Miranda Dale (1st Violin, Philharmonia Orchestra)
The violin is the highest pitched and most agile member of the string family. In a typical orchestra, violins are grouped into Firsts and Seconds. The leader of the First Violins is also the Leader of the Orchestra. Numbers vary, but usually there are sixteen Firsts and fourteen Seconds, seated two to a 'desk'.
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Be sure to visit the 'player's tips and tricks' section for some very useful advice about aspects of violin writing.