10 January 2014
I am pleased to announce that I will be taking part in and assisting with the Cello Day in Thornbury on February 9, 2014 - run by Chris Hill.
It is a day of cello ensemble work - and the repertoire will be:
- Villa Lobos "Bachianas Brasilieras No.1 (2nd mvt)"
- Klengel "Hymnus"
- Tallis "Motet for 40 voices"
For any cellists young & old - ABRSM Grade 5/6 and above -
-- please contact Chris Hill (before January 28):
chris [at] cheesetoasties [dot] com
See you there!
Technique Boot Camp
12 November 2013
I've been spending the past several months immersing myself (as well as some unfortunate students!) in what I like to call Technique Boot Camp. Essentially, the objective is to look at many of the standard Etudes & Daily Exercises - such as Dotzauer, Duport, Popper, Sevcik, Feuilliard, Cossmann, etc - and analyze a few things.
1) What are the difficulties involved from making leaps from Dotzauer to Duport, from Duport to Popper, et al?
2) After considering the skills fortified by such Etudes & Daily Exercises - what techniques could still be enhanced further?
The preliminary results have been very interesting so far, and as a result, I have been composing some of my own Daily Exercises. Stay tuned for a sneak peek!