The British viola virtuoso is held up as a champion of his instrument by many young players. But, as he tells Toby Deller, he is more interested in being an adventurous performer and teacher who’s prepared to challenge norms
Double bassist Alexander Verster performs the ‘Sonnet Mélancolique’ from Alexis de Castillon’s song cycle Six poèsies d’Armand Silvestre, op.8.
Verster’s transcription for double bass in standard orchestral tuning is available to download here and the piano score (public domain)
The violinist recorded her first disc of Bach when she was a teenager. Now, two decades on, she returns to complete the set. Pauline Harding talks to her about constancy and change, and new meanings given to music through experience and memory