Hilary Hahn's discussion of how she practices and plays the violin. One of my favorite YouTubers, TwoSetViolin, did a discussion with her about a week ago, and it was a lovely talk that was really fun and really cool to see one of my favorite violinists when she's just a great person, too.As I pick up my violin today to start to get back into it, I thought of listening to
I really liked what she said about trying something out, pausing and thinking about what you just played and an idea of how you can do better, and try again. Right now I'm trying this out through up-bow staccatos, which I will use in my Ysaÿe piece after the New Year as I pull out my music again. (The actual bowing technique I got inspiration from Ray Chen. He has also been on TwoSet Violin.)
While I don't think I'll do a full 2018 reflection, this year has been so lovely! I loved getting to have so many pieces performed at my senior recital in October, and I can't wait to have a couple more performed next year before I graduate. Feel free to look back through this year, as well as past and future years, of course, of my blog here on violinist.com as you wish.
Have a Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be such a fantastic year I think!
Fun video with Hilary Hahn:
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