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    Flying with a double bass: a checklist


    Flying with a double bass can be a hugely stressful experience. Tim Woodall gives solutions for making the best of the situation

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    Concert catastrophe: violin knocked from soloist's hands by enthusiastic conductor


    It's every violinist's worst nightmare... As soloist Rómulo Assis was performing the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Orquestra do Norte, conductor Nuno Côrte-Real's enthusiastic gesticulation knocked the instrument from his hands and sent it crashing to the ground. The incident took place at a concert in ...

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti's bow goes flying


    As violinist Nicola Benedetti rehearsed for a performance of Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Edinburgh's Usher Hall last week, her bow went flying in a particularly vigorous passage. Thankfully, no damage was done to the bow. Subscribe to The ...