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Overview & topics covered

Are you a violinist looking to master your technique? Look no further than Callum Smart's internationally acclaimed course! In this course, you'll learn essential techniques such as Vibrato, Legato, Sautillé, and Collé. But that's not all - you'll also have the opportunity to dive deep into one of the most beloved pieces in the violin repertoire: the Bruch Violin Concerto. With Callum Smart's guidance, you'll be well on your way to mastering this beautiful work of art. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the violin world's bests!

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Vibrato: how to practice and use in context
  • Legato: How to develop a wonderful legato and use it in different pieces
  • Sautillé: Make your bow bounce correctly from scratch
  • Collé: Controlling your bow and fingers and learn useful exercises to develop a perfect grip of your bow.
  • Bruch Violin Concerto: Work with Callum through the most crucial and difficult excerpts of the first movement of Bruch’s violin concerto.

The instructor
Callum Smart
Winner in the BBC Young Musician strings category

Callum Smart is building a global reputation as one of the finest young violinists from Britain. Alongside his role as a professor at the RNCM, he interacts with his large online community of 40k followers on Instagram, showcasing his innovative teaching methods. He is acclaimed for his heartfelt musicality, blending exceptional technique with the bravery to explore new musical horizons. His interpretations have been hailed as "utterly convincing" by BBC Music Magazine.

Having gained recognition as a rising star after winning the BBC Young Musician strings category and achieving top honors at the Menuhin Competition in 2010, Smart now graces the stage with leading orchestras across the UK. He has been re-invited to perform with esteemed ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.