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, Chloe Chua, joint 1st prize-winner of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor at the Atlanta Festival Academy Finale.
Božo Paradžik and students record a bass quintet arrangement of Swedish folks music ensemble Väsen’s Nitti Pomfritti.
The musicians are, left to right, Oskari Hänninen, Božo Paradžik, Madlaina Küng, Cecilia Perfetti and Marko Hristoskov.