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Learning from lesser-known music

Feb 21, 2018

American-Italian violin virtuoso, Francesca Dego
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"...having to work from a manuscript or reading an unknown score, analyzing and “hearing” it in your head before you pick up your instrument helps enormously in learning how to create an interpretation based solely on your own intuition, musical knowledge and the information in front of you. Curiosity, reading and listening to as much music as possible also leads to new ideas and provides endless sources of inspiration."

In a blog post on The Violin Channel, American-Italian violinist Francesca Dego shares her thought about what young violinists can learn by going beyond the standard repertoire. 

Read her personal perspective and insightful comments.