Violinist Tom Stone playing violin in a large room

Keep Connected with Violinist and Concert Presenter Tom Stone

Strings caught up with violinist and educator Tom Stone, the New Eureka Chamber Music Series co-artistic director, about the challenge of returning live chamber music performances after a year of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Keep Connected with Cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio

As told to Greg Cahill Sara Sant’Ambrogio is best known as the cellist of two-time Grammy Award-nominated Eroica Trio, but her career extends to solo performances with orchestras around the world, four solo albums, and concert dates at prominent festivals.…

Keep Connected with Violinist Kristin Lee

As told to Greg Cahill Keep Connected chronicles the ways in which string players are staying in touch with their audience or students during the global coronavirus pandemic and its lingering impact on live concerts and classroom education. Even as…


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Keep Connected with Baroque Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge

As told to Greg Cahill Keep Connected chronicles the ways in which string players are staying in touch with their audience or students during the global coronavirus pandemic and its lingering impact on live concerts and classroom education. Even as…


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Violinist Jeremy Cohen

Keep Connected with Jeremy Cohen

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 and its lingering impact on musical life. Even…


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Daniel Hope

Keep Connected with Daniel Hope

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 Daniel Hope, who…


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Richard O'Neil

Violist Richard O’Neill on joining the renowned Takács Quartet

By Laurence Vittes | From the January/February 2020 issue of Strings Magazine When the Takács Quartet announced that Richard O’Neill would replace Geraldine Walther as the famed ensemble’s fourth violist, it represented the latest achievement in a career defined by…

Lara St. John

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…

Philippe Quint

Video Premiere: Philippe Quint Plays Chaplin’s ‘Smile’

By Megan Westberg It’s a credit to Charlie Chaplin’s composing chops that his theme to Modern Times, “Smile,” has held up so resolutely since it first graced the silver screen in 1936. Though many arrangements have made heavy use of…


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Tracy Silverman

Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman on Building His Dream Instruments

By Cristina Schreil For many musicians, the bond between player and instrument can resemble love at first sight. For eclectic violinist Tracy Silverman, the relationship is more unusual—more of a home-renovation project. Initially inspired by his passion for rock ’n’…