Strings 101: The Science, History, and Care of Strings

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Lecture


D’Addario has created a presentation that demystifies the strings on our instruments. By detailing the history and anatomy of strings, we hope that everyone will gain more understanding of what best suits their instrument, playing style, and playing level.  We’ll discuss everything that goes into making and playing on a string, including materials, maintenance, longevity, rosin, and everything in between.

About the speaker

Markus Lawrenson, D’addario

Markus Lawrenson is Global Artist & Market Development Manager for D’Addario Orchestral.  His background is as a professional violinist.  A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Markus has a wide range of playing experience.  During his studies, Markus developed a passion for orchestral playing inspired by working under conductors including Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel and Bernard Haitink.   

A member of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, China for nearly 7 years, Markus toured China and Asia extensively and performed a vast amount of repertoire.  Prior to this he freelanced throughout the UK performing in various ensembles and orchestras. 

His musical highlights include BBC broadcasts and recordings from the Albert Hall and performing at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles.