The Week in Reviews, Op. 234: Joshua Bell; Ray Chen; Celeste Golden Boyer; La Jolla Summerfest border=0 align=

The Week in Reviews, Op. 234: Joshua Bell; Ray Chen; Celeste Golden Boyer; La Jolla Summerfest

August 14, 2018, 3:13 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Joshua Bell performed Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3 while conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at the BBC Proms.

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Stolen $100,000 Cello Found on San Diego Street Corner

August 14, 2018, 1:47 PM · Good news! The 2010 Mario Miralles cello that was stolen from the San Diego hotel room of LA Opera principal cellist John Walz was returned to its owner on Monday. The instrument, which had been found Friday in its case on a downtown San Diego street corner, was undamaged.

The man who found the cello took it to his mother's home in nearby Chula Vista, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. After hearing news reports about the cello's theft they began trying to return the cello on Saturday, finally reaching Walz through his Facebook page on Monday. Keep reading...

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Twelve Semi-Finalists Named in the 2018 Shanghai Competition

August 14, 2018, 10:35 AM · Congratulations to the 12 semi-finalists announced today in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition! They are:

The semi-final rounds will begin on Saturday and you can find the livestream on the Violinist.com Facebook page (click here). Keep reading...

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