Henryk Szeryng

  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 …

Mother Violinist

  "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 …

Here

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 …

The Soul of it

  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 …