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Four Cellists, All Men, Go For Baroque at Piatigorsky Fest in Tommy Trojan's Home

On Saturday night, May 21, four cellists, all men, played 90 minutes' worth of five Baroque concertos - without intermission, non-stop. In order to stave off fatigue, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, which backed the affair, rotated its members in and out from concerto to concerto. Each concerto was a delight, and the…See More
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Cellists, Cellists Everywhere at the Piatigorsky Festival at USC

dateline: May 18, 2016, Los Angeles, Calif., University of Southern CaliforniaWith Jacaranda flowers lighting up the city, the flowers sowed by Gregor Piatigorsky through his music and artistic beliefs are adorning the halls of USC's Thornton School of Music this week in the form of cellists and cello cases slung across their back like they were cello warriors , carried like luggage or ridden like bicycles.The last is a conceit that Piatigorsky would have relished. He was an unequalled virtuoso…See More
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Trying to Identify A Maker

I am new to this site so if I am posting in the wrong place please forgive me.I recently acquire an old violin which has a signed labe inside but I cannot make out the signature. I will attempt to attach the pics to this post and I am hoping someone can recognize the signature or guide me to someone who can.The 1st name is  the 1st pic & the last name is the 2nd pic, these were taken with a probe insife the F hole.Thanks in advance,Ray Z…See More
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Enigmatic Ambitions for Solo Cello

Enigmatic Ambitions for Solo Cello composed and performed by Caleb Vaughn-Jones. DOWNLOAD THE SHEET MUSIC | (C) 2016 REGULUSMUSIC Publishing http://www.caleb...
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Enjoy Making Music with NJIO’s Summer Programs at New Jersey Youth Symphony Music Center

June 9, 2016 at 7pm to July 28, 2016 at 9pm
Summer programs at New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) kick off with Chamber Music Workshops in June and July. These workshops provide the perfect opportunity for music students of all ages and abilities to explore chamber music while gaining skills as a musician. This program offers professional chamber coaching in a non-competitive atmosphere. Open to string, woodwind, and piano players.  See More
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Ten Picks from the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Los Angeles, May 13-21

If you want to understand what the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky was like as a man and a cellist, and most profoundly, as a musician, you’ll have to read Terry King’s…See More
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Firdaus Dastoor replied to Firdaus Dastoor's discussion Best technique to shift from F natural first position on D string to C# in 3rd position on A string
"oops! In the last line I meant to say is it a 3rd position or a second position function. Particularly for beginners learning to shift. F dastoor "
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Violinist Augustin Hadelich Wins First Grammy Award

Violinist Augustin Hadelichtook home his first award at the…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on February 23, 2016 at 9:32am

IMSLP to Offer Paid Subscription Service

Posted by Stephanie Powell on January 6, 2016 at 12:03pm

Itzhak Perlman Wins Genesis Prize, Dudamel Conducts ‘Star Wars,’ and More

  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded the 2016 Genesis Prize, which is worth $1 million. The prize is awarded annually…

Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 17, 2015 at 4:07pm

Video Exclusive: Annie Moses Band 'In the New World'

In a Strings exclusive, six-sibling string ensemble the Annie Moses Band has released a music video from its latest album, American Rhapsody (Rhino Warner Classics), titled “In the New World." Violinist and vocalist Annie Wolaver Dupre answers a few…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 2, 2015 at 3:15pm

Norman Pickering: The Patron Saint of Sound

A giant in the strings world, Norman Pickering, died last week at age 99. Learn about how important he was to music in this Shop Visit from our November/December 2003 issue.…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 23, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Violinist Performs at Trafalger Square Vigil in London

Royal College of Music student Bar Markovich played his violin in Trafalgar Square, London, at a…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 16, 2015 at 11:30am

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Anyone bought a Prakticello from Jerry DeGroot?

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Colored/painted violins 1 Reply

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Greetings from a Violin Perspective

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Great strings!

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String sensitivity?

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