Cellist Brandon Leonard discusses the most valuable lesson he’s learned from playing cello in this 2021 feature on teen string players.
Multigenre Adventure: Playing Both Classical and Fiddle Music Has Led to Incredible Musical Experiences
Violinist Charlotte Marckx discusses how playing the violin has given her life purpose and structure in this 2021 feature on teen string players.
Taking Off the Clamps: Violin Maker Francis Kuttner Describes His Favorite Moment of Crafting an Instrument
Taking off the clamps after successfully gluing the two halves in a perfect book-matched joint really sends me. It’s one piece!
Violinist Pilar Winter Hill discusses juggling academics, extracurriculars, and practicing as a Julliard Pre-College student in this 2021 feature on teen string players.
Creative Freedom: How Jazz and the 5-string Violin have Unlocked a World of Infinite Musical Possibility
Violinist Gianna Pedregon discusses her love for jazz and the versatility of violin in this 2021 feature on teen string players.
It's said that violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass. but is that really true?
Mastering the different styles of fiddling requires the same deep immersion as language fluency, according to Alasdair Fraser. It’s not about simply learning sheet music, but speaking in a regional dialect on your violin.
The story of the development of Tourte's bows—now the gold standard in bow design—illustrates the interplay of influence among bows, instruments, and musical style.
By Patrick Sullivan Exact numbers aren’t really Darol Anger’s thing. But over some four decades as a musician and educator, the incredibly versatile fiddler has... Read More...
The ‘Grass is Sometimes Greener: Violinist Tessa Lark has Forged a Career Steeped in Both Classical and Bluegrass Traditions
By Brian Wise | From the March-April 2021 issue of Strings magazineThe goal was to highlight two top-flight string players from two generations, collaborat... Read More...