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  • Vienna Piano Trio
    Vienna Piano Trio present solid performance at Walter Hall
    At its simplest, the Vienna Piano Trio are three men and their respective instruments: Bogdan Božovic on violin, Matthias Gredler on cello and Stefan Mendl on piano. But as they demonstrated at their March 8 performance at Walter Hall, the trio...
  • Vadim Repin
    Vadim Repin tears it up at Koerner Hall
    He's been called the "Russian Paganini" and all it takes is seeing him live once to understand why. Vadim Repin, who made his Koerner Hall debut on March 6, is able to make the insanely difficult look everyday on his violin....
  • Rachel Barton Pine with her 1742 Guarneri, del Gesù
    Getting Familiar with…Rachel Barton Pine – World-Class Violinist
    I recently had the honor and the pleasure of speaking with the world-class violinist Rachel Barton Pine. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 10 and won numerous national and international competitions while still in her...
  • Sarah Chang
    NJSO preview: Violinist Sarah Chang starts two-week residency, helps children
    “Are you all playing from memory? That’s amazing.” So exclaimed superstar violinist Sarah Chang to roughly 100 musicians, aged 8-13, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14, who were about to play the first of several selections from their...
  • Anne Akiko Meyers
    Interview with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers
    In the coming months, we will be featuring interviews with musicians of various backgrounds. If you are a musician and would like to be featured in our series, please contact us at elijah.ho[at]hotmail.com. A full list of interviews can be found...
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter Virtuosi
    Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter Virtuosi dazzled at Roy Thomson Hall
    November 21 in Toronto was a hot night for music, but for those in attendance for Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter Virtuosi would no doubt say they had the cream of the croup. The world-renowned violinist brought her troop of former and current...
  • Violin
    How violin can change one's life
    Anna Murakawa has studied hard for years and now needs a new instrument.This project was made to raise money to buy an 1878 Collin-Mezin violin. This violin will enable me to reach a higher level on my instrument, necessary to start my Doctoral...
  • James Ehnes
    Concert review: NJSO ends season on a high note with Beethoven and Strauss
    Touted as the last subscription concert of the 2013-14 season, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) presented two German works Friday, May 30, at Newark’s Prudential Hall. Music Director Jacques Lacombe led the ensemble in Ludwig van...
  • Maestro Gerard Schwarz
    NJSO review: Shostakovich 5 triumphs in a winning program
    Friday evening, March 21, 2014, guest conductor Gerard Schwarz led New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a winning program that featured Concertmaster Eric Wyrick as soloist in Richard Strauss’ “Violin Concerto in D Minor,” Op. 8. The...
  • Eric Wyrick, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster
    NJSO preview: Concertmaster Eric Wyrick prepares for Strauss rarity
    While preparing for this week’s concert series with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Eric Wyrick took time Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2014, to speak with Examiner.com about his special role as soloist. He will perform a work he calls &ldquo...
  • Violinist Hilary Hahn
    Review: Violinist Hilary Hahn revisits Brahms’ violin concerto with NJSO
    Violinist Hilary Hahn made a highly-anticipated return visit to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Thursday, March 13, 2014, playing a favourite from the core repertoire: “Violin Concerto in D Major,” Op. 77, by Johannes Brahms. The...
  • Yi-Jia Hou, Little Miss Violin
    Hou to be a Butterfly Lover, Explained
    “You’re a crazy woman!!”Perhaps that’s not the expected way to open a conversation with a respected virtuoso violinist like Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, who will be performing culturally significant classical music in the vaunted...
  • DolceDaVitaStrings
    A Music to Remember
    Great music adds to the ambience of any event. Great DJ spinning at a party to live band and singers performing at a reception, both add countless memorable moments to an event.Have you noticed more and more weddings have string music play during...
  • Rare violin model that was stolen in attack
    Stradivarius arrests: 3 suspects in custody, rare violin recovered by officials
    Arrests over a stolen Stradivarius were made this week after the very rare violin was thieved outside of a Milwaukee college. The historical musical instrument has fortunately been recovered by police officials, though details on its finding...
  • Historic violin, known as the Stradivarius
    300-year-old Stradivarius stolen: Violin thieved, victim shocked with stun gun
    A 300-year-old Stradivarius stolen from a concertmaster in Wisconsin this week has prompted a police investigation into the armed attack that resulted in the rare and historic violin being thieved. The armed robbery left the victim shocked with a...
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