Violin

By hamwhacker | Recent violin news, reviews and videos for fans of the instrument.

Laurie's Violin School: Searching for the Patterns

March 3, 2015, 9:34 AM · "Let's strip out all the other notes and practice just the scale in this little passage," I advised a student who was …

Guitar Lessons

V.com weekend vote: Is your chin rest on the side or center?

March 24, 2017, 3:54 PM · With so much talk over the years about shoulder rests, something that seems to get less attention is chin rests. It …

Workouts

The Week in Reviews, Op. 174: Anne Akiko Meyers, Philippe Quint, Benjamin Beilman

March 27, 2017, 12:34 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of …

Flute

Mutterissimo! Anne-Sophie Mutter celebrates 40 years of performance - CSO Sounds Stories

The international world of violin virtuosos has its up-and-comers, also-rans and middle-of-the-roaders, but Anne-Sophie Mutter has long remained one …

Classical Music

What a great night @TheApexVenue #BuryStEdmunds watching #Frigg with some lively Finnish fiddling. https://t.co/AfnCOgGp1c

Are Violins & Fiddles Set-Up Differently?

Stephanie PowellJuly 1, 2014<p>When it gets down to it, do violins and fiddles really differ?<p><i>By Christopher Jacoby</i><p><i></i><b>Q:</b> I normally play bluegrass, old …

Classical Music

Violinist Hilary Hahn gives elegant performance at Bass Hall

The Cliburn Concerts series moved back to its old home grounds, Bass Hall, for Tuesday night’s impressive presentation. The spotlight this time was …

Performing Arts

Bella Electric Strings bring fast-paced entertainment, delightful mix of songs

Violin Femmes starring Bella Electric Strings entertains with an evening of fast-paced entertainment, a delightful mix of classic rock and heavy …

Music

My World - Kennedy: Dedications, Three Sisters

The Strad issue<p>March 2017<p>Description<p>Nigel Kennedy turns composer as he invites us into his world<p>Musicians<p>Nigel Kennedy (violin), Orphy Robinson …

Music

Movement in the bow hand and wrist, by violin professor Boris Kuschnir

<i>The following article is published as part of a larger Technique feature by Boris Kuschnir in The Strad’s April 2017 issue, out now</i> <i>– download on</i> …

Yoga

Ed Sheeran - Perfect - Eduard Freixa Violin Cover

Birmingham Conservatoire student attempts to set world record dressed in viola costume

A student from Birmingham Conservatoire, UK is to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for running the fastest half marathon dressed as a …

South Africa

Savannah Music Festival: Daniel Hope leads classical lineup in dual role

Celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes, Daniel Hope has been associate artistic director of the …

Festivals

Rising British violinist to appear with RLPO at RCH

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will make their latest visit to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on March 31, from 7.30pm.<p>Conductor Vasily …

Music

Making sweet music here again

Zoe Freisberg<p>The winner of the 2016 Kendall National Violin Competition, is coming back to give a recital.<p>Zoe Freisberg, who won the hearts of the …

Flute

Whatever happened to improvisation in classical music?

There are some concert tickets up for grabs tonight. You can choose between seeing some of your favourite violinists of today performing works by …

Flute

9 ways for musicians to think like top athletes

<b>1. Love of your profession</b><br>My thesis advisor called it simply ‘joy’. Musicians have to remember that love of music is what got them started in the …

Flute

Malta International Violin Making Competition 2017 names winners

The Malta International Violin Making Competition, which took place in February 2017, has named its category winners.<p>Run by the Central Academy of …

China

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter donates performance fee to refugee charities

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhaus Orchestra have donated their fees from a concert last weekend to two …

Empathy

Nathan Meltzer wins Windsor Festival International String Competition in U.K.

March 19, 2017, 8:25 PM · Congratulations to the winners of the Windsor Festival International String Competition!<p>They are:<p>First Place and Audience …

Orchestras

The Week in Reviews, Op. 173: James Ehnes, Angelo Xiang Yu, Alexander Kerr

March 20, 2017, 4:54 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of …

Flute

Brain of a Violist -- the real chart!

By Laurie Niles: Several weeks ago we created a Brain of a Violinist chart, in response to Classic FM's cute series of pie charts which, nonetheless, …

The Brain

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, superstar soloist headed to Daytona

Perfection in the literal sense is ever-elusive, but that doesn’t prevent Nicola Benedetti from pursuing it.<p>It may be difficult to convince an …

Violinist Stephen Waarts Wins Avery Fisher Career Grant

At age 20, Los Altos’s Stephen Waarts has a collection of awards and honors that could make a violinist three times his age blush. Last week, Waarts …

NBA

Henschel Quartett brings award-winning sound to Bryan Tuesday night

An international award-winning music group, The Henschel Quartett from Munich, Germany, will pay tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach Tuesday night …

Classical Music

Long-lost Stradivarius violin thrills audiences again

After being lost for decades, a rare Stradivarius violin is ready to thrill audiences again.<p>The 18th century instrument was stolen from its owner, violinist Roman Totenberg, who died in 2012.<p>Recovered two years ago, it has just been played in public at a private concert in New York by his former …

Carnegie Hall opportunity excites Chinese violinist

Carnegie Hall is about a 25-minute walk from Wang Jiazhi's apartment. It's a favorite place to visit for the Chinese violinist, who has watched …

Jazz

Congratulations to the finalists and thank you to all the competitors who gave AMAZING recitals today. Also thank you @WindsorFestival staff https://t.co/s12XQRUyPi

Windsor Festival @WindsorFestival

Windsor Festival International String Competition Semi-finals<p>Periscope<p>video<p>https://www.periscope.tv/w/1mnxeVmWrLrKX<p>contact@periscope.tv