Bayard Heimer

Bayard Heimer

The Return of Kyung Wha Chung

By Inge Kjemtrup The powerhouse violinist reclaims the international solo stage after a decade away Kyung Wha Chung is back in the spotlight, and very happy to be there, too. You could be forgiven for not knowing that the famous…

Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Brave’ New Album and the Power of Practice

By David Templeton Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Brave’ new album, preparing for the rigors of touring, and the power of practice “I don’t like boxes,” says violinist-dancer-singer-author-composer-actress Lindsey Stirling, calling up from New York, where the multi-hyphened force-of-nature has been rehearsing…


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Musical Merger: Boston Conservatory and Berklee to Join Forces

By Patrick Sullivan Students excited and concerned as two Boston music schools join forces They’ve been next-door neighbors for decades. And now two of the nation’s most venerable music institutions—the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory—have joined forces,…


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The ‘Chi Mei, ex-Biddulph’ Stradivari case

Inside the ‘Milan’ Strad Violin Case Discovery

Text and images by Dimitri Musafia The many similarities with another example exhibited at the Chi Mei Museum in Taiwan provide unprecedented evidence of Stradivari’s case production in series Antonio Stradivari built over 1,100 instruments—many of which left the workshop…