No. 269, September 2017
No. 269, September 2017
No. 269, September 2017

No. 269, September 2017

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Roman Holiday

Cellist Guy Johnston celebrates his cello’s third century with a recording and trip to Italy

By Inge Kjemtrup


Staying Power

After 35 years under violinist Jeanne Lamon, Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik gets ready to welcome its second-ever music director

By Megan Westberg


New York State of Mind

With executive and musical leadership turning over this season, what’s next for the New York Phil?

By Brian Wise


Operatic Immersion

Prague Summer Nights Festival introduces students to the rigors of a professional musician’s life

By Heather K. Scott



Seven teachers describe what they wish their students knew in order to make the most of their college-level string-study experience

Compiled by Stephanie Powell


New School

String teacher Blair Williams on how to successfully prepare for a string-teaching career

By Leah Hollingsworth


Taking the Bench

Students at the North Bennet Street School are headed to the shop, not the stage

By Cristina Schreil


2017 College  & Conservatory Directory


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière wins first Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition; Midori joins the Curtis Institute faculty; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with...violinist Min Kym, and more


Letter from Haiti

The Haitian National Orchestral Institute reveals the strength of its students’ resolve and musicality


Curtain Call

Conductor Angel Gil-Ordoñez on his mentor’s love of Bruckner


What’s in the Case?

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers discusses the soul of her 1741 ‘ex-Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesù


Tales of the Trade

How one California couple has made violins together for 35 years


New Products

Bay Fine Strings outfits, and more


My Studio

Finding the right teaching style to reach a student powers Daniel Levitov’s day


Tech Support

5 keys to a musician’s training regimen


Stage & Studio

Cellist Michal Palzewicz on the art of balancing acting and playing



For the Record: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine explores the lyricism of Paganini’s ‘24 Caprices’. Onstage: Contemplating Dr. King inspired Gregg Kallor’s work with the Attacca Quartet. In Print: Brahms’ Sonatas, Op. 120, reveal the composer’s hand at work in showcasing the viola’s voice, and more.

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