Drawer full of Violin Bows

A Guide to Buying a Bow

Choosing a bow can be a daunting task, given the multitude of products on the market. Here are several simple points to consider when you venture off to visit your local dealer in search of the perfect stick to suit your needs.
Violinist Sarah Chang

Interview with Violinist Sarah Chang

Adulthood is offering a new world of opportunities for this former child prodigy by James Reel It’s easy enough to earn ovations when you’re an adorable ten-year-old girl who can plant your feet bravely on a stage and play the…



Yo-Yo Ma: On the Silk Road

Cellist and classical music icon Yo-Yo Ma discusses his world-music project by Edith Eisler Yo-Yo Ma is one of those rare people who can make even a hardened cynic believe that artistic and personal integrity go together. He is not…

Tips on Finding Cello Repertoire

Sources and references for cello and chamber-music repertoire By Jeffrey Solow In my two-part article “Cellists’ Choice” (In Print, December 1999 and January 2000), I presented my view of the standard cello repertoire. While most of the selections on my…


Violist Kim Kashkashian Smiling

Profile: Violist Kim Kashkashian

A conversation with the preeminent violist by Edith Eisler “Wherever you are, in any situation, you always have pluses and minuses. At some point, one may outweigh the other and then you have to make a choice,” says violist Kim…


Anner Bylsma

The First Impressionist

Cellist Anner Bylsma Rhapsodizes Luigi Boccherini, Whose Chamber Works Are Ripe for Rediscovery By David M. Brin Anner Bylsma has been at the forefront of the Baroque revival. His recitals have an air of freshness and spontaneity, and his performances…