Understanding how much natural weight there is in the body, and how much you can and should use to play an instrument as delicate as the violin is so important'

Violinist Nicola Benedetti speaks about the physicality of playing ahead of the Nicola Benedetti Strings Festival in partnership with the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) at Saffron Hall on 6 and 7 May 2017.

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