Paul de Keyser
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North West London
My local London area:
Belsize Park
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Paul de Keyser is a London based Professor of Violin who has been teaching all ages and standards for more than 40 years. A highly effective communicator, he is able to help develop each student to exceed their existing potential. Many have become concert performers. He comes from a distinguished musical heritage. His mother (Dame Fanny Waterman) founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition and during his formative years he was privileged to meet many of the world’s greatest solo performers and artists. He recently had the privilege of staying with Ida Haendel in Miami. She said:"Paul, I want to speak to you.You have a very great talent for playing and teaching the violin. Your intonation is marvellous. Your communication is marvellous. I listened to every note and every word you spoke. The style is absolutely correct. The world needs to hear about you." Here is a link to their 3 hour conversazione together: Frequent visitors to the family home included Dame Eva Turner; Victoria de los Angeles; Sir George Solti; Gina Bachauer; Shura Cherkassky; Clifford Curzon; Radu Lupu; Murray Perahia; Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears and of course string players such as Henryk Szeryng; Isaac Stern; Yehudi Menuhin; Ida Haendel; Szymon Goldberg; Mstislav Rostropovitch and the Amadeus string quartet. These great players from the mid-twentieth century firmly implanted in him a strong desire to keep alive the tradition transmitted from the nineteenth century rather than give way to a more modern outlook.Together with his wife, Bulgaria’s premier solo violinist Vanya Milanova, he has worked on most of the violin repertoire. He is responsible for expanding her concerto repertoire to more than 35 concertos. She premiered in Bulgaria the Elgar, Walton and Britten concertos which were televised live.


Qualifications·         ARCM Performers’ Diploma with Honours (aged 16 he was the youngest person ever to have that achievement. The following year the RCM decided to block external ARCM exams and made the exam compulsory at the end of the first year as an attempt to raise the standards of violin playing in England)·         Certificate of Advanced Solo Studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama·         LGSM Teachers’ Diploma  

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Preparation for the concert platform



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