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It has been nearly six months since I downloaded and started to investigate DakApp, a new app for serious students of classical music.

DakApp is one remarkable resource for students. In today’s post, I would like to explain what it is and why it belongs on the iPhone or Android device of all pianists and string players.

What Is DakApp?

It is an online video library of masterclasses. Each video shows one master teacher and one student working together. The teachers in the series are master performers on the order of Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Wolfgang Böettcher, Ning Feng and Leonidas Kavakos. (You will find a complete list of the teachers below.) At present, all DakApp masterclasses center on works for either piano or strings, but I would not be surprised if other instruments and voice will soon be added to the DakApp library.

How Do DakApp Subscribers Take Part in Masterclasses?

There is no charge to download DakApp and install it on either iOS or Android devices. Once you do, you can purchase individual masterclasses for 9.99€ apiece. Unlimited monthly subscriptions to all classes are also available for 19.99€.

How Long Is Each Master Class?

Lengths vary, but all are substantial. Dimitri Sitkovetsky’s masterclass on the Mendelssohn E Minor Violin Concerto, for example, runs about 90 minutes. And Wolfgang Boettcher’s class on three works for solo cello lasts 47 minutes.

What Is Included in Each Masterclass?

Each masterclass includes a video interview with the teacher and a video of the masterclass itself. And you can submit written questions to the teacher. That is a wonderful resource – can you imagine asking Jean-Bernard Pommier a question about the Chopin Ballade you are studying, for example? DakApp lets you do just that.

What Else is DakApp About?

If you visit the main DakApp website, you will discover additional resources such as the DakAcademy, a new kind of music conservatory that lets students audition to perform concerts, connect with fellow chamber musicians, and more. The world of DakApp is fascinating, growing, and ambitious. We look forward to learning more about it in the future.

What Masterclasses Are Currently Available?

Alexander Glazunov

CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA. OP 82

Teacher: Yuri Zhislin, Violin

Felix Mendelssohn

VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR, OP. 64

Teacher: Dmitry Sitkovetsky , Violin

Felix Mendelssohn

VIOLIN CONCERTO OP 64. I. ALLEGRO MOLTO…

Teacher: Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Franz Anton Hoffmeister

CONCERTO FOR VIOLA IN D MAJOR

Teacher: Alexander Zemtsov, Viola

Fritz Kreisler

LIEBESLEID

Teacher: Lavard Skou Larsen, Violin

Frédéric Chopin

PIANO BALLADE NO.4, OP.52

Teacher: Jean-Bernard Pommier, Piano

Josef Haydn

CELLO CONCERTO IN D

Teacher: Wolfgang Böettcher, Cello

J. S. Bach & Witold Lutoslawski

CELLO SUITE Nº3 IN C MAJOR, BWV 1009 & SACHER…

Teacher: Wolfgang Böettcher, Cello

J.S. Bach

CELLO SUITE Nº3 IN C MAJOR

Teacher: Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello

Jean Sibelius

VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR, OP. 47

Teacher: Raphael Christ, Violin

Johannes Brahms

CELLO SONATA Nº1 OP. 38 E MINOR

Teacher: Alexander Chaushian, Cello

Johannes Brahms

SONATA NO.1, OP.120 NO.1

Teacher: Maxim Rysanov, Viola

Johannes Brahms

SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN F MAJOR NO. 2…

Teacher: Francis Gouton, Cello

Karl Stamitz

VIOLA CONCERTO IN D MAJOR, OP. 1

Teacher: Wolfram Christ, Viola

Ludwig van Beethoven

ROMANCE IN F MAJOR OP.50

Teacher: Levon Chilingirian, Violin

Ludwig van Beethoven

VIOLIN SONATA NO.7, OP.30 NO.2 I. ALLEGRO CON BRIO

Teacher: Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Ludwig van Beethoven

VIOLIN SONATA Nº1 IN D MAJOR OP. 12

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Ludwig van Beethoven/Giuseppe Verdi

9TH SYMPHONY / OTELLO / AIDA

Teacher: Hayk Khachatryan, Double Bass

Maurice Ravel

”TZIGANE” RHAPSODIE DE CONCERT FOR VIOLIN

Teacher: Ning Feng, Violin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

VARIATIONS ON A ROCOCO THEME OP. 33

Teacher: Alexander Chaushian, Cello

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 01, 02 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 03, 04, 05 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 10, 11, 12 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 13, 14, 15 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 16, 18, 19, 20 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 21, 22, 24 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 25, 26, 27 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 29 ,30, 31 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 32, 33, 34 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 35, 36, 37 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Rodolphe Kreutzer

Nº 38, 39, 40 – 42 ETUDES FOR SOLO VIOLIN

Teacher: Natalia Lomeiko, Violin

Robert Schumann

ADAGIO AND ALLEGRO, OP.70

Teacher: Francis Gouton, Cello

Robert Schumann

CELLO CONCERTO AND ORCHESTRA IN A MINOR…

Teacher: Francis Gouton, Cello

Robert Schumann

MÄRCHENBILDER FOR VIOLA AND PIANO, OP. 113

Teacher: Wolfram Christ, Viola

Robert Schumann

PIANO SONATA IN G MINOR OP.22

Teacher: Jean-Bernard Pommier, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA NO. 1, OP. 1

Teacher: Jean-Bernard Pommier, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

14 ROMANCES, OP.34, VOCALISE NO.14

Teacher: Maxim Rysanov, Viola

Sergei Prokofiev

VIOLIN AND PIANO SONATA NO 2, OP. 94 BIS

Teacher:  Boris Brovtsyin, Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.4 IN D MAJOR, K.218

Teacher: Lavard Skou Larsen, Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

VIOLIN CONCERTO Nº3 IN G MAJOR, K216

Teacher: Lavard Skou Larsen, Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.5 IN A MAJOR, K.219

Teacher: Lavard Skou Larsen, Violin