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News Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Budapest Festival Orchestra violin bows seized by New York airport officials over ivory concerns

The seven bows were each accompanied by photos and letters from bow makers vouching for their legality

Seven bows belonging to members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (pictured) were seized by officials at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Saturday on the suspicion that they...

News Tuesday, 03 June 2014

British violist and conductor Gerald Gentry has died aged 86

The artist performed with many of the London Orchestras and was a BBC staff conductor for 12 years

British violist and conductor Gerald Gentry has died at the age of 86. Born in May 1927, he began playing the viola professionally at the age of 13 and at 15 was freelancing with London orchestras including...

News Monday, 02 June 2014

Ebène Quartet violist Mathieu Herzog to leave the ensemble

The artist will devote himself principally to conducting

Mathieu Herzog, violist of French string quartet Quatuor Ebène, has announced that he is leaving the group to pursue a career as a conductor. The ensemble has performed together for 15 years ...

News Friday, 30 May 2014

Bozzini Quartet cellist told instrument not allowed in train carriage

The experimental ensemble had paid for an extra seat for the cello

Bozzini Quartet cellist Isabelle Bozzini was told by VIA Rail Canada staff on Tuesday that her cello should not be allowed in the carriage. The musician was travelling with her fellow quartet members...

News Thursday, 29 May 2014

Former New York Philharmonic concertmaster David Nadien has died aged 88

The violinist was known for his razor sharp technique and silken tone

New York-born violinist David Nadien has died at the age of 88. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolf Busch, he served as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic from 1966 to 1970 under...

News Wednesday, 28 May 2014

American cellist Paul Tobias has died

The soloist and educator was known for his commitment to commissioning new works

American cellist Paul Tobias died at the age of 68 on 6 May from injuries sustained in a fall. A prolific performer and educator, Tobias appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles...

News Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Pro Arte String Quartet detained by customs in Belgium over ivory concerns

Violist Sally Chisholm and cellist Parry Karp were denied entry for several hours when their instrument passports weren’t recognised

Two members of the Pro Arte Quartet from the University of Wisconsin were detained for several hours by customs at Brussels Airport last week over concerns their instruments and bows contained endangered...

News Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Time For Three violinists denied access to US Airways flight with instruments

Two musicians left alone on the tarmac with no further direction

Two violinists from string ensemble Time For Three were left stranded on the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on the weekend when the captain and crew decided that their violins were...

News Friday, 23 May 2014

St Louis Symphony Orchestra appoints three new violists

Jonathan Chu, Xi Zhang and Chris Tantillo take up their posts from the 2014-15 season

The St Louis Symphony Orchestra has appointed three new violists to its ranks from the 2014-15 season.

Jonathan Chu, who has served as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since the beginning...

News Friday, 23 May 2014

The Strad June 2014 issue is out now

The issue includes the wonderfully preserved ‘Salabue’, ‘Berta’ Guadagnini violin and New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow on his 34-year career

The June issue of The Strad is on sale now, in which we investigate the beautifully preserved 1774 ‘Salabue’, ‘Berta’ Guadagnini violin and what it can tell ...

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