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Practicing the Violin: Encouraging Young Students

January 19, 2019, 10:04 AM · Let’s face it, most children, given the choice, will play with their toys or their friends before thinking, "Ah yes, I must practice my violin." Keep reading...

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Violinist.com Interviews, Volume 2

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)

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Tessa Lark, Korngold, and the Joy of Live Music

January 18, 2019, 10:27 PM · I honestly did not want to like her. She’s so young, so talented, so pretty. And, if that weren’t enough, she gets to play on a G.P. Maggini violin. But, as the saying goes, when Tessa Lark took the stage last night at the spectacular Tennessee Theatre with the Knoxville Symphony, she had me at hello. Here was a performer who exuded comfort being center stage. Her demeanor indicated this would not be your average concerto performance — and that started by not programming your average concerto. The work I was anxiously waiting to hear was Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major (Opus 35). Keep reading...

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V.com weekend vote: Eat a meal before or after the concert?

January 18, 2019, 8:01 PM · Do you like to eat a meal before or after playing a concert? Please respond to the vote with when you would eat a main meal, and also in the comments share your thoughts about what you like to eat before a concert, what works best, and also what does not work.

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