The stroke is a little too cushioned. It needs to be a little shorter and crisper'

Morgensterns in partnership with the Musicians’ Union present a string audition masterclass on Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream at The Royal College of Music in London. On the panel are Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra leader; Judith Busbridge, co-principal viola, Royal Opera House; Timothy Walden, principal cello, Philharmonia Orchestra; and Graham Mitchell, principal double bass, English National Opera.

The students are violinist Molly Cockburn, violist Marie De Bry and violist William Neri.

Watch the RCM's string audition masterclass on Don Juan.

Listen to The Strad’s panel discussion on surviving orchestral auditions and read our 10 tips for a successful orchestral audition.

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