We are always telling ourselves "no!" when we face difficulties playing violin. But the young Midori's attitude was "yes!" British pedagogue Simon Fischer writes about a revelation he had, after watching Dorothy DeLay teach violinist Midori, when she was a teenager.
It's recital season, but this pandemic isn't quite over. How does a teacher facilitate meaningful, safe, inclusive performance experiences for our students this year? Here are a lot of ideas to consider, from teacher Claire Allen.
John Adams’ melodies may be minimalist, but the demands he makes on the soloist in his Violin Concerto are anything but. Leila Josefowicz brings the piece’s “hypermelody” to life with the LA Phil on November 6 and 7 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.