University of Sydney

The Performance and Pedagogy of Bowed Instruments

Conference & Bow Exhibition at the Sydney Conservatorium, March 16-17 2012

Presented in collaboration with Lespets-Camden Fine Violins with keynote speaker Pierre Guillaume (Bruxelles)
Convener: Goetz Richter, Sydney Conservatorium
The conference features a French bow-exhibition of approximate 80 bows brought to Australia by Pierre Guillaume.

March 16: Post-Graduate Research Projects

3 pm                      Rebecca Gill: Developing the 19th century aesthetics of violin playing in Bohemia and Moravia: a comparison of the repertoire                                                       for violin and piano by Dvorak and Janacek
3.20 pm                 Anastasia Dudar: Hindemith’s Violin Concerto
3.40 pm                 Mee Na Lojewski: The Interaction of Galant and Grotesque Aesthetics in Haydn’s Cello Concerti
4 pm                       Break                    
4.15 pm                 Marianne Broadfoot: A New Mode of Expression: Karol Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto op 35
4.35 pm                 Charlotte Fetherston: Alfred Hill’s Viola Concerto
4.55 pm                 Anna O'Brien: Resphigi & Modernism

5.30 pm                 Bow Exhibition opens (close 7 pm)

March 17: String Pedagogy Open Forum
Bow Exhibition opens 2 pm
3 pm                       Welcome
3.15                        Ole Bøhn (Sydney/ Oslo): The French Violin School, its influence on violin bow technique, sound production and aesthetics
3.45                        Evgeny Sorkin (Sydney): Foundations of Bow Technique- the case for etudes
4.15                        Break
4.30 pm                 Goetz Richter (Sydney):  Technical Perplexities: What is "bow technique”?
5 pm                       Keynote: Pierre Guillaume (Bruxelles): Bow construction and bow makers – an overview
5.30 pm Bow Exhibition (closes 7.30 pm)
Pierre Guillaume (Bruxelles)
Pierre Guillaume is one of the world’s foremost bow makers and experts on bows. His work is formed by the French tradition of great bow making including masters such as Ouchard, Morizot and Bazin. His knowledge and expertise is keenly sought by leading artists and string players including Joshua Bell, Heinrich Schiff, Igor Oistrach and Misha Maisky.
pdf file of bow exhibition brochure