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News Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Minnesota Orchestra ends 15-month musician lockout with a new three-year contract

Orchestral musicians will return to work on 1 February 2014 at a reduced rate of pay

The Minnesota Orchestra board of directors and musicians ratified a new collective bargaining agreement yesterday following a 15-month lockout which cost the orchestra not only its entire 2012-13...

News Monday, 13 January 2014

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra violinist awarded RPS/ABO Salomon Prize

Catherine Arlidge is the first violinist to receive the award recognising UK orchestral musicians

A musician from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has become the first violinist to be awarded the RPS/ABO Salomon Prize, which recognises the outstanding contributions of UK orchestral players...

News Monday, 13 January 2014

Twelve-year-old violinist takes top prize at Jefferson Competition

A twelve-year-old violinist from California has become one of the youngest prize winners at the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition in the contest's history.

Robert Chien...

News Friday, 10 January 2014

Sphinx Organisation string competition winners to benefit from $4m gift

The Competition is open to Black and Latino string players residing in the US

The Sphinx Organisation, a US non-profit body set up to encourage Black and Latino people into the field of classical music, has received the largest single contribution in its history.

The $4m...

News Thursday, 09 January 2014

Violinist Nemanja Radulović signs an international contract with DG

The 28-year-old Serbian recorded a Paganini album for DG France last year

Flamboyant violinist Nemanja Radulović has signed an international recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The 28-year-old Serbian released a Paganini album on DG France last year and has also ...

News Wednesday, 08 January 2014

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments to celebrate Will Kemp's 100-mile dance

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments will celebrate the antics of the 16th-century Shakespearean actor Will Kemp this month when it recreates his famous nine-day dance from London to Norwich...

News Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Violinist Augustin Hadelich to make Walt Disney Concert Hall debut

He replaces Christian Tetzlaff, who has pulled out of the LA Phil concerts due to illness

Augustin Hadelich (pictured) is to make his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut at short notice with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this week. He replaces Christian Tetzlaff, who has pulled out due to ...

News Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The Strad Features Index available to download

Looking for a specific article published in The Strad magazine? You can now download The Strad features indexes from the past four years, 2010 to 2013, by clicking on the PDFs below. 

Each...

News Thursday, 02 January 2014

Danish violin maker Lise Jørgensen dies aged 51

Danish violin maker and restorer Lise Ingeborg Jørgensen has died aged 51 following a long battle with cancer. 

Jørgensen became interested in violins while at school, and ...

News Tuesday, 24 December 2013

German music schools report 14 per cent rise in student numbers

The number of young people learning musical instruments in Germany has risen by 14 per cent in the past decade, according to new figures released by the Association of German Music Schools (AGMS). A...

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