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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

"Other guys give chocolates when they fall in love; Mozart wrote violin concertos." The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day Two:

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Day Two of the 4-day, 63-concert, all-Mozart, Second International Music Festival of Bogotá got into full swing with 19 concerts at the Teatro Mayor and seven other of the Festival's 15, city-wide venues. 

The most exceptional string sounds I heard were made by violinists Benjamin Schmid and Guy Braunstein, and by Colombia's national youth…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rite of String, Part II InterHarmony Highlights a Prismatic Array of Artists and Music WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL May 7, 2015 AT 8PM

The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the final concert of its 2015 series at Weill Recital Hall on May 7 at 8:00. Members of this year's acclaimed faculty will perform alongside their students, showcasing the young IIMF talent taking the world's stages by storm.  For tickets…


Added by llewcellist on April 24, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Michael Daugherty’s Latest Concerto to Feature Zuill Bailey


Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s newest concerto for cello and orchestra, “Tales of Hemingway,”…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rachel Barton Pine’s Global HeartStrings' Donation Heading to Haiti

Global HeartStrings, one of three…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 15, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015

During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 14, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.

“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota…


Added by Greg Cahill on April 13, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Never play Music in any violin Family instrument without scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands .


   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 

Added by owellchelsea on April 9, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

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Added by ST Club on April 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sphinx Organization Announces New Successor

The Sphinx Organization, founded by…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday:

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all.

The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.



Added by Stephanie Powell on March 23, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

World Premiere of James Newton Howard's New Violin Concerto

Dateline: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., 2015

Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony celebrated their 25 years together as Music Director and Orchestra with a concert rooted in proud, deep emotions and sad memories; it was celebrated also by the…


Added by Laurence Vittes on March 17, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Last Sheet-Music Store in New York Closes

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports:


“What’s on your mind? ” asks Heidi Rogers, owner of Frank Music Company, “What do you want to ask me?”

It’s been a long week. March 6 marked the last day Rogers…


Added by Stephanie Powell on March 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NEA Arts Looks at Relationship Between Art and Failure

The National Endowment for the Arts’ latest quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, features a series of Q&As with musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and critics discussing their relationship with failure and the arts.


Geoff Nuttall, first violin and…


Added by Stephanie Powell on March 10, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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