Expert practice and the technical mastery of individual violinists in string quartet playing

Lucas Ian O'Brien

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The string quatrtet has been a central compositional form in western classical music for centuries. This research investigates
a perceived lacuna in the training of individual violinists and acquisition of expertise in the string quartet setting. This study
explores the nature of expertise acquisition, highlighting links between existing literature and the model used in Otakar Sevcik's
pedagogical work, J. Brahms: Konzert D-Dur, Op. 18. Using this model and analyzing the skill-acquisition processes embedded
within it, these principles are applied to the creation of exercises for the first violin part of Schubert's String Quartet in G Major,
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Wijsman, Suzanne, Supervisor
  • Bannan, Nicholas, Supervisor
Award date6 Feb 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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