For many young musicians, orchestra auditions are super intimidating—but they don't have to be! Here's what you need to know to prepare for an orchestra audition.
2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’s 6 Finalists Will Share Prize, Present Joint Concert
In lieu of a $100,000 grand prize for the winner, the six finalists for the 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition will each be awarded $20,000.
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Violist Michelle Manson details their warm-up routine and gives suggests for how musicians can continue to evolve their own warm-up routine.
Study with Strings Students: Bassist Ben Foerster Shares Tips on Playing the Solo in Ginestera’s Variaciones Concertantes
Double bassist Ben Foerster shares his tips for playing the bass solo from Ginastera's Variaciones Concertantes.
Pablo Casals was a towering figure in the history of cello playing—at once artist, exponent, exemplar, and liberator.
For the first half of the twentieth century, the Frenchman Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953) was one of the world’s most beloved violin soloists.
Playing live in an orchestral setting requires careful attention to the nuances of your fellow musicians and the conductor both as a section player and as a soloist.
You never know what will happen during a live musical performance—that's part of what makes it exciting for the audience, but can make it scary for the performers.
Playing outdoors can present some specific challenges for string players. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your outdoor gigs and avoid potential pitfalls.