August 2016 Correction

In a Milestone item in the August 2016 issue, Strings described Maurice Ravel’s Bolero as having entered the public domain. It has not entered the public domain in the United States. Strings regrets the error.

CodaBow Pay-it-Forward Giveaway

 THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED Our lucky winners were Linda W. from Martinsburg, WV and The Friends of Music, Linda’s choice organization to receive the 2nd bow offered in the Giveaway. The Friends of Music generously donated their winning bow to a promising…

Kishi Bashi Spring Fling 1

#KishiSpringFling. I will come to your school!

In conjunction with the release of String Quartet Live!, Kishi Bashi is launching a special contest for student orchestras around the country. He’s made the sheet music for all nine tracks on String Quartet Live! available for download via Bandcamp,…


Danjulo Ishizaka

Walk on the Wild Side

Danjulo Ishizaka on one of Stradivari’s last cellos, the 1730 ‘Feuermann’ Player Described by Rostropovich as “phenomenal in his technical ability, perfect in his musical creative power,” German-Japanese cellist Danjulo Ishizaka regularly records and performs as a soloist and chamber musician. His…

Group Muse

Chamber Music for Millennials

Groupmuse resurrects the living-room concerto with the help of the Internet By Whitney Phaneuf Sam Bodkin fell in love with classical music at 19 years old, when his best friend, a cellist, played him Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, as recorded…