No. 246, October 2015

No. 246, October 2015

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Life's Lessons

Itzhak Perlman turns 70 and he's loving every minute By Martin Steinberg

Bar None

A New York State prison program is unlocking the power of music By Leah Hollingsworth

Future Perfect

Eco Ensemble kicks off the new Berkeley RADICAL series By Stephanie Powell

Neck & Neck

4 top-notch teens on competitions, performing, and artistry By Stephanie Powell

Self-Discipline Makes Musicians

When it comes to string music, success is achieved by one's own motivation By Sterling Elliott

The World on a String

This teen cellist is going to change the world through music -- one performance at a time By Sujari Britt

An Incredible Musical Life

The violin has opened the world -- and a musical future -- to this dedicated violinist By Kiarra Saito-Beckman

News & Notes

Violinist Simone Porter joins Dudamel for 'Immortal Beethoven'; 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition results; and more; plus Milestones, and 5 minutes with cellist Astrid Schween of the Juilliard Quartet

Strings 101

Better bowing-arm dynamics in 4 steps

Master Class

Cozying up to the galanterie dances in Bach's Solo Cello Suites, part III

Practical Musician

What musicians and teachers should know about hypermobility

Teaching Strings

How to use classroom assessment to bolster student -- and teacher -- performance

Strings Trade

A lesson from Biology 101 may help explain today's violin auction market; Benning Violins takes a star turn in new movie; and more

What's in the Case?

This 1716 'Booth' Stradivari violin inspires Arabella Steinbacher to be brave and colorful

Your Instrument

Aaron Rosand on strings and the never-ending quest for perfect tone

New Products

KK Baby Bass; Bow Hold Buddies Cellophant; AcuraMeister InSight violin & viola endpin; and more


Onstage James Ehnes and his string quartet present early, middle, and late Beethoven at weeklong festival On Record A cello-and-kora duo for the ages In Print Contemporary composer-turned-poet shows sly sense of humor, and more


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