making the transition from pupil to advantageous devices with Peter Herresthal

making the transition from pupil to advantageous devices with Peter Herresthal

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Most string gamers will get to some extent of their profession the place their trustworthy instrument has served them to the most effective of its potential, and the time has come for the participant to consider upgrading to a advantageous instrument. It may be very thrilling, the prospect of discovering the most effective instrument, but in addition daunting – we don’t have to say how costly advantageous devices go for, which understandably signifies that many choices are out of attain for college students or younger rising artists.

Violinist Peter Herresthal spoke with on-line editor and cellist Davina Shum about making the transition from a pupil instrument to a advantageous instrument, having labored for Dextra Musica and now serving as creative director of the Anders Sveaas Belief – each of which have a set of advantageous devices which are loaned to up-and-coming artists. He speaks about his expertise buying his Guadagnini, different violins he’s met alongside the best way, in addition to the totally different choices and techniques younger artists can take when on the lookout for a advantageous instrument – each outdated and trendy.

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Examine Johan Dalene’s latest Stradivari acquisition, courtesy of the Anders Sveaas Belief

III: Rounds

Violin Concerto op.23

Thomas Adès

Peter Herresthal, violin / Norwegian Radio Orchestra / Andrew Manze


Photograph courtesy Mats Bäcker

making the transition from pupil to advantageous devices with Peter Herresthal

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