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Travels with a ‘cello

String Ambassadors from Hampshire County Council’s Music Service recently took part in an advanced practical playing session with Leandro Silvera, renowned cellist and current Head of Strings at King’s College School, Wimbledon. The session took place on Sunday 6th March at Weeke Primary School, and the young musicians, aged 14-17 explored highlights of the Romantic string chamber repertoire with four very different pieces from Norway to South America. The afternoon culminated in an informal performance for the parents.

Leandro said, The students were fantastic –focused, willing and talented – a real credit to Hampshire!” Gideon Baker, Leading Professional (Strings) from Hampshire Music Service, added, Leandro delivered the masterclass with style and sensitivity – keeping a great balance between humour and pertinent musical points.”

Practical playing tips for the String Ambassadors