New Century Chamber Orchestra, replacing Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, who stepped down in 2017.British violinist Daniel Hope has been named music director of the San Francisco-based
"The connection I felt with each and every member of this fine orchestra was immediate from the first moment we played together," Hope said in a statement.
Hope, 44, had been appointed to serve as "Artistic Partner" of New Century for three seasons starting last fall, but he was officially named "Music Director" in an announcement Friday from the stage, following a joint performance with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. His five-year contract with New Century runs through the 2022-23 season. Hope also serves as Music Director in Zurich, a contract which was recently extended through 2022. Like Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hope conducts the group primarily from the concertmaster chair. Keep reading...Tweet
To my horror, one of the students in my group class was holding her violin, bridge-down on the floor and forcibly pushing it into the ground as she attempted to attach her shoulder rest to the instrument.
"NOOOOOO!" I said.
This is not the correct way to put on your shoulder rest. Despite all the talk and blogs about not using a shoulder rest, about three-quarters of violinists and violists do use one (according to numerous Weekend Votes over the years), so I feel it's important to talk about the correct way to put on a shoulder rest.
It's a physically awkward proposition, but over the years I've come up with a way that allows even a toddler to do so without the danger of dropping the instrument or collapsing the bridge. Here is my fool-proof method!Comments (10)
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