No. 238, February 2015

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Electric Warrior
How dorm room violin phenom Jason Yang landed on the hit TV show ‘Glee’
By Rory Williams

In the Shadow of Giants
British violinist Daniel Hope explores
the Golden Age of Hollywood strings
By Laurence Vittes

Why I Play Chamber Music
19 pros discuss their passion
for ensemble playing
By Greg Cahill

Plays Well with Others: A Chamber-Player’s Primer
Find the right program to help you
hone your skills
By Louise Lee

Chamber Music for Millennials
Groupmuse resurrects the living-room concert—with the help of the Internet
By Whitney Phaneuf

News & Notes
The Amati Exhibition proved to be a posh presentation; Anne-Sophie Mutter hops on the higher wages for string teachers’ bandwagon; and more; plus Milestones,
and 5 minutes with bat-wielding violist Max Mandell

Encore
Ben Hunter brings his classical training to old-time fiddle tunes

PLAY
Strings 101
6 ways to improve your double-bass work
in fast passages

Master Class
The drama of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Practical Musician
5 ways to commission a new work

Teaching Strings
How to teach rhythm without getting the blues

Practice Makes Perfect
Violinist Sarah Whitney of Sybarite 5 on the art of mindful practice

Strings Trade
The auction market expands with a major new player and ‘buy now’; fall 2014 auction results produce some surprises; new book showcases Markneukirchen violins; and more

Your Instrument
The inside story on your soundpost

Ask the Expert
How to winterize a stringed instrument

What’s in the Case
The soul of Zachary DePue’s “hot”
1757 Gagliano violin

New Products
Bam Performance hybrid cases for
violins and cellos; and more

Reviews
Discs Del Sol Quartet conveys Peter Sculthorpe’s otherworldly sound; violinist Lisa Batiashvili explores Bach; and more
In Print Yevhen Stankovych’s “Angel’s Touch” for violin and piano. Onstage Janine Jansen wows in Amsterdam

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