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Lock of Mozart's hair set to fetch £12,000 at auction

A wisp of fair hair in a gold locket, curled around a note explaining that it came from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction this week.

By the time Mozart died aged 35, he had composed some of the greatest and best-loved music of all time, and the curl …

Music (UK)

Sarah Neufeld on "the air and the hair and the friction"

Photo by Susan Moss.

The violinist opens for St. Vincent on Tuesday at the Orpheum Theatre.

Scott Gordon , @scottgordonwi

May 25, 2015 @ 10:18 am

Sarah …

Friction

FourPlay String Quartet with special guest Neil Gaiman

Friday 5 June | 8:00PM

LONDON Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place
London
WC2H 7BX

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Neil Gaiman

Under the Stars

Song

1

Underneath the Stars

Charlie Siem

3:08

2

Solitude sur la montagne

Charlie Siem

2:42

3

Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune

Charlie Siem

4:48

4

Salut

Why it's time to fine-tune music education in all our schools

Music is enjoying mixed fortunes in schools, as a growing number of students study it for the Leaving Cert while some teachers have less time for the …

Irish Music

Review: 'Severe beauty' marks RPO concert

Thursday's Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert featured two late Romantic-era composers whose music is not heard often enough in the RPO …

Classical review: NZSO, Auckland Town Hall - Music

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's pairing of Britten and Sibelius in Friday's Into the Storm concert was an astute piece of programming.

In fact, …

New Zealand News

Why Kids Need Music in Their Life

There have been some amazing quotes about music over the years, but my favourite comes from Victor Hugo. The famous French poet once said: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

I can identify with his message as there have been several times where …

Kids

“@violinrichmond thanks for stopping by @texanscan and sharing your creative musical talents with the #Prom students and the volunteer crew!…”

Proms

Sistema England on Twitter

Friendship! @InHarmonyTS and Sistema Italia with conductor Carlo Taffuri before a concert in Milan @OldParkPrimary pic.twitter.com/VXFu6uk340

V.com weekend vote: Are competitions for horses, or are they okay for violinists, too?

Written by The Weekend Vote
Published: May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM [UTC]

"Competitions are for horses, not musicians."

Next week the Finals begin in …

Violins

Live from New York! The 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies begins next Tuesday

Written by The Weekend Vote
Published: May 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM [UTC]

Next week violinists from all over the world will gather in New York the 2015 …

Violins

College Student Creates 3D Printed Violin Bows Which Sound Amazing

Classical musicians may soon be more involved with 3D printing than many of them had ever imagined. Austin Peppel, a senior in Environmental Design …

College & University

Violinist visits Jeff High School before weekend concert

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A world-renowned violinist visited Jefferson High School Friday morning to play a preview of her upcoming concert for …

Classical Music

Miss He's Violin Stadium in Shenzhen City, China

After sending our newest accessory color choice out into the world, we eagerly awaited confirmation that we had made the right choice.

A recent visit …

Asia

Classical music: Brilliance, eloquence from violinist Jinjoo Cho

To hear Jinjoo Cho Friday night at Dallas City Performance Hall was to know why the young Korean-born violinist has won top prizes in major …

The Arts

London Symphony Orchestra: Violin soloist Nicola Benedetti

London Symphony Orchestra: Violin soloist Nicola Benedetti

London Symphony Orchestra: Violin soloist Nicola Benedetti

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Mulberry Soul

Lucas e Larissa

Music in the Market

Violinist eager to share experience with fellow musicians

Kabelo Monnathebe's dexterity with his fingers has taken him places.

South Africa

USED Custom Electric Violin by Jason Shaw, with Barbera bridge

If you're one of those players who never wants a violin unlike anything else one the market, this might be the perfect instrument for you. Based on …

Violins

“Video shoot with my friends @paychex #coorporate #musicvideo #redcamera #lights #onstage”

Foundation to Assist Young Musicians

FAYMsters

Inspired by the Suzuki Method, find out how we're reaching out to Las Vegas' inner city community.
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Family of FAYM

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Assist