Joseph Silverstein Master Class

I attended Joseph Silverstein’s (former concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) master class yesterday at the Heifetz Symposium in CT. He made a lot of important points that I thought I’d share with you. The first student played some unaccompanied Bach and he suggested that she use the thumb and middle finger, not the arm, […]

How to Play the Violin Without a Shoulder Rest

Technique and Practicing: My thoughts on how and why to play the violin without a shoulder rest by Emil Altschuler – March 20th, 2012 – Originally posted on dedicated to Cheryl Corey This article is intended for violinists who are interested in learning how to hold the violin without using a shoulder rest, or […]