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The Top Stories of 2014 on

Laurie Niles

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Published: January 1, 2015 at 5:04 AM [UTC]

What a year! A lot happened in 2014: a stolen Strad, international competitions, new difficulties in air travel, and our every-day efforts to improve the art of violin in our own lives and in the world. At we covered a lot of events, interviewed many people, posted many stories and remembered those who have passed away. Here are the top events, interviews and stories of 2014:

2014 highlights

EVENTS from 2014

In March, we also celebrated the publication of our first book, The Interviews: Volume 1, by editor Laurie Niles.


...and the one where I get interviewed: Radio Interview with Laurie Niles



  1. Time for Three Violinists Denied on U.S. Airways Flight
  2. Air Travel with your Violin and Bow: Getting the Documents You Need
  3. Joshua Bell at an orchestra audition?
  4. Stolen 'Lipinski' Strad Found in a Suitcase in Attic, Bridge Still Standing
  5. Discovering the Heifetz-Handel-Halvorsen for Two Violins
  6. The Science and Art of Practicing: with Molly Gebrian and Shelly Tramposh
  7. Joyce DiDonato: Four Truths for Young Artists
  8. Top Modern Violin Makers Honored in the 2014 Violin Society of America Competition
  9. How Giora Schmidt found his modern violin
  10. High-Tech Exercises for Viola and Violin: Eun Hwan Bai Says, Stretch Your Limits!

Thank you for joining us in 2014, and we look forward to another wonderful year with you in 2015!

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