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Stolen instrument: J. Michael G. Fischer viola, 1988, reported missing by Gillian Hunter from her London home. Please spread the word!
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Stolen: 1988 J. Michael Fischer viola. February 10, 2016, 2:29 PM · Violist Gillian Hunter reports that a Michael Fischer viola was stolen from her home in East Dulwich, London, around Jan. 29, while she was on holiday. The viola was in a fitted black backpack Gewa case with a blue interior, ...
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Sphinx Competition! First-place winners were Junior Division violinist Maria Anderson and Senior Division cellist Thomas Mesa. Read more: http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20162/17359/
Laureates Announced in the 2016 Sphinx Competition. February 9, 2016, 10:45 PM · Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit, Mich.! The Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino strings players provides an opportunity for young musicians of color to compete ...
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"I studied violin for many years and, like all instrumentalists, try to push the boundaries of what the instrument can do," said legendary composer Krzysztof Penderecki, 82.
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Krzysztof Penderecki and the Cutting Edge of Contemporary: Storioni Festival 2016. February 4, 2016, 11:33 AM · At 82, the legendary composer Krzysztof Penderecki never tires of producing music, nor globetrotting. This year's Storioni Festival, an 11-day celebration in the Dutch province of ...
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We start with mechanics, finger placement and outward appearance, but ultimately the bow arm must feel right and follow the sound.
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Bow Arms Are Born, Not Made. February 1, 2016, 9:07 PM · A vast number of details need to be worked out in creating a bow arm for a young violinist -- there is no panacea, no formula for the perfect bow arm. It would be wonderful if one method or one brilliant insight cleared up all the problems ...
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Chad Hoopes displayed "a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry" in his his Kennedy Center debut. Our weekly roundup of reviews from around the world:
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The Week in Reviews, Op. 116: Chad Hoopes, Julian Rachlin, Sergey Khachatryan. February 2, 2016, 12:08 PM · 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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It started with just 10 kids -- now violinist and Sphinx laureate Danielle Belén is taking her summer strings program to new levels as it moves to the University of Michigan. How did she do it, at such a young age?
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Interview with Danielle Bélen: Making Center Stage. February 1, 2016, 11:30 AM · What to do, when you want to send your students to the great summer music program you once attended, but it's no longer around? Here's what Danielle Belén did, she started her own: Center Stage Strings, ...
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Our weekly roundup of reviews from around the world, this week featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Daniel Hope, David Coucheron, Joshua Bell and more:
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The Week in Reviews, Op. 117: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Daniel Hope, David Coucheron. February 10, 2016, 1:26 PM · 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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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Sphinx Competition! First-place winners were Junior Division violinist Maria Anderson and Senior Division cellist Thomas Mesa. Read more: http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20162/17359/
Laureates Announced in the 2016 Sphinx Competition. February 9, 2016, 10:45 PM · Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit, Mich.! The Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino strings players provides an opportunity for young musicians of color to compete ...
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Enjoying the Simple Things. February 2, 2016, 10:27 AM · I recently read a conversation with some adult starters about playing with an orchestra/ ensemble, etc., and what the motivations are, both for and against. A number of individuals had joined groups that were somewhat above their existing ...
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Chad Hoopes displayed "a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry" in his his Kennedy Center debut. Our weekly roundup of reviews from around the world:
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The Week in Reviews, Op. 116: Chad Hoopes, Julian Rachlin, Sergey Khachatryan. February 2, 2016, 12:08 PM · 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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Competition Updates: Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition extends deadline; Record Applications for Montreal International Violin Competition (Concours musical international de Montréal)
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Competition Updates: Shanghai-Stern extends deadline; Record Applications for Montreal. February 2, 2016, 10:37 AM · A few updates from the competition circuit: The deadline for the new Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition has been extended. Applications will be accepted through Feb.
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Consider this possibility: Jaap van Zweden was an inspired choice, as new Music Director for the New York Philharmonic.
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In Praise of Jaap van Zweden. January 31, 2016, 5:14 PM · AMSTERDAM -- As the first wave of media frenzy subsides following the announcement of Jaap van Zweden's appointment as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 2018, it is time to take stock of the emotional roller coaster of ...
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