Violinist Book-Signing Party!

April 7, 2014, 11:47 AM · I would have liked to have had all of you to my "Book Signing Party" Sunday for Interviews, Vol. 1, but since you couldn't all make it, I'll tell you about it!

Laurie signing at the book party

First of all, it took place at the lovely Pasadena, Calif., home of my friends, David and Cheryl Scheidemantle, both extraordinary violinists themselves, whose three children also are young musicians. About 40 friends and colleagues came to help welcome my book into the world, enjoy some wine and cheese and talk violin. I couldn't be more grateful! I had a lovely time signing books for violin fans, players and students - even a couple of violin makers!

Big turn-out at the book party

I also read a few passages from the book, including the one below, which was from my interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz, about the Violin Concerto that Salonen wrote for her.

I would love for you to get this book, it's available through Amazon. And I promise to sign it for you, next time I see you in person! :)

(If you are wondering which violinists are interviewed in this book, they are: Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, David Garrett, Anne Akiko Meyers, Ruggiero Ricci, Maxim Vengerov, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony, Rachel Barton Pine, Nicola Benedetti, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Zachary DePue, James Ehnes, Simon Fischer, Augustin Hadelich, Janine Jansen, Leila Josefowicz and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philippe Quint, Tasmin Little, Elmar Oliveira, Stanley Ritchie, Lara St. John, Philip Setzer, Clara-Jumi Kang and Judy Kang.)


April 7, 2014 at 07:37 PM · OMG you're left-handed just like me :D

Left-handed violinists for the win <3

April 7, 2014 at 08:57 PM · Hi Laurie,

Congratulations on a great accomplishment!

Cheers and all the best!


April 7, 2014 at 10:39 PM · Thanks, Christian. And indeed, it's true, I'm a Southpaw! Lefties unite! :)

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