Violin

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

Elina Vähälä plays Britten with the Milwaukee Symphony

None<p>Elina Vähälä performs Britten's Violin Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Saturday evening at the Marcus Center. Jonathan Kirn / MSO<p>Elina …

Splendid Musical History from Les Bostonades - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

in: Reviews<p>January 22, 2017<p>Splendid Musical History from Les Bostonades<p>Sarah Darling (file photo)<p>“History is happening this very second,” observed …

イオンタウンユーカリが丘でのミニライブ1回目終了✨ 観てくださった方々ありがとうございました!! このあと15時から2回目始まりまっすよ~ https://t.co/xhqTMNnDwn

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Ades, Norgard & Abrahamsen<p><b>Adès</b> Arcadiana<b><br>Nørgård</b> Quartetto Breve<b><br>Abrahamsen</b> 10 Preludes<p>Danish String Quartet<i><br>ECM 481 2385</i><p><b>Reviewed August 2016</b><p>We seem to …

Classical Music

Octave Strings, Electric Violins, 3D-Printed Violins and other fun stuff from NAMM 2017

January 20, 2017, 1:31 PM · Electric Violins, Octave Strings, a 3D-printed fiddle, a new kind of Manhasset stand -- these were a few of the …

String players should bow with individual fingers rather than the whole hand

There are at least two different concepts of bow hold in the violin literature. One belongs to Galamian, who wrote that it is ‘based on a system of …

Locatelli: L’arte del violino op.3: Violin Concertos no.1 in D major, no.2 in C minor, no.4 in E major

The Strad issue<p>January 2017<p>Description<p>Persuasive readings of three of Locatelli’s violin concertos<p>Musicians<p>Lisa Jacobs (violin) The String …

Should string teachers embrace the latest fashions and gadgets?

New Year, New Beginnings. Resolutions, anybody?<p>What would ‘new’ be in relation to string teaching, I wonder? A pedagogical idea? A piece of …

Education

Fire destroys 4,000 violins in Romanian musical instrument factory

Approximately 4,000 violins at the Hora musical instrument factory in Reghin, Romania have been destroyed in a fire, according to local media.<p>The …

11 stretching exercises for musicians

Musicians have the general problem of having to stay in one – often far from natural – position for long periods. In addition there is a lot of …

Yoga

KLM airline refuses to allow viola in the cabin, despite misleading hand baggage policy

Violist Rachel Bolt has informed The Strad of a recent incident on a KLM flight.<p>A regular session musician and performer with such London orchestras …

Violin in Prison

January 12, 2017, 1:55 PM · There comes a time in every professional violinist’s life when they look at their career and ask: Is this all I can do? …

Flute

The Week in Reviews, Op. 164: Nicola Benedetti, Vadim Gluzman, Gil Shaham

January 17, 2017, 12:27 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of …

Flute

Daniel Hope: Using Music to Fight Oppression

January 19, 2017, 12:36 AM · "I will not remain silent."<p>This is the name of a violin concerto that Berlin-based Daniel Hope is performing this week …

'Magic of Music' to enchant children at free concert in Elgin

The concert will be presented in the Gail Borden Public Library's Meadows Community Room, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. "The Magic of Music" is a unique …

Performing Arts

Russia Beyond the Classical - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

in: Reviews<p>January 20, 2017<p>Russia Beyond the Classical<p>With works of Prokofiev, Weinberg and Tchaikovsky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Juanjo …

‘Violins of Hope,’ featuring instruments of Holocaust victims, tugs at heartstrings

World-class musicians will perform classical works, traditional Jewish melodies and songs from Broadway musicals. But the stars will not be the …

Taylor Reed Multi-instrumentalist performs in studio

less<p><b>Taylor Reed</b> is a local solo artist from the Tampa Bay Area who wows people with her soft, soulful voice but turns heads when it comes to her full …

Entertainment

'Red Violin' Featured In Symphony Concert

As part of its Masterpiece Series, Cape Symphony will present “Fantastic Voyage” next Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, at 7:30 PM and 3 PM …

Violin virtuoso James Ehnes dazzles, delights with RPO

When a soloist and an orchestra perform together as though they’ve been friends since they were kids, it’s a magical thing.<p>That’s how it was when …

Was great pleasure to perform Luster at closing ceremony of 25th international #Qatar #Tennis tournament https://t.co/vpkFimdhUG

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen's Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist <b>Janine Jansen</b>‘s birthday.<p>A protege of <b>Philippe Hirschhorn</b> and <b>Boris Belkin</b>, Ms Jansen is widely regarded as one of today’s …

Checked out the new and very cool 3D-printed electric violin @3dvarius today at #CES #Vegas! Laurent and I played some fun music together on the fly, and I'll be playing again at #NAMM too 🎻🎶 It's literally a one-piece body made of resin and fashioned after the Stradivarius with a bridge, strings and tuners. Very easy to play. Bravo Laurent!! #violin #electricviolin #electricstrings #3dvarius #violinist #lasvegas #3dprinter @3dvarius

The Emerson Quartet on the future of string quartet playing

<i>The following article is published as part of a larger feature celebrating the Emerson Quartet’s 40th anniversary in The Strad’s January 2017 issue,</i> …

Classical Music

6 ways to improve your ensemble playing

When once a quartet party is formed, intuitive playing together ought to be the main and definite idea to which the players should devote their …

Violin

Should I practice my concerto before orchestra rehearsal?

May 21, 2015, 8:24 AM · I've heard some conflicting advice on this topic:<p>When I was school, I was told things like "Take advantage of every moment …

Orchestras

Student just showed up with a five-string #yamahaelectricviolin she got for Christmas! So psyched! @YamahaStrings https://t.co/FB2X7FPNUS

Six Bad Habits to Avoid When Beginning Violin + How to Fix Them

By Laurie Niles: So you or your child has just started learning to play the violin -- congratulations! It takes a while to get good at this …

Yoga