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?
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
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
I hadn’t realised that I had forgotten to upload this to my site. This is an arrangement I had made of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, arranged for Solo Violin. It … Continue reading Pachelbel Canon in D for Solo Violin
Today we look at one of the largest figures in the violin world. Even today his influence is easy to see, with a large number of editions still published with … Continue reading On This Day… October 24
When talking about the world of violin concertos, there are two that dominate. Tchaikovsky’s concerto in D major is incredible, but just as important is the subject of today’s post. … Continue reading On This Day… October 19
Today we look at one of the major pieces of the violin repertoire. Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 108, premiered on this day in 1883.
As if we didn’t have enough composers to celebrate their birthdays of, the tradition has arisen that we also celebrate their dying- or death-day. We get major celebrations at 50 … Continue reading On This Day… 2 October
Today we look at a lesser known Brittish composer, who was titled the “Father of modern British Music” and “the English Debussy.” Cyril Scott, born on September 27th, 1879 was … Continue reading On This Day… September 27
You know, sometimes it’s incredible how people know exactly the right thing to say, seemingly without any prompting. Perhaps sometimes someone can be really good at reading people, but others … Continue reading How does he know?
I’m in the middle of reading Violin Dreams by Arnold Steinhardt, the First violinist with the Guarneri String Quartet. It’s a really interesting book, and is looking like a great … Continue reading Violin Dreams