David Gillham, associate professor of violin at the University of British Colombia and string tutor at Domaine Forget, Quebec, Canada, on how to anticipate and execute string-crossings with maximum fluidity and control
The Baroque violinist shares her wisdom on how to use vibrato authentically
The following quotes, taken from the pages of The Strad over the past 100 years, offer a fascinating glimpse of the changing attitudes and approaches towards this most subjective and controversial area of a string player's technique
Tips for even and seamless string crossing from The Strad’s archive
Continuing her series of video tutorials in which she shares her practice tips, the American violinist covers chord pizzicato. She says: ‘This week, I wanted to share some thoughts on pizzicato – chord pizzicato, to be exact! The end of the third movement of Glazunov’s violin concerto has a few ...
In order to equip musicians for emotionally disconnecting from their negative thoughts, flautist Katie Frisco unpacks the three categories of Inner Monsters she characterises as being responsible for performance anxiety
Oskar Falta examines Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran’s unique left-hand technique and vibrato in this extract from the September 2021 issue