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News Monday, 11 August 2014

British Airways breaks violin

Airline staff forced the musician to check the instrument into the hold

Sara Avery, a violinist based in Colorado, has published pictures on Facebook of an instrument, which was badly damaged during a British Airways flight. The musician alleges that...

News Friday, 08 August 2014

Cellists can be adrenaline 'thrivers' or 'crumplers', finds study

A new study into cellists’ behaviour has identified two different reactions to performing on stage. Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that the musicians could be categorised as...

News Thursday, 07 August 2014

Adrian Brendel appointed Nash Ensemble cellist

UK cellist Adrian Brendel has been appointed as a member of the Nash Ensemble. His first performance with the chamber music group will take place on 18 October at London's Wigmore Hall. The concert ...

News Monday, 04 August 2014

Youth orchestra concertmaster, 18, loaned c.1685 ‘Sauret’ Stradivarius violin

Roberto Ruisi, the 18-year-old concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB), will perform on the c.1685 ‘Sauret’ Stradivarius violin for the orchestra’s final...

News Friday, 01 August 2014

New international jazz violin competition awards first €10,000 prize

Bartosz Dworak has won the €10,000 first prize at the inaugural Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition. The 26-year-old received the award on 19 July at a gala concert in Krakó...

News Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Former head of strings Malcolm Layfield charged with rape

The musician was formerly head of strings at the Royal Northern College of Music and taught at Chetham’s

Former Royal Northern College of Music head of strings, Malcolm Layfield, has been charged with one count of rape. The alleged offence – against a then 18-year-old – dates back to 1982, ...

News Monday, 28 July 2014

Music competitions are rife with corruption, says cellist Julian Lloyd Webber

The British musician claims many competitions exist ‘only as a way for teachers to promote their own pupils’

Julian Lloyd Webber has hit out at classical music competitions in The Times, claiming that many are rife with bribery and dishonesty. ‘Almost all music competitions are corrupt and exist only...

News Monday, 28 July 2014

Violinist Frances Andrade ‘failed’ by mental health services, says coroner

The 48-year-old musician took her own life after giving evidence of sexual abuse against former Chetham’s School of Music teacher Michael Brewer

Violinist Frances Andrade, who died a week after giving evidence of sexual abuse at the trial of former chorus master Michael Brewer, was ‘failed’ by mental health services, according to...

News Friday, 25 July 2014

Violinist and pedagogue Ik-Hwan Bae has died aged 57

The South-Korean-born artist taught at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music

South-Korean-born violinist and pedagogue Ik-Hawn Bae died yesterday at the age of 57. A sought-after soloist in Europe, Asia and the United States, he taught at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins...

News Friday, 25 July 2014

Lipinski Stradivarius violin thief receives three-and-a-half-year prison sentence

Universal Knowledge Allah admitted supplying the Taser used to attack Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond

Universal Knowledge Allah, one of two men charged for the robbery of the 300-year-old 'Lipinski' Stradivarius violin, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. The thief pleaded guilty...

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