Christiaan Van Hemert of the Rosenberg Academy
The Dutch Style
Technique and Sound Production
Here we will focus completely on a nowadays rare but very effective violin technique. Christiaan was schooled in the Auer school of violin and as a result plays without shoulder rest and with a Russian bow hold (much like Heifetz and Milstein). After the initial hurdles, correct application of this technique will result in effortless, completely relaxed and pain free playing.
The technique will also enable you to pick up virtually any violin and produce a beautiful and strong sound without a warm up, even after weeks of not touching a violin. It will help your vibrato, your bowing and your tuning. It is also very suitable for playing gypsy jazz, especially because this technique facilitates legato playing, fast playing and sophisticated sound production.
Christiaan van Hemert - The Rosenberg Academy -The ‘Dutch Style’
He is one of the premier violinists in the current gypsy jazz scene and often performs as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo Rosenberg in different groups. He has played with countless high profile gypsy jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many others.
Besides his activities as a performer he is well known as an educator, teaching at the Rotterdam University of the Arts and in a host of educational videos online. He often hosts workshops worldwide both on violin and guitar and is an expert in the so called ‘Dutch Style’ of gypsy jazz. Together with Stochelo Rosenberg, he maintains and teaches at the online tuition site The Rosenberg Academy.
The Rosenberg Academy is an online tuition site on which thousands of students are taught the ins and outs of the ‘Dutch Style’ of gypsy jazz by Stochelo Rosenberg and Christiaan van Hemert. Here at DFNW we are proud to present lessons from the Rosenberg Academy, live and in person, taught by primary instructor, Christiaan Van Hemert.
Workshop fee $50
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