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Blogs Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Flamenco drove me to Dounis

In the lazed aftermath of Christmas I saw a five-day beginners’ flamenco course advertised in Time Out, and I thought it might be fun to learn something new. How wrong can a girl be? I was useless...

Blogs Monday, 04 February 2008

Violinist Ruth Rogers' blog from the Thai-Burmese border - Part One

Ruth Rogers, Victoria Sayles, Rose Redgrave and Katherine Jenkinson are playing string quartets to Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border. This is their first blog entry for The Strad website, written by Ruth Rogers

So here we are in Mae Sot, a town in Thailand very close to the border with Burma. We arrived yesterday after concerts, masterclasses and workshops in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia, and Bangkok, Thailand...

Blogs Monday, 28 January 2008

What a week I've just had!

What a week I've just had. Three of my top-ten violinists in London within days of each other, and I had tickets to see all of them. There are perks to the daily discomforts of London life, after all...

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