Maestro Clinic DAY 2

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Building a Global Community within a Lockdown

Kevin Lefohn (Violinist)

Topic Description:

1. Practical skills: adjusting to teaching and playing online, developing new skills

2. You're not alone: knowing we're connected

3. Challenges and solutions: technological, attention span, rethinking the lesson

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Violin Playing - How to use Hrimaly Scales Studies To Improve Shifting Positions


Datuk Mustafa Fuzer Nawi (Music Director, Conductor & Violinist)

Topic Description:

In regards of ‘How’ to approach this scale studies and make it more interesting. What does it means to have a very light and flexible left hand and the thumb must be extremely flexible? What is precise changing of position? A short and concise approach to the Hrimaly Scales Studies No.6. Exercise from exercise No.1- 4.

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Mindfulness for Musician


Fung Ka Hing (Trumpeter & Conductor)

Topic Description:

An uprising concept to help self awareness that is well-establishing in many industries nowadays, it can help us as a musician in many perspective.

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Expressive Vocabulary in Conducting


Lee Shiak Yao (Conductor & Vocalist)

Topic Description:

Through brief suggestions of gestures and exercises in these 4 categories – Dynamic, Articulation, Tempo and Timbre, I aimed to deliver the idea on how to conduct the expressive elements in music.

5:15 – 5:45 PM

Basic Conducting Technique & Beating Patterns


Denise Ham (Conductor)

Topic Description:

Covers the following points:

  • Stance

  • Connection of arms with the breath;

  • Picking up the sound;

  • Hold of the baton;

  • Placing of beats within the body frame;

  • Basic patterns of 1,2,3,4

6:00 – 6:30 PM

In Pursuit of 'Truth" in Chopin Music


Dr. Raphael Lustchevsky (Pianist)

Topic Description:

Performing Chopin is an important task for many (if not all) aspiring pianists. Unlike many other composers, Chopin's music is full of his childhood reminiscences, national tunes, folk rhythms, traditional melodies. Pursuing and exploring them make your interpretation of Chopin more accurate and 'truthful'. Dr. Raphael Lustchevsky reveals some of them to help you reach the 'hidden truth' lying beyond the notes.

6:45 – 7:15 PM

Reeds, Mouthpieces, and Air: Tips for Improving Sound


Kyle Horch (Saxophonist & Clarinetist)

Topic Description:

Kyle Horch gives a short recorded talk about ways for saxophone and clarinet players to improve their tone quality, including advice about reeds, mouthpieces, and how a player can use their air and embouchure to make the best sound they can make. To be followed by a 15-minute live Question and Answer session.

9:15 – 9:45 PM

The Art of Self-Expression on Your Instrument


Chern Hwei Fung (Violinist)

Topic Description:

  • From learning basics/techniques and turning them into a language

  • The importance of a proper posture to enable a healthy and free sound

  • Physical relaxation of the body during playing/performance

  • Improvising to feel absolute freedom in technical and musical expression