Which violinist has a perfect right hand
Which violinist has a perfect right hand for u?
Seriously though, despite endless comparisons between Russian an Franco Belgian schools of bowing, hands are as different as noses!
Which violinist has "a perfect right hand"?
Well it is certainly NOT ME! As a Southpaw fiddler [who plays standard RH instruments] I have a long way to go.
Don't know really...
Hilary Hahn on violin, William Primrose on viola.
I second Hilary Hahn, just wow. For viola, Philip Heyman.
There is no such thing.
Heifetz or Hilary Hahn
I would agree withe Gene that there is no single optimum bow hold. It depends on your anatomy, playing angles, and bowing style. Judging only on the Sound quality, on recordings, I would nominate people like Oistrakh, Milstein, Kreisler, Perlman, etc. On recordings Heifetz sometimes sounds a little dry, edgy, which might be because of microphone placement, or his choice of strings.
Watch Oistrakh do colle. Effortless. Zero joules of energy used. Defies laws of physics.
Another vote for Oistrakh. Among those who are performing today, HH is quite good.
Are you talking about "perfect" in terms of shape and tension visually or "perfect" in the sense of being able to generate the best tone?
Of course, the use of the word "perfect" is a distraction, but I think at the heart of the question is a fine motive. Find three violinists who play so well you wish you could do as they do.
For me would be Zukerman and Heifetz.
JD - yes, Zuckerman does indeed stand out in this regard. On both violin and viola - his tone is incredible and his overall bow technique appears effortless.
I would vote for Divine David and Zukerman. But, I suspect the concept of perfect right hand is an illusion, a technical issue where we want to see something that is not really there.
Remember that one man's fat fingers may be one lady's spread fingers...
This guy is pretty good
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I have just watched these videos on You-tube.
I have never heard a recording of Zukerman that I did not think was very good, and, in concert, he is tremendous.
E.M. has the enviable advantage of having been close to both Heifetz and Milstein. What I meant by "edgy, dry" is Heifetz's distinctive, recognizable tone, which I would attribute to playing at full blast, with great strength, with maybe close miking(?). To muddy the waters some more; The photos of Leopold Auer in his method book, the supposed inventor of the "Russian" bow hold, looks somewhat like the "German" hold, from drawings of F. David and Joachim, fingers close together, with a loose right hand and very low right elbow. In the same photos his little finger is straight, which for me, and my students, causes problems. The continuing unresolved bow hold debate is more evidence that there is no single optimum bow hold.
Szeryng, because his right hand produced his tone.
"in concert, he is tremendous."
Scott, I believe you, but I remember Menuhin writing about precious practice time spent in aeroplanes, trains, taxis and hotel rooms, never mind jet lag and irregular meals...
On the viola I'll throw in Philip Stevens
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