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    Cellist Steven Isserlis on using vibrato to improve phrasing

    2022-08-03T10:00:00Z

    Steven Isserlis gives a cello masterclass on Schumann's Fantasiestücke op.73, recorded at the International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove. The student is Ani Kalayjian

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    Cellist David Finckel on vibrato

    2022-08-01T09:00:00Z

    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 on top ...

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    Technique: How to vary and enhance your cello pizzicato

    2022-07-28T20:53:00Z

    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

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    Violinist Ray Chen gives left-hand pizzicato lesson

    2022-07-27T21:54:00Z

    Violinist Ray Chen gives a video lesson on mastering left-hand pizzicato, as demonstrated in Paganini's Caprice no.24.

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    Victoria Chiang demonstrates shifting exercises for viola

    2022-07-22T00:00:00Z

    'You have to be able to move freely without your shoulder getting in the way' Peabody Institute of Music viola professor Victoria Chiang helps a student with shifting exercises during a National Philharmonic Masterclass in 2013. Explore more Technique like this in The Strad Playing Hub

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    Deconstructing the Andrea Amati ‘King’ cello

    2022-07-08T07:33:00Z

    In an article from June 2015, Matthew Zeller examines five centuries of alterations made to the world’s oldest cello, housed at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota, and asks what they reveal about the evolution and development of the standard cello form

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    Violist Tabea Zimmermann on the pressure of competitions

    2022-05-31T09:16:00Z

    The German musician speaks to Amanda Holloway about launching her own career with competition wins, and about her attitude to her students entering contests today

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    Professor of Cello (Successor to Antonio Meneses)

    2022-05-27T09:12:00Z

    Bern Academy of the Arts offers a chair in Cello, approx.12 hours weekly, teaching BA and MA courses and chamber music. Candidates must have teaching experience on higher education level and be active on the international music circuit. Start: September 2023 with occasional dates in Bern before then. For more ...

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    Professor of Violin (Successor to Monika Urbaniak)

    2022-05-27T09:08:00Z

    Bern Academy of the Arts offers a chair in Violin, approx. 22 hours weekly, teaching BA and MA courses and chamber music. Candidates must have teaching experience on higher education level and be active on the international music circuit. Start: September 2023 with occasional dates in Bern before then. For ...

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    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new concertmaster

    2022-05-26T09:09:00Z

    Violinist Ionel Manciu has been announced as first concertmaster of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra 

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    Sentimental Work: Viktoria Mullova

    2022-04-26T07:54:00Z

    The Sibelius Violin Concerto played a pivotal part in the Soviet-born violinist’s life – even though it was unknown to her until the age of 18

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    Life Lessons: David Harrington

    2022-03-31T07:14:00Z

    The American violinist recalls the path that led him to found the genre-defying Kronos Quartet 

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    2022-03-01T08:00:00Z Rpt Tianjin Juilliard School

    Video: Tianjin Juilliard | A Day in the Life Launched in the fall of 2020, The Tianjin Juilliard School Graduate Studies program is transforming the landscape of music-making and education in China. Musicians will earn a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in the ...

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    Master of Music (MM)

    2022-03-01T08:00:00Z Rpt Tianjin Juilliard School

    The Tianjin Juilliard School offers a Master of Music (MM) degree in three unique collaborative majors – orchestral studies, chamber music, and collaborative piano.

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    Head of Strings and William Lawes Chair in Chamber Music

    2022-02-02T12:11:00Z

    Full-time: 30 hours per week Competitive salary and benefits Reference: 22/003 We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Strings and William Lawes Chair in Chamber Music to succeed the distinguished cellist and teacher, Professor Jo Cole, in September 2022. The successful applicant should have the vision ...

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    Tutti Viola 50%

    2021-11-10T17:07:00Z

    The South Netherlands Philharmonic is a vibrant, professional symphony orchestra with a rich diversity of activities. The South Netherlands Philharmonic touches people with classical music. The orchestra is known as the professional symphony orchestra in the south of the Netherlands and seeks to connect with all residents of North Brabant, ...

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    Teacher in Violin Making

    2021-07-20T10:46:00Z

    Job offer: TEACHER IN VIOLIN MAKING - Woodworking and Theory

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    10 tips for improvising on a stringed instrument

    2021-07-07T11:00:00Z

    Grammy-winning American jazz violinist Zach Brock gives advice for classical string players wanting to explore the world of improvisation

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    Masterclass: Rock string technique

    2021-07-02T14:35:00Z

    Emmy award-winning composer and electric violinist, Mark Wood, outlines some exercises to ease classically trained players into rock technique, and explains how experimenting with alternative styles can benefit your playing Taken from the July 2008 issue