Top stories from the string music world

News Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Strad January 2014 issue is on sale now

The January issue of The Strad is now on sale. In our 'Fresh Thinking' edition Californian cello innovator and sound sculptor Zoë Keating reveals how technology and the internet...

News Monday, 23 December 2013

Cellist wins £8,000 first prize at 2013 Penderecki Competition

French–Armenian cellist Astrig Siranossian has won the first prize at the second International Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition. The 25-year-old (pictured) received PLN40,000 (£8,000)...

News Saturday, 21 December 2013

Hungarian violinist János Négyesy dies aged 75

Violinist and pedagogue János Négyesy died on 20 December at the age of 75. For more than three decades he was a member of the music faculty at the University of California at San Diego...

News Friday, 20 December 2013

American violinist Maud Powell to receive posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy

The great American violinist Maud Powell (1867–1920) will be awarded a posthumous lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy at a ceremony the night before the 56th Grammys in January...

News Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Stolen ‘ex-Kym’ Stradivarius violin fetches £1.385m at auction

The Stradivarius violin belonging to London-based violinist Min-Jin Kym that was stolen at a Pret a Manger sandwich bar in London’s Euston Station in November 2010 and later recovered by police...

News Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Germany’s Notos Piano Quartet triumphs in Italy

The Notos Quartet from Germany has clinched the €12,000 first prize at Italy’s Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition after performing Brahms’s Piano Quartet in...

News Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sistema Scotland to launch Big Noise project in Aberdeen

Sistema Scotland, the five-year-old youth music programme based on Venezuela’s El Sistema, has announced plans for its third children’s orchestra project in Scotland.

Big Noise Torry...

News Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Extinct stringed instrument to make its London debut

A small-scale cello that sits against the shoulder and is played like a violin will make its London debut as part of a programme from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) on 25 March at Queen...

News Monday, 16 December 2013

Eastern Europeans dominate at third Toruń International Violin Competition

Four Eastern Europeans and two South Koreans made it to the final round of this year’s International Violin Competition in Toruń, Poland, which ran from 23 November–2 December. The ...

News Monday, 16 December 2013

Brussels Philharmonic string players to benefit from new instrument investment scheme

The Brussels Philharmonic has set up a new instrument foundation to help investors and philanthropists purchase musical instruments to be played by the orchestra’s musicians.

The Brussels...

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