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Charlie Siem & Itamar Golan - Carmen Fantasie - Live


26 Apr 2015

Masterclass with Anthony Marwood

2.30-6.00pm Limehouse Room, Kings Place

Renowned violinist and chamber musician Anthony Marwood coaches the …

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Augustin Dumay: The tree and the forest

Written by Jacqueline Vanasse
Published: April 27, 2015 at 3:09 PM [UTC]

Playing the violin requires technical accuracy of a tenth of a millimeter. "The …


BBC Radio 3 - In Tune, Benjamin Baker, Erik Bosgraaf, Speight Jenkins, Kasper Holten

Suzy Klein's guests include rising-star young violinist Benjamin Baker. Hugely popular in his native New Zealand, he's making a name for himself in the UK and will be performing live in the studio ahead of a recital at St John's Smith Square, London.

Also today, live music from rock musician turned …

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Thanks @BBCInTune - @45thompson and I had a great time playing and talking to @suzyklein

Sophie opens the Courage Gala #yeg! Hair by Sam Dassouki​, @HairBoothSalon makeup by Rola Muhieddine​, @MiraPucchi

Stingrays 4 Rockn’ Stringz | Mark Wood Music Foundation

GOAL: To raise $4,000, which will provide enough Stingray electric violins, amplifiers, and effects pedals for every participating student in the …


Blog Archive » Mutter shines in two rare concertos with Tilson Thomas and New World Symphony

Anne-Sophie Mutter performed music of Berg and Moret with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony Saturday night in Miami Beach. Photo: …

Classical Music

International musicians shine on Mersin stage

The 14th Mersin International Music Festival will officially kick off at a press conference today and will help Mersin to be the center of attention …

Classical Music

Violin rocks at Holy Name

Geoffrey Castle, a renowned pioneer on the electric six-string violin, came to Holy Name Catholic School with his “Violin Rocks!” musical assembly. …


Violins of Hope: Instruments restored from Holocaust coming to Cleveland for wide-ranging cultural project

"Violins of Hope," a major exhibit and series of concerts and other events featuring violins restored from the Holocaust coming to Cleveland this …


Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Janáček Violin Concerto, review: 'a stimulating spectrum of artistry'

Virtuoso violinist Josef Špaček gives a heart-rending performance of Czech masters, says Geoffrey Norris

This new disc by all-Czech forces on a Czech label includes something of a rarity – the Violin Concerto by Janáček, subtitled “The Wandering of a Little Soul”. It has something of a chequered …

Violin Concerto

One - Eyed Monster

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For those who’ve come across the seas

Contemporary Violinist Daniel D Trio Ensemble

Violinist mixes old, new to keep music vibrant

The Artist Series of Tallahassee welcomes violinist Bella Hristova to cap off its 20th anniversary season. Hristova will be performing pieces by …


God can piece your life together again

Way back in 1981, the Royal Academy of Music in Finland invited British violinist Peter Cropper to play at a special concert. The concert was special


Bethlehem Bach Festival 're-imagined' for 108th year

The music of J.S. Bach invites innovation and experimentation like that of no other composer. No matter how many times we hear his music performed, …


Hidden in the roof: Uncovering Irish traditional fiddle music in Longford

In 1962, Pierce Butler, a carpenter from Abbeyshrule, was working on the roof of Rooney’s pub in the local village, when he stumbled across a music …

Irish Music

Just wait until you see the violin...

VC Rising Star Simone Porter Signed to Opus 3 Artist Management

It has been announced today that 18 year old VC Rising Star, Simone Porter from the United States will join the artistic management roster of Opus 3


Thank you Ballinger Tx for a great afternoon! Fantastic audience! Hope we can come back soon!

BBC iWonder - What do conductors actually do?

Presented by Sara Mohr-PietschBBC Radio 3

In association withMatthew RoweExternalInternational conductor

Stepping up to the podium

Presented by Sara Mohr-PietschBBC Radio 3

In association withMatthew RoweExternalInternational conductor

'It’s an extraordinary thing, how an experienced and charismatic …

Pacifica Quartet - Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2 In F Major, Op. 92 - I. Allegro Sostenuto