Toby Deller is a regular contributor to The Strad.
Performing a concerto has long been regarded as the highest test of a string player's musical prowess. But what exactly do they prove, asks Toby Deller
It’s tempting to promote the wider educational benefits of studying music to those who would seek to marginalise it – but we should never be shy in endorsing the arts as important in their own right
Toby Deller argues that young instrumental players should be inspired by fulfilling experiences