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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 30 replies - Last 2013-6-8 03:20
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 6 replies - Last 2013-5-23 16:26
OKC Metro Tornadoes
News: This brings back memories of April 27, 2011.
From Jim Hastings 1 reply - Last 2013-5-22 11:40
Help end the Minnesota Orchestra lockout
News: Please contact the Minnesota Orchestra board leadership and ask that they consider resigning.
From Emily Hogstad 6 replies - Last 2013-5-10 19:02
Janos Starker has died.
News: Starker has died.
From marjory lange 10 replies - Last 2013-5-7 08:46
Record company is making classical profitable and expanding listenership
News: Record company has found a great way to sell classical music.
From Adrian Di Stefano 4 replies - Last 2013-4-22 10:29
Storied Community Music School cuts programs for kids, adult amateurs
News: Longy Music School in Cambridge MA has decided to get rid of its programs for children and adult amateurs in order to focus on its conservatory.
From Karen Allendoerfer 18 replies - Last 2013-4-12 10:47
San Francisco Symphony strike close to an to end
News: Striking SFS musicians and management came to a tentative agreement on Sunday, March 31st.
From Terez Mertes 1 reply - Last 2013-4-7 07:22
German customs strikes again
News: This time the instrument is owned by a Japanese foundation and the paperwork appears to be all in order, but they want $1.5 million anyway.
From Bruce Bodden 29 replies - Last 2013-3-18 07:22
EVAH PIRAZZI GOLD!
News: A new string set, a better alternative?
From Frances Gottlieb 53 replies - Last 2013-3-10 07:58
A Loss for the San Francisco Symphony
News: Principal oboist dies after collapsing during a performance.
From Terez Mertes 13 replies - Last 2013-3-7 14:47
Thieves steal £1.2m Stradivarius near London Euston
News: Min-Jin Kym's violin and bows were stolen while she was dining at a sandwich bar
From Trevor Jennings 58 replies - Last 2013-3-7 03:39
Pianist Van Cliburn has died
News: The pianist, who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, was 78.
From Laurie Niles 4 replies - Last 2013-3-1 10:47
Conductor James DePreist (1936-2013)
News: James DePreist died early this morning.
From Laurie Niles 5 replies - Last 2013-2-10 15:06
1st Classical Music Hack Day
News: The Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute and the mdw-University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna present the first Hack Day for Classical Music.
From Juergen L. Hemm 0 replies - Last 2013-2-6 13:24
Richard Luby, Violin professor at UNC Chapel Hill unexpectadly dies
News: Richard Luby died unexpectedly on Mon. evening.
From Bruce Berg 0 replies - Last 2013-1-31 19:04
Violinmaker Carl F. Becker has died
News: He and his father, Carl G. Becker, founded Carl Becker and Son in 1968.
From Laurie Niles 0 replies - Last 2013-1-30 16:14
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 24 replies - Last 2013-1-29 14:50
Join in WorldWide Play-ion Days
News: ACMP -the Chamber Music Network - invites you to participate in Worldwide Play-in Days March 2-3. All over the world, chamber musicians are meeting up and playing together.
From Joel Epstein 0 replies - Last 2013-1-20 14:48
The violin-playing cop
News: Ritchie Zah, the violin-playing cop
From E. Smith 11 replies - Last 2013-1-14 16:28
Cellist loses frequent flyer miles accrued by his cello
News: Make sure your instrument's frequent flyer miles guarantee is down in writing.
From Royce Faina 9 replies - Last 2013-1-8 18:07
MBE for Nicola Benedetti
News: British violinist honoured
From Ian Stewart 12 replies - Last 2013-1-4 10:55
Laurie Niles story
News: In the December American Suzuki Journal
From Jim Fellows 3 replies - Last 2013-1-3 12:00
Minnesota Orchestra Board Lied About Finances (Maybe)
News: Employed a PR firm to advise them on how big a deficit they should report publicly, but say "there was no attempt at manipulation."
From Bruce Bodden 9 replies - Last 2012-12-21 08:55
A few more seconds of fame
News: A nice article on a local news website about my orchestra. One of the pictures is a fairly good one of me doing my thing.
From Tom Holzman 7 replies - Last 2012-12-16 07:37
ever mind talent: Practice, practice, practice
News: Here's a link to a piece I wrote for the commentary (editorial) section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's about how the Suzuki method shaped my kids' lives.
From E. Smith 4 replies - Last 2012-12-3 11:32
Minnesota Orchestra musicians locked out
News: The big day has come, after months of waiting...
From Emily Hogstad 10 replies - Last 2012-11-27 19:15
Violin Society of America results?
News: Any news?
From Victor Lam 7 replies - Last 2012-11-20 17:52
News: A link to a recent, detailed article on the notorious violin swindler.
From Bill Walderman 26 replies - Last 2012-11-17 05:55
Musicians of the Minnesota Orch. Play Bach Double and Beethoven 9, Dec. 15/16 Minneapolis
News: Bach’s Double Violin Concerto features Jorja Fleezanis and Erin Keefe (former and present Concertmasters of the Minnesota Orchestra).
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2012-11-14 22:02
Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
News: What meteorologists have labeled a "Franken-storm", is beginning to smack the US East Coast, from the Carolinas to Maine. Prepare and help others in need.
From Eric Won 21 replies - Last 2012-11-11 18:19
Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
News: Composer Elliott Carter has died at age 103
From Laurie Niles 3 replies - Last 2012-11-9 09:04
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic mourn the passing of former concertmaster Michel Schwalbé
News: Michel Schwalbe, former concertmaster the Berlin Philharmonic, has died.
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2012-10-19 15:19
Seized Violins at Frankfurt make now a political issue
News: NEW DEVELOPMENT
An article in the German Bildzeitung, also copied and/or paraphrased in other german papers
From Michael Koeberling 13 replies - Last 2012-10-17 03:09
Atlanta Symphony Musicians Agree to $5.2 Million In Concessions
News: This is a real loss for all musicians.
From Laurie Niles 16 replies - Last 2012-10-3 12:36
Bow maker Benoit Rolland has won a MacArthur Genius Grant!
News: Boston-based bow maker Benoit Rolland has won a MacArthur Genius Grant!
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2012-10-2 08:12
Chicago Symphony musicians strike
News: Concert canceled Saturday because of the strike.
From Laurie Niles 16 replies - Last 2012-9-30 08:02
WSJ Article on New (New) Music High School in NYC
News: A new public high school takes a different approach to preparing musicians for survival in the 21st century
From Sean Gillia 3 replies - Last 2012-9-26 17:45
Tarisio Acquires Cozio.com
News: The auction house will now run Cozio.com, the online database of instrument provenance, ownership, past pricing and photographs.
From Laurie Niles 0 replies - Last 2012-9-26 09:03
ASO locked out musicians
News: Seems someone is intent in running the outfit into the ground.
From Skye Taylor 9 replies - Last 2012-9-9 23:30
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