The Masterclass Media Foundation

The Masterclass Media Foundation

Charity information

The Masterclass Media Foundation

The Masterclass Media Foundation was established in 2006 as a UK registered charity. It was founded by award-winning documentary film maker Mischa Scorer to create a video archive of great musicians.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Inspiring masterclasses given by musicians like Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Bernard Haitink, Håkan Hardenberger, Stephen Kovacevich, Yuri Bashmet, Thomas Quasthoff and many others have been specially filmed by the Masterclass Media Foundation, a not- for-profit organisation which is creating a unique archive.

    This is a company which aims to advance the education of the public in the arts and the appreciation of the arts by creating a record of the working practices of artists for use by students of the arts and other members of the public

    We have recently been able to create audio files of all masterclasses for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people. These are being donated to the National Library Service of the RNIB in the UK. The US Library of Congress service for the blind has also ordered a complete set.

  • Aims

    The Masterclass Media Foundation aims to:

    • To establish an archive of teaching insights of the world's greatest musicians to be preserved for posterity.
    • To film many of the world's greatest musicians as they teach or give masterclasses which would otherwise go unrecorded and be lost for ever to a wider audience.
    • To create an important teaching resource for this and succeeding generations of performance arts students.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1113002

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 0117-906-4316

    Address: 59 Cotham Hill, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6JR

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  • Classical Masterclasses for music students

    To record leading musicians as they teach. There is a huge potential demand for this inspi... More