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News Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Violinist and teacher Simon Fischer joins Edition Peters Artist Management

The long-time contributor to The Strad has several books published through Edition Peters

Violinist and educator Simon Fischer has joined Edition Peters Artist Management (EPAM). The Guildhall School and Yehudi Menuhin School professor has contributed popular monthly Basics articles to The...

News Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Memphis Symphony assistant principal violist Marshall Fine dies following car crash

The 58-year-old was a prolific composer and son of former Boston Symphony violist Burton Fine

Memphis Symphony Orchestra assistant principal violist Marshall Fine has died from injuries sustained in a car crash over a week ago. The 58-year-old was also a prolific composer with over 220 works...

News Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Drink and drug addiction is rife in the classical music world, says cellist

The comments were made by a former National Youth Orchestra musician taking part in new documentary, ‘Addicts’ Symphony’

Drink and drug addiction is endemic in the world of classical music, a musician has claimed. Cellist Rachael Lander, who appears in forthcoming Channel 4 documentary, ‘Addicts’ Symphony&rsquo...

News Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Strad September 2014 issue is out now

Our education focus celebrates the great teachers of today's leading players

The September issue of The Strad is on sale now ― an education special celebrating today's great string players and the teachers who inspired them.

We also examine...

News Monday, 18 August 2014

Edinburgh luthier crafts ‘Wilfred Owen Violin’ to commemorate First World War

The instrument has been made from the branch of a tree growing in the grounds of the former Craiglockhart War Hospital

Edinburgh-based luthier Steve Burnett has crafted a violin to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The ‘Wilfred Owen Violin’ was created during a six-month period from...

News Friday, 15 August 2014

Professor Zakhar Bron launches International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition Bern

The Swiss competition takes place in January next year

Applications are now open for the International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition in Bern, Switzerland. Launched by Professor Zakhar Bron, teacher of such leading stars as Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov...

News Thursday, 14 August 2014

Conductor and period music specialist Frans Brüggen has died aged 79

The Dutch musician co-founded the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

Dutch conductor and period music specialist Frans Brüggen died yesterday at the age of 79. The Amsterdam native was a noted recorder player and Baroque flautist, who conducted such leading orchestras...

News Thursday, 14 August 2014

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg principal double bass Martin Bürgschwendtner has died aged 48

The musician performed with the orchestra for 30 years

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg principal double bass Martin Bürgschwendtner has died at the age of 48 following a long illness. The musician was a member of the orchestra for 30 years, joining in...

News Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung to make UK stage comeback

The return follows a five-year hiatus for the Korean artist and educator due to injury

Kyung Wha Chung is to return to the UK for the first time in twelve years to give two comeback recitals. The Korean violinist will perform with pianist Kevin Kenner at St George’s Hall Concert...

News Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Violist Kim Kashkashian awarded Golden Bow

The annual prize is given by the Foundation of the Geigenbauschule Brienz in Switzerland

American violist and New England Conservatory professor Kim Kashkashian was awarded the Golden Bow by the Foundation of the Geigenbauschule Brienz at Switzerland’s Meiringen...

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