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Broadband videoconferencing and Internet webcasts

Whether at the National Arts Centre, across Canada or on international tours, Maestro Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra make music education outreach a priority. Broadband videoconference sessions between master teachers and students in distant places is one way that Maestro Zukerman and his colleagues reach out to students across the globe. These "tele-mentoring" sessions, as well as other masterclasses, are often webcast on the Internet and offered as streaming video archives accessible to all for viewing.

Check out archived webcasts here!

Pre-concert Talk with Pinchas Zukerman and Oliver Knussen

May 6, 2004
photo:Pinchas Zukerman National Arts Centre

Eric Friesen, host of CBC Radio Two's "In Performance", chats with NAC Orchestra Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and composer/conductor Oliver Knussen on the occasion of the Canadian debut of Knussen's Violin Concerto.
(40 minutes)

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Lynn Harrell Cello Masterclass

January 13, 2004
National Arts Centre
Students: Louis-Philippe Robillard (Montreal), Raphaël Dubé (Mount Saint-Hilaire)

    "Video Conferencing in classical one-on-one teaching offers the student a whole new realm of possibilities. Reflection later, playback and audio-visual make the learning experience much more profound and complete. It's the way of the future."
    - Lynn Harrell
  • Watch the masterclass


United States and Mexico tour 2003 webcasts

    Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director Pinchas Zukerman toured ten major cities in the United States and Mexico from October 31 to November 16, 2003. During the tour Internet users were be able to watch five education events live on their computers. These included masterclasses, a sectional rehearsal and an innovative "Music Bridge" project linking schools in three countries. Check out archives of these webcasts here.


"ZukermanInteractive" broadband distance learning demonstration:

    Click here to watch Maestro Pinchas Zukerman lead a string trio masterclass in New York from Ottawa over next generation Internet. Presented by The National Arts Centre and the Manhattan School of Music together with the National Research Council of Canada and Columbia University. (90 min.)

Alexina Louie

Broadband piano masterclass with Alexina Louie

June 4, 2003

UBC Telestudio (Vancouver, BC)
National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Ontario)



Broadband Trumpet Masterclasses with Jens Lindemann

February 27, 2003

National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada)
Manhattan School of Music (Manhattan, USA)

    Jens Lindemann with student Emmanuel Thouin
    Jean Hubeau: Sonate pour trompette: 1er mouvement
    Accompanied on piano by Pierre-Richard Aubin on piano (Ottawa)

    Jens Lindemann with student Michael Rossi
    Johann Nepomuk Mummel: Concerto for Trumpet
    Accompanied on piano by Yuko Suzuki on piano

    Jens Lindemann with student Robin Doyon
    Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares espanolas
    Accompanied on piano by Marie-Hélène Larouche
    Jens Lindemann with student Brass Quintet from SUNY Potsdam:
    - Mia Chong, Trumpet
    - William McCulloh, Trumpet
    - Amdrea Barbrie, Horne
    - George Father, Trombone
    - Michael Silvagnoli, Tuba
    Arthur Frackenpohl, Quintet no. 5
    Accompanied on piano by Marie-Hélène Larouche

    Jens Lindemann with student Jeff Walk
    Sammy Nestico: Portrait of a Trumpet
    Gene Krupa: Rockin' Chair
    Accompanied on piano by Jesse Stacken on piano


November 20, 2002

Toronto, Ontario

RCM Pinchas Zukerman leads a full morning of masterclasses with violin and viola students at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto -- Watch the complete sessions as well as the 'question and answer' segment of the program.

website launch photo

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

National Arts Centre, Ottawa (Ontario) Launch Event was officially launched to the world with a webcast on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 1:10 pm EST.

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  • Click here to view the archived webcast.
  • Click here to view introductory speeches by the Honourable Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Peter Herrndorf, NAC Director General and Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Martin, Regional Vice-President of Client Services, Telus Corporation. Launch Event webcast summary:

  1. Website overview and interview with musician representatives:
  2. Question and answer session with Marjolaine and Donnie
    • A live studio audience of students from École Hormisdas Gamelin (Buckingham, Quebec) asked questions to our musician representatives
    • Children from schools across Canada also participated in the webcast by emailing questions to Marjolaine and Donnie

Special thanks for the remote webcast participation of students and teachers in the following Canadian cities: