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Rodney Friend's unique place as international concertmaster and globally renowned pedagogue has enabled him to bring together an incredible faculty for his violin course in July 2020. Due to the online nature of the course this year, he has been able to invite some of the most distinguished international concert violinists, bringing them together to create an intensive, selective, life-changing week of learning for the most gifted students.


The faculty of FIVA 2020 include an incredible line up of violinists, Rodney Friend, Pinchas Zukerman, Augustin Hadelich, Yuzuko Horigome, Joel Smirnoff, Cho-Liang Lin, Dong-Suk Kang, Siyeon Ryu, Cihat Askin and So-Ock Kim.


We welcome performing participants as well as spectators (who wish to view the LIVE public masterclasses). Please join our mailing list if you wish to be notified when tickets go live on sale for the public masterclasses.

FIVA 2020 will take place 30th July- 5th August 2020 and promises to be an intensive, selective, life-changing week of learning for the most gifted violinists. With excellent audio and online support, this is an incredible way to learn from an array of talented and respected professors from all around the globe.

Individual private lessons, small group classes, masterclasses and panel discussions give each student unique opportunities to work with the entire faculty,  tailored to each individual's time zone.

We welcome you to browse our website and look forward to your application
Places are extremely limited and by recorded video audition.
  Apply here.
Deadline for applications (1st July 2020)

Rodney Friend giving first violin lesson after the cultural revolution
Jury for Carl Flesch International Violin Competition.
Rodney Friend with the violin makers of China
Rodney Friend and the New York philharmonic String Quartet
Rodney Friend Publicity Photo
Rodney Friend and Duke Ellington
Rodney Friend and Horovitz
Rodney Friend and Yuzuko Horigome
Rodney Friend with George Solti
Jury for the Indianappolis international Violin Competition
Daniel Barenboim asking Rodney Friend for a Heifitz slide during a recording of Elgar.
Rodney Friend and Yehudi Menuhin
Rodney Friend and the RCM String Ensemble
Rodney Friend with Rostropovich
Rodney Friend with Horovitz and Eugene Ormandy
New York Philharmonic and Horovitz - Rodney Friend Concertmaster
Rodney Friend with Henryk Szeryng
Rodney Friend with Bernard Haitink
10 year old Rodney Friend with Inia Takiawa
Leonard Bernstein and Rodney Friend
Rodney Friend (NYP Concert Master) with Leonard Bernstein.
John Ogdon and Rodney Friend
Rodney Friend publicity photo
Rodney Friend Violin IMG_1139
Rodney Friend Violinist
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