Competition jury member Karine Georgian notes Harbin’s long musical tradition and hails a competition with a healthy process – as well as worthy winners
An intense seven-year period of study at the Moscow Conservatoire was hugely influential
Russian cellist Karine Georgian performs Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov. Georgian offers advice and suggests exercises for gaining confidence in cello thumb position in the Technique section of The Strad's March 2016 issue , out now - download on desktop computer ...
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