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Cellist Hannah Roberts discusses with online editor Davina Shum her approaches to incorporating studies and etudes in her playing and teaching, including the importance of having an imagination, being inclusive of realistic thoughts and simplifying seemingly complicated technical procedures - definitely useful when approaching Piatti Caprices! Expect fireworks near the end.

Hannah is the principal cellist of Manchester Camerata and serves on the teaching faculty of Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.

Excerpt of a live recording of Frank Bridge Sonata for cello and piano used with permission from Hannah Roberts

Hannah Roberts, cello

Simon Parkin, piano