'I play the passage slowly at first, without vibrato, in order to concentrate on bow distribution, speed and developing a more natural line.'

Violinist Tamsin Waley Cohen, who has written a Practice Diary for The Strad's August 2014 issue, gives an insight into how she practises Bach's Violin Sonata no.2 in A minor BWV1003 and Brahms's Violin Concerto, including demonstrations.

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Read The Strad's review of Tamsin Waley-Cohen's CD 1917 – Works for Violin and Piano here.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is a recording artist with Signum Classics.