No. 166, February 2009

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Taking a Final Bow
The Guarneri Quartet is hanging up its bows, but the legacy carries on By James Reel

Role of the First Violinist
So you think the first violinist is running the show in a string quartet? Guess again By James Reel

Heart of Chamber Music Institute Spotlight
Celebrating 10 years of connecting music makers By Heather K. Scott

Choosing an Ensemble Name
Picking the right moniker can be a tricky business By David Templeton

Creating a Policy Handbook for Your Chamber Ensemble
How to protect the integrity and security of your group By Louise Lee

5 Things You Should Know about Competitions
Advice to consider before hitting the competition circuit By Inge Kjemtrup

Essential Resources
5 connections every chamber player should know about By Greg Cahill

 

News & Notes
News and Notes Haiko Seifert and Antoine Cauche winners at the 2008 Violin Society of America International Violin and Bow Making Competition; Hilary Hahn set to record Bach duets and arias; and more; plus Bench Marks

Practical Musician
A String Player's Guide to Corporate Sponsorship Learn some solid strategies and how to avoid common missteps By Emily Wright

Play It!
Cajun Cooking Exploring the legacy of fiddle legend Dewey Balfa, a champion of Cajun culture By Suzy Thompson

Master Class
Working with a Pianist Performing with a pianist creates a world of differences string players should consider By Edith Eisler

Learn to Tango A trip to Buenos Aires reveals the nature and origins of the dance and style By Masumi Per Rostad

Teaching Strings
Teaching Adult Beginners Embrace the challenges and the rewards By Deryn Cullen

On Record
On Record Michigan State DVD series spotlights Verderhr Trio's significant commissioned works; plus new CDs by the Mandelring Quartet, Matt Haimovitz, Soovin Kim, Bohuslav Matousek, Petersen Quartet, and others

In Print
In PrintBeyond the Music Lesson by Riki Gerardy; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Fiddle by Ellery Klein; The Passion of Tasha Darsky by Yael Goldstein Love; and Ignaz Pleyel: 3 "Prussian" String Quartets Edited by Allan Badley

On Stage
On Stage National pride a winner at Second China International Violin Competition; plus a new crop of violinists impresses at the 15th Concorso International di Violino Alberto Curci

Shop Visit
Profile of Bow Maker Morgan Andersen Embracing the honored traditions of his craft By Clyde Curley

Your Instrument
Demystifying Fine Tuners How many fine tuners should you use? And which type is best? By Erin Shrader

New Products
New Products The HappyNex violin and viola sling, Bobelock fiberglass cases, and Tomastik-Infeld's Vision Solo strings By Erin Shrader

Encore
Profile of Neyveli S. Radhakrishna Indian violinist who dreamed up a one-of-a-kind instrument By David Templeton

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