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Category: Fiddle news and fun

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Successful funding drive averts threat of orchestras closure. The London Mozart Players, one of the UKs oldest chamber orchestras, has staved off the possibility of closure after a drive to raise urgent funds was a success. Two months after news emerged that the chamber orchestra was on the brink, its funding appeal is on track […]

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Performers return old Italians after fears they may be seized overseas. Czech musicians have had to return old Italian stringed instruments belonging to the Czech state to the vaults of the National Museum in Prague because of fears they could be impounded abroad. Among those affected are violinist Jan Talich and cellist Petr Prause of […]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

How an exciting new social phenomenon has the power to transform classical music.A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire. Flash mobs are a recent social […]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

CHICAGO — The violin isn’t pretty, but its scratched frame has been well-loved by the girl who cradles it now, and those who played it before her. Her mother calls it her daughter’s “soul mate.”The instrument doesn’t belong to Nidalis Burgos. It is on loan from her school, where the seventh-grader packs it up each […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

It can be tempting to neglect your instrument and do something more enjoyable for the moment such as watching a movie, hanging out on Facebook, playing online games, or perhaps taking an unnecessary nap. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated. Leave your instrument out in plain site> Listen to great music […]

Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Violinists dominate Classical BritsTasmin Little and Vilde Frang among award winnersTasmin Little and Vilde Frang were among the winners at the Classical Brit Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Little picked up the Critics Award for her 2010 recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto. Norwegian violinist Frang, 24, won the […]

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Now closing the fifth season of its annual residency in Miami, the Cleveland Orchestra has brought Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to public school children, master teachers to the University of Miami and top-flight performances of classics to the Adrienne Arsht Center.Yet the residency has also vacuumed up scarce philanthropic dollars at a time when South Florida […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra fearful of radiation risk from Japan The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra has cancelled a visit to South Korea amid concerns over the radiation risk from Japan. The orchestra was due to give two concerts at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, including tomorrow’s opening concert. Despite assurances from Korean authorities that radiation from Japan […]

Friday, March 18th, 2011 has added yet another game to his collection. People with absolutely no knowledge of playing the violin or fiddle can now learn to read music and use the violin fingerboard with the help of a simple game. Fiddlermans new game, VIOLIN FINGERING GAME,  also has an interactive finger pattern chart in 8 of the […]

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Filmmakers will collaborate with Alina Ibragimova at Manchester International FestivalAlina Ibragimova is teaming up with influential filmmakers and animators the Brothers Quay for a programme of solo violin music at this years Manchester International Festival. Ibragimova will play works by Berio, Bach, Biber and Bartók in a promenade performance, leading audiences of 100 around the […]