Stories

Nils Bultmann

Taking Liberties

Nils Bultmann’s viola duets evoke the spirit of improv By Louise Lee Composer Nils Bultmann has created works for string quartet, solo viola, and s... Read More...

Now Hear This!

A new generation of cellists is pushing the boundaries as singer-songwriters By Miranda Wilson  “There’s always been a place for the cello in pop music,... Read More...

The Quest for Tone

16 pros—from concert soloists and chamber players to fiddlers and jazz musicians—share their string set-up ATAR ARAD  Violist, composer, professor at Indiana ... Read More...
hope

In the Shadow of Giants

Daniel Hope explores the Golden Age of Hollywood strings by Laurence Vittes Violinist Daniel Hope affirms the high quality and prestige of Erich Wolfgang Ko... Read More...
Aaron Dworkin

A Season of Giving

As the holiday season approaches, our collective minds turn toward thoughts of thanksgiving and gifts. What better way to celebrate the season—and music—than by... Read More...
Phillipe Quint

A Tango State of Mind

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint’s chamber ensemble prepares to tour and record by Rory Williams While at a club one night, fate would have it that... Read More...

Songs Set Free

On ‘The Littlest Prisoner,’ violinist Jenny Scheinman reaches out to a new audience By David Knowles For most of her extraordinary career, Jenny Sc... Read More...

Investing in Change

Electronic-instrument makers bet big on the alt-styles movement By Patrick Sullivan It’s not hard to understand how violinist, educator, and string... Read More...

The Art of Improv

For classical players, borrowing from jazz and bluegrass traditions can provide the first steps toward improvisation and more confident playing By Louise Le... Read More...