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2014-02-26 23:25:35

Clinic Tour Extends Through 2014-2015 School Year Indianapolis (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Yamaha Electric Violin Artist Christian Howes is one of the most acclaimed jazz violinists in the United States. Christian remains dedicated to educating the up-and-coming generations of string players and teachers. Through a partnership with Yamaha, Christian will be embarking on an educational clinic tour through the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Christian will present workshops and a concert at...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

eLektra Performance Systemâ“ž¢ software-based violin MIDI allows any violin with pickup to control digital effects and virtual instruments using standard VST, VSTi and Sound Font plugins. Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Electric Violin Shop announces the release of an innovative new violin MIDI software called eLektra Performance Systemâ“ž¢, which is available for the purchase price of $299 exclusively through...

2009-08-09 15:27:32

Violin maker Carleen Hutchins, known for the violin octet family of violins, has died in Wolfeboro, N.H., at the age of 98, her daughter Cassie Coons says. The New York Times reported Sunday that Hutchins defied gender expectations during the mid-20th century by embracing the craft of violin-making and producing a new violin family in which size and pitch are proportional. Enthusiasts credit the violin octet family of violins with extending the range of the traditional violin family and...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

PORTLAND - Traditional fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger, who has ties to Lewiston-Auburn, will open for British folk legend Richard Thompson Friday, Oct. 17, at South Portland High School's auditorium. The 8 p.m. concert was rescheduled from April when Thompson sustained a scorpion bite while vacationing in Mexico. Now a Brattleboro, Vt., resident, Schneckenburger has developed an impressive international reputation for her fiddling, singing and songwriting. She recently released...

2008-10-02 03:00:30

By Eisler, Edith Lots of Fireworks Romance In A minor, Op. 42, for violin and piano by Max Bruch, edited by Aaron Rosand. International Music Company, No. 3590, $17. Bruch's Romance in A minor struts its bravura stuff SOMETIMES POSTERITY'S JUDGMENT of a composer's work differs radically from that of his contemporaries. Max Bruch was one of the most respected, prolific German composers of his time, admired for his technical skill and mastery of every style, genre, and national idiom. He...

2008-08-01 21:00:28

By Tanya Rose "Yamaha probably make more violins before their first coffee break than I do in a year, but they're not doing what I do. They're making entry-level electric violins." Jordan's violins likely seem odd-looking at first, shaped like a pipe or a backward "J," with a thin neck making up most of the instrument. They don't need the more familiar curvy and thick wooden body for acoustics -- the sound comes from the electric amplification. But you play and hold them the same way....

2008-07-12 18:00:18

A YOUNG fiddle player from Scotland yesterday became the first performer ever at Llangollen to be officially classed as "exceptional". Previously any performers who scored 90% or more were classed only as "excellent", but with so many coming into that category Eisteddfod organisers decided to classify as "exceptional" anyone who achieved 95% or more. Graham Mackenzie, 16, of Inverness, so impressed the judges in the Celtic instrumental solo competition yesterday that he scored more than...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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