“Violins of Hope”, the exhibition that tells the story of the Holocaust through the authentic violins played by the victims, arrives in Italy, at Cremona Musica. From 27 to 29 September the “City of violins” is hosting a selection of instruments played during and before the Nazi persecution of Jews, also during their detention in the concentration camps. On September 28 these same instruments will be played in concert by the Turkish violinist Cih...
Two days ago the cellist Yo.Yo Ma gave an inspiring commencement address at Dartmouth. We selected the core of his speech. You can find the entire video at the bottom, with Mr. Ma playing.
"You will be powerful. And when you are, do not abuse your power. Ever. [...] In my own lifetime, I’ve seen too many people make decisions that put themselves before their community, before society, before the health of our planet. I’ve seen too many people...
06/06/2019 Seven tips to motive yourself to practise
The Strad gathered seven precious tips about motivating yourself to practice, from seven top violinists.
1. Put yourself in the composer’s shoes.
Nicola Benedetti, May 2019
2. Choose repertoire you love.
Leila Josefowicz, April 2019
3. Be patient.
Hilary Hahn, May 2017
4. Stay focused on what you want.
James Ehnes, August 2014
5. Divide up your practice time.
Sarah Chang, March 2015
6. Plan your practice according to...
Precision in music is really important, especially when you produce the mechanical elements that give your instruments the right tuning. This is the job of Thomas Rubner GmbH, the German brand specialized in tuning machines and pegs. Looking forward to meeting them at Cremona Musica 2019, we interviewed their commercial director Jeffrey Meinel to find out more about their work and their new products.
Which are the main features a high-quality...
The world-renowned pianist Lang Lang married his long-term girlfriend Gina Alice Redlinger, a famous and talented pianist herself. The couple married in Versailles, with a private cerimony, during which they performed together. Despite Lang Lang almost never talks about his private life, he posted the pictures of his wedding on his Weibo account.
The new Netflix movie about two cello players is provoking some strong reactions in the viewer. The movie, released at the end of May, is an horror, dealing with the relationship between two cellists, Charlotte (played by Allison Williams) and Lizzie (Logan Browning) that met during a trip to China. The movie was generally appreciated by the audience for its thrilling atmosphere, as the website Rotten Tomatoes rated it with a 78%. Anyway many peo...