No. 258, October 2016

No. 258, October 2016

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Out of the Box

Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Brave’ new album, preparing for the rigors of touring, and the power of practice

By David Templeton


The Return of Kyung Wha Chung

Powerhouse violinist reclaims the international solo stage

By Inge Kjemtrup


Get Together

Fiddler Stuart Duncan steps nearer the spotlight, but never goes it alone

By David Templeton



Teen Strings


Keeping Score

Top video-game composers talk craft and how the young field has leveled up

By Cristina Schreil


Youth Not Wasted on the Young

Four teens on the rise discuss challenges and inspiration on their musical journeys

By Cristina Schreil


Teen Strings Word Search


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Seattle Symphony initiative tunes in to homelessness crisis; alumni the focus as BUTI celebrates 50 years; plus Milestones; 5 minutes with violinist Geoff Nuttall; and more


First Person

For Paul Coletti, composing ‘Three Pieces for solo viola’ took painstaking work— and 38 years


First Person

Eliciting evaluations of guest conductors took a new approach—and a little culinary bribery


Curtain Call

Jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis on improvising with classical material


Tales of the Trade

Luthier Joan Balter marks four decades at the Aspen Music Festival


What’s in the Case?

Malcolm Parson, Turtle Island Quartet’s new cellist, on the strength and range of his Montagnana-model instrument


Your Instrument

Thanks to its arch, every stringed instrument is, at its core, an amplifier— and a highly effective one at that


New Products

ShortBow offers an alternative playing style; Mach One viola shoulder rest


On My Music Stand

San Francisco Symphony cellist Barbara Bogatin unearths music by Fanny Mendelssohn


My Studio

Mary Nemet on the sum of influences from teachers and inspiration from students


Rep Prep

Saint-Saëns’ classic cello piece requires confident shifting to avoid overwrought glissandi



For the Record: Collectif9’s cellist Andrea Stewart on group dynamics and contemporary music. On Record: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble continue to bend genres and redefine heartland on their seventh studio album; and more

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