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Laurie Niles's Top Blogs and Discussions of 2010

December 31, 2010 at 8:20 PM

As the year 2010 comes to a close, Robert and I thought it would be fun to look back on some of the top stories of the year on We have assembled here a list of the top blog posts and threads of the year, based on page view data.

Interestingly, they covered a range of topics. In current events, Clara-Jumi Kang won the Indianapolis competition; Sarah Chang attracted a lot of attention with her problems in Detroit, and people expressed concern surrounding suicide of teenage violinist and Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Top interviews were not just with the "usual suspects": Attracting the most attention were Dutch violinist Janine Jansen talking about the lesser-played Britten Concerto; American violinist Dylana Jenson talking about her long search for the right violin, and injury-prevention specialist Diana Rumrill giving us advice about keeping healthy. readers also were interested in talking about violins and violin technology, with top threads about PI Infeld strings, looking for violins and a lively discussion about a new kind of violin bridge.

Photo by Denis Ryan Kelly, Jr.

So here are links to the top interviews and threads of 2010, enjoy!

Here are the top blog posts:

  1. Interview with Clara-Jumi Kang, 2010 Indianapolis Gold Medal Laureate
  2. Sarah Chang's Detroit Dilemma
  3. Interview with Diana Rumrill: Preventing and Treating Violin-Related Injury
  4. interview with Dylana Jenson
  5. Janine Jansen on the Britten Violin Concerto

Here are the top discussion threads:

  1. Anna Karkowska
  2. New PI Infeld string
  3. Free new design violin bridge sounds like a Strad
  4. Professional seeks violin
  5. Who are some of the better not very well known soloists?
  6. Teen violinist commits suicide

From Eloise Garland
Posted on January 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM

 Thank you for this list of blogs and discussions - they are all brilliant things to look back at and review over. 

Happy new year!

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