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Reflections | Zoya Leybin, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bow distribution and placement according to style 00h:00m:05s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Playing close to the fingerboard with a slow bow and an even sound 00h:00m:21s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Playing with the bow closer to the bridge creates a deeper more focused sound 00h:00m:33s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Importance of practicing different bowing angles and locations to create different style and sound 00h:01m:07s

Former San Francisco Symphony violinist Zoya Leybin discusses the effects of bow position on sound



Zoya Leybin

Zoya Leybin was a first violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Leybin was born into a Jewish family in Riga, Latvia, part of the former Soviet Union. At the age of five and a half, Leybin began studying the violin, eventually studying under David Oistrakh and Yanke Levich at the Moscow Conservatory. For religious, human and artist freedom, Ms. Leybing immigrated briefly to Italy, then to Canada and finally to the U.S. when she joined the Denver Symphony. Two years later, she joined the San Francisco Symphony. She regularly coaches at the New World Symphony.