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ABOUT

 Since its creation,  Violonissimo trains, guides and inspires the quest for excellence of young violinists, in an open and inclusive spirit. The creativity, individuality and development of the students are at the core of our teaching approach. While respecting the tradition of great masters of the violin, including Joseph Gingold, Franco Gulli and Mimi Zweig, Violonissimo's pedagogy pursues ambitious goals of creation, research and innovation.

Combining rigour and freedom, technique and expressiveness, tradition and modernity, this unique pedagogy allows the young violinists to develop their musical skill in an atmosphere of confidence and joy. Our extensive program of musical activities that includes concerts, workshops, chamber music courses and masterclasses, guide students in the realisation of their artistic aspirations.

Over time, Violonissimo has become one of the most awarded music schools in Switzerland. Each year, its students take part in national and international competitions and win numerous prizes.

In 2014, at the age of 15, Camille Berthollet won the France 2 Prodiges competition in Paris.

In 2015, Warner offered Camille Berthollet and her sister Julie Berthollet a first exclusive contract.

Since 2014, the school has been involved in outreach projects that support the musical education of children from underpriviledged backgrounds all over the world.

The Violonissimo team offers violin lessons for young talents as well as pedagogy seminars for teachers of social organisations for youth and music such as the Barrios Orquestados (Gran Canaria - Spain).

 

Every year, Violonissimo gives a charity concert in which students and teachers perform.

These annual gala concerts are dedicated to humanitarian causes committed to children’s education, thus, putting music to the service of human rights, youth and peace.

 

PHILOSOPHY

Any child who enjoys listening to music has the ability to learn to play music.

 

Musical aptitude is not innate but acquired. The potential of every child is limitless.

Practicing music is a source of joy and learning an instrument should be an exciting process, which guides the student towards self-expression and personal fulfillment.

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PEDAGOGY

Violonissimo's pedagogy, the result of extensive experience and constant innovation, creates for each student the right balance between pleasure and challenge, which is considered the key to a healthy and sustainable musical development.

Through recitals and concerts, students develop artistically from an early age, in a performance based learning .

Through a sequential repertoire, collected, composed and arranged for each level of learning, budding musicians are exposed to a wide range of styles and discover new musical and technical horizons.

COURSES

   violin - viola - cello - double bass

Violonissimo offers a learning program which aims for artistic excellence. We offer a personalised curriculum that adapts to the aspiration of each student from age 4, and from beginner to pre-professional level.

 

Programs : The Enchanted Violin ( practical infos )  -  Violonissimo course (practical infos) - Free program ( practical infos)

We also provide "à la carte" private lessons which can be face-to-face or online ( practical information ).  

Music theory is integrated into the instrumental lessons at the primary level and offered as additional lessons at the more advanced level. Concert certificates are awarded at the end of each academic year.  

 

PÉDAGOGIE

THE TEAM

Hong Anh Shapiro
Hong Anh Shapiro

direction artistique violon pédagogie

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Fabrizio Von Arx
Fabrizio Von Arx

Professeur de violon

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Julia Martin Arias
Julia Martin Arias

violoncelle musique de chambre

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Nathaniel Shapiro
Nathaniel Shapiro

violon musique de chambre

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Camille Berthollet
Camille Berthollet

violon violoncelle

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Julie Berthollet
Julie Berthollet

violon alto

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Jonathan Mathieu
Jonathan Mathieu

violon moderne

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Mary Brice
Mary Brice

violon solfège

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TEAM

CONTACT

E-mail
info@violonissimo.ch

Telephone
+41 22 347 41 56

Address
2, rue François Bellot
1206 Geneva 
Swiss

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