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String Forum: Some thoughts on bowing and sound

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney

1 Conservatorium Road

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August 23, 6.30 pm Seminar Room 1156

Some thoughts on bowing and sound - Bow technique and sound production are central to the art of violin playing. Expressive performance originates from the bow. The sounding interpretation of musical structure and the aesthetic features of a performance are dependent on a thoughtful use of the bow. Nevertheless, much talk and analysis of the bow and bow technique occurs in purely mechanical terms without regard for an artistic use of the bow. This seminar explores some fundamental ideas about bowing and bow technique to promote efficient and effective foundations of sound production. We concentrate on simple and effective practice methods to develop performance.

Presented in Collaboration with AUSTA (NSW) - Free Admission

Goetz Richter is Associate Professor for Violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. An experienced performer, orchestral leader, recitalist, chamber musician and soloist, Goetz has held leadership positions in Australian Orchestras (Sydney & Melbourne Symphony) for near two decades before being appointed to the Sydney Conservatorium where he teaches performance students, supervises research candidatures and gives lectures on the methodology of instrumental pedagogy and the philosophy of music. His extensive pedagogical work includes leadership of community string teaching projects such as the Kendall String Project and the Riverina Summer School for Strings, regular international masterclasses, most recently in China and Singapore and presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops in Australia and New Zealand.

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