You are not sure of yourself - so you pull away with your right hand, just in case you miss it'

Vadim Repin gives a masterclass on Saint-Saëns's Introduction et rondo capriccioso, featuring American Fine Arts Festival student Timothy Chooi.

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Watch: Vadim Repin performs seven Stradivarius and Guarneri violins