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Armenian-American ‪#‎violinist‬ Anahid Ajemian, a founding member of the Composers String Quartet, has died at the age of 92:

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Video: ‪#‎violinist‬ Maxim Vengerov gives an emotional performance of Komitas in 2015 for ‘With you Armenia’ – a series of concerts commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide:

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Video: In honour of Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday yesterday, here's the ‪#‎violinist‬ performing John Williams' Schindler's List theme in November last year:

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American ‪#‎cellist‬, Suzuki specialist and dean emeritus of the +Music Institute of Chicago Gilda Barston has died aged 71:

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The Allegra Chamber Orchestra, which features female musicians performing music by female composers, has launched in Vancouver:

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Video: Johann Strauss II's Tritsch-Tratsch Polka as you have never heard it before... arranged for ‪#‎doublebass‬ orchestra by +Wells Cathedral School l's David Heyes:

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'The process may take two months, but is well worth the careful effort...'

US ‪#‎violinist‬ Mimi Zweig explains how to engage new pupils in note reading:

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Video: a new HD version of ‪#‎violinist‬ Midori Gotō performing Brahms's Violin Concerto in 2013 has emerged:

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Former leader of the Leipzig Quartet, ‪#‎violinist‬ Stefan Arzberger, who was charged with attempted murder in New York last year, has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless assault, and faces no jail time:

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'I hate it when people assume that because I enjoy what I do that it’s OK to ask me to play for free'

Where do string players draw the line between opportunity and exploitation?

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'Today's ‪#‎doublebass‬ students learn high-level technique for solo playing, yet many don’t have the tools to apply that technique intelligently to orchestral parts'

Chi-chi Nwanoku argues that bass students need to be more realistic about their career expectations:

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Wesley Collins has been appointed principal ‪#‎violist‬ of the +Cleveland Orchestra, replacing Robert Vernon, his former professor at the +Curtis Institute of Music:

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