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Daniel Hope to Teach Online Violin Masterclass April 28

Deutsche Grammophon teams up with Play with a Pro for a pilot project on musical eLearning

Daniel Hope PWAP 22 APRIL 2016 - In a partnership with Play with a Pro Deutsche Grammophon (DG) will host an interactive online masterclass with its exclusive artist Daniel Hope. The event will take place on April 28th at 5 pm CET and can be accessed globally. In this innovative online format Daniel Hope will teach violin pieces, in particular from his newly released album “My tribute to Yehudi Menuhin”, and talk about his student-teacher relationship with his musical mentor. He will also answer questions live from participating students from around the world on all topics from practice routines to tips on becoming a professional musician. DG has a long-standing tradition in providing educational content for children as well as introducing adults to classical music. In partnering with Play with a Pro for a pilot project, DG looks at expanding its educational activities to video tutorials and online instrumental lessons, as the market for musical education moves increasingly into the digital space. The platform Play with a Pro offers one-to-one online lessons from already approaching 200 specially chosen teachers giving lessons across all instruments. In addition the portal offers top-quality video tutorials focused on individual classical music instruments. The setup is simple: A student requires merely a computer with a webcam and a microphone. No software is needed. Every lesson is recorded for the student to keep and re-use. The video tutorial contributors on Play with a Pro include renowned artists and professors such as Emanuel Pahud, Reinhold Friedrich, Sergio Azzolini and Charles Neidich, who have released recordings with DG or other classical Universal Music labels. Dr. Clemens Trautmann (DG): Play with a Pro is an ideal partner for DG to explore the innovative area of musical eLearning, since the platform aspires to the highest standards both technologically and artistically. Also, the management team has a strong classical music background, and we are impressed with the curated and daily expanding teacher pool. Surveys reveal that there is a strong connection between instrumental or vocal training and appreciation of classical music. Therefore, it is a noble obligation as well as a great opportunity for DG to be active in this dynamically growing field. Adam Simonsen (Play with a Pro): Play with a Pro uses latest technology in combination with traditional music teaching to break down barriers of music education. Our development of a highly customized video conference system made specifically for music lessons, sets a new standard for what is achievable both in terms of audio and video, no matter where you are geographically located. We bring private lessons with some of the greatest teachers from around the world – direct to the living room. No need to travel. No matter if a beginner or a pro is signing in, there is always something to learn. Daniel Hope: I am delighted to be teaming up with Play with a Pro and my label, DG, to launch an entirely new form of interactive masterclass. Play with a Pro is a cutting-edge platform that is seeking to bring musicians together no matter who they are and where they live, be they students and teachers or young musicians and soloists such as myself. This is a great way to unite musicians on a global scale.

Daniel Hope Introductory Video Event page