Frans Helmerson

The Teacher

Bigger-than-life cellist and educator Frans Helmerson dispenses tailor-made, no-nonsense advice to his students By Inge Kjemtrup After a week of wa... Read More...
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The Copycats

 A copy of a fine stringed instrument remains a passionate and practical choice for many musicians By Richard Ward In 2007, Bonnie Hampton, who has... Read More...
Ole Kanestrom

Great Bows Under $4,000

With a little shopping and research, savvy bow shoppers can find great bargains from contemporary makers By Richard Ward Looking for a great bow? T... Read More...
Lisa Batiashvili

Bach & Beyond

Lisa Batiashvili is promoting Escaich concerto for violin and oboe By Laurence Vittes These days, among the array of young soloists clamoring for p... Read More...
Jessica Bodner

Address the Fundamentals

The practice of scales, arpeggios, and double-stops is integral to building a solid foundation About the Player:  Jessica Bodner is the violis... Read More...