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Violin Lessons with Full Professor at Music University of Ljubljana: 40 years of teaching & performing experience internationally

- Preparation for auditions for Bachelor level study, Master level study and orchestra audition.
- Preparation for graduation exam (Bachelor/Master)
- Preparation for national/international competitions - all categories
- Working with very talented younger violinists
- Working on interpretation of standard violin concert repertoire (concerts with orchestra, virtuoso peaces, sonatas, interpretation and playing of contemporary compositions as well as trio-quartet chamber music literature)
- Consultations for young violin-viola teachers

Hi everyone, my name is Volodja and I teach violin as "Full Professor" at Music Academy of Ljubljana University: Third-level teaching to Bachelor and Master students.

Teaching is my great passion over 40 years and represents an important complement to my artistic activities as an internationally touring violin soloist and chamber musician, for which I have received several international music awards.

I am excited to pass on my wealth of teaching and "on the stage" experience and sharing the "violin playing knowledge", that I got it in the past during my regular violin studies with such wonderful teachers and artists as Igor Ozim and members of Amadeus quartet in Cologne, Galina Barinova and Grigori Zhislin in Moscow, Josef Suk and Klaus Maetzl in Vienna, Josip Klima in Zagreb and Franco Gulli (Masterclasses).

I am particularly proud of my current and former students who have won several national and international prizes. Many of them already have important positions in various orchestras, chamber music groups as well as professional teaching positions in Europe and USA.

I also regularly give violin and chamber music master classes worldwide (Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

My first responsibility as a teacher is "to take care" of my students and guide them step by step, always having clear short- and long-term goals for them. I have an individual approach towards each of my students. I always try to show my students how to achieve maximum results through appropriate way of practicing and time-management. I teach my students to be independent, organized and responsible.

The most important teaching elements, I take care on all levels of teaching process:
- To keep in mind that everybody is different and to treat everyone as an individual!
- To teach singing on violin, even if playing exercises and scales.
- To support individual creativity on all levels
- To teach how to practice and how to organize practicing time - time management
- Taking care to listen to yourself "objective" and how important it is for all aspects of playing: technique (sound control, intonation, rhythm etc) and musical phrasing with final goal - "interpretation".
- To choose the right selection of violin pieces (concerts, sonatas, short pieces etc.) and right exercises according to student/pupil's level
- Building a solid violin basic technique and to take care for it on all levels - work on intonation problems and tonal restrictions, bowing solutions etc.
- Regular intensive work on scales, "etudes" and other exercises for left and right hand
- To take care of synchronization and "timing" of left-right hand.
- Dealing with nervousness and finding solutions how to prevent being "too nervous" on the stage

I love to give violin lessons for pupils of "Second teaching level" mostly of age 14-19 and "First teaching level - beginners and 1-6 years of playing, but preferable with the agreement of pupil's regular violin teacher or in special cases after previous appointment.

Extra information

In order to have a successful online lesson, you will need:
- a computer or tablet (required) with zoom meeting application installed
- good internet connection (required)
- external microphone and speakers for better quality of sound (this is OPTIONAL but recommended)

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German, French, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene

About Me

ARTIST BIO: International artistic activities: (concerts, Radio, Tv and CD recordings, awards)

Volodja Balzalorsky from Ljubljana, Slovenia, performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
Numerous highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD, and TV recordings in various countries have established his reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent, and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.
Volodja is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He works with many international groups and ensembles. He has built long-term partnerships with several musicians, including pianists Christoph Theiler, Hinko Haas, Aleksandar Serdar, and Peter Caelen, percussionist Amy Lynne Barber, and his fellow members of the Amael Trio, pianist Tatjana Ognjanovic, later pianist Zoltan Peter and cellist Damir Hamidullin.

For his artistic achievements, he was awarded several international music awards:

He is Two Time Winner and Four-Time Nominee of Independent Music Awards.

Volodja is also the recipient of several further international music awards such as The Hollywood Music in Media Award, The Inland Empire Music Award, The Ontario Independent Music Award, The Canary Island Music Award, and Julij Betetto Music Award.

TEACHING:
Volodja Balzalorsky began to teach violin in 1978 when he was still a student - 3rd year at "Musik Hochschule" in Cologne (violin with Prof. Igor Ozim and chamber music with members of Amadeus Quartet). Since then, Chamber Music and Teaching have become his greatest passion.

Volodja holds long term teaching position as "Full Professor" of violin and chamber music at Music Academy of Ljubljana University
During academic year 2019/20, there are students from Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary in his class, having weekly violin lessons with me as well as with my excellent assistants Lana Trotovsek and Matej Haas.

Since 1983 he has been teaching uninterrupted also at the "Ljubljana Conservatory" working only with some pupils of the age 14-19 (Second level teaching) - part-time contract.

Volodja's current and former students/pupils won several national and international prizes and awards.

Volodja also regularly gives violin and chamber music masterclasses worldwide (Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

Education

Music Hochschule Köln 1975ß1980 (violin with prof. Igor Ozim and chamber music with member of Amadeus quartet i Graduation in March 1980), Moscow Conservatory "Tchaikovsky"- Postgraduate study with prof. Galina Barinova (1980-81), Vienna Music University - regular student of Josef Suk (1981-1985) and Klaus Maetzl (1985-86). Zagreb Music Academy (1983-1986 with Josip Klima). Master Degree with special award in 1986

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching Experience:
- Since 1983 to present violin teacher at Conservatory of Ljubljana (part time contract working with pupils of age 14-19).
- Since 1996 to present Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Music Academy of Ljubljana University, in 2009 received title "Full Professor".
Regular violin and chamber music masterclasses worldwide:
(Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

Reviews (2)

It was a pleasure having to work with prof. Volodja, you can see it is a teacher with great knowledge about violin pedagogy, violin technique and music expression, but most importantly, he has a unique approach to each individual which is what makes him stand out. I am very satisfied with what I have accomplished while being tutored by him, and I am looking forward to working with him again. I would recommend his class to students of all levels, who are interested in improving their overall approach to violin.
I've been working with Professor Volodja for some time and I have to admit that I've never felt better while playing and that I have never made much progress in such a short time. The energy that the professor brings to the teaching and his spirit make violin lessons incredibly fun and encourage even more effort and even more persistence . To all those who are interested in studying with Professor Volođa, I warmly recommend that they do so, because this is a man who demonstrates in the right way what zeal and love for music a musician should have.

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