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Violinist Stephen Shipps on Leave from Michigan after Sexual Misconduct Allegations Go Public

December 15, 2018, 7:04 PM · University of Michigan violin professor Stephen Shipps has been on leave since Dec. 7, days before an article in The Michigan Daily described allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against Shipps that spanned a 40-year time period.

Shipps, 66, also has has stepped down as Chair of Strings at Michigan and as director of the Strings Preparatory Program, a university-affiliated pre-college music program for local middle and high school students, according to the article. No charges have been brought against Shipps, who has not publicly responded to the allegations. Keep reading...

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V.com weekend vote: Bow Changes at the Frog: Cushioning or Neutral Fingers?

December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM · What do you do with your right wrist, hand and fingers when changing bow direction at the frog? If you use a cushioning motion with your fingers, did this come naturally, or did you have to work on it? Please participate in the vote and then share what you do to create a smooth bow change at the frog, and how you learned that. Or, if you are still struggling with it, please share the struggle! :)


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The Week in Reviews, Op. 250: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gil Shaham, James Ehnes border=0 align=

The Week in Reviews, Op. 250: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gil Shaham, James Ehnes

December 12, 2018, 10:22 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.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja performed works by Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann in a farewell concert with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja performed in recital with pianist Polina Leschenko in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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