Bow position on the violin
|Bow distribution and placement according to style||00h:00m:05s|
|Playing close to the fingerboard with a slow bow and an even sound||00h:00m:21s|
|Playing with the bow closer to the bridge creates a deeper more focused sound||00h:00m:33s|
|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 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.