An exciting arrangement of “Ding Dong Merrily on High” that will challenge the choir whilst still providing interest and variety for all parts. Arranged for SATB Choir (without accompaniment), this … Continue reading Ding Dong!
You might think that a violin case is relatively simple – it’s got a violin, and a bow, and not much else. However, in the case of a violinist are … Continue reading What’s in my case?
German composer Ferdinand Küchler wrote this piece in 1934 and it became a staple in the beginner violin repertoire. Küchler was a renowned violin pedagogue, and his writings on teaching … Continue reading Concertino in G, Op. 11 – Küchler
Composed by German Composer Oskar Rieding (1840-1918) and first published in 1909, this concertino which stays completely in first position has become a staple of the beginner violin repertoire.
A concerto which remains entirely in first position, this concerto contains catchy melodies yet still provides some technical challenges to stretch the player. First published in 1911, some 7 years … Continue reading Concerto in D Maj, Op. 36 – Rieding
Violin show pieces are the pieces which are at the limit of violin technique. They are difficult, flashy, and impressive. Here’s my list of the top 10 violin showpieces. Paganini … Continue reading Top 5 Violin Showpieces
Composed by Italian composor Vittorio Monti (1868-1922) in 1904, Csárdás was originally written for violin, mandolin or piano, and runs for about four and a half minutes. Written in seven … Continue reading Czardas – Monti
I’m teaching myself Joachim’s Cadenza to Mozart’s Violin Concerto Number 4 in D Major, by practicing it every day and uploading my progress to TikTok. This is my weekly log … Continue reading Learning the Joachim Cadenza
Ben has been a member of Alternative Symphony performances in Melbourne, and is excited to be joining them again as they perform in Perth for the first time. January 15 … Continue reading Alternative Symphony presents Daft Punk
Ben is a member of MetSO, and will be performing as part of their upcoming concert, which features Tchaikovsky Favourites – March Slav, The Nutcracker Suite, and Symphony number 3 … Continue reading MetSO Summer Concert
A minimalist piano piece inspired by a road trip across the Nullabor, the stretch of road between Adelaide and Perth in Australia. After an interrupted start, it expands into a … Continue reading Nullabor
On May 4, I’ll be doing some busking at the Echuca Farmers Market. Come along and discover some great local produce, and hear some great tunes. I might even throw … Continue reading Echuca Farmers Market