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Basic knowledge of Violin

Violin (Italian: IL violin) is a stringed instrument. A total of four strings. The sound of a string and bow.The violin is made up of more than 30 parts. Violin and Piano (resonator) about 35.5 cm long, with curved panel, back and side adhesive. The panel used soft texture; made of spruce, maple back and side, hard texture. The head of the guitar neck, with a maple fingerboard, ebony.The violin is widely spread in the world, is the most important instrument in the modern orchestra. It occupies…See More
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Results from the International Tchaikovsky Competition Announced

In the face of pointed criticism on the blogosphere, the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has announced the results of six cellists and violinists who placed in the final rounds.In the violin category, which takes place in Moscow, Russia, no one took home the first-place title or the $30,000. (You can read some of…See More
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The 13th season of Music@Menlo, titled "Schubert" for the 19th-century Austrian composer, will run from Friday, July 17 through August 8.Wu Han and Philip Setzer, founders of Music@Menlo and artistic directors of the Chamber music Society of Lincoln Center, will continue as the festival’s artistic directors. The season…See More
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Nowadays often mentioned in the string is generally refers to the western orchestra strings (violin, Viola, cello, double bass). Ensemble of many kinds of musical instruments, the most common in Western string is the String Quartet (the first mention, the second violin, Viola, Cello), but the form is not fixed. Now the Quartet form reform emerge in endlessly, Woodwind Group (flute, clarinet, Oboe, bassoon) also often add horn Quintet. In addition to traditional folk music ensemble form,…See More
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The Ariel Quartet on Grief and Suicide in Montréal

Dateline: Bourgie Hall, Montréal, June 17, 8 p.m., 2015On Tuesday, Rachel Barton Pine had stood bravely alone for two hours in Bourgie Hall and dazzled a large audience at the 20th edition of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival with Paganini's Caprices Op. 24. On Wednesday, Festival founder, artistic director and interim CEO Denis Brott brought together an entire roster of musicians to pay tribute to his father Alexander Brott, one of the godfathers of the city's vibrant, abundant classical…See More
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Rachel Barton Pine Plays Paganini's 24 Caprices at the Montréal Chamber Music Festival

Dateline: Montréal, Tuesday, Bourgie Hall, June 16, 8 p.m., 2015The 20th edition of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival is being strongly influenced by this year’s concurrent 70th anniversaries of liberation: the end of WWII and the Holocaust.“These two earth-shattering moments in time instilled in me the desire to musically express the remarkable power of the human spirit,” explained Festival founder and artistic director Denis Brott, newly-decorated with the Order of Canada, the country's…See More
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Results from the International Tchaikovsky Competition Announced

In the face of pointed criticism on the blogosphere, the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has announced the results of six cellists and violinists who placed in the final rounds.

In the violin category, which takes place in Moscow, Russia, no one took home the first-place title or…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 2, 2015 at 11:57am

Dover Quartet and Erin Keefe Among Performers at 2015 Music@Menlo

The 13th season of Music@Menlo, titled "Schubert" for the 19th-century Austrian composer, will run from Friday, July 17 through August 8.

Wu Han and Philip Setzer, founders of Music@Menlo and artistic directors of the Chamber music Society of Lincoln Center, will continue as…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on June 29, 2015 at 9:47am

Rachel Barton Pine Plays Paganini's 24 Caprices at the Montréal Chamber Music Festival

Dateline: Montréal, Tuesday, Bourgie Hall, June 16, 8 p.m., 2015

The 20th edition of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival is being strongly influenced by this year’s concurrent 70th anniversaries of liberation: the end of WWII and the Holocaust.

“These two earth-shattering moments in time instilled in me the desire to musically express the remarkable power of the human spirit,” explained Festival founder and artistic director Denis…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on June 18, 2015 at 7:00am

NY Phil Concerts in the Park Celebrates 50 Years

The New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Park, a series of free concerts offered by the symphony throughout New York City, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The 2015 series will run from Wednesday, June 17 through Tuesday, June 23 under music directors Alan…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on June 10, 2015 at 10:02am

Peter Cropper, Founder of the Lindsay Quartet, Dies

Peter Cropper, violinist and founder of the Lindsay Quartet, died on May 30 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.

Born into a musical family, his grandfather was leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle was principal viola…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on June 1, 2015 at 11:27am

Trio Cleonice to Present World Premiere

 

Trio Cleonice, the Boston-based violin-cello-piano grouping of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, will present a world premiere of Richard Wernick’s Sonata…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on May 27, 2015 at 3:18pm

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