Top stories from the string music world

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Juilliard uses $60m donation to establish fellowships

Students entering New York’s Juilliard School in 2014 could benefit from a new scholarship programme for classical music students, paid for with a $60m gift made to the school – the largest...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Multi-million pound development for Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

String students training at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium are to benefit from a new multi-million pound building due for completion in 2014.

The Music Chapel, which is known for...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Two winners share first prize at Thailand International String Competition

First prize at the Thailand International String Competition in Bangkok has been won jointly by violist Patcharaphan Khumprakob, 21, from Thailand, and violinist Wang Hao, 22, from China. Each...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

South Korean wins €15,000 first prize at Oistrakh Competition

The winner of this year’s Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition in Russia was Ji Yoon Lee, 21, from South Korea. Lee studies with Nam-Yun Kim in Korea and...

News Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Celebrity violins to go under the hammer this month

Instruments owned by violinist Leila Josefowicz and renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay are set to be auctioned this month.DeLay's 1778 Guadagnini features in Tarisio's New York sale, which ends...

News Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Sydney violinist Grace Clifford sweeps the board at Kendall Competition

Violinist Grace Clifford has won a clutch of prizes at the Kendall National Violin Competition in Australia. The 15-year-old took the first prize, as well as the audience choice award, the Richard Pollett...

News Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Violin master toolmaker Brian Hart dies

Brian Hart, an industrial toolmaker who found success creating bespoke clamps and implements for violin makers, has died at the age of 77. Hart started his career making tools for engineering components...

News Friday, 04 October 2013

Swiss luthier Pierrick Sartre wins gold in Pisogne

The gold medal at the 4th International Violin Making Competition of the Associazione Nazionale Liuteria Artistica Italiana (ANLAI) in Pisogne, Italy, has been won by Swiss luthier Pierrick Sartre. ...

News Friday, 04 October 2013

French quartet wins Trondheim contest top prize

The Van Kuijk Quartet has won first prize and the audience prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway. The French ensemble, which formed in 2011 and studies with...

News Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Joshua Bell Carnegie Hall concert cancelled

Tonight's Carnegie Hall concert, to have featured violinist Joshua Bell and double bassist Esperanza Spalding, has been cancelled due to strike action by the hall's stagehands. The New York venue's...

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Electric violin and bows stolen in London
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