Opinion: An integrated whole


By divorcing technique from the music, we prevent the bow from becoming an extension of our right arm and hand, writes John Crawford


Start your course hunting here!


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

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Orchestral audition masterclass on Don Juan at Royal College of Music


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


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


5 tips for conquering performance nerves from 5 solo string players


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


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