Pianist and Conductor Andras Schiff Threatened with Hands Being Cut Off

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Hungarian-born British classical pianist and conductor Andras Schiff, in a candid interview with the BBC this week, has declared he will never again perform...

$1 Million Christmas Miracle for Down-And-Out Milwaukee Symphony

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra earlier this month declared a "real danger of running out of money” -  announcing the strong possibility of extinction if additional financial...

French-Armenian Cellist Astrig Siranossian Awarded 1st Prize at Penderecki International

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25 year old French-Armenian cellist Astrig Siranossian has been awarded 1st prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition, in Krakow, Poland. Eun-Sun Hong from South...

SAD NEWS | New Music Pioneer Violinist János Négyesy has Died – Aged 75

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Hungarian-born violinist János Négyesy has passed away – aged 75. A student of Ferenc Gabriel and Tibor Varga, Mr Négyesy was a former Concertmaster of...

Girl Power - Tacoma Symphony Orchestra names Aussie Sarah Ioannides as New Music Director

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The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra has today announced 41 year old Australian-born Sarah Ioannides as their new Music Director. "We're very excited, very enthusiastic..." TSO board...

Remembering the Great Nathan Milstein - Gone on this Day in 1992, Aged 88

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Russian Empire-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene...

Violinist and Conductor Karina Canellakis named van Zweden’s New Assistant Conductor in Dallas

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced conductor Karina Canellakis  as their new Assistant Conductor – beginning 2014. Ms Canallekis holds a degree in violin and...

Recovered ex-Kym Stradivarius Sold at Auction for £1.38M (USD $2.7M)

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The Stradivarius violin, stolen from a London train station in December 2010, has sold at auction today for £1.38 million (USD $2.7M). The 1696 ex-Kym,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Gergiev, US Youth Orchestra

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Violinist Joshua Bell performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America – conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev. Recorded...

Remembering the Great Leonid Kogan, Gone Today in 1982 – Aged Just 58

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Legendary Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 31 years ago – aged just 58. A protege of Abram Yampolsky, he was a former...

New Research Suggests Wagner's Operas Inspired by Pounding Migraines

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Three German researchers at the Kiel Headache and Pain Centre, in German, have presented findings suggesting composer Richard Wagner's incessant torment from head pain...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Igor Oistrakh – Scherzo Tarantelle, 1952 Wieniawski Competition

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Incredible archival recording of a then 21 year old Igor Oistrakh performing Wieniawsk's 'Scherzo Tarantelle' in the semi-final of the 1952 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

Yo-Yo Surprises Chicago Shoppers with Mall Pop-Up Performance

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma made an unusual guest Chicago appearance on Tuesday evening – not at the Symphony Center – but a North Bridge shopping mall. As...

Taylor Swift Gifts Nashville Symphony Much Needed $100,000 Surprise

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In an unexpected early Christmas surprise, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has reportedly made a  $100,000 USD donation to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The generosity comes at...

Locked-Out Minnesota Orchestra Musicians To Stage Own 2014 10-Concert Season

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The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced details of a 10-concert season they will produce and play, with no involvement from the orchestra's...

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