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News Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Violinist Shlomo Mintz named Queensland Symphony Orchestra soloist-in-residence

The artist will join the orchestra as its inaugural resident soloist in 2015

Shlomo Mintz is to join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia as its inaugural soloist-in residence. The Russian-born violinist and conductor will work with the ensemble during two extended...

News Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Strad August 2014 issue is out now

The issue marks the centenary of World War I with a music and conflict theme

The August issue of The Strad is on sale now ― a special edition marking the centenary of the First World War.

Our music and conflict theme highlights the...

News Monday, 21 July 2014

Top lots from June London and Vichy stringed instrument auctions

Gaglianos and a Peccatte shone in the sales

In contrast to the failed sealed-bid auctions in June of the ‘Kreutzer’ and ‘Macdonald’ Stradivaris, the regular sales that month in...

News Monday, 21 July 2014

London Symphony Orchestra musicians to appear in ‘Addicts’ Symphony’ documentary

The programme, to be broadcast on Channel 4 in August, features LSO Discovery’s work with ten addicts

Members of the London Symphony Orchestra will appear in a Channel 4 documentary about addiction and the ‘transformative power of music’ in late August. ‘Addicts’ Symphony&rsquo...

News Friday, 18 July 2014

German radio orchestra merger looking increasingly likely

The Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra are set to unite in 2016

It is looking ever more probable that a merger between the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, based in Baden-Baden and Freiburg, and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra will go ahead in 2016...

News Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Video: Violinist Itzhak Perlman campaigns for universal polio vaccination

The artist contracted the disease when he was four years old

Itzhak Perlman appears in a new video recorded by Reuters, campaigning for universal vaccination against polio. The violinist, who joined Rotary International’s End Polio Now drive in January ...

News Monday, 14 July 2014

Conductor, composer and violinist Lorin Maazel has died aged 84

The American maestro forged an international career for 75 years

Conductor, composer and violinist Lorin Maazel died yesterday from complications following pneumonia at his home in Virginia. The 84-year-old had forged a world-class career for over 75 years, conducting...

News Monday, 14 July 2014

Violinist Nicola Benedetti breaks UK chart top 20 with her new album

Not since Vanessa Mae and Nigel Kennedy has a solo British violinist featured in the top 20 pop chart

Nicola Benedetti has become the first solo British violinist since the 1990s to enter the top 20 of the Official UK Albums Chart. Her new record ‘Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy’ was released...

News Monday, 14 July 2014

UK lutherie student receives Special Award from Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust

The inaugural award recognises students of particular potential

Dutch luthier Sam Brouwer, a student at the UK’s Newark School of Violin Making, has been granted a Special Award of £1,000 from the Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust – the first time...

News Thursday, 10 July 2014

Charles Castleman appointed professor of violin at Miami’s Frost School of Music

The violinist is currently a professor at the Eastman School of Music in New York

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has appointed Charles Castleman as its new professor of violin. The musician is currently professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music at University...

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