Developing and producing sound on your instrument is a journey inside your mind and inside your hearing. To really create a sound you love and are comfortable with, you need plenty of space and peace within your practice; take things slowly, don’t put pressure on yourself and take the time to hear and feel things clearly.
The sound we make is the most personal thing about our playing – everyone’s tone is unique. No two violinists sound the same, nor should they sound the same. Be inspired by other musicians’ sounds, of course, but remember to be yourself. The route we each take to developing our own sound is a voyage of experimentation and discovery: rewarding, completely engrossing, and of course it can also be frustrating at times! But it is about finding a balance and remembering to take the time you need to work on it.