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Masterclass: Jan Vogler on Schumann's Fantasiestücke

Cellist Jan Vogler discusses how to colour these fantasy pieces using a mixture of technique and imagination

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Masterclass: Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no.4

Cellist Lynn Harrell considers challenges and contemporary concepts in the first movement of a sonata conceived entirely in the imagination of a deaf composer

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‘Open strings are just as interesting as a Brahms sonata’ – Coosje Wijzenbeek

In this interview from 2012, The Netherlands’ most celebrated pedagogue (and Janine Jansen’s teacher) tells us about her approach

HidekoUdagawa

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Hideko Udagawa: Life Lessons

Like her teacher Nathan Milstein, the Japanese–British violinist argues that technique isn’t everything

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Opinion: Follow the science

A teacher can never rest on their laurels with a pupil – it’s important to keep observing how things are going and ask questions, says Naomi Yandell

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Technique: Cello warm-ups - the left-hand

Exercises and advice to help string players develop a left hand that is strong, balanced and agile