Guides

Aria

String Courses 2021: Start your course hunting here!

2020-05-18T14:13:00+01:00

Before you start combing through the string courses listed in this guide, take a look at these suggestions to help find the course that’s right for you

Maja

The Strad Podcast Episode #2: Maja Bugge’s five tips for teaching improvisation

2021-07-08T10:45:00+01:00

Cellist Maja Bugge shares some helpful ways to incorporate and explore improvisation in lessons

audition

10 tips for a successful orchestral audition

2021-03-23T12:00:00+00:00

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Brant Taylor offers advice to candidates hoping to succeed in that all-important orchestral audition

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Orchestral audition masterclass on Don Juan at Royal College of Music

2020-05-09T13:44:00+01:00Rpt

Morgensterns in partnership with the Musicians’ Union present a string audition masterclass on Don Juan at The Royal College of Music in London

All the 2018 Seminar participants with Mary Elliott-Rose, Artistic Director (lower left)

Bridging the gap from Conservatoire to becoming a professional musician

2019-08-28T16:53:00+01:00

Cellist Mary Elliott-Rose on her finding her professional self through chamber music, and creating opportunities for others at the Cowbridge Music Festival

Violinist

5 tips for conquering performance nerves from 5 solo string players

2019-05-21T15:54:00+01:00

Artists share their wisdom on battling the fear monster, as featured over the last five years of The Strad

Mark Messenger

10 tips for a successful conservatoire audition

2019-01-28T12:41:00+00:00Rpt

Mark Messenger, head of strings at the Royal College of Music, reveals what conservatoire audition panels are looking for