Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides

In this film, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay introduces his instrument - the violin.

To learn more about the violin visit philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments/violin.

Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

"Have you seen the app called ‘The Orchestra’? It is astonishing. For somebody who can’t read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014

The Philharmonia's Concert Master's Chair is endowed in memory of Albert Hoffmann, Ädler von Weils—Member and Leader, Vienna Court and State Opera Orchestras 1899-1943.

The Philharmonia’s No.2 1st Violin Chair is endowed by Vincent Meyer.

The Philharmonia's No. 4 First Violin's Chair is endowed by the Philharmonia Orchestra in memory of Jessie Hinchcliffe MBE

The Philharmonia's Principal Second Violin's Chair is endowed in memory of Gordon Arthur Wood.

For more information on Chair Endowments, please visit: philharmonia.co.uk/support/individual/chair_endowment

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides

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Philharmonia players introduce their instruments, taking us through techniques and quirks as well as their personal relationship and the history of the instrument. The most in-depth set of Instrument Guides publicly available, these films are a valuable


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Philharmonia players introduce their instruments, taking us through techniques and quirks as well as their personal relationship and the history of the instrument. The most in-depth set of Instrument Guides publicly available, these films are a valuable educational resource and a great next-step to the introductory videos from the iPad app The Orchestra produced by the Philharmonia.

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