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A Strad is Involved in a Criminal Trial
News: Norman Lebrecht reports on an recent criminal trial involving mobsters, priests and a Stradivarius violin...
From Andrew Basa 11 replies - Last 2015-2-14 01:21
Kavakos sues luthier for breaking his bow
News: The violinist Leonidas Kavakos has sued a violin shop in Burbank, CA, claiming that the shop's owner snapped his bow, worth $80,000.
From Andrew Basa 50 replies - Last 2015-1-13 03:31
Beethoven's heart was in it...
News: I always enjoy these unusual theories about genius
From Evan Garey 0 replies - Last 2015-1-11 15:43
Good news for traveling musicians - USDOT rules on carry-ons
News: U.S. Dept.of Transportation issues a final rule the U.S. airlines must accept musical instruments as carry-on and checked baggage on flights.
From Andrew Basa 2 replies - Last 2015-1-5 20:36
News: Come and discover instruments and bows crafted by contemporary violin and bow makers from Quebec, Canada and Europe.
From Thomas Brenneur 0 replies - Last 2014-12-2 12:59
Master Class Talk, Nov. 9, Omaha, Nebraska
News: Sarah Gray is hosting another in her Master Class Talks series. The speaker is Marilyn Wallin, violinmaker from Lincoln, Nebraska. Of particular interest to players in the Lincoln, Omaha and western Iowa areas.
From marilyn wallin 0 replies - Last 2014-10-25 11:51
News: Another orchestra in difficulty
From Malcolm Turner 2 replies - Last 2014-10-24 00:17
Cooper Competition winners
News: Congrats to the winners in the Cleveland/Oberlin Cooper Competition, which has been going since 2010 and was for violin this year.
From Laurie Niles 4 replies - Last 2014-10-21 21:29
GREAT NEWS from Carnegie Hall. They will be begin VIDEO streaming LIVE select shows! First Violinist is Anne-Sophie Mutter on Tues. Nov. 18!!!
News: Carnegie Hall will begin to stream select shows!!
From Delmar Williams 0 replies - Last 2014-10-2 14:26
Open Letter from Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles to the board, management and musicians of the Atlanta Symphony
News: Please take a few minutes to read this very important letter from Donald Runnicles Principal Guest Conductor and Robert Spano Music Director of the whole ASO to the whole Atlanta Symphony family.
From Delmar Williams 13 replies - Last 2014-9-20 16:45
we've lost John Blake... :-(
News: We've lost John Blake. ...too sad, too young, too good a guy, too much a musician and inspiration...
From Gabriel Kastelle 2 replies - Last 2014-8-19 07:21
The Strad market and the Carpenter family
News: Fascinating New Yorker article about the wild Strad market and the Carpenter family
From Laurie Niles 59 replies - Last 2014-8-12 10:05
Young Musician Activists
News: These young people are inspirations to Minnesota musicians and audiences, and their advocacy for our art is amazing!
From Emily Hogstad 0 replies - Last 2014-7-30 14:47
Lorin Maazel has died at 84
News: Lorin Maazel has died at 84
From marjory lange 1 reply - Last 2014-7-17 05:43
'Time for Three' violinists not allowed on plane with violins
News: Music group "Time For Three" was boarding a USAir flight, when they learned that their violins were denied access...
From Andrew Basa 8 replies - Last 2014-6-1 06:39
Glenn Dicterow's Long Goodbye
News: The New York Phil concertmaster is stepping down after 34 years.
From Timothy Judd 5 replies - Last 2014-5-26 22:38
Musafia case from Gostrings
News: Having serious problems with Gostrings, and very worried after finding a thread about it on a cello site. What is happening with Gostrings?
From jose m g. belmonte 45 replies - Last 2014-5-26 22:29
Famed violinist Itzhak Perlman abandoned at Pearson by Air Canada employee
News: Perlman, disabled by polio in his youth, found himself going down an elevator alone on a scooter with copious luggage and his precious instrument.
From Andrew Basa 4 replies - Last 2014-4-4 19:58
Strad Viola on block starting $45 million
News: The "MacDonald viola" to be sold @ Sotheby's, closed bids, opening at 45 million. Wow.
From marjory lange 25 replies - Last 2014-4-1 00:59
Viola for sale... asking $45 million or best offer.
News: Viola for sale... The "MacDonald" Stradivarius viola,formerly played by Peter Schidlof of the Amadeus Quartet is being put up for auction.
