It’s All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique from the Ground Up
Bow technique may be both the most important and the most overlooked aspect of string
technique. Beautiful bow technique is about more than mastering bow strokes; the quest
for a beautiful, dynamic, and expressive sound is a life-long pursuit that can begin as early
as the first lessons. Teaching beautiful and artistic bow technique requires precision,
creativity, and the willingness to help your students experiment successfully. This
presentation will present exercises, ideas, and examples from the repertoire from the most
beginning levels to some of the most advanced, with its goal being artistic development
through excellent bow technique.
Cellist Daniel Levitov performs locally and nationally as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Recognized by the Baltimore Sun for his “warmth of tone and phrasing” and “expressive force,” he is a founding member of the Clipper Mill String
Quartet and serves as a substitute cellist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Levitov is coordinator of cello and chamber music at the Peabody Institute Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and is faculty at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore.
He has also taught at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. His students have been accepted to major conservatories such as Juilliard, Oberlin, the Cleveland Institute, and the Manhattan School of Music. Levitov gives masterclasses
and workshops across the country, has published in Strings Magazine, and presents at the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) National Conferences. Levitov holds degrees from the City University of New York. the Oberlin Conservatory and the
Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Janet Schenk award for distinguished service.
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- It's All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique from the Ground Up
November 20, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm