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Discover National Chamber Music Competition at Bennett Gordon Hall

February 15, 2015 all day
Midwest Young Artists is proud to announce the 8th Annual Discover National Chamber Music Competition to be held on February 15th, 2015 at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall. This nationally recognized competition provides an opportunity for young chamber ensembles to compete in an educational environment. Ensembles of 3-8 members, 12th grade and under are welcome. Discover Bank’s annual sponsorship enables MYA to provide students with distinguished judges, a DVD recording of their performance,…See More
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Tuscan Hills Come Alive With the Sounds of Music Made by Young Stars of the Future from Los Angeles, Nazareth and Gstaad

DATELINE: Church of Sant’Andrea in Castiglioncello del Trinoto, Val d’Orcia, southern Tuscany, Italy, Monday night, July 21 Running through July 27 at gracious…See More
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Tuscan Hills Come Alive With the Sounds of Music Made by Young Stars of the Future from Los Angeles, Nazareth and Gstaad

DATELINE: Church of Sant’Andrea in Castiglioncello del Trinoto, Val d’Orcia, southern Tuscany, Italy, Monday night, July 21 Running through July 27 at gracious…See More
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Remember, This is Hard Work But It's Supposed to Be Fun

"Ok, admit it. How many of you actually tried some of these stunts after watching the video? I did."
Jul 21
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The perception of "Historic" music..... If they knew then what we know now.....

It's funny how in this modern age of the 21st century that we look back on the music of the past as "historic"...... well, that's because it is. The past is gone and has become history to us today, but not for those who were living it then.Put yourself in the shoes of an 18th century musician living somewhere in Europe, maybe Venice or Dresden. You know nothing about what the future holds for music or musical instruments (nevermind planes, trains and automobiles). You would be living in the…See More
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Open air or sound reinforcement?

The first time I played a Renaissance Fair I was told by the organizer that he would like as much of the music and stage productions to be WITHOUT amplification. Why? Well, duh, electricity hadn't been harnessed for sound reproduction until at least the very late 19th century. In order for sound to project at any great volume or distance, voices had to be strong and loud. Performances were usually held in natural or man made amphitheaters and audiences had to be closer. The closer the better…See More
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Historic Music Performance

For those who enjoy playing or performing music in historical settings. Whether professional or amateur, whether serious "period perfect" or just the fun of a local Renn Faire. Share your ideas and experiences. ANY historical music interest is welcome.See More
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Remember, This is Hard Work But It's Supposed to Be Fun

Baron Buika plays the violin. Please give me the information of him.
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Baron Buika plays the violin

Baron Buika plays the violin. Please give me the information of him.
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Tuscan Hills Come Alive With the Sounds of Music Made by Young Stars of the Future from Los Angeles, Nazareth and Gstaad

DATELINE: Church of Sant’Andrea in Castiglioncello del Trinoto, Val d’Orcia, southern Tuscany, Italy, Monday night, July 21…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 23, 2014 at 11:05pm

The Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival 2014: Fictionalized Schubert and a Classical Music Newspaper Written Entirely by Young People

"It was the best, most inspiring Lockenhaus Festival so far!" 



That is the totally biased report from cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, 32-year old director of the 2014 Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Improve Your Violin and Viola Sound Production

“I find tone is like someone’s voice,” says virtuoso violinist Jaime Laredo, conductor of the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar, “and like appearances, no two sounds are alike.” 

In other words, your tone is your musical voice, as individual as you are, and you want it to speak for you as clearly and articulately as possible.

Internationally known concert violinist and educator Ida Kavafian describes this quite eloquently: “The first thing that is responsible for a…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on July 17, 2014 at 2:03pm

3 Ways to Boost Your Cello's Projection

Cellist Judith Glyde, chair of the string faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, writes: Projecting your sound is not simply a matter of playing louder; it’s often a question of improving your articulation. Both the left hand and right hand must do their parts in this quest for greater sound projection. The steps below will help you be heard on a passage that must project, either in chamber music (especially difficult for the cello or the inner parts in a chamber ensemble) or in…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on July 17, 2014 at 1:30pm

Jazz Bassist Charlie Haden Dead at 76

A great loss to the string world. http://pitchfork.com/news/55861-charlie-haden-iconic-american-jazz-bassist-has-died/

Read a 1995 Strings magazine interview with jazz great Charlie Haden.

Posted by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm

Violinist Vanessa Mae Embroiled in Olympic Scandal

 To some, violin superstar Vanessa Mae's qualifying run as a downhill skier in the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, sounded too good to be true, and it turns out that it just may have been too good to be true.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/suspended-rigging-vanessa-mae-results-24517875

Posted by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2014 at 10:01am

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What's on Your Music Stand? 43 Replies

Started by Greg Cahill in Repertoire. Last reply by Kevin Keating 9 hours ago.

Double-stop methods from Roland Vamos

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Violin Teachers Hate Adult Learners! 38 Replies

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