From Andrew Basa 1 reply - Last 2014-3-30 23:38
Musicians forced to take instruments without cases on a flight
News: Strad article reports the latest in the battle between airport security (Paris, this time) and traveling musicians
From marjory lange 18 replies - Last 2014-3-27 19:26
Violin acoustics are not always apparent
News: How others judge your violin sound.
From Theodore Kruzich 13 replies - Last 2014-3-22 06:39
Concertmaster Audition Turku Philharmonic(Finland) Resume by April 14th
News: This audition is open to ALL nationalities. A friend from Finland asked me to post it here.
From Delmar Williams 0 replies - Last 2014-3-18 22:55
DSO Flash Mob at IKEA
News: With creative outreach, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has begun to fill the concert hall once again.
From Sean Gillia 4 replies - Last 2014-3-18 12:35
Liebenzeller Rosin Is Back!!
News: Liebenzeller rosin is back with a new name and manufacturer. Someone has managed to obtain the original Liebenzeller formula and has begun production of Liebenzeller, or LARICA (the new manufacturer) rosin.
From Andrew Tilles 26 replies - Last 2014-3-15 00:02
Violinist fined $120K for antique violin
News: One of Canada's most prestigious violinists is battling the Canada Border Services Agency in Federal Court after he was fined $120,000 for failing to declare nearly half a million dollars in musical instruments.
From Andrew Basa 9 replies - Last 2014-1-18 18:47
Minnesota Orchestra is back
News: Great news about the Minnesota Orchestra
From Marty Dalton 0 replies - Last 2014-1-15 14:35
A break for the Minnesota Orchestra?
News: lawmakers call for resignation of minnesota orchestral association leaders
From Christina C. 3 replies - Last 2013-12-14 21:28
THE ALCHEMIST OF SOUND
News: Watch Antonio Stradivari making a violin on the PG form. (like the 'Lady Blunt') Commented by Andreas Preuss.
From Andreas Preuss 0 replies - Last 2013-12-12 11:09
New book: Jascha Heifetz Early Years in Russia
News: This, I guess, highly expected book is now out in the USA!
From Marina Akimova 0 replies - Last 2013-11-16 23:32
San Francisco Symphony at home and on tour
News: Contemporary and classical music alike delighted patrons on Sunday Nov 10th in San Francisco, a program that repeats tonight in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
From Terez Mertes 0 replies - Last 2013-11-15 09:49
Titanic violin found back
News: First violinist Wallace Hartley's corpse had been found with his violin (in the case) strapped to his body. The violin was sold and has now been found back in an attic.
From jean dubuisson 21 replies - Last 2013-10-23 09:34
New Volunteer Orchestra in Toronto, Canada needs all strings
News: Symphony orchestra looking for string players
From Meri Dolevski-Lewis 0 replies - Last 2013-10-18 17:46
Nate Robinson in Recital, October 28, 2013 in NYC
News: An invite for all v.com members to my recital!
From Nate Robinson 5 replies - Last 2013-10-16 23:17
The Violinist.com Directory is back!
News: If you are a professional violinist and/or teacher, here's how to opt in for your free listing in our directory (especially easy if you are already a registered member)
From Laurie Niles 4 replies - Last 2013-10-9 22:14
Chicago Sym. Will VIDEO STREAM LIVE(archived too) Verdi Requiem on Thursday Oct 10th, 7:30pm Central Time(8:30pm Eastern) on Friday in Europe/Asia
News: It's not very often that the Chicago Symphony video streams a show, so I thought many of you would be interested in it.
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2013-10-9 16:28
Osmo Vänskä's farewell to the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra [Valse Triste]
News: A video, with Osmo Vänskä's comments and the Minnesota Orchestra's performance of "Valse Triste" for the last time with their departing conductor.
From Laurie Niles 0 replies - Last 2013-10-6 22:24
Help end the Minnesota Orchestra lockout
News: Please contact the Minnesota Orchestra board leadership and ask that they consider resigning.
From Emily Hogstad 7 replies - Last 2013-9-30 14:43
LIVE CONCERT STREAM: Hilary Hahn: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto w/the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
News: Hilary Hahn's concert on Friday in Frankfurt, Germany will be streamed live on Liveweb.Arte.tv
From Christopher McGovern 18 replies - Last 2013-9-24 22:23
Support Minnesota Orchestra Musicians' New Season
News: The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra need your help putting on a new self-produced season.
From Emily Hogstad 0 replies - Last 2013-9-17 09:15
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