No. 170, June 2009


Spotlight on Emerging Soloists
15 artists to watch By Megan Westberg

Profile of David Aaron Carpenter
This viola soloist never backs down from a challenge, even one that calls for a tricky dance step By Louise Lee

Profile of Joshua Roman
Former Seattle Symphony cellist moves into a new role as soloist By Louise Lee

News & Notes
News and Notes. Federal funds target the arts; Bergonzi exhibition put on hold; ASTA presents student and teacher awards; Silk Road partners with New York schools; St. John records the Seasons, Nobel violin raises funds; plus Bench Marks

News Spotlight
Classical Revolution Makes Inroads in Unusual Venues Even hardened bikers shed tears of joy at this chamber-music outreach program By Tiffany Maleshefski

Report from an ASTA Roundtable ASTA roundtable finds alternative-styles education moving a step ahead—slowly By Rory Williams

Practical Musician
Forging an Identity as a Quartet Ensembles can carve a niche by aligning with composers By Louise Lee

Strings 101
Playing from the Back Improve your orchestral playing, even from the back of the section By Daniel Levitov

Play It!
'John MacDonald's' for Scottish Fiddle and Cello Learn to play this traditional tune By Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Master Class
Mari Kimura on Subharmonics The violinist continues to explore the world below G By James Reel

Teaching Strings
Teach Your Students to Bow More Smoothly It's never too early to draw attention to the bow By Paul Stein

Letter From
Dare to Be Square Old-timey music in Portland is even better than it sounds By Clyde Curley

On Record
On Record Jean-Guihen Queyras delivers a spirited reading of French cello sonatas; plus new recordings by Robert Uchida, Nicolaj Znaider, Edita Orly, and others

In Print
In Print New Janos Starker biography misses the mark, plus Peggy Daniel offers a glimpse behind the scenes at Tanglewood, and more

Shop Visit
A Tale of Two Makers Jay Ifshin and Haide Lin are from different worlds, but share a commitment to quality By Erin Shrader

Your Instrument
Safety First! Learn to avoid the most common causes of a lost or broken fiddle By James McKean

Auction Highlights
Vuillaume's Bows Legendary luthier Vuillaume is known for his bows—but he never made one By Erin Shrader

New Products
New Products The DPA 4099 Violin Clip Microphone; John Jordan's nine-string electric violin; and Vision Solo Viola Strings By Erin Shrader

I Musici de Montreal Profile The string ensemble offers an uncompromising approach By Robert Markow

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