No. 258, October 2016

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Out of the Box

Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Brave’ new album, preparing for the rigors of touring, and the power of practice

By David Templeton

 

The Return of Kyung Wha Chung

Powerhouse violinist reclaims the international solo stage

By Inge Kjemtrup

 

Get Together

Fiddler Stuart Duncan steps nearer the spotlight, but never goes it alone

By David Templeton

 

SPECIAL FOCUS

Teen Strings

 

Keeping Score

Top video-game composers talk craft and how the young field has leveled up

By Cristina Schreil

 

Youth Not Wasted on the Young

Four teens on the rise discuss challenges and inspiration on their musical journeys

By Cristina Schreil

 

Teen Strings Word Search

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

Seattle Symphony initiative tunes in to homelessness crisis; alumni the focus as BUTI celebrates 50 years; plus Milestones; 5 minutes with violinist Geoff Nuttall; and more

 

First Person

For Paul Coletti, composing ‘Three Pieces for solo viola’ took painstaking work— and 38 years

 

First Person

Eliciting evaluations of guest conductors took a new approach—and a little culinary bribery

 

Curtain Call

Jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis on improvising with classical material

 

Tales of the Trade

Luthier Joan Balter marks four decades at the Aspen Music Festival

 

What’s in the Case?

Malcolm Parson, Turtle Island Quartet’s new cellist, on the strength and range of his Montagnana-model instrument

 

Your Instrument

Thanks to its arch, every stringed instrument is, at its core, an amplifier— and a highly effective one at that

 

New Products

ShortBow offers an alternative playing style; Mach One viola shoulder rest

 

On My Music Stand

San Francisco Symphony cellist Barbara Bogatin unearths music by Fanny Mendelssohn

 

My Studio

Mary Nemet on the sum of influences from teachers and inspiration from students

 

Rep Prep

Saint-Saëns’ classic cello piece requires confident shifting to avoid overwrought glissandi

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Collectif9’s cellist Andrea Stewart on group dynamics and contemporary music. On Record: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble continue to bend genres and redefine heartland on their seventh studio album; and more

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