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News Thursday, 21 November 2013

Da Capo Music Foundation takes Kodály teaching to the Netherlands

The Da Capo Music Foundation, a UK music education charity, has announced a partnership with a Dutch scheme that will bring its Kodály-based teaching method to the Benelux region of Europe. Starting...

News Thursday, 21 November 2013

Five hundred string students attend mass performance in Catalonia

More than 500 young string players from 39 schools across Catalonia attended a mass public lesson and performance at the municipal sports centre in Martorell on 17 November. 

The event, ...

News Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin takes centre stage in new Buenos Aires instrument gallery

A new permanent exhibition hall dedicated to stringed instruments has opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gallery at the Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Spanish–American Art features...

News Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Orchestra research explores impact of alternative formats

The Miami-based New World Symphony (NWS) has completed a four-year study tracking the effectiveness of alternative concert formats. The orchestra wanted to see how successful its alternative formats...

News Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Strad Fest LA to showcase eight Stradivari violins

Eight of Stradivari’s best known violins are to go on display in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Strad Fest LA event, which will run from 26–29 March 2014...

News Monday, 18 November 2013

Russian and South Korean share first prize as Jan Rakowski Competition opens up to foreign candidates

Karolina Errera, 20, from Russia, and Sejune Kim, 25, from South Korea have shared first prize at the Jan Rakowski Viola Competition in Poznań, Poland. The two winners also each received a special prize...

News Friday, 15 November 2013

EU to simplify customs procedures for musicians carrying instruments

The European Union is about to simplify its rules for musicians temporarily importing instruments for professional use. Under a new amendment to the Customs Code, to be applied from next Thursday 21...

News Friday, 15 November 2013

Violin believed to have belonged to Mozart donated to Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

A violin believed to be the instrument Mozart owned and played during the years he lived in Vienna from 1781 has been donated to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria.

The instrument...

News Wednesday, 13 November 2013

American violinist Stephen Waarts wins Young Concert Artists auditions

Violinist Stephen Waarts was the only string player among the three first-prize winners of this year's Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. The 17-year-old American violinist, ...

News Monday, 11 November 2013

French violinist scoops five prizes at Louis Spohr Violin Competition

David Castro-Balbi of France has won a clutch of awards at the recent International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists held at The Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany. The 19-year-old...

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Electric violin and bows stolen in London
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