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Andrew Manze And The RLPO…

The RLPO have been working with the renowned international British conductor, Andrew Manze for the last two weeks. Andrew is always eagerly anticipated. His musicianship, scholarship, expertise and wonderful manner with musicians is always an absolute pleasure. What a joy! … Continue reading

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Miniature Violin Makers Shop

The Arizona Daily Star reports: This 18th-century violin makers shop by W. Foster Tracy, 1979, is a miniature built inside a full-size violin. It was on display at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, on June … Continue reading

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String Quartets – The Answer To All Your Touring Woes!

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The Musician As Agony Aunt!

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Play A Musical Instrument And Lose Weight!

Ay last, some good nrews for trombonists! The following news appeared on ‘The Violin Channel‘. It would seem that a new study, by ‘caloriecount.com‘, seems to indicate that playing a musical instrument; the trombone, drums and violin in particular, can … Continue reading

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Knowing Me, Knowing Rieu!

All ABBA’s gRieutest hits, including, of course, WaterRieu… The perfect stocking filler for the discerning musician. … anyway, here’s a clip of Andre et al playing ‘Amazing Grace’ live at Waldbuhne, the summer home of the Berliner Philharmoniker… Andre Rieu … Continue reading

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Andrew Manze Conducts The RLPO

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are working exclusively with the hugely talented conductor Andrew Manze over the next two weeks. We are having a series of two week ‘Artist-In Residency’ programming slots this season. We have had Bryn Terfel already, … Continue reading

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Left-handed violinists – don’t despair!

The ‘violin school‘ has published a very interesting article on an often over-looked problem. What do you do if you are a left-handed violinist?! They all hold and play ’em right-handed in my orchestra… article by Jo McWeeney. The Left Handed … Continue reading

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Where Violins Come From…

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A Recording Session with Igor Stravinsky

I came across this amazing footage of a recording session, conducted by Igor Stravinsky, of The Soldier’s Tale from 1955. It was filmed by Columbia Records. I have just recently performed this 1917 work, on the cornet, with Ensemble 10.10 … Continue reading

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