The 2021 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition began Sunday in Hannover, Germany, with 31 violinists participating. Preliminary rounds started Monday; watch the competition livestream straight from this story. The competition will run through October 10.
Some violinists have very unusual bow holds, and yet they make them work - Tossy Spivakovsky was one example. But that doesn't mean you have to adapt such complicated ideas for your own bow hold. By Paul Stein.