Masterclass: Christine Hoock on Vanhal Double Bass Concerto


In our August 2016 issue, double bassist Christine Hoock emphasises serenity, clarity and flow, and the importance of preparation when tackling the first movement of this overtly Classical piece

For me, Vanhal’s Concerto will always be a ‘youthful’ piece. I learnt it while studying in Frankfurt, where I performed it with my university orchestra. It’s a sparkling work, with clear melodies, positive energy, a beautiful Adagio, virtuoso passages and opportunities to create individual cadenzas.

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