Violin Masterclass with György Pauk: One afternoon this spring, I found myself in a small practice room at the Royal Academy of Music in London, photographing a private masterclass led by György Pauk, Violin Professor at the Royal Academy and one of the greatest violinists of our time.
During the masterclass, I was hugely impressed by the performances of his students Kristine Balanas and Chieri Tomii, as they responded to the skill and guidance of the maestro.
Kristine Balanas from Latvia plays Beethoven’s violin sonata in G Major
Light catches the violin.
Chieri Tomii from Japan plays the Saint-Saëns Rondo Capriccioso.
It all began in Bangkok in May 2010 on a family day out in search of Sunday dim sum. We were in the car enjoying the so…
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