‘Twinkle’ always makes me cry: Q&A with Helen Brunner in The Strad

By ESA Administrator

07th April 2023

Ahead of the BSMA Gala Concert on 9 April, pioneering teacher Helen Brunner speaks to The Strad about what the SUZUKI™ Method means to her.

What are you most looking forward to in April’s gala event?

"The miracle of thousands of children playing together from all over Europe - from Iceland to Vietnam, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, is astonishing, and I always look forward to concerts like this. It demonstrates Suzuki philosophy in action so beautifully. I never get over the joy of listening to the music of our universal Suzuki repertoire, however, this time we have commissioned something new, from Timothy Murray: a transcription of Greensleeves for all players. I can’t wait to hear his version of this great British icon.

But it is also true to say that the final Twinkle always makes me cry."

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