David Finckel

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    Masterclass with David Finckel: Brahms Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor

    2016-05-17T00:00:00Z

    There has to be enough definition to these four-note phrases for the audience to make sense of the music' Cellist David Finckel leads the Zelda Quartet in a masterclass at The Juilliard School's Paul Hall. The quartet play the Allegro non troppo from Johannes Brahms' ...

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    Cellist David Finckel on the importance of using more bow

    2016-03-21T00:00:00Z

    Cellist David Finckel provides scientific proof that if you use more bow, you'll make more sound. Read: David Finckel's 10 habits of successful musicians Read: Never ignore a niggling pain, says cellist David Finckel

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    Cellist David Finckel on effective articulation

    2015-08-03T00:00:00Z

    We need articulation to excite the strings and give our playing clarity' Cellist David Finckel talks about 'bow clicks', enabling each bow stroke to start with a 'pop'. Read The Strad's 6 ways to improve your staccato . Read David Finckel's 10 habits of ...

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    Cellist David Finckel on producing a wider vibrato

    2015-05-25T00:00:00Z

    The wider your fingertips, the easier it is to produce a wide vibrato' Cellist David Finckel demonstrates how to produce a wider, richer vibrato. Watch Finckel's video demonstration on smooth bow changes and read his 10 habits of successful musicians . Subscribe ...

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    Never ignore a niggling pain, says cellist David Finckel

    2014-12-26T00:00:00Z

    The former Emerson Quartet cellist on how a growing back problem led to two weeks on a friend's sofa

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    Cellist David Finckel on smooth bow changes

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    'Dorothy DeLay said, 'I never saw a bow change that I couldn't hear'. And she's right.' Cellist David Finckel talks about how to achieve smooth and fluid bow changes. Read The Strad's 6 tips for smooth bow changes and David Finckel's 10 ...

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    Cellist David Finckel on vibrato

    2014-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Cellist David Finckel introduces the subject of vibrato as part of a series of video demonstrations on cello technique. Vibrato, he says, 'connects the listener to the player's innermost feelings about the music. It should be something that reinforces the music, not something that is painted ...

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    David Finckel

    American cellist David Finckel began his musical studies with his father, Edwin Finckel, making his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations aged 15. From 1979 to 2013 he was the cellist of the Emerson Strin

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    Paul Watkins to replace David Finckel as Emerson Quartet cellist

    2012-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The Emerson Quartet has announced that cellist David Finckel will leave the ensemble at the end of the 2012–13 season. His replacement will be the British cellist and conductor Paul Watkins. The personnel change is the quartet's first since 1979, when Finckel replaced original cellist Eric Wilson