Violinists give Royal Strings founder Benteler a musical tribute

Violinists give Royal Strings founder Benteler a musical tribute
During his more than 40 years as a musician, Franz Benteler made a name for himself not only as a violinist, but also as a strolling violinist. The Royal Strings Orchestra, which he founded, headlined the Consort Room at the Continental Plaza in Chicago …
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York violinists participate in 26th YASS Spring Recital
York Area violinists had an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a group of music enthusiasts April 25 at the 26th Annual YASS (York Area Suzuki Superbows) Spring Recital, hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 …
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Violinist’s pre-Olympic ski race results were ‘rigged’
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the …
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2016 Avery Fisher Grant Names Violinists, a Cellist and Pianist in WQXR Live Stream

2016 Avery Fisher Grant Names Violinists, a Cellist and Pianist in WQXR Live Stream
The name Avery Fisher continues on in the form of a career grant, which awarded its 2016 recepients this week with a $ 25,000 cash prize. Among the honorees named are three violinists, a cellist and a pianist. The gift is reserved for young and aspiring …
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Spotting talent: Adam Gatehouse, artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition
https://bachtrack.com/files/68422-adam-gatehouse–co-artistic-director–leeds-international-piano-competiton–c–simon-jay-price–3-.jpg280420 DK: When you see a young musician for the first time, what are the things that are most likely to strike you?
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Community bus trip Shoji Tabuchi at the Garde Arts Center and Foxwoods
On Thursday, December 14 the Stafford Senior Center’s Travel Club will sponsor a community bus trip to the Garde Arts Center in New London to see Shoji Tabuchi in his second appearance in Connecticut. One of the finest violinists of all time will entertain …
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Latest Violinists News

musicExpert Violinists Bad at Picking Strads
Ten violin soloists who played different instruments blindfolded then picked a Stradivarius over a modern instrument as being the superior violin at rates no better than chance. Karen Hopkin reports [Violin plays] The Stradivarius is arguably the finest …
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7 days of fun: Zombies in the pubs, Carrie Underwood at the X
He wrote “Scheherazade.2” for one of America’s great violinists, Leila Josefowicz (pictured), whose passionate way with new works earned her a MacArthur “genius grant.” She will present the piece’s Midwest premiere with conductor Edward Gardner …
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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
Cost: $ 30-$ 100. 3) All Newton Music School will celebrate Clarinetist Paulette Bowes 30th Anniversary as director with an honorary concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 23, at ANMS, 321 Chestnut St. Bowes will be joined by violinists Arturo Delmoni and Lucia Lin …
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Latest Violinists News

musicFrom poverty to prodigy: star violinist turns to other musicians in need
Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most accomplished violinists in the world, but her upbringing wasn’t one of privilege — as a ten-year-old prodigy with an out-of-work father, she bought her concert clothes in thrift stores and relied on space heaters for …
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Out of tune: Concert violinists can’t identify the sound of a multi-million-pound Stradivarius
The Stradivarius is thought to be one of the most beautiful musical instruments ever made. Top violinists have paid millions of pounds to get their hands on the 300-year-old fiddle. But it has now emerged that musicians cannot tell the difference between …
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Famed Violinists Tour Historic Ukraine Synagogue
Violinists Pavel Kogan and Daniel Milkis visited Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine’s historic Golden Rose Synagogue, where they donned the Jewish prayer boxes known as tefillin for the first time in their lives. In town for a concert at the city’s Gorky State …
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Latest Violinists News

musicInternational gypsy jazz sensations Gonzalo Bergara Quartet take on Tybee
Along with Bergara, who plays lead guitar, the quartet consists of Jeffrey Radaich on rhythm guitar, Leah Zeger on violin and Brian Netzley on upright bass. Ochoa adds that Zeger is known as one of the best jazz violinists in the U.S.. And the …
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The Classical Music Network
The intermissionless concert opened with a limpid performance of the larghetto from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (performed by the orchestra’s principal clarinetist, Joaquin Valdepeñas, and violinists Jonathan Crow and Mark Skazinetsky, violist Teng Li …
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Intensive instrument playing can trigger movement disorders
A new study revealed that the movement disorder affects primarily the limbs that are used most: for example, the left hand in violinists or the lips in brass/woodwind instrumentalists. In total, one in 6,600 persons will develop the disorder, whereas …
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Latest Solo Violinists News

musicDUC Chamber Music Series begins Sept. 21
Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ciaconna for Violin Solo in d-minor” is widely considered among the most brilliant, influential and technically demanding works in the violin repertoire. Even the greatest virtuosos can spend years — indeed, entire careers …
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Sadie Harrison: Solos and Duos for Piano and Strings CD review – glittering
Gallery (Rooms I and II) for solo violin – 19 musical glimpses to be played in any order – takes the paintings of the versatile violinist Peter Sheppard-Skaerved as a starting point. Hidden Ceremonies, for piano, explores prehistory as depicted through …
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MIT Sounding announces upcoming performance lineup
Ziporyn says a common thread among artists in this year’s MIT Sounding is their ability to reframe the performance experience itself: “The listening experience is radically altered when Bach’s solo violin works are played straight through, as Johnny …
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