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

A Stradivarius among the cowsheds

As my traveling companion and I trudged up a hill on a sweltering summer’s day, we passed the kibbutz swimming pool, a dusty industrial zone and a …


Arranging Bizet’s Carmen Suites for violin and guitar

The art of arranging stems from a long tradition. Up until the 20th century, reductions of large-scale works, available to a wider audience, …

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Last day of Semi-Finals: Violinists Get Creative with Their Mozart Cadenzas in Shanghai

August 29, 2016, 8:52 AM · SHANGHAI -- The results may already be in, but there was plenty of wonderful music Monday in the second day of the Mozart …


NEW SHOW - The amazing violinist @Dameesco will be taking the @RoyaleBoston stage on 12/12! Tix on sale Fri at noon

6 tips for improved coordination

Whenever we articulate with the left hand, there can be an almost imperceptible portato in the bow: the right hand moves as we lift a left-hand …


12 ways to increase your student's pickiness about pitch - part 1

<b>1) SING THE PASSAGE IN TUNE</b> <b><br>A)</b> Be able to hear and sing it in tune, with special attention paid to the tonic and dominant (the ‘support pillars’). <b><br>B)</b> …

Michigan State University

What a week CCFAYO worked so hard and gave all 4 2 fab concerts with @NickyBenedetti & she joined us for Eroica too!

Original Mozart Cadenzas Premiered at the Shanghai Competition

August 28, 2016, 10:22 AM · During the time of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, violinists jazzed up the pieces that they played, improvising and showing off …


Finalists Announced in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

August 29, 2016, 4:02 AM · SHANGHAI -- Congratulation to the Finalists named Monday in the inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin …

Classical Music

Quincy teen to study at prestigious fine arts academy

QUINCY -- Two weeks ago, Emma Binosi planned to spend her senior year at Quincy High School with her friends. She was looking forward to all the …

The Arts

Violinists chosen for final round

SIX young contestants made it to the final round of the 1st Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition yesterday. They were Japan’s Mayu …

News (China)

Black Violin Absolutely Destroys It With This ‘Stereotypes’ Busting Performance

5103468109001<p>It’s one thing to say that Black Violin wants to bust stereotypes with their music and careers. After all, they’re two African-American men playing violin to hip hop in a field that is overwhelmingly lacking in black musicians. But to merely state that is an academic sort of …


A #contemporary #blues snapshot of #BluesDialogues inspired by renowned #AfricanAmerican composer Dolores White.


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Black Violin, Breaking Your Musical Stereotypes | UNCHARTED

The @streetsymph crew yesterday at @midnitemission - our 20th event at the Mission in #SkidRow since 2012!

This. #playatreasuremap

VC BUZZ | 20 Things Never to Say to a Classical Musician …

Unfortunately, they don’t come with a manual. So here’s 20 things you really shouldn’t say to a classical musician …<p><b>1. So, what’s your day job?</b><p><b>2. Do</b> …

Classical Music

What happens when you hear one concerto, 18 times, in 18 ways?

August 25, 2016, 10:36 AM · SHANGHAI -- What exactly happens when a person hears the same concerto 18 times over two days?<p>I wondered about this today …


Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

Watch the livestream of the inaugural competition, or watch highlights from the quarter-final round:<p>August 25, 2016, 10:36 AM · SHANGHAI -- What …

Classical Music

Listen: Butterfly Lover's Violin Concerto, Lina Yu, Gil Shaham

August 26, 2016, 4:25 PM · Here is the Butterfly Lover's Violin Concerto, played in 1988 by Lina Yu, the violinist who had premiered the work in …

Classical Music

300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely

A 300-year-old Maggini violin belonging to Baroque music specialist Jane Gordon has been safely recovered less than a week after it was taken from a …


Case closed: £120k violin found in road

UK News

The Wobble - Josh Vietti - Hip Hop Violin Cover

Impressions from Shanghai; Keeping Trills on Time

Jazz Trumpeter Gives $10 Million to Los Angeles Music School

It has been announced today that Latin-jazz trumpeter and recording industry executive, <b>Herb Alpert</b> has made a $10.1 Million donation to the <b>Los</b> …

Los Angeles

94th birthday interview with violinist Ivry Gitlis

‘When conductors and managers happily say of a soloist, “He’s very reliable”, it’s really a terrible thing. People said Heifetz’s playing was …


The Week in Reviews, Op. 145: Joshua Bell, Pekka Kuusisto, Christian Tetzlaff

<b>Heading Back to School? Start with the Shops and Services Directory!</b><p>August 22, 2016, 10:53 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of …

Joshua Bell