No. 209, September 2012

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10 Great Places to Keep Your Voice Down & Your Ears Open 

When choosing a college, students should consider the contents of the music library

5 Minutes with Carla Rincon of Quarteto Radames Gnattali
The Brazilian string quartet Quarteto Radames Gnattali has released 'Villa Lobos: A Integral Quartetos de Cordas'

A Texas-Style Fiddle Primer
8 ways to improve your preparation for a fiddle contest and increase your chances of winning

An In-depth Look at Baroque Violins
Essential reading for fans of Baroque violins

Augustin Hadelich Wins Career Award
Young violinist wins the 2012 Martin E. Segal Award

Carnegie Hall Creates National Youth Orchestra of the United States
2013 summer seminar with top coaches and conductor Valery Gergiev will put NYO-USA in motion

DSO Resolves $54 Million in Bank Loans
Once-financially beleaguered organization heads back to solvency

Great Students Become Great Teachers
5 string players discuss the teachers who influenced them most and the lessons they hope their own students carry with them

How Jacqueline du Pré Sparked a Cello Explosion
50 years after her London debut, EMI Reissues her complete recorded works—friends and colleagues marvel at her legacy

ISB 6th Biennial Bass Maker's Competition
Time for bass makers to prepare for the International Society of Bassists maker competition in 2013

Juilliard Names New Baroque Program Director
Baroque violinist Robert Mealy takes the reins

Kronos Quartet: Under 30 Project—Fifth Edition
Commissioning program designed to support promising young composers

Milestones: Lahti Symphony Orchestra Names New Principal Violist
Also, cellist-turned-beauty queen Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island has won the Miss USA contest

Naxos Turns 25
Naxos Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with special releases and September events

New Guide to Violin & Bow Makers Takes Fresh Approach
The Brompton's Book of Violin & Bow Makers now available for pre-order

String Education Spills Over in Wine Country
Sonoma State University teams up with Carnegie Hall

Tessa Lark Wins the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition.
Native of Richmond, Kentucky, her versatility extends to a virtuosic command of bluegrass music

The Pros & Cons of Long-Distance Learning
String students all over the world are taking advantage of videoconference technology for their lessons

Upcoming auctions for Fall 2012
Fall auction season is busy for Christie's, Tarisio, Skinner's, and Bonham's.

VSA 2012 Competition Deadline
The registration deadline for entering the VSA's 20th International Competition is September 15.

Your Fiddle's Secrets Revealed—for a Price and with Hi-Tech Tools
Instrumental Insight wants to give you a more complete picture of your instrument's true nature

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