A top cellist told us the secret of great vibrato

19 May 2015, 12:56

We asked Steven Isserlis what the secret of good vibrato is and, to be truthful, we were expecting a technical answer.

However, as you can see from this great video, it's actually all about the emotion you put into it. 

 

 

Posted by Daniel Ross on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

 

 

Listen again to Steven Isserlis interviewed on Charlotte Green's Culture Club

"The trouble is, people use much too much vibrato these days, it's like pouring much too much sauce on your food."

"The most important thing with vibrato is to mean it, not to pour it on automatically."

*sheds cello-shaped tear*

(vibrato image via Lunanova)

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