Each year for one week, the international violin making community gathers at Oberlin to discuss the latest findings in acoustics under the guidance of researchers and renowned makers.
Tying in with the new Making Matters article in our October issue, on the Oberlin Bow Making Workshop and its
Double bassist Alexander Verster performs the ‘Sonnet Mélancolique’ from Alexis de Castillon’s song cycle Six poèsies d’Armand Silvestre, op.8.
Verster’s transcription for double bass in standard orchestral tuning is available to download here and the piano score (public domain)
Performing as a soloist with an orchestra can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly for competition finalists who have very little rehearsal time. Pauline Harding talks to jury members, conductors and soloists about how to prepare
As part of the first round of this year’s George Enescu International Violin Competition, the Ukrainian violinist Oleksandr Pushkarenko, who is studying for a a Masters at the Niccolò Paganini Conservatory of Genoa in Italy, performs the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 in A Major,