Violin

Joshua Bell renews contract with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

12:08, 27th July 2017<p>Joshua Bell has renewed his contract as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for a further three years. He …

Joshua Bell

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

<b>Divorces are known to break a heart or two but in one case in Japan, an extra 54 violins were left in tatters.</b><p>A woman has been arrested for destroying her former partner's violin collection and 70 bows, together worth 105.9m yen ($950,700, £770,000).<p>The 34-year-old suspect broke into his apartment …

Japan

Venezuela's Opposition, and Protesting Violinist, Fight On

Opposition forces in Venezuela are calling for a new wave of nationwide strikes this week, while President Nicolas Maduro insists on pressing ahead …

Venezuela

Venezuelan violinist unbowed

One of the best known faces of protests in Venezuela has tweeted a video from hospital with a bandaged face but still defiantly playing his violin.<p>Wuilly Arteaga was injured on Saturday in violent clashes during a protest in Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro.<p>The 23-year-old is famous in …

Nicolás Maduro

Violinist protester in Russia arrested at rehearsal

Violinist Andrey Osipov from Cheboksary, Russia, was arrested during an orchestra rehearsal.<p>He has been put on trial twice for participating in a protest in March.

News

Violinist upset that CATSA 'attacked' her $10M violin at Pearson

The opening day of enhanced screening measures at Pearson Airport have been frustrating for the world-renowned owner of an antique violin said to be …

WATCH: Noted Israeli violinist posts string ode to Radiohead

The chatter about Radiohead and their upcoming Wednesday night, July 19 performance in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park has been mostly political, with the …

Music

Boise, Idaho's 12-year-old dancing violinist couldn't imagine doing anything else | Miami Herald

It’s the youngsters who zero in on him and stop, mesmerized. More-aware adults will slow — and then find themselves transfixed as well.<p>Their focus …

Nelsons Turns Tanglewood Into Bayreuth-in-the-Berkshires

LENOX, Mass. — Andris Nelsons is absent from the Wagner festival at Bayreuth again this season. It’s the second year in a row that this devoted Wagnerian has withdrawn from performances there, after a spat — sorry, a “differing approach in various matters,” as he said — with Bayreuth’s music …

Orchestras

Anne-Sophie Mutter, a John Williams premiere, and Bambis at Tanglewood

LENOX — When you’ve been featured as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in more performances than the number of years you’ve been alive, …

Orchestras

BSO preps for premiere of John Williams work at Tanglewood

In preparation for its world premiere performance of composer <b>John Williams</b>’s “Markings” at Tanglewood this weekend, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and …

TODAY visits the forgotten concert hall hidden underneath Boston

As our “Into the Air, Land and Sea TODAY” series continues, Matt Lauer goes to Boston for an exclusive tour of Steinert Hall, a concert auditorium hidden beneath the streets of Boston that only a handful of people have seen in the last 75 years. He also hears a performance there by violin virtuoso …

Joshua Bell

Sudan Archives Plays the Violin a Bit Differently

SUDAN ARCHIVES<p><b>AGE</b> 23<p><b>WHERE</b> Los Angeles, via Cincinnati<p><b>BEGINNINGS</b> Before she became Sudan Archives, a one-woman electronic folk-and-soul act built around borderless violin playing and a digital looping station, the musician, born Brittney Parks, was a reluctant singer. Raised in a strict religious …

Music

Watch the Making of a Hand-Crafted Violin, from Start to Finish, in a Beautifully-Shot Documentary

The history of the violin can be traced back to 1530, when a violin-like instrument first appeared in Gaudenzio Ferrari's painting, "Madonna of the …

Culture

Stamps defence backing up their talk

Joshua Bell was on the campaign trail.Friday, he delivered a fire-and-brimstone pre-game sermon worthy of a revivalist preacher addressing his flock …

Joshua Bell

Walton: Violin Concerto, Partita and Hindemith Variations CD review – an exhilarating disc

Anthony Marwood (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Brabbins (Hyperion)<p>William Walton (1902-83), still overshadowed by his younger contemporary Benjamin Britten, is pivotal to mid-20th century British music: a beneficiary of the early commissioning ethos of the BBC, the distinctive musical …

Jazz

Kristen Bell is about to bless Netflix with her beautiful singing voice

Kristen Bell is adorkably endearing, and we can’t get enough of her films — or, her powerful pipes. You’ll recall that she voiced Anna in <i>Frozen</i> and …

Joshua Bell

Kristen Bell to Perform Closing Tune of Sundance Documentary CHASING CORAL

Deadline reports that Kristen Bell, who lends her voice to the character of Princess Anna in FROZEN, will sing the closing song for Jeff Orlowski's …

Joshua Bell

Wine: Syrah is like a violin, shiraz is like a fiddle

If you’ve ever asked what the difference between a violin and a fiddle is, you may have been subjected to the pithy response: “The way it’s played.”<p>I …

Detroit

Toyota's Human Support Robot has successful trial, helps US war veteran paralysed in Afghanistan

Toyota, the Japanese automotive giant, recently completed the first in-home trial of its new Human Support Robot (HSR). The test was conducted at the …

Veterans

NTSO: Gil Shaham and Lan Shui

Lan Shui has featured in here and there in my experiences with concerts. He’s a respected conductor, and conducted what is currently the only live …

Inspiration

Learning Discipline and Improving Higher Learning with Music

Ulli Reiner, a Grammy Education Award semifinalist for 2016 and a top ten finalist for 2017, has been the Orchestra Director for the Poway Unified …

Education

Dali Meets The Masters In These Series Of Painted Instruments

In this series of painted instruments, Salvador Dali travels through history and meets other great artists. These works show what resulted when they …

Artists

Developing an Audience That Likes Classical Music

A Better Way to Make Money — And Grow Audiences — Than Pops Alone<p>Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to an orchestra concert with John Williams and …

Orchestras

Eleven sketches inspired by the university mental health crisis – in pictures

The number of students dropping out from degree courses due to mental illness has increased significantly in recent years. Illustrator and student Ella Baron captures the experiences of 11 undergraduates<p>Data shows record 1,180 students who experienced mental ill health left courses early in …

Mental Health

Midori to join the faculty of the Curtis Institute

Midori, the violinist with a much-admired career as both A-list soloist and public-service activist, is joining the faculty of the Curtis Institute …

Philadelphia

'Hip Dips' Are the Latest Instagram Trend in Body Empowerment, and We're Here For It

"Hip dips," also referred to as "violin hips," is the nickname that some women have given to the indentations they have in the area where their hips meet their thighs—and it's also the latest body-positive movement to sweep Instagram. According to the hundreds of women who've taken to social media …

Fitness

Joshua Bell Smooths Symphonie Espagnole’s Rough Edges

If there’s one country composers from other countries like to write music about, it’s Spain. French and Russian Romantic composers were particularly …

Joshua Bell

'Like... Beethoven coming to Winnipeg'

Philip Glass, considered one of the most influential classical music composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, will be the headline performer and …

Canadian News