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Andrew Taheny

Violin – JC Kloz 1756, ‘Keith Dale’ with bows by Eitan Hoffer

Andrew holds a BMus & MMus from the RNCM and is now freelancing in London with a Southbank Sinfonia Fellowship.
He writes: Since discovering my passion for historically informed performance (HIP) I have sought every opportunity to develop this side of my playing. I am endlessly fascinated by its theoretical and practical challenges; its sense of liberation and its ability to breathe new life into familiar and neglected repertoire. Alongside my studies I have taken part in baroque summer schools and my dissertation on the philosophy of performance practices in 19thC string playing was awarded the Frederick Niecks Essay Prize, and my Masters dissertation was on meaning and expressivity in early 17thC Italian violin sonatas. During my studies at the RNCM I borrowed a baroque instrument and bow from the

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