Kenneth Gordon's long life as a classical musician includes a stint with the U.S. military’s entertainment branch and 46 years with the New York Philharmonic.
String players helped shape the sound of pop music from Motown & beyond, while establishing a blueprint for orchestral arrangements that is followed to this day.
Violinist Vijay Gupta Finds New Path With Unconventional Inspiration on Debut Solo Album ‘When the Violin’
With this album violinist Vijay Gupta initiates a new project: to record all 6 Bach sonatas & partitas alongside a newly commissioned work in the next 6 years.
Composer and bandoneon master Astor Piazzolla’s (1921-1992) transformed the tango by blending jazz and symphonic influences.
For "Alone Together," violinist Jennifer Koh commissioned 20 composers to write a 30-second “micro-work,” asking each to recommend a younger composer to debut it.
Growing as a musician means stepping outside your comfort zone, which naturally bring along with it some anxiety. But it doesn't have to be scary.
Could it be that with a change of weather, patron, or performer, some of Mozart’s most famous works might have been very different—yet still unmistakably him?
Teaching online can feel impersonal in comparison, but 2020 has offered me the space to re-evaluate the way I approach my own musical and teaching life.
The question that I’ve been asked from day one has been, “Why does it feel different than any other music school when I walk in the door?”
One Violinist, One Violin… and Six Armed Guards: Francesca Dego on What It’s Like to Play Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’
When Niccolò Paganini needed a powerful new violin, he found (or was given) an instrument by Guarneri del Gesù. He called it “Il Cannone” (the Cannon) and used it for the rest of his life.