Violinist, teacher, and author Julie Lyonn Lieberman will be giving a talk on ergonomics for string players at an annual master class series in Omaha.
The theme of Lieberman’s master class is “Playing Healthy,” and it is the 5th annual Master Class…Continue
Added by Greg Olwell on October 8, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Dateline: Los Angeles, California, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Oct. 1-4, 2015
Gustavo Dudamel's four-day, Immortal Beethoven marathon in Walt Disney Concert Hall concluded Sunday afternoon with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony standing alone on the program, played by Dudamel's two home orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. The Caracas band's performances of the Third, Fourth, Eighth and…Continue
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In a Strings exclusive, Matt Haimovitz has released a music video from his forthcoming album, The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena (Pentatone), of the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Set in the lush and enchanted gardens in Kauai’s National Tropical Botanical Garden, Haimovitz…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on October 5, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments
A grave firestorm of controversy surrounds Gustavo Dudamel's muted support of the Maduro regime in Venezuela. Sound familiar? It's the product of the youth orchestra program from which Dudamel rose, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which he is now Music Director.
The firestorm has swept ahead of Thursday night, when the glamorous young conductor begins to wield his baton over Beethoven's nine symphonies in chronological order on four successive days and nights in Walt Disney…Continue
Dateline: Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday night, 8 p.m.
The opening of Gustavo Dudamel's Beethoven cycle at Walt Disney Concert Hall was dominated by Simone Porter, who wove the chains of musical enchantment in Beethoven's two Romances with such ferocious choreography that it might have been a dancer playing the fiddle instead of a violinist moving in time with the music. At times the music seemed to rival the greatest moments…Continue
Added by Laurence Vittes on October 2, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments
The campus, which will be Juilliard’s first campus outside of its historic New York grounds, will be the first performing-arts institution in China to offer a US-accredited master’s…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on September 30, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments
Rachel Barton Pine took a leap of faith. After some-odd years of fiddling around on a modernized viola d’amore—a 14-string instrument related to the violin and hailing from the Baroque era—she decided to bid on a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on September 22, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments
It's been a very exciting 2015!
I presented a Teacher training session at American String Teachers Association 2015 conference on my new Complete Technique series. (Carl Fischer Showcase session)
Violist Alexander Vavilov and Double Bassist Eric Hansen performed studies and exercises from the series. They played beautifully! while I explained techniques taught in the books.
Details and Sample pages:…Continue
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Russian-born 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky made his way back into headlines on September 4 with the announcement that one of his early orchestral works Pogrebal’naya Pesnya (Funeral Song), which was thought to have been lost for more than 100 years,…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on September 11, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments
Changing Queen Elizabeth's guard at Buckingham Palace may be a sight to behold, but in the larger scheme of things it's a routine daily occurrence, weather permitting. Changing Joseph Haydn's guard at Esterhazy Palace…Continue
Added by Laurence Vittes on September 9, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Marin Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, has been…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on September 9, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments
“We’re sort of in the middle of a transcendent year,” Joshua Gindele, cellist of the Miró Quartet, says of the artistic projects the group has taken on this year.
And he couldn’t have worded it more aptly. Gindele and his quartet members—violinists Daniel Ching and…Continue
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My hundreds of years in Violin making I am strict in the making of Violin. Neber play any violin family innstrument without the scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands. That will protect and preserve good hands and good mind set of good Musician playing any Violin family Musical instrument - Antonio Stradivari in Jesuschrist in Cruzgomezhowellreynaldodela
Datelines: Mondsee, Austria, Schloss Mondsee, Aug. 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 30 11 a.m.
In 1785, Joseph Haydn was commissioned by a canon in Cádiz, the ancient port city in southwest Spain, to write a sacred instrumental music for Holy Week illustrating the "seven last words of the Lord." Haydn agreed and proceeded to compose seven slow, meditative sections for full orchestra framed by a portentous introduction and a ferocious,…Continue
Added by Neil Nelson on August 31, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments
Dateline: Mondsee, Austria, Basilika Mondsee, 7:30 p.m., August 28, 2014
The 25th edition of the Mondsee Musiktage Festival, 15 miles east of Salzburg, and this year dedicated to the pan-European influence of Joseph Haydn, launched Friday night with the kind of concert that has long marked it as one of Europe's leading chamber music festivals.
Led by the Auryn Quartet (violinists Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann, violist…Continue
Added by Laurence Vittes on August 29, 2015 at 3:32am — No Comments
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is touring to mark the anniversaries of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations—the orchestra will perform at the UN General Assembly on August 28.
The concert will include players from all…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on August 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Dateline: Grafenegg, Austria, 7:30 p.m., August 21, 2015
On a beautiful late summer evening, with shafts of light coming through a dramatic clerestory in the amphitheater called Wolkenturm, Christian Tetzlaff threw down his own shafts of light on Beethoven's Violin Concerto before a packed house at the Grafenegg Festival in lower Austria, unintuitively situated east of Upper Austria, deriving its name from its downriver location on the Danube River. Backed by the Festival's large and…Continue
Added by Laurence Vittes on August 22, 2015 at 1:51am — No Comments
A violin that is reported to have belonged to Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, will go on display at two US museums in 2016.
The display will mark the first time the violin will be available for the public to view since it set…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on August 18, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments