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Encore! ABRSM publishes collection of best-loved violin exam pieces
Violin is the latest instrument to be added to ABRSM’s Encore series with three new books featuring popular violin exam pieces from the last few decades. Each of the books covers two grades and provides a source of appealing repertoire which can be used for lessons, recitals, and playing for fun. Violinists will find a wide variety of best-loved repertoire originating from all around the world and spanning all musical periods, including classical, folk and dance styles. ABRSM grade markers give an instant indication of difficulty, which helps inform recital planning or players looking to discover new music.
A word from the compiler
Penny Stirling, the series compiler said "Compiling these pieces for Encore Violin made me realise what a fantastic choice of repertoire we are lucky to enjoy. My own students are always hungry for good concert pieces and these choices should give something to cherish for every occasion, both happy and contemplative, that will provide fun and enjoyment for performer and listener alike." The books include footnotes to facilitate deeper understanding and engagement with the music, signposting the key skills each piece develops and providing background information and ideas for exploring the music.
The Encore series
Encore was first released in 2015 for Piano. Encore Violin is now available to purchase online at www.abrsm.org/encore or from music retailers worldwide.