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Jan Vogler

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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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Pedagogue

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‘It’s a great diagnosis tool’ - Leon Bosch’s etude of choice

In this extract from 2012, double bassist Leon Bosch shares why Simandl’s etude no.1 covers the fundamental aspects of playing

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‘Good grief, there are 40 of them!’ - Alexander Baillie on Popper studies

In this extract from August 2013, cellist Alexander Baillie shares his experiences of the studies as well as strategies for students embarking on learning them

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‘A complete workout for the bow’ - violist Patricia Pollett’s study of choice

In this extract from 2012, viola professor at the University of Queensland Patricia Pollett shares why Ševčík’s op.2 no.5 allows players to focus on a variety of bowstrokes, and why it’s more difficult than it looks

Felix

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‘The best medicine for string-crossing, spiccato and the right arm’ - Felix Andrievsky’s etude of choice

In this extract from September 2012, violin professor Felix Andrievsky shares how Paganini’s Caprice no.2 is an excellent tool to develop your right arm technique