Top stories from the string music world

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...

News Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Celebrity violins to go under the hammer this month

Instruments owned by violinist Leila Josefowicz and renowned violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay are set to be auctioned this month.DeLay's 1778 Guadagnini features in Tarisio's New York sale, which ends...

News Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Sydney violinist Grace Clifford sweeps the board at Kendall Competition

Violinist Grace Clifford has won a clutch of prizes at the Kendall National Violin Competition in Australia. The 15-year-old took the first prize, as well as the audience choice award, the Richard Pollett...

News Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Violin master toolmaker Brian Hart dies

Brian Hart, an industrial toolmaker who found success creating bespoke clamps and implements for violin makers, has died at the age of 77. Hart started his career making tools for engineering components...

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