5th January 2019
Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely holiday period and are excited for 2019. I’m hoping that this year is going to be a really exciting one for me, finishing my Bachelor’s degree at the RNCM and looking towards the future at the next stage of my violin career.
Here’s a little piece I recorded with my father this week to wish you all a Happy New Year from us (I think you’ll recognise one or two of the tunes). We performed this as part of the Great Bowden Music Fest presents: ‘A Flavour of Vienna’ on New Years Day. I hope you enjoy :)
Having been at home for the Christmas holidays for the past three weeks has meant I have been able to play with my dad, show him what I’ve been up to in the past few months, and most importantly I can play some of his new violin bows! As a teenager, my father never let me play on just one bow as he thought it was important to be versatile and curious to try out different violin bows. It wasn’t until my 21st birthday that I was given my own. At the time I was really frustrated having just got used to one to suddenly find it given away and I had to move onto to another, but I learnt very quickly how much the bow can make a difference to the sound of the instrument. Every bow sounds completely different and it’s so important as a player to find the bow that’s right for you.
This Christmas he had just received a new bow that is in stunning condition and is one of the easiest bows I’ve ever played on… I’m very jealous I can’t swap bows now! He does a lot of trading in the violin bow world and always has an excellent selection of bows that there must be something that will suit any player out there. If not, then he’ll help you look for the perfect one.
If you would like to get in contact send me a message and I will send you his details.
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See you next time :)
P.S. There's another recording of us performing on my new 'Media' page.