Master class Takashi Shimizu; insight into violin playing from many worlds
What was the secret of great violinists like Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin and Nathan Milstein? The Japanese violinist Takashi Shimizu knows. Not only was he trained under the regime of Japanese discipline, he also learned the finer points of these great violinists personally. Moreover, he immersed himself in Russian and French bowing techniques, among others, and translated all that into a modern style of violin playing. Takashi Shimizu is thus not only full of stories about the violin giants from a near past, he also offers insight into violin playing from many worlds in the Remonstrant Church in Alkmaar.