Instruments and Ideas: What is a Violin? free

Friday, 22.09.2017 14:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Tickets: Free tickets available from the Academy’s Box Office: telephone 020 7873 7300 from Monday 4 September; these tickets will not be available online 

2.30–4pm

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores a 1685 Stradivarius violin from the collection of the Royal Northern College of Music. This type of small violin is often labelled a ‘piccolo violin’. What is it really? What can we learn from it? What works best on it today?

With thanks to the Royal Northern College of Music for the loan of the instrument for this event.

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