Top stories from the string music world

News Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal double bassist Ralph Jones dies

Ralph Jones, who recently retired as principal double bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, died on 9 October aged 68 following a long battle with cancer.

Jones was part of the orchestra...

News Tuesday, 15 October 2013

International organisation set up to promote music education and cultural understanding

Violinist Tasmin Little is among the artists lending their support to a new organisation being launched this month to promote and music education and cultural dialogue across the Mediterranean and the...

News Monday, 14 October 2013

Daniel Müller-Schott awarded Aida Stucki Prize

The German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott is the recipient of the Aida Stucki Prize, worth €10,000 and bestowed by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. The sponsorship award offers recipients ...

News Friday, 11 October 2013

Medical scans reveal secrets of world’s oldest cello

Researchers at the National Music Museum in South Dakota, US, have used hospital scanning equipment to gather information on the construction of what is thought to be the oldest surviving cello, the...

News Friday, 11 October 2013

Animato International Violin Competition extends deadline

The entry deadline for the Animato International Violin Competition in Australia has been extended to 31 October.

The contest is open to violinists under the age of 18 (born after 1 January 1995)...

News Friday, 11 October 2013

Johannesburg violinist claims gold at Artscape Youth Music Competition

A 15-year-old violinist from Johannesburg has taken the top laurels at the 2013 Artscape National Youth Music Competition for pianists and orchestral instrumentalists.

Frances Whitehead from ...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Juilliard uses $60m donation to establish fellowships

Students entering New York’s Juilliard School in 2014 could benefit from a new scholarship programme for classical music students, paid for with a $60m gift made to the school – the largest...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Multi-million pound development for Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

String students training at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium are to benefit from a new multi-million pound building due for completion in 2014.

The Music Chapel, which is known for...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

Two winners share first prize at Thailand International String Competition

First prize at the Thailand International String Competition in Bangkok has been won jointly by violist Patcharaphan Khumprakob, 21, from Thailand, and violinist Wang Hao, 22, from China. Each...

News Thursday, 10 October 2013

South Korean wins €15,000 first prize at Oistrakh Competition

The winner of this year’s Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition in Russia was Ji Yoon Lee, 21, from South Korea. Lee studies with Nam-Yun Kim in Korea and...

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