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

10 tips for a successful orchestral audition

Every orchestra and audition committee is unique. However, certain audition concepts are so fundamental as to be likely to lead to a performance that …

Violinist David Garrett wins Frankfurt Music Prize 2017

David Garrett is to receive the Frankfurt Music Prize 2017, worth €15,000. The award is given annually during the Musikmesse trade fair to …

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Special Violin Exercises 'How to Master Firm Staccato Up and Down'

By Alexander Shonert: Dear colleagues, I am glad to share with you information that the famous violin magazine The Strad asked me to make a video …

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 168: Joshua Bell, Leonidas Kavakos + Yuja Wang, Nikolaj Znaider and more.

February 13, 2017, 10:35 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of …

Interview with Henning Kragerrud: Reviving the Long-Lost Halvorsen Violin Concerto

February 9, 2017, 3:52 PM · Having grown up in Oslo, Henning Kraggerud long has felt an admiration and affinity for his fellow Norwegian composer and …

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Purity practice: find the phrase by losing your vibrato

By Nathan Cole: Vibrato is a good thing. I like it before shifts, after shifts, during tremolo, on pizzicati, over open strings, and even (gasp!) in …

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How Violinists Can Use Yoga for Health and Performance

By Elena Urioste: Hello from Melissa White and Elena Urioste! We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our new program, Intermission Sessions …

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Classical-Music.com | The official website of BBC Music Magazine

Article Article Artist Interviews<p>16/01/2017<p>The Berlin Philharmonic's conductor tells Rebecca Franks why Beethoven's...<p>Article Blog<p>13/01/2017<p>Oliver …

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Game of Thrones x Sibelius Violin Concerto

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys @ Westin Crown Center Hotel

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys - Folk Alliance International Conference<br>Room #535 Ambassadors Suite, Canadian Music. East Coast Style Showcase

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Sneak peek of @lauracortese and the Dance Cards. Catch them next week at The Ark! 2/22/17 @ 8pm. #findyourfolk #livemusic

Paganini - Carnevale di Venezia (live excerpt)

Classical and rock fuse in April 4 Adler show

DAVENPORT — Former Celtic Woman violinist Máiréad Nesbitt is among the cast of the inaugural live concert tour "Rocktopia: A Classical (R)evolution" …

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How a young conductor and stunning violinist brought an NSO program to life

Let’s attract a new audience to orchestra music by offering them something timely and compelling. Like — lots of Central European music that tells stories! Oh. Wait. Maybe that isn’t as exciting as we thought it was. On Thursday night, even star violinist Hilary Hahn wasn’t enough to fill blocks of …

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Brahms: String Quartet no.3 in B flat major op.67; Three Songs, Schoenberg: String Quartet no.2 in F sharp minor op.10

The Strad issue<p>February 2017<p>Description<p>The Kuss players continue to make ear-opening musical juxtapositions<p>Musicians<p>Mojca Erdmann (soprano), Kuss …

Pittsburgh Symphony principal second violin Jennifer Ross resigns

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal second violin Jennifer Ross has resigned after 19 years in the role, according to local media.<p>The violinist, …

Why Music Education Matters to All of Us

Written by Laurie Niles<br>Published: <b>September 8, 2012</b> at 9:45 PM [UTC]<p>Without a populace that understands music and art -- beyond a gut reaction -- how …

The Shirtless Violinist Performs a Gorgeous Version of ‘Hallelujah’ With an Accompanying Vocal Quartet

After posing a question to his audience about what song they’d most like to hear, the Shirtless Violinist answered with a beautiful performance of …

How fine dining amplified one classical performance

Some Ravel with your dessert? On Wednesday night, the violinist Joshua Bell obliged. Diners in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building were treated to a head-flinging, bow-flashing, impassioned performance of Ravel’s virtuosic “Tzigane,” with Bell and the National Symphony Orchestra playing just a …

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The incredible journey of “Joe’s Violin”

Music student Brianna Perez discusses a Holocaust survivor's life changing gift<p>In director/producer Kahane Cooperman’s quietly stunning, Academy Award nominated short documentary “Joe’s Violin,” 91 year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold strikes an unlikely friendship with a Bronx student …

Liberal POV

Developing a natural and relaxed approach to string playing – part 2

<i>This article follows</i> <i>Dr Tomas Cotik’s previous feature for The Strad:</i> <b>Developing a natural and relaxed approach to string playing – part 1</b><p>The goal of …

Royal Albert Hall survey reveals instrument gender bias

12:15, 7th February 2017<p>A study conducted by the Royal Albert Hall has revealed that brass instruments are associated with men, and string …

Sirena Huang '18MM wins inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

February 6, 2017<p>Sirena Huang<p>Violinist Sirena Huang ’18MM has won the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, the final round of …

Geoffrey Rush plays the violin in trailer for new Einstein series 'Genius'

In this short clip, aired during the American Super Bowl, actor Geoffrey Rush ‘performs’ a violin arrangement of pop singer Lady Gaga’s Bad …

Daisy Jopling's Musical Awakening

February 1, 2017, 8:21 PM · Violinist Daisy Jopling had a major cultural awakening at age 11, the day John Lennon was shot.<p>Brought up on classical …

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How to develop a flexible, effortless violin vibrato

The DAB Song (Full Version)

Meet the Musical Couple Kept Apart by Trump’s Travel Ban

<b>Tell me what’s happening with your fiancé.</b><p>He was about to come here to audition for doctorate of music programs. He got invitations from prestigious …

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