Resources

Can you name a handful of great players (past and present) on your instrument? This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a jumping off point in case you don't know where to start...Who would you add?

Listening to these and other players will help you improve in every way as a musician!

Violin

Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Randall Goosby, Nicola Benedetti, Jascha Heifetz*

Viola

Tabea Zimmermann, Roberto Diaz, Helen Callus, Paul Neubauer, William Primrose*

Cello

Yo-Yo Ma, Jacqueline du Pré, Mstislav Rostropovich, Mike Block, Pablo Casals*

Double Bass

Gary Karr, Xavier Foley, Edgar Meyer

Jazz-specific: Charles Mingus, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Paul Chambers

*Recordings by musicians with an asterisk may be a little more dated than the others but are still well worth checking out.