Violin

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

World music's Sultans of String in Camden

Camden — The Juno-nominated, SiriusXM Award-winning Sultans of String will serve up musical stew of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and …

Guitar

Elisa Citterio performs as Tafelmusik’s new leader Sept

She says she’s also surprised by the way people walk and ride their bicycles in the city — something that would be “really dangerous” back home, she …

12 Year Old Shihan Wang Awarded 1st Prize at China's Zhuhai Junior Mozart Competition

12 year old <b>Shihan Wang,</b> from China, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Group A (12 Years and Under) category at the 2017 2nd <b>Zhuhai</b> …

Meet Black Violin: The duo that fuses hip-hop and classical music

Kevin Sylvester and Will Baptiste, the two musicians who make up Black Violin, were in an airport elevator holding their instrument cases when an …

Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper

In 2008, Philippe Quint, a classical violinist, left his Stradivarius in the back of a Newark airport taxi. The driver returned the instrument. Mr. Quint rewarded him and his fellow cabbies with a command performance.<p>A similar event triggers “The Violin,” Dan McCormick’s clumsily crafted, finely …

Orchestras

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) — A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United …

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Differing Teaching Needs of Pre-College, College & Post-Grad Students’ [ADVICE]

<b>The Violin Channel</b> member Jessie Chen, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are the differing teaching needs between pre-collegiate …

[COVER] Coldplay/Journey Mashup

OUT NOW | VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists' New Album ‘Russian Soul’ [LISTEN]

The VC Young Artists <b>LGT Young Soloists</b> have this month announced the release of their second album ‘Russian Soul’ – recorded on the <b>RCA Red …

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Luke Hsu, 26 - Isangyun, Michael Hill & Wieniawski Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Chinese-American violinist <b>Luke Hsu</b> is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential.<p>A graduate …

Blind testing Strads and Guarneris misses a fundamental point, says Frank Almond

Instruments by Antonio Stradivari and other Old Italian masters sound and play pretty much the same as modern instruments, but newer instruments are …

The chorus of protesters took a musical turn inspired by Wuilly Arteaga. He was injured and taken to a clinic when police fired tear gas and pellets. The 23-year-old was seen with blood pouring from cuts on the left side of his face. He said later he had been struck with buckshot. Reuters Firstpost Photo 1

Eminent violinist is refused boarding by Qantas

The distinguished soloist and teacher Ole Bohn was forced to miss his plane tonight after a Qantas official refused to allow his violin on board.Ole, …

Qantas

The Wizardry of Paganini

Born in northern Italy in 1782, Niccolò Paganini became one of the greatest violin virtuosos in classical music history. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis …

Jazz

In Venezuela: Amid chaos of street protests, a lone violinist plays

As tear gas chokes the air and water cannons gush in the streets, a skinny young man wearing the red, blue and yellow of <b>Venezuela</b>'s flag stands …

The Week in Reviews, Op. 189: Anne-Sophie Mutter; Isabelle Faust; Lisa Batiashvili

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable …

Violin

Fiddle and Jazz Improvisation Jams from Creative Strings Workshop (VIDEOS)

By Laurie Niles: Here are a few more highlights from Creative Strings Workshop, Christian Howe's jazz improvisation camp which I attended a few weeks …

Jazz

Johan Dalene Wins 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition

By Laurie Niles: Congratulations to violinist Johan Dalene, 16, of Norrköping, Sweden, who was awarded First Prize in the 2017 Cooper Competition …

Orchestras

Joining the Jam

By Laurie Niles: There are a lot of violinists out there who didn't get the chance to join the jam. Same with violists and cellists. I'd consider …

Jazz

How Do You Read All Those Chords on a Jazz Chart?

By Laurie Niles: As a classical violinist, I find it a little overwhelming to read a jazz chart and improvise over the chords. Yet that's what I'm …

Pat Metheny

Penn Yan native makes his own music festival

PENN YAN — Dylan Kennedy is only 23 years old, but he already has accomplished a lot in the world of music.<p>Now, he wants to put those accomplishments …

Musical group's return

They explore the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music with historically-informed techniques focusing …

World Music

Young violinist wows crowd at the festival

Young violin maestro Pendo Masote’s dream to perform on iconic stages with the best in the music world was realised when he made his debut at the …

Classical Music

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 2017

Canadian VC Young Artist <b>Timothy Chooi</b> performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor <b>Tania Miller</b> and the <b>Victoria Symphony</b>.<p>Recorded live on …

The Week in Reviews, Op. 185: Steven Copes, Jennifer Koh, Christian Tetzlaff

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable …

Jazz

V.com weekend vote: Have you played a community outreach concert in the last year?

By Laurie Niles: I've heard many stories lately from Violinist.com readers who have donated their time to play for people in need -- for the sick, …

Orchestras

Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

<b>A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a collection of historic instruments held by Oxford University and sent to a young Syrian musician living as a refugee.</b><p>Aboud Kaplo, 14, was forced out of his home in Aleppo and is now living in Lebanon.<p>Film-maker Susie Attwood came across Aboud and saw …

Violin

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 …