Practicing technique and articulation

Reflections | Ronald Thomas
Bt_movie_not_in_use Left hand articulation technique 00h:00m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Practice anticipating left hand positioning as you play, prepare for change 00h:01m:11s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bow technique: keep bow perpendicular with the strings as you play 00h:02m:02s


Ronald Thomas, Principal Cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, talks about practicing technique and articulation

Instruments:
Cello



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Ronald Thomas

Ronald Thomas is Principal Cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Thomas is the co-founder and artistic director of the Boston Chamber Music Society with whom he appears regularly and has produced a number of highly acclaimed recordings. Mr. Thomas is the artistic director of Chestnut Hill Concerts and has been involved at Bargemusic in New York City. While he was a member of the Boston Musica Viva and the Aeolian Chamber Players, he premiered countless new works. Thomas has taught at M.I.T., Brown University, Boston Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. Prior to winning the Young Artists International Auditions at the age of nineteen, he attended the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute. His principal teachers were Lorne Munroe, David Soyer, and for early studies, Mary Canberg.