Kicking off the ‘With Nicky’ series this week, and our media partnership with Nicola Benedetti’s new video venture, it’s Back to Basics, in which the violinist delves further into the fundamentals of the violin and bow hold to develop comfort, flexibility and relaxation.
Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound.
In this video from Bärenreiter publishing house the music editor Jonathan Del Mar gives us an insight into the painstaking process of scrutinising Beethoven’s original scores, and the secrets that lie within. With contributions from pianist Igor Levit, Sir Simon Rattle, the Pierrot Quartett and the Berlin Philharmonic.
In this video, the Banff Competition winning Dover Quartet performs the Adagio from Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B Minor, op.11 – a piece which has gone on to achieve huge popularity in its string orchestra arrangement as the Adagio for Strings .
From the HeifetzPEG (Program for the Exceptionally Gifted) comes this video of 12-year old South Korean student SoHyun Ko playing the first Caprice by Niccolò Paganini.
It was filmed on 26 July 2018 at a HeifetzPEG Showcase Concert at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia.