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16 Opportunities with UK and Ireland Orchestras

There are currently 16 opportunities available with UK and Ireland orchestras ranging from Leader positions to Chief Executive roles.

Following the …


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Free Download: Vivalidi's 'Il Riposo per il Santissimo Natale'

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Christmas Music

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A blinged-out case from Musafia for a client's Eric Benning-crafted #Balestrieri #violin. It even has lights inside! https://t.co/Irr3rWZ3U3

8 views on antiquing a modern violin

A roller coaster of emotions can be felt when antiquing. Sometimes it can look horrible and daunting, and make us want to quit. At other times it …


11 winter tips for you and your instrument to survive these cold months

January 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Last winter I frequently heard very anxious customers about their instrument going out of tune so frequently in the …


Interview with Philippe Quint: The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Written by Laurie Niles
Published: September 11, 2014 at 4:33 AM [UTC]

After some 200 performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Russian-born …


The Week in Reviews, Op. 108: Hilary Hahn, Isabelle Faust, Jennifer Koh

Written by Laurie Niles
Published: November 25, 2015 at 9:44 PM [UTC]

In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com …


2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition announces semi-finalists

The semi-finalists of the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition have been announced. The 20 remaining candidates will perform a varied …


'My Goal Is To Not Be Bored By What I Do': Itzhak Perlman At 70

On a long drive, Itzhak Perlman will sometimes listen to classical music on the radio and try to guess who's playing.

"There is always a question …


He started in the last row of the violins…

The veteran critic and broadcaster Martin Bookspan has written for Slipped Disc a beautiful memoir of his friend, concertmaster Joseph Silverstein,


D.C. Cellist Raises More Than $200,000 To Make Music For Cats

"I want chicken, I want liver, Meow Mix, Meow Mix, please deliver" may be the reigning cat tune, but it apparently won't be for long.

Area man David …


British Violin Concertos by Haydn Wood & Coleridge Taylor

Posted on12 November, 2015

Tasmin Little plays British Violin Concertos

HAYDN WOOD (1882-1959): Violin Concerto SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912): …


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8 ways to improve Baroque performance

A Baroque bow tells you how to play, because this music was written for one. If I try to play Bach with a modern bow now, it’s very hard – almost …


Violinist Midori cancels US Korngold performance

Midori has cancelled her forthcoming performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Erie Chamber Orchestra in the US. The Japanese violinist, who …


Violinist Rachel Podger gives Baroque bowing masterclass

‘Imagine your hand is like seaweed in the water, always flowing…’

British Baroque violinist Rachel Podger gives a bowing masterclass as part of the …


2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition names shortlisted candidates

The 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition will launch with an opening ceremony this Sunday 22 November at Helsinki Conservatory.

The …


How to prepare for a concert tour, by violinist Chloë Hanslip

One of the joys of being a musician is the opportunity to tour around the world playing concerts (and if you’re very lucky, occasionally having the …


Does the quest for perfection discourage creativity at lutherie competitions?

My stay in Cremona for the Mondomusica trade show this September took place at the same time as the exhibition of the Triennale violin making …


André Rieu: 'A fake £24m fairytale castle left me bankrupt’

Fame & Fortune: Superstar violinist André Rieu is the world’s most successful touring musician. But, he says, it hasn’t always been a profitable career

Famously dubbed the “King of Waltz”, André Rieu, 66, first picked up the violin at just five years old, went on to form his own orchestra and has …


Week after attacks, defiant Parisians honor the victims

Shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday


India’s 24-Year-Old Itzhak Perlman

A middle-aged, squat, gray-haired Indian man plays an ancient classical drum onstage at a venerated music school; he’s performing classical Carnatic …


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