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Common Misconceptions About Posture & Violin, Viola Playing

When I was in school I always admired dancers who seemed to be the antithesis of the motley crew which were us instrumentalists. While most string players rarely considered posture as a significant part of the equation for optimal technique, posture and dance technique are inseparable. 587 more words

Are you preparing for an audition? Do you wish you could find out from the panel what they are looking for?

Violist Matthew Jones, Head of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gives help and advice on how to prepare for an audition, and what you can expect on the day. 822 more words


Get to know Patrick Jordan, viola

Patrick Jordan has been a violist with Tafelmusik since 1995. He hails from Texas, and is also a member of the Eybler Quartet, based here in Toronto. 619 more words



I have spent these past two weeks working on this arrangement, and I think it came out well. Back in January, one of the choirs I am in held a cabaret. 259 more words


39cm viola (part 2)

My last post covered the ideas behind making this viola, and it’s design, ending with the completion of the ribs. Once the rib structure has been formed around the mould, this is then used to set the outlines for the top and back. 462 more words

Dave Slight

LIFE: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME - Festival delle Scienze PMCE


Life: A Journey Through Time è un’opera orchestrale multimediale che unisce le fotografie di Frans Lanting e la musica di Philip Glass in una sinfonia della durata di un’ora che celebra lo splendore della vita sulla Terra. 105 more words

Alessio Toro

St. David's Hall Spring Showcase

A highlight of my week has been my performance at St. David’s Hall on Tuesday. I played with two groups: firstly, the piccolo in the Senior Wind Band, and then the viola in the Transitional Orchestra. 174 more words