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Violinist Ray Chen shares his technique for mastering up bow staccato - making use of tremolo.
Read The Strad's 6 ways to improve your staccato.
Watch Ray Chen performing Ysaÿe’s Solo Sonata no.6 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium in 2009 – which he later won.
From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video of Ray Chen performing Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, lead by Candida Thompson.
In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either
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