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Basic knowledge of Violin

Violin (Italian: IL violin) is a stringed instrument. A total of four strings. The sound of a string and bow.

The violin is made up of more than 30 parts. Violin and Piano (resonator) about 35.5 cm long, with curved panel, back and side adhesive. The panel used soft texture; made of spruce, maple back and side, hard texture. The head of the guitar neck, with a maple fingerboard, ebony.

The violin is widely spread in the world, is the most important instrument in the modern…


Added by Dylan on July 2, 2015 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Results from the International Tchaikovsky Competition Announced

In the face of pointed criticism on the blogosphere, the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has announced the results of six cellists and violinists who placed in the final rounds.

In the violin category, which takes place in Moscow, Russia, no one took home the first-place title or…


Added by Stephanie Powell on July 2, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

Dover Quartet and Erin Keefe Among Performers at 2015 Music@Menlo

The 13th season of Music@Menlo, titled "Schubert" for the 19th-century Austrian composer, will run from Friday, July 17 through August 8.

Wu Han and Philip Setzer, founders of Music@Menlo and artistic directors of the Chamber music Society of Lincoln Center, will continue as…


Added by Stephanie Powell on June 29, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

String Music

Nowadays often mentioned in the string is generally refers to the western orchestra strings (violin, Viola, cello, double bass). Ensemble of many kinds of musical instruments, the most common in Western string is the String Quartet (the first mention, the second violin, Viola, Cello), but the form is not fixed. Now the Quartet form reform emerge in endlessly, Woodwind Group (flute, clarinet, Oboe, bassoon) also often add horn Quintet. In addition to traditional folk music ensemble form,…


Added by Dylan on June 25, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Ariel Quartet on Grief and Suicide in Montréal

Dateline: Bourgie Hall, Montréal, June 17, 8 p.m., 2015

On Tuesday, Rachel Barton Pine had stood bravely alone for two hours in Bourgie Hall and dazzled a large audience at the 20th edition of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival with Paganini's Caprices Op. 24

On Wednesday, Festival founder, artistic director and interim CEO Denis Brott brought together an entire roster of musicians to pay tribute to his father Alexander Brott, one of the…


Added by Laurence Vittes on June 23, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

Our Story: The first moisture-wicking formal wear in the world


I love running on the Katy Trail. At the end of each workout, I'm usually covered with sweat. I remember looking down at my shirt and thinking -- 

Why can't I be so comfortable while I'm on stage?

The Underarmour shirt was thin, stretchy, and made me feel light as air.…


Added by Kevin Yu on June 20, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Rachel Barton Pine Plays Paganini's 24 Caprices at the Montréal Chamber Music Festival

Dateline: Montréal, Tuesday, Bourgie Hall, June 16, 8 p.m., 2015

The 20th edition of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival is being strongly influenced by this year’s concurrent 70th anniversaries of liberation: the end of WWII and the Holocaust.

“These two earth-shattering moments in time instilled in me the desire to musically express the remarkable power of the human spirit,” explained Festival founder and artistic director Denis…


Added by Laurence Vittes on June 18, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Turtle Island Quartet Announces New Cellist

Mark Summer, founding member and cellist of the Turtle Island Quartet (TIQ), is leaving the group in January 2016 to pursue a solo career—his successor will be the…


Added by Stephanie Powell on June 16, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

NY Phil Concerts in the Park Celebrates 50 Years

The New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Park, a series of free concerts offered by the symphony throughout New York City, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The 2015 series will run from Wednesday, June 17 through Tuesday, June 23 under music directors Alan…


Added by Stephanie Powell on June 10, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Five Minutes With Paul Watkins: Checking Out the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Since Welsh cellist Paul Watkins joined the previously all-American Emerson Quartet two years ago, the Emerson Quartet 2.0 (my name) has played maiden tours to great acclaim, and settled down to its international routine of concerts, festivals and residencies, plus appearances at art galleries, private homes and other lucrative venues on the alternative…


Added by Laurence Vittes on June 9, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Wrist Rascal 2.0 (new verion of the old) is coming out in June.

After two years of development and research into battling the dreaded collapsed wrist,  the Wrist Rascal, which has been helping thousands is getting a new look and better fit.   Thanks to those who have used it and thanks to those who would like to try it in their studios.  Studio kits will be available later in the summer as well.


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Added by paul reynolds on June 6, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Peter Cropper, Founder of the Lindsay Quartet, Dies

Peter Cropper, violinist and founder of the Lindsay Quartet, died on May 30 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.

Born into a musical family, his grandfather was leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle was principal viola…


Added by Stephanie Powell on June 1, 2015 at 11:27am — No Comments

Calder Quartet Sizzles in Caroline Shaw's Ritornello

DATELINE: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Thursday night night, May 28, 2015

Beginning May 10, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been putting on a series of concerts called Next on Grand, which are providing a lively introduction to a lot of stimulating new music by a pleasing…


Added by Laurence Vittes on May 29, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Trio Cleonice to Present World Premiere


Trio Cleonice, the Boston-based violin-cello-piano grouping of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, will present a world premiere of Richard Wernick’s Sonata…


Added by Stephanie Powell on May 27, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Queen Elisabeth Competition Selects Finalists

The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is dedicated to violinists this year, has announced its 12 finalists.

The finals, which will run from May 25 through May 30…


Added by Stephanie Powell on May 20, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

The Mighty MO Is in Havana

Follow the Minnesota Orchestra's historic trip to Cuba.

Added by Greg Cahill on May 15, 2015 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Jennifer Koh Releases Bach & Beyond, Part II

Two-thirds of the way complete, the second installment of violinist Jennifer Koh’s three-part series, Bach & Beyond, Part II, will be released May 12.

The album…


Added by Stephanie Powell on May 11, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

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Added by ST Club on May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Violins of Hope Coming to Cleveland

Violins of Hope, a collection of 45 Holocaust-era violins, will arrive in Cleveland this fall for a community collaboration of concerts, exhibits, and educational opportunities focusing on the role of music and musicians during the Holocaust.

The violins have been restored by Amnon…


Added by Stephanie Powell on May 5, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Feufollet Debuts Cajun Fiddler Kelli Jones-Savoy

“I never had any classical training,” says Kelli Jones-Savoy, singer, fiddler, and guitarist of Feufollet. For now, the timbre of southern Cajun fiddlin’ twang heard throughout the band’s latest album Two Universes…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 29, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

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