Check out this video of Berlin Philharmonic bassoon player Stefan Schweigert coaching Brent Foster on orchestral excerpts from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9.
What can instrumentalists do to help achieve a vocal quality within their sound? In this Shostakovich excerpt,…Continue
This summer will mark the first annual residency and tour of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America! This exciting new program features 120 musicians, ages 16 to 19, who auditioned for the opportunity to participate in a three-week intensive orchestral experience that includes a tour with performances in Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London. Leading the 2013 tour will be the famed conductor…Continue
Check out this video of Berlin Philharmonic flute player Andreas Blau coaching Amanda Sparfeld on orchestral excerpts from Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3.
How does an orchestral musician gauge the appropriate amount of vibrato to be used in a musically delicate passage, such as the opening…Continue