For the Record, Op. 21: Mazas Etudes; Renaud Capucon Brahms + Glass/Bernstein border=0 align=

For the Record, Op. 21: Mazas Etudes; Renaud Capucon Brahms + Glass/Bernstein

April 27, 2017, 1:52 PM · Welcome to "For the Record," Violinist.com's weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Brahms-String Sextets Nos. 1&2
Renaud Capucon, violin
Gautier Capucon, cello
Christoph Koncz, violin
Gerard Causse, viola
Marie Chilemme, viola
Clemens Hagen, cello


Here is a live performance of Brahms' String Sextets Nos. 1 and 2 from the Aix Easter Festival 2016, featuring brothers Renaud Capucon and Gautier Capucon as well as Gerard Causse of France; cellist Clemens Hagen, a member of the Hagen Quartet; French violist Marie Chilemme, and the Austrian violinist Christoph Koncz, a member of the Wiener Philharmoniker who first achieved fame in the role of a child prodigy in the 1998 feature film The Red Violin.

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Peta's Piano for Violin - Live NOW on Kickstarter!

Peta's Piano for Violin - Live NOW on Kickstarter! Give your students a head start with the first ever streamable catalogue of piano accompaniment recordings for violin. Help them learn their pieces and perform at their best without having to rely just on last-minute accompanist rehearsals. Get exclusive Lifetime access to the full and ever-growing catalogue, only on Kickstarter! (Ad)


FREE!- Download sheet music to the Caprice for Unaccompanied Violin by Christian Howes

FREE!- Download sheet music to the Caprice for Unaccompanied Violin by Christian Howes: Influenced by Bach and Ysaye, Christian's "Postlude" also blends melodic and harmonic vocabulary from jazz and other contemporary styles, offering the performer the choice to play as written or improvise. Download (Ad)

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2018 Menuhin Competition Geneva Now Accepting Applications

April 26, 2017, 10:37 AM · The Menuhin Competition is now accepting applications for its next competition, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on April 12-22, 2018.

The competition is open to violinists younger than age 22 and has two age divisions: Junior and Senior. Junior candidates must be under 16 on April 22, 2018; and Senior candidates must under 22 on April 22, 2018. Those who are 15 on that date may enter in either category.

The application deadline is noon GMT on Oct. 31, 2017. An international pre-selection jury panel will select 22 Junior and 22 Senior competitors from those entries.

Click here to apply and find more information about the rules, application materials and 2018 repertoire. Keep reading...

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10 Ways to Avoid Excessive Student Debt

April 25, 2017, 1:56 PM · As I write this, countless aspiring college and graduate students are receiving financial aid offers from US schools. And a great many of those aid packages include sizable loans.

Given that I've counseling numerous musicians who took on too much debt and then regretted their decisions, I want to share with the Violinist.com community some key guidelines to help students pursue their educational dreams without taking on disproportionate debt.

What's a Reasonable Amount of Student Debt?

A general rule, widely used by college and career advisers, is that students should not borrow, in total, more than they can expect to earn during their first year of post-graduation employment. Ideally, students would borrow less. (See the links at the end of this post to estimate salaries.) Keep reading...

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