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Six Musical Heroes Speak to Interlochen Campers

August 7, 2020, 2:08 PM · When I was a music student, I would have given anything to ask questions of my musical heroes. That’s exactly what intermediate and high school students at Interlochen Online got to do through an innovative "Real Life" Industry Seminar. Hosted by inaugural Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra Cristian Macelaru, the seminar allowed campers to hear from six of Macelaru’s famous colleagues, including Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Higdon, Nicola Benedetti, Jeremy Denk, Ray Chen, and Emmanuel Pahud.


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How to Upgrade Your Technical Setup for Online Violin Lessons

August 6, 2020, 2:30 PM · Are you set up for smooth learning online, or are your lessons plagued with issues like bad sound, bad visibility and Internet glitching?

With fall arriving and music lessons (and school) continuing online, it might be time time to solve some of those issues in order to lay the foundation a better learning experience, with less frustration due to technology. This guide is meant to help teachers, students and their parents to best use the equipment that they have, and also to make suggestions, should you wish to upgrade or supplement your equipment.

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For the Record, Op. 126: Ray Chen's 'Solace' Solo Bach; David Park Plays Fritz Kreisler

August 6, 2020, 12:46 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!

Solace: Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
Ray Chen, violin

What has violinist Ray Chen been doing during the global pandemic? Finding "Solace" in Bach - and with some help from record producer Jonathan Allen, building a top-notch professional recording studio in his own home, so he could record it. On Friday he releases the result: a recording of six movements from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, including: the E major Preludio; G minor Fugue; D minor Sarabande; the last-movement Allegro from the A minor Sonata; Largo from the C Major Sonata; then circling back to the E major Partita, the Gavotte en Rondeau. On Friday on his YouTube Channel, he'll also share his vlog that details the process of creating the album. BELOW: Ray Chen plays the Sarabande from Bach's Partita in D minor (recording from 2018).

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Fiddler’s Favorites Episode 28: Indira Koch's Chicken (or Lamb, or Vegetable) Stew

August 5, 2020, 3:37 PM · Today’s Fiddler’s Favorites is brought to us by the wonderful violinist Indira Koch. Indira is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and she was first prize winner in the International Music Competition "Citta di Stresa" in Italy, as well as a winner of the Artist International Awards in New York. She has appeared in Carnegie Hall and toured in Europe, India, Japan, and North and South Americas.


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