Top stories from the string music world

News Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Futuristic cello projects videos and lighting displays

High-tech polymer manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience has developed a prototype interactive cello. The instrument's polyurethane body can display videos or graphics, tell you when you’re out of...

News Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Russian violinist Elena Tarosyan wins Kloster Schöntal competition

Elena Tarosyan won first prize in the senior division of the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition in Germany. The 20-year-old Russian (pictured), who studies at the Moscow Conservatoire...

News Monday, 09 September 2013

Eau de violin shop: luthier launches workplace-inspired fragrance

Cremona luthier Edgar Russ has a new and unusual product sideline: perfume. The violin maker is launching a scent that he says is inspired by the aromas of a luthier's workshop. Russ's fiancé...

News Tuesday, 03 September 2013

New York dealer to pay $325,000 to settle legal dispute with violinist

New York violin dealer Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt has agreed to pay $325,000 to a violinist who sued him for allegedly losing her instrument while it was on consignment. South Korean violinist Kyung-Ah Yang...

News Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Violist Lise Berthaud and Danish String Quartet join BBC New Generation Artists scheme

French violist Lise Berthaud and the Danish String Quartet have been chosen to join the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme for 2013–15. The artist development programme, which was launched...

News Monday, 02 September 2013

Dover Quartet wins first prize at Banff competition

The Dover Quartet took first prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. The American group won C$25,000 (£15,000) and a three-year career development programme. The...

News Friday, 30 August 2013

Japanese violinist Sunao Goko wins new Swiss competition

Japanese violinist Sunao Goko was victorious in last night's final round of the inaugural Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais in Switzerland. The 20-year-old Goko (pictured), who...

News Thursday, 29 August 2013

UK study to assess cultural value of Sistema music education project

Researchers based at the University of East Anglia are to examine the cultural value of projects  inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education programme. The study will focus on three...

News Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Long-serving Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Maxim Janowsky dies

Maxim Janowsky, who played double bass in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 49 years, has died at the age of 70. He joined the orchestra in 1964 and played under six music directors, including Antal...

News Wednesday, 28 August 2013

US violin dealer Charles Magby charged with first-degree larceny

American instrument dealer Charles Magby was arrested on 23 August on charges of first-degree larceny. According to police in Guilford, Connecticut, several complaints have been made against the 63-...

serene violin solo pre-1917
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I want to try some new strings on my violin. It's English, 1875, and has quite...
violin left hand position
I have a new student , quite advanced, who has a 'double jointed' left thumb...
Electric violin and bows stolen in London
My friend John Garner's asking for help regarding his electric violin. Please...
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