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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed a number of new musicians, including three #violinists and three #cellists:

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Video: you can now watch the full documentary short, 'Joe's Violin', which tells the moving story of a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor who donates his #violin to a 14-year-old Bronx schoolgirl:

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Video: The Strad's cover stars, #violinist Julia Fischer and #cellist Daniel Müller-Schott perform Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia as an encore in 2007:

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Janine Jansen has this week received the 1707 Stradivarius ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ #violin on a ten-year loan from Dextra Musica:

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+Queensland Symphony Orchestra #violinist Stephen Phillips has been killed in a road accident in New Zealand aged 54:

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23-year-old Gyehee Kim has won the #violin section of the 2016 George Enescu Festival International Competition in Romania:

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'There are so many different brands at many different prices, some making extraordinary claims for improving tone and performance...'

How to choose the right rosin, in terms of colour, brand and price:

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Video: here's Yuri Bashmet performing Brahms Viola Sonata no.2 with #pianist Evgeny Kissin.

Former +London Symphony Orchestra principal #violist Paul Silverthorne marks up sheet music for the work - giving bowings and fingerings - in our current issue:

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'Learning how to play in a way that sounds soft and expressive, but has an outcome that’s as loud as fortissimo is exciting...'

The Strad's cover stars, #violinist Julia Fischer and #cellist Daniel Müller-Schott talk about achieving a soloistic piano:

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Video: here's Elli Choi, aged just 7, performing the third movement of Felix Mendelssohn's #Violin Concerto in 2008. Choi, now aged 15, has been named the winner of the World Monaco Music Masters Competition 2016:

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US #violinist Elli Choi has won the 2016 World Monaco Music Masters Competition and receives the Prince Rainier III Prize, worth €30,000:

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