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Northwest news in brief

<b>Support Sistema</b><br>The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents Changing Lives Through Music at Maples Collegiate in the Judy Silver Commons on Thurs., May …

Canadian News

UTubers: LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker releases cover of ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’

When Jenny Oaks Baker plays the violin, she says she feels God’s love, and in her latest music video, she plays a song about drawing closer to God.<p>A …

Violin

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos Talks About His New Release

Violinist <b>Leonidas Kavakos</b> is regarded as one of the world’s finest violinists, an exceptional talent who has appeared with the world’s greatest …

Violinist Yu a wow with Charlotte Symphony

To non-English conductors, Ralph Vaughan Williams often looks like trouble. His nine symphonies are the most important set in 400 years of English …

American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin Republican American

FORT WORTH, Texas — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of …

Airplanes

100 Years Ago, Violin God Yehudi Menuhin Was Born

April 22 marks the centenary of violinist Yehudi Menuhin (born Yehudi Mnuchin in New York). After 12-year-old Yehudi Menuhin played three concertos …

Jewish Culture

I'm honored to be a small part of something much bigger than I am.@USEmbassyKyiv #CulturalDiplomacy #NewEraOrchestra https://t.co/YwLCSFStWD

Parody video: how to be a classical musician

‘Step 4: Practise….for the rest of your life’<p>‘Step 8: Avoid acquiring a pretentious European accent’<p>CBC Music presents a tongue-in-cheek video guide …

Satire

Violinist Joshua Bell joins US cultural mission to Cuba

The US government has this week sent a cultural mission to Cuba following President Barack Obama’s visit to the country last month, signifying a thaw …

Joshua Bell

Why can't players get vibrato right?

We live in an age of too many certainties, and string playing has not escaped the attentions of the fundamentalists. If I had a pound for every word …

Yehudi Menuhin birth centenary: How India shaped the legendary violinist

It is an image that sticks in the memory. Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest 20th century violinists, is upside down in a yoga headstand before a …

Asia

Strad on the run: Rare- instrument restorer Rafael Carrabba accomplishes task of a lifetime

Lately, Rafael Carrabba has been able to breathe just a little bit easier.<p>A few weeks ago, the Seattle-based master luthier — who finds and fixes …

University of Michigan

BREAKING | 3 Finalists Announced at 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

The 3 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 <b>Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition</b>, in Odense, Denmark.<p>The 2016 Finalists …

Violin

Menuhin Competition Prize Winner Kevin Miura to Receive Stradivarius Loan

It has been announced today that 13 year old American/Japanese violinist, <b>Kevin Miura</b> is to receive the 18 months loan of a Golden Period Stradivari …

Los Angeles

The Week in Reviews, Op. 127: Anne Akiko Meyers; Julia Fischer and Menuhin winners; Leila Josefowicz

April 19, 2016, 12:59 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of …

Classical Music

Melrose Symphony pops concert: 'Fiddle & Film'

The Melrose Symphony Orchestra will present their annual May Pops concert, "Fiddle & Film," on Saturday, May 7 8 p.m. at Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 …

Celtic Music

Violinist breaks a leg — or rather, a foot.

“Break a leg” and “the show must go on” are among the most overused injunctions in the performing arts. On Friday, Anne Akiko Meyers joined the lists of performers who have obeyed both.<p>To be exact, she didn’t break a leg. She broke her foot. But it didn’t stop her from performing Mason Bates’s …

Violin

Hilary Hahn Craves the Sound of Silence

Violinist Hilary Hahn loves silence and envies paintings.<p>In a life filled with noise and creating music that is inherently sound constantly moving …

San Francisco Bay Area

World

<i>WHAT: Attilla Sautov Solo Violinist Recital</i><p><i>WHEN: Saturday May 7, 2pm</i><p><i>WHERE: Cooran Memorial Hall, 14 Kings St</i><p><i>BOOKINGS:</i> …

Violin

Amadeus & Alexander Symphony Orchestra - Mission Impossible & Unstoppable. Dirigent: Xenti Runceanu

Alan Walker -FADED- Chives Violin Concept

Georgia Southern Fight Song - Josh Vietti

Falsely accused professor cannot bear to hear music

April 18, 2016 by norman lebrecht<p>The former Manchester violin teacher Wen Zhou Li has been speaking about his three-year ordeal after being accused …

College & University

BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature, Menuhin at 100

Yehudi Menuhin was one of the most influential and iconic classical musicians of the twentieth century. Menuhin at 100 marks the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin's birth, exploring the life and career of this remarkable prodigy through the many interviews he gave, held in the BBC archives. The …

Violin

Embracing Improvisation: A Conversation with Val Vigoda

By Karen Allendoerfer: Val Vigoda is an electric violinist, singer/songwriter, and founder of the musical trio <i>GrooveLily</i>. She has toured the world …

Improvisation

Abraham's 11 Practice Points

By Immanuel Abraham: Smart practice is efficient practice. Indeed, "quality over quantity" has never applied so appropriately. This is what tell my …

Music

BCC Music programme praised

THREE talented teenagers have been developing their musical talents for a combined 30 years.<p>At just 18 years old, violinists Myles Gittens, Wesley …

Barbados

Gil Shaham brings Bach to Seattle with a pliant bow and subtle ornamentation

The works of J.S. Bach for solo instruments have always inspired a unique reverence in musicians and their audiences. Cellists return again and again …

Seattle

#Menuhin100 #London2016 Senior Prize winners and the wonderful jurors! https://t.co/8oyx3YUCwJ

SongHa Choi, from South Korea wins #Menuhin100 #London2016 @idagio_official Audience Award! https://t.co/k8PLWnJY20