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Weekend vote: Do you compose? And if so, is it with manuscript and paper, or do you use the computer?
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V.com weekend vote: Do you compose? September 30, 2016, 11:29 AM · The face of music composition is changing rapidly these days, as technology makes it much easier for people without training in music theory or in playing instruments to create their own music. The good news is that for those who ...
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No need to be a purist -- violin etudes work just as well on viola!
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Etudes for All! Violin Etudes as Viola Etudes. September 29, 2016, 10:38 AM ·. This is my first post at violinist.com. I've been happy to see a strong viola presence on violinist.com, as I think there is more that unites us than divides us! One such area I'd like to focus on in this post is ...
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For your listening pleasure: New recordings out this week by Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman Vadim Gluzman and the Lyris Quartet. Enjoy!
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For the Record, Op. 2: New Recordings by Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Vadim Gluzman. September 28, 2016, 8:33 PM · Welcome to "For the Record," Violinist.com's weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians.
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The first-ever Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition has extended its application deadline to Oct. 28.
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Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition extends deadline to Oct. 28. September 27, 2016, 2:22 PM · The first-ever Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition has extended its application deadline to Oct. 28. Click here for more information about applying.
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"Hilary Hahn so moved her audience..that she performed two encores instead of one." Our weekly roundup of reviews, with Hilary Hahn, Lisa Batiashvili, Simone Lamsma and more.
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The Week in Reviews, Op. 150: Hilary Hahn, Lisa Batiashvili, Simone Lamsma. September 26, 2016, 11:29 AM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.
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Introducing "For the Record," our new V.com feature that keeps you updated on new recordings! This week: Jennifer Koh, Philippe Quint, Chiara String Quartet and more:
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For the Record, Op. 1: New Recordings by Jennifer Koh, Philippe Quint, Chiara String Quartet and more. September 21, 2016, 9:43 PM · This week we're launching a new feature on Violinist.com called "For the Record," a weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, ...
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From hiding in a dark basement to practice as a child during China's cultural revolution, to being a top violin professor today in China, here is the fascinating story of Chinese violinist Vera Tsu Weiling.
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Interview with Chinese violinist Vera Tsu Weiling: From the Cultural Revolution to Now. September 29, 2016, 3:07 PM · As a child learning to play the violin in Shanghai during China's Cultural Revolution, Vera Tsu Weiling hid in a dark basement to practice, using sheets of music copied out in ...
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For your listening pleasure: New recordings out this week by Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman Vadim Gluzman and the Lyris Quartet. Enjoy!
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For the Record, Op. 2: New Recordings by Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Vadim Gluzman. September 28, 2016, 8:33 PM · Welcome to "For the Record," Violinist.com's weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians.
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Longtime San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink will step down at the end of March 2017.
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Assink, 61, who has held the post since 1999, is the fourth Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony since the position was created in 1939. Others were Howard Skinner (1939-1964), Joseph Scafidi (1965-1978) and Peter Pastreich (1978-1999). Assink also served as the Symphony's General ...
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Want to write a blog on Violinist.com? Here are some guidelines: http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20169/19755/
How to write a blog on Violinist.com. September 27, 2016, 1:11 PM · Anyone who is a member of Violinist.com is welcome to write a blog on Violinist.com, and we'd like to encourage you to do so. But how do you do it, logistically? What are Violinist.com editors looking for in a blog?
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Weekend vote: What inspired you to learn to play the violin, viola or other instrument? Was it a famous musician? A recording? A teacher?
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V.com weekend vote: What inspired you start playing the violin, viola or other instrument? September 22, 2016, 7:00 PM · What inspired you to learn to play the violin, viola or other instrument? It's one of the first questions I ask people whom I'm interviewing, because the answer can tell so ...
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As Mendelssohn once said: "The thoughts expressed to me by the music I love are not too indefinite to be put into words, but on the contrary, too definite."
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Where Words Fail, Music Speaks. September 21, 2016, 11:44 AM · After I released my last album, Music from the Suitcase, nearly three years ago, I immediately started thinking about a direction for my next project. This process was not simple and took many months. While Suitcase explored a ...
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