Exploring Trinity’s Strings Syllabus 2020–2023: Violin Grade 8

Exploring Trinity’s Strings Syllabus 2020–2023 repertoire: Violin Grade 8

Watch performance tips and guidance on the following selection of pieces from Trinity's Grade 8 Violin syllabus, with Jon Visanji accompanied on piano by Aleksander Szram.

  • John Williams: Remembrances (from Three Pieces from Schindler's List)
  • Alwyn: Allegro e grazioso (1st movement from Sonatina) *
  • Beethoven: Rondo (3rd movement from Sonata no. 1 in D, op. 12 no. 1)
  • J S Bach: Allegro (4th movement from Sonata no. 4, BWV 1017) *

* from Violin Exam Pieces 2020—2023: Grade 8, published by Trinity College London Press

Download an unmarked part of the J S Bach Allegro BWV 1017 here.

Jon Visanji studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is a versatile freelance violinist, equally at home in an orchestra pit for a show, to performing on live national television. He has performed with some of the UK’s top symphony and pit orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English National Ballet, and also in the pop and session world, performing and recording with a range of popular music artists, including Jennifer Hudson, Tom Walker and Richard Hawley, One Direction and Girls Aloud. He has recorded soundtracks and appeared in some film and TV series, most recently in the film The Death of Stalin and the latest series of The Crown on Netflix.

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