There is so much depth in most simple teachings from Henryk Szeryng. The meaning becomes increasingly profound as skill increases in playing. I was gifted some papers several years ago by my violin teacher. It was a gift he had received from his teacher many years earlier when he was taking lessons at the […]
“How do you do it?” was the chatter back stage with the featured soloist, Judith Ingolfsson. She had a baby of about 5 months old, and a nanny, with her as she rehearsed with the orchestra before the concerts. A highly unusual site in the violinist world. The other women violinists of the orchestra […]
Wherever you are is called Here And you must treat it As a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. —“Lost”, by David Wagoner Today is hard. I do not like where I am on this path of violin-ing. It’s painful–the callouses, long hours, trying to restore […]
There is a small post just beneath the bridge, towards the left “F” hole, of a violin. It’s necessity is structural and at the heart of the sound that is created by each unique instrument. In English it is called a Sound Post. A rather mundane term. But it is at the core of […]
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