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Friday, February 25th, 2011

Please help test Fiddlermans brand new “Violin Fingering Game” A brand new unique game that will help you learn to finger the violin in first position in 8 common signatures. Also find an active fingerboard guide under “Scales” If you think that you know your fiddle test this game and see what kind of score […]

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

What happens when Cuban music collides with Haydns London Trio and a bunch of painted instruments? A lot of hip-swinging fun. Thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. This was a great opportunity for me to recycle a ten painted violins and a […]

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

New $10,000 grant for young players. Tarisio offers matching funds to musicians buying at its auctionsOnline auction specialist Tarisio has launched a scheme to help young string players buy instruments and bows. Its new grant programme will award up to $10,000 of matching funds towards the price of an instrument or bow purchased at a […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Honolulu Symphony to be liquidated 110-year-old orchestra set for Chapter 7 bankruptcyA US judge has given the go-ahead for the Honolulu Symphonys bankruptcy case to be moved from Chapter 11 reorganisation to Chapter 7 liquidation, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. The decision effectively silences the 110-year-old orchestra, the countrys oldest symphonic ensemble west of the […]

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Violinist Eric Rosenblith dies Formerly the head of strings at Bostons New England Conservatory, he had most recently taught at the Longy School. Born in Vienna, Rosenblith studied with Jacques Thibaud in Paris and Carl Flesch in London. After fleeing Paris for New York in 1939, he continued his studes with Bronislaw Huberman, and made […]

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Christmas downtime with violinist Dennis Lau Dennis Lau is not just a familiar name in the music industry. He also heads Mosaic Music Entertainment and Mosaic Movie Productions.This assignment, to interview young violinist Dennis Lau, sent chills down the spine of a colleague who is an aspiring singer. Surely, she isn’t the only Malaysian who’s […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

by: Mark Hicks / The Detroit News Painting a watercolor portrait, designing a steering wheel, playing the violin in a community concert — Bruce Simpson could do it all. “He was a man of many talents,” said his wife, Edwina. “Creativity was a real part of Bruce’s life.” Mr. Simpson died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Fiddlerman’s new “Intonation Game” will help you learn to recognize intonation differences. On the advanced level you are given as little as 5 cents differences between tones and are asked whether the note is too low, high or just right. Use this game to better your intonation skills. Kids learn to perceive the concept of […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

British police launch appeal for stolen 300-year-old violin British detectives have launched a public appeal for information after a South Korean musician was left distraught by the theft of her 314-year-old antique Stradivarius violin at a London railway station, reports said. Media reports said 32-year-old Min-Jin Kym, who has recently performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra, […]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Accident led to violin making Making music is in the blood of violinist Khris Ansin. His grandmother, Winifred Broughton, taught violin for more than 60 years in Dunedin and his mother, Jocelyn Broughton, will be presented with a St Cecilia Examinations diploma in cello teaching tonight. Mr Ansin will demonstrate another side to his music-making […]