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News Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Founding Juilliard Quartet violinist Robert Mann awarded President’s Medal

Now aged 93, Mann served as the quartet’s first violinist for 51 years

Robert Mann, founding violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, has been awarded the President’s Medal by Juilliard president Joseph Polisi. The quartet’s long-time teaching studio at the...

News Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja receives RPS Music Award for Instrumentalist

The Moldovan artist is described by the jury as an ‘irresistible force of nature’

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja received this year’s RPS Music Award for Instrumentalist at a ceremony held at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night. She was described by the jury as an...

News Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Seville music conservatory threatened with closure for noise offences

The Manuel Castillo Conservatory has been fined and ordered to reduce noise levels immediately

A council in the Spanish city of Seville has issued a fine against a music school and threatened closure for ‘very serious’ noise offences, it has been reported. The...

News Tuesday, 13 May 2014

US bow maker William Salchow dies aged 88

The New York-based craftsman had a 50-year career and was a formative influence on the next generation of makers

William Salchow, one of America’s most renowned bow makers, has died at the age of 88. A master bow maker since the early 1960s, he was instrumental in the growth of the craft in the US through...

News Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fédor Roudine wins Henri Marteau Violin Competition in Germany

The 21-year-old violinist receives a €10,000 prize

Fédor Roudine has been named the winner of the Fifth International Henri Marteau Violin Competition in Lichtenberg, Germany. The Russian violinist receives €10,000 and...

News Monday, 12 May 2014

Takács Quartet receives Wigmore Hall Medal

The London venue launched the award for international artists in 2007

The Takács Quartet was awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal on Saturday 10 May. Launched in 2007, the award is presented by the London concert hall to an international artist with a strong association...

News Monday, 12 May 2014

Russian cellist Dmitry Volkov dies aged 26

The cellist’s Russian Trio was named winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition last month

Dmitry Volkov, cellist of the prize-winning Russian Trio, has died suddenly at the age of 26. The cause of death is currently unexplained.

Volkov’s Baltimore-based piano trio was named ...

News Friday, 09 May 2014

Philanthropist donates AUS$510,000 to Australian String Quartet’s Guadagnini cello

The instrument is one of a quartet of Guadagninis on loan to the ensemble

An arts benefactor in Adelaide, South Australia, has gifted AUS$510,000 (£283,000) towards the purchase of a 1743 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello, currently on loan to the Australian String...

News Friday, 09 May 2014

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider accused of tax evasion by Danish authorities

It has been alleged the violinist overstayed the country’s taxation threshold between 2006 and 2007

Nikolaj Znaider has been accused of tax evasion by authorities in Denmark, it has been reported by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The violinist, who travels the world every year giving concerts in...

News Thursday, 08 May 2014

Study finds musical training increases blood flow to language centres of the brain

Just 30 minutes of musical training can significantly change brain patterns

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the UK have found that musical training can increase blood flow to the left side of the brain – the area responsible for language.

A team...

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