In 2016 Hed Yaron Meyerson joined the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra as 1st assistant concertmaster. After studying in Jerusalem with Hagai Shaham and Ludmila Feldman he continued to Germany, Switzerland and Austria where he was further coached by Ana Chumachenco, Nora Chastain, Yair Kless, Igor Ozim, Reinhard Goebel and lately Ryo Terakado in Brussels. Enthusiastic about music making in many forms he was member of the European Chamber Music Academy, of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the European Union Baroque Orchestra and the “Experience” program of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Recently he appeared as a guest with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the 18th Century and took part in concerts of the Rotterdam Chamber Music Society. In the International Bach Competition in Leipzig (2018) he received the 3rd prize and was the only prize winner to play the program on baroque violin.
Why do you believe students should come to Codarts?
"I think Codarts offers the students wonderful opportunities to develop and express themselves, from training with soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players - indeed they get a chance to join the orchestra academy of Codarts and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - to chamber music, Jazz and Tango."
What will you teach them?
"The years spent in the conservatory should prepare each student for independence, and make them their own teacher. Listening to oneself with a degree of objectivity, having an overview over one´s own progress and knowing a variety of practice methods are all key elements to such an independence. Central to my work are developing such practice strategies, working on performance preparation (concerts, exams, auditions) and approaching literature both with traditional and historically informed methods, both of which I studied and practice."
How are you going to do this?
"Playing an instrument is a physical activity. Both the quality of playing and the ability to have a long fulfilling career depend on having a healthy relationship to the body and developing healthy playing habits. As musicians we can benefit from a variety of different body methods - Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Yoga and others - and I would like to bring this awareness also into the practice room."