• Tortelier

    Paul Tortelier gives Dvorák Cello Concerto masterclass


    ‘I give you a little trick because I like you! My second finger is the leader – like Mrs Thatcher, it’s an Iron Finger’ French cellist Paul Tortelier gives a masterclass at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for the BBC in 1987. Performing the concerto is ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, two honkers and a dinger on Sesame Street


    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performs 'Beethoven for cello, two honkers and a dinger' on a classic episode of Sesame Street. Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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    8 ways for violinists to improve posture


    Advice for violinists from The Strad's pages on establishing a relaxed and stable posture for optimal performance, and avoiding strain and injury

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    Stolen double bass recovered in sting operation


    The thief in Dortmund, Germany, attempted to sell the instrument to a member of the local symphony orchestra who happened to know about the theft

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    Professor of Violin (80–100%) succession of Adelina Oprean


    The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools with more than 12’000 students. The School of Music, the School of Jazz and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis constitute the FHNW Academy of Music. We are looking for you to join the School of Music ...

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    Tutti First Violin (65%)


    The NNO has a vacancy for the following position: Tutti First Violin (65%) Audition date: 25 February 2019 Closing date: 7 January 2019 Starting date: As soon as possible For more information we refer to the extended vacancy description at: ...

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    Cello Professor (Professore SUM) from the 2019/20 academic year


    The University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana announces auditions for a Cello Professor (Professore SUM) from the 2019/20 academic year Candidates with an international career profile are invited to submit: - curriculum vitae; - covering letter; - copies of diplomas. ...

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    Concertmaster (Joint Leader)


    The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Music Director, Royal Opera: Antonio Pappano Music Director, Royal Ballet: Koen Kessels Concertmasters: Vasko Vassilev Sergey Levitin The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to the position ...

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    Competition juries: is dropping teachers and publishing scores the answer?


    Publishing the jurors’ scores in their entirety is the latest move for music competitions to prove their transparency – but is it a trend that’s likely to catch on, asks Peter Somerford

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    Technique: How to vary and enhance your cello pizzicato


    Soloist and chamber musician Christoph Richter talks about good pizz technique with particular attention to the range of sound demanded by Debussy's Cello Sonata. From The Strad's November 2015 issue