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Adding to the literature and materials of string players in the 21st century.
Demystifying the study of string playing, and bringing to thousands of players around the world a level of help and training that had previously been the privilege of only the few.
"Simon Fischer is a thoroughly accomplished violinist, a wonderful musician." Vladimir Ashkenazy
Hear Simon Fischer's transcription of the Mendelssohn Andante here.
The Secrets of Tone Production on All Bowed String Instruments is now also available via streaming from MusicGurus
Review of Double Stops in The Strad magazine, January 2017. Please click here to read.
Part of a recent letter to Simon Fischer
I once again express my eternal gratitude to you for the tone production work you recommended. It's like I have been playing in black and white my whole life, and there are now suddenly colours everywhere to be discovered.
The explosion of possibilities I'm experiencing is almost overwhelming - a similar feeling to when I got my new violin (which is a very fine old Italian), and perhaps even more so. It will take months and maybe even years for me to master all the new-found colours of the instrument, and I am looking forward to every minute of it.
It is with some regret now that I seem to have played the violin for more than twenty years with almost no awareness of contact point and the different tonal qualities of each one, and I think in the process of all of that, I had stopped listening!
Recommended YouTube performance of the week
Watch this wonderful performance of the Mendelssohn Octet.
Boris Brovtsyn- violin
Julian Rachlin - violin
Julia-Maria Kretz - violin
Vilde Frang - violin
Amihai Grosz - viola
Lawrence Power - viola
Jens Peter Maintz - cello
Rick Stotijn - contrabass
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