Lara St. John

Exclusive Video Premiere: Lara St. John Plays Franck

“It was fun,” Lara St. John said with a laugh, in a recent Strings feature about her recording of the Franck and Beethoven ‘Kreutzer’ sonatas with pianist Matt Herskowitz. “Like, really fun. We were able to approach them asking, ‘Well,…

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Keep Connected with Lara St. John

As told to Greg Cahill Keep Connected chronicles the ways in which string players and organizations are supporting and keeping in touch with their audiences or students throughout the global coronavirus pandemic quarantine. This week, concert violinist Lara St. John,…


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Lara St. John Claims Sexual Abuse by Jascha Brodsky

In a story, “Abused, then Mocked,” recently reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Canadian violinist Lara St. John alleges her teacher, Jascha Brodsky, at the Curtis Institute of Music, repeatedly sexually abused her when she was a student there, and that…

Violinist Lara St. John's "shiddle" painted in Oaxaca

String Players & Makers on Their Most Sentimental String-Related Items

When someone asks you about your most prized possession, something immediately comes to mind, right? An autographed Itzhak Perlman record, your favorite stuffed animal, ticket stubs from your first concert—personal treasures often mean the most. We’ve asked players and violin…

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Violinist Lara St. John Adds Knight to her Resume

By Stephanie Powell It seems violinist Lara St. John was fated to become a knight. Her latest accolade, being knighted as a Chevalier du Tastevins, or Knight of Burgundy, aligns seamlessly with her love of wine and love for the dragon…