Tag Archives: violin

Fiddler on a luxury ship – Lincoln Center Stage

Playing Chamber Music on the Holland America Line @Lincoln Center Stage

The musical adventure of Floor Braam on a cruise ship from Florida to Alaska

In spring 2016, violinist Floor Braam was scrolling through the MusicalChairs website when an interesting advertisement caught her eye: The Lincoln Center Stage, combined out of two leading companies, the Holland America Line and the Lincoln Center, brought together in an exclusive partnership, was looking for musicians. Continue reading Fiddler on a luxury ship – Lincoln Center Stage

Originally posted 2017-06-27 15:09:59.

New crossroads on and beyond musical paths

Cutting edges of a music career

Malwina Sosnowski, a violinist from Basel, has been playing and performing since age five (1990), with no significant breaks or loose of focus in her music career ladder. At the end of 2016, though, and after many years of freelancing and organizing, competing, teaching, solo appearances and performances at Festivals, she strongly felt the urge to escape her commodities. Continue reading New crossroads on and beyond musical paths

Originally posted 2017-10-19 15:11:52.

Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”

Rudolf Koelman’s legendary phone conversation with Jascha Heifetz – on video

Rudolf Koelman was one of Jascha Heifetz last pupils. In the eighties and nineties, he was one of the major violin talents in the Netherlands. He studied with Herman Krebbers. Later, as a most beloved student of Jascha Heifetz, the god among violinists, he made his international breakthrough. Continue reading Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”

Originally posted 2017-02-28 14:09:00.

André Rieu – from Pizza Paganini to Johann Strauss Orchestra

André Rieu – “Heringe Biete” concerts and  Johann Strauss Orchestra

By Irma de Jong

I remember André Rieu and his “Heringe biete” (Maastricht dialect for “to bite a haring”) Concerts that he used to organise around Carnival, in the beginning of the nineties in Maastricht his home town. At that time I was working occasionally at the ticket office of the Theater aan het Vrijthof, the

Continue reading André Rieu – from Pizza Paganini to Johann Strauss Orchestra

Originally posted 2017-02-27 12:12:02.

The Young European Strings School of Music

The Motto and Guiding ethos  of the Young European Strings School of Music (YES)

By Maria Kelemen

“When I grow up I want to be a musician”

The Young European Strings School YES offers twice weekly 30 minutes lessons to the beginner separating the theoretical part of the of the learning from the practical. Teaching music theory is based on the principles of teaching awareness of the “inner ear’s” function. Continue reading The Young European Strings School of Music

Originally posted 2017-06-08 16:30:55.

The Most Baroque Stradivari Violin in the world

Setup and playing of a real baroque violin in modern age – (video)

Review of the Baroque Stradivari violin played by Miriam Fried

Last year I was the director in a recording session for iClassical Academy in Italy, to record violin lessons of the Bach solo pieces to be published on the web. The teacher was Professor Miriam Fried, she is a very renown violinist and professor in the States. She came with the instrument she used to play already for thirty years and maybe more, a  genuine baroque Stradivari violin built by the legendary Italian luthier in 1686.

In these pictures, Continue reading The Most Baroque Stradivari Violin in the world

Originally posted 2017-05-29 15:39:29.

Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

Backstage comparison between the Vesuvius and his own violin by Shlomo Mintz (video)

The Stradivari Vesuvius belongs to the latest period in which the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari still handcrafted his instruments. Yet, although he was already more than 80 years old, and his hands had no more the same precision that they used to have in his beautiful mature age, this violin keeps the qualities Continue reading Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

Originally posted 2017-04-18 04:55:43.

iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

Online Master Classes at a high level by iClassical Academy.

An online music academy that is poised to make an impact in 2017!

By Kenny Sahr

iClassical academy offers dozens of master classes recorded by some of the world’s most eminent classical musicians using state-of-the-art technologies. By connecting HD master class recordings to a mobile responsive website leveraging the newest in messaging and content sharing, iClassical Academy is attracting students from all over the world. Continue reading iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

Originally posted 2017-04-11 11:50:04.

Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3

Pavel Berman about his own interpretation of Ysaye sonata “George Enescu” (video)

Some composers left notes about what actually inspired their compositions or at least the indications on the original score showed almost no doubt about how to play them. But in the case of Ysaye sonata No. 3 Continue reading Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3

Originally posted 2017-03-28 20:00:10.

Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition

Astor Piazzolla inspired Federico Favali’s “Astor and me” (video)

Federico Favali accepted to give us some explanations about his connection with Astor Piazzolla. In fact, he composed a piece inspired from Piazzolla’s “Inverno Porteno“. In the video below, he talks about both the musical and Continue reading Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition

Originally posted 2017-03-17 18:00:16.