New World, Centaur and Innova Labels. In the summer, he is on the faculty of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington Vermont. He has previously been on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and the Killington Music Festival and Texas Tech University, where he was a founding member of the Botticelli String Quartet. Ezerman holds a BM degree from Oberlin College Conservatory and a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary mentors include Timothy Eddy, Norman Fischer, David Wells and his grandmother Elsa Hilger.