Vibrato

Want to improve your vibrato? Consult our handy guides for help with varying vibrato speed and width, using vibrato as an expressive tool, and applying historically appropriate vibrato.

Latest Vibrato

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Cellist Steven Isserlis on using vibrato to improve phrasing

2022-08-03T10:00:00+01:00

Steven Isserlis gives a cello masterclass on Schumann's Fantasiestücke op.73, recorded at the International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove. The student is Ani Kalayjian

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10 things you need to know about vibrato

2022-08-02T09:15:00+01:00

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

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Arm, Wrist and Finger

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Violinist Aaron Rosand on how to produce a good vibrato

2022-08-04T02:30:00+01:00

The American violinist examines the role of vibrato in enhancing sound and providing character. From 2017

​Vibrato for Cellists

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Replacing shifts with a stretch: Daniil Shafran’s left-hand technique

2021-09-17T09:48:00+01:00

Oskar Falta examines Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran’s unique left-hand technique and vibrato in this extract from the September 2021 issue