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Today Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik launches his latest project, "Meditations on Family," for which he commissioned eight composers to translate a personal family photo into a musical miniature for violin and ensemble. One track of the album will be released each week, starting today with "Daydreams" by Joseph Schwantner, until the full EP is released on March 8. Other pieces on the album are "Cadenza for the Once Young" by Gity Razaz (January 25); "Suitcased Dreams" by Paola Prestini (February 1); "Rima" by Kinan Azmeh (February 8); "How to Draw a Tree" by Gregory Vajda (February 15); "Litania" by Andreia Pinto-Correia (February 22); "See Above" by Timo Andres (March 1); and "Flight to Limbo" by Christopher Cerrone (March 8). Kutik describes each of those works at www.meditationsonfamily.com. BELOW: Yevgeny Kutik performs Joseph Schwantner's "Daydreams...'Reverie'" for violin, vocal quartet and glass harmonica.
Violinist.com Interviews, Volume 2: Violinist.com editor Laurie Niles' second book features exclusive, one-on-one interviews conducted over the last six years with 26 of today's best-known violinists, including Midori, Gil Shaham, Hilary Hahn, James Ehnes, Rachel Barton Pine, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Daniel Heifetz, Jennifer Koh and Lindsey Stirling. Amazon.com (Ad)
her website. Havas was best known for her teachings that address natural positioning, injury prevention and stage fright for violinists and violists, having taught numerous classes and published several books and videos. Keep reading...The pioneering Hungarian violinist and teacher Kató Havas died on New Year's Eve at age 98, according to Comments (8)
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Benjamin Beilman performed Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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