Cellos

How Versatile is the Violin?

Saturday night, Alnwick Playhouse, and I find myself attending the ‘What A Wonderful World Festival’ on June 25.  The 4-day festival highlighted the never-ending questions of sustainability. Speakers, artists and activists took to the stage to share their thoughts with us. Saturday night was a display of amazing artists forming…

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To buy a copy or not ..?

Well, that IS the question. A subject that is discussed again and again by violin makers, restorers and players. It comes down to personal preference, but often a player will choose an instrument to try based on its appearance (as well as budget!). For makers copying is very common; heads,…

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Your Autumn Maintenance Check-Up

When are the busiest times for players/musicians? When do you need your instrument to perform to the best of its ability? Summer offers us concerts and festivals indoors and out, and as covid rules have been relaxed this summer we have enjoyed many concert series getting back on track. The…

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The Players Are Back!

The players are back! Unbelievable really but the concerts I have seen over the past four weeks have encouraged me tentatively to look forward to a future of live music. I kicked off, very nervously as this was my first concert since March 2020, by attending the Royal Northern Sinfonia,…

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