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    Jan Vogler: Life Lessons

    The German cellist reflects on musical life in a divided country

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    A new approach to recording during the coronavirus crisis

    In this video soprano Beate Mordal and cellist Eivind Rossbach Heier perform Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras. Both musicians have recorded their parts separately in this time of social distancing.

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    Free in Spirit

    January 2018 marked the 70th birthday of cellist Mischa Maisky, who celebrated by whizzing round the world in solo and chamber performances with his Maisky Trio, featuring daughter Lily and son Sascha.Peter Quantrill caught up with him in London, Istanbul and Verbier

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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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Mary-Elizabeth Brown


How to set yourself up as an online string teacher

Violinist and longtime distance-teacher Mary-Elizabeth Brown presents an essential guide to teaching online, from setting up a home studio and preparing your students, to safeguarding and health & safety. With tips on adapting your teaching methods for the online environment 

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Remembering the Hungarian pedagogue Béla Katona

One of the 20th century’s greatest violin pedagogues, Béla Katona would have turned 100 this month. Here Tully Potter speaks to former pupils – mainly at London’s Trinity College of Music – about the success of his teaching methods



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Is repetition the most effective mode of practice? Debate from The Strad Archive


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Technique: Training Musicality

Exercises and advice to help build musical awareness and understanding