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Jan Vogler

Focus

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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Focus

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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The Long and Short of it

Debate

Opinion: The long and short of it

Using short bows when teaching beginner string players is a useful practice that should be more widespread, writes cellist Naomi Yandell

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Debate

Opinion: Mind the gap

For classical music students, bridging the divide between training and employment is often a case of being entrepreneurial, writes Jacqueline Vanasse

RogerBenedict

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Technique: Scales for violists

A system specifically for the viola, which has not been adapted from violin alternatives

Lawrence Power

Blogs

Lawrence Power: life lessons from lockdown

The violist tells us what the lockdown has taught him about playing and teaching, and ponders the impact of the pandemic on the future of live music