Robin Ireland teaching
How to hold the instrument and choose a suitable set up (chinrest and shoulder rest). Developing finger strength and good articulation. Robin uses imaginative ways to develop all these aspects of playing, as well as the concentration and focus needed to do so. His students learn highly effective methods of practising. Musicianship, interpretation and performance skills. Robin works with students to develop:. How to shape a melody and make it sing. An awareness of harmony and its role in shaping phrases.
Robin Ireland recordings
Pairings I, II, III. Quartet No 1: Fantasia on Sheffield. Robin's three Duos for violin and viola, two violas, and violin and cello, explore the possibilities of each combination, often in virtuosic style, and the pieces are both expressive and accessible. His string quartet Fantasia on Sheffield. Was commisioned by the University of Sheffield to celebrate the University's centenary. It is performed by the Lindsays. A sample can be heard on the Meridian. A venture in poetry and music. This CD of Russian ...