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What 'Brand' of Violin Should I Buy?

September 18, 2019, 5:55 PM · What brand of violin should I buy? A parent grew rather frustrated with me when I did not have a straightforward answer to this question. He'd come up with three "brands" and wanted me to tell him which was the best one, to expedite the process of getting a violin for his child. Also, if you know the good brands, can't you just find them for a little cheaper online? It's not an unreasonable line of questioning, in a general sense. But, it's just not the way it works when buying a decent violin. Here is why: Keep reading...

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 289: Soovin Kim; Leila Josefowicz; Rachel Barton Pine

September 17, 2019, 12:22 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.

Soovin Kim performed Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D with A Far Cry.

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Simon Woods Steps Down as CEO of LA Philharmonic

September 17, 2019, 11:20 AM · The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the immediate resignation of its CEO Simon Woods on Monday. The LA Phil did not offer any explanation for Woods' sudden and unexpected departure, which comes right before the Oct. 3 start of the orchestra's new season. Keep reading...

Interview with Violinist Stephen Waarts: Debut Recital at Wigmore Hall

September 13, 2019, 3:50 PM · When he practices these days, violinist Stephen Waarts thinks a lot about his mentor, the great violinist Aaron Rosand. Rosand, who died in July, certainly would have taken pride in the fact that Waarts will take the stage Tuesday for his debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall. Waarts and pianist Gabriele Carcano will perform works by Fauré, Szymanowski and Bartók.

"Mr. Rosand was very interested in what his students were up to, and very proud of us," Waarts told me over the phone last month. "He wanted to be involved, even after his students stopped studying with him."
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