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News Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Strad Fest LA to showcase eight Stradivari violins

Eight of Stradivari’s best known violins are to go on display in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Strad Fest LA event, which will run from 26–29 March 2014...

News Monday, 18 November 2013

Russian and South Korean share first prize as Jan Rakowski Competition opens up to foreign candidates

Karolina Errera, 20, from Russia, and Sejune Kim, 25, from South Korea have shared first prize at the Jan Rakowski Viola Competition in Poznań, Poland. The two winners also each received a special prize...

News Friday, 15 November 2013

EU to simplify customs procedures for musicians carrying instruments

The European Union is about to simplify its rules for musicians temporarily importing instruments for professional use. Under a new amendment to the Customs Code, to be applied from next Thursday 21...

News Friday, 15 November 2013

Violin believed to have belonged to Mozart donated to Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

A violin believed to be the instrument Mozart owned and played during the years he lived in Vienna from 1781 has been donated to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria.

The instrument...

News Wednesday, 13 November 2013

American violinist Stephen Waarts wins Young Concert Artists auditions

Violinist Stephen Waarts was the only string player among the three first-prize winners of this year's Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. The 17-year-old American violinist, ...

News Monday, 11 November 2013

French violinist scoops five prizes at Louis Spohr Violin Competition

David Castro-Balbi of France has won a clutch of awards at the recent International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists held at The Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany. The 19-year-old...

News Thursday, 07 November 2013

Amati first online auction top ten sales

Eleven weeks after launching its online auction division, Amati has announced the results of its first sale. Among the highlights was the sale of a cello (pictured) by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, c.1820...

News Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Top lots from London and New York October sales

Bonhams, Brompton’s, Ingles & Hayday and Tarisio have released the results of their October auctions. At Ingles & Hayday’s London sale a violin owned by the violinist Leila Josefovicz...

News Monday, 04 November 2013

Maxim Vengerov named Oxford Philomusica artist-in-residence

Maxim Vengerov has been named as the Oxford Philomusica’s first artist-in-residence, in the year the orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary. The Russian violinist first appeared with the orchestra...

News Friday, 01 November 2013

Revitalised Universal Music Classics label signs string trio Time for Three

Time for Three, the classically trained, multi-genre spanning string trio from the US, is the first signing by the new Universal Music Classics label, recently launched by Universal Music Group.


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