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    A cello quartet with one cello


    Four members of the Wiener Cello Ensemble 5+1 perform Ravel's Bolero on a single instrument to great comic effect. Watch: Music teacher loses temper with violinist – with destructive results

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    Jennifer Stumm's viola sets off airport explosive detector


    The American violist was travelling through London’s Gatwick airport when an explosive trace detection machine picked up a false positive on her instrument case

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    The longest string quartet ever proves a good gamble in Monte Carlo


    Our Côte d’Azur correspondent Toby Deller settles into a comfy chair for Morton Feldman’s notorious five-hour long String Quartet no.2 – courtesy of the Quatuor Béla and the Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

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    WIN the first CD in the series 'Le Origini del Violino'


    In The Strad’s 2018 Cremona supplement, the Museo del Violino launches the first in a projected series, L’Origini del Violino, in which top soloists perform on some of the rarest and most historically significant instruments. The first CD, featuring the ‘Carlo IX’ Andrea Amati of c.1570, includes ...

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    2 violin makers (m/f), full- or part-time


    Working from our stately Munich workshop you will set up and restore our broad palette of old stringed instruments, returning each one to the appropriate quality and making it ready to play. We offer an appealing workplace, a friendly atelier with modern equipment, a variety of different ...

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    Gary Karr on Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto


    The American bassist recalls how the Koussevitzky helped to establish his individual style – and how he received a career boost courtesy of the composer’s ghost

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    Didier Lockwood performs Over the Rainbow


    French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood performs Over the Rainbow in the foyer of the Théâtre du Châtelet. Lockwood died on 18 February  at the age of 62 following a heart attack.

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    Professor of Violin


    Jascha Heifetz Endowed Chair in Violin Celebrating the legendary violinist, Jascha Heifetz, who taught for many years at the USC Thornton School of Music, the strings department and its stellar faculty invites applications for the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin. The tenure-track appointment as Professor ...

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    Sales Associate Full or part time


    JR Music Supply, headquartered in Woonsocket, RI, USA, is one of the leading makers and American distributors of new European workshop and master-made orchestral string instruments. In the last few years, we have also accumulated a collection of fine antique instruments. As we look toward expanding our ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman plays klezmer music


    'When you're dealing with music, you're dealing with the soul of the society' This video is an clip from a 1995 PBS documentary which followed violinist Itzhak Perlman as he joined four klezmer groups – Brave New World, The Klezmatics, Andy Statman and the Klezmer Conservatory Band – to ...

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    Marc Coppey – Bloch: Schelomo, Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor; Silent Woods op.68


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: November 2017 Description: Unusually fine versions of much-recorded cello works Musicians: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Kirill Karabits Composer: Bloch, Dvořák Catalogue Number: AUDITE 97.734 It’s a truism that fashion and taste exert quite an influence on performance styles in ...

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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor op.64; Symphony no.5 ‘Reformation’ op.107; Concert Overture ‘The Hebrides’ op.26


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: November 2017 Description: A familiar concerto sounds freshly minted and in tip-top condition Musicians: Isabelle Faust (violin), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Pablo Heras-Casado Composer: Mendelssohn Catalogue Number: HARMONIA MUNDI HMM 902325 How refreshing it is to witness a soloist ...

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    Ironwood: Brahms, Piano Quartet no.1; Piano Quintet


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS Strad Issue: June 2017 Everything’s right in these exquisitely played period performances Musicians: Ironwood: Robin Wilson, Rachael Beesley (violins), Nicole Forsyth (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Neal Peres Da Costa (piano) Composer: Brahms Catalogue Number: ABC CLASSICS 481 ...

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    Flying high: an El Sistema inspired music education programme in China


    Inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, China’s Wings of Music aims to bring dignity and self-belief to some of the country’s most deprived children. Nancy Pellegrini reports in this article from 2013

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    Full-time Sales Associate


    AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY. Bein Fushi, the leading rare and modern stringed instrument dealer in the world, is seeking a FULL-TIME SALES ASSOCIATE to work from our Chicago office. Work and train alongside some of the most accomplished sales experts in the field. ...

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    Telegraph Quartet named San Francisco Conservatory of Music quartet-in-residence


    The ensemble will take up the post from the 2017-18 season for a period of three years

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    Harrison: Concerto for violin and percussion, Grand Duo; Harrison/Cage: Double Music


    Sonically delightful music that runs the gamut from gamelan to Renaissance

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    Lara Boschkor wins Tonali Violin Competition in Germany


    The 17-year-old Kronberg Academy student took home the top prize of €10,000 for her performance of Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto

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    An ensemble of Stradivarius instruments - and one Amati - in Mozart


    Five Stradivari instruments (two violins, one viola, two cellos) and one Amati viola are performed together at the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. The ensemble features members of the Stradivari Quartet alongside violist Simone Gramaglia and cellist David Pia in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364. The ...

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    From the Archive: the 'Adam' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin, 1738


    This illustration of a violin by Guarneri 'del Gesù' was published in The Strad, December 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Guarneri 'del Gesù' drew together all the strands of Cremonese and Brescian makers, and with great force of character, ...