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  1. Yes; a friend's daughter who qualified for CalArts, but in the end didn't even apply, as Cal Arts is not only seemingly not SoCal, but so far away it is considered out in the sticks, way far (Valencia, CA). There is nothing of consequence around it, sadly. I heard Kim's first concerto (though not a World premier, it was a west of the rockies premier, he played it here with Santa Monica Symphony (free for all), then we all (orchestra and friends) went out drinking... :-) I have heard at least one of Marsallis's oeuvres, but don't quite remember where. Prob a PBS speccial or some such? I think Kim is also very innovative, especially when he does some rock n roll, but semi-classical style without abandoning rock roots (the Doors, Deep Purple, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ixLgdSD43Y With harmonics, bow, and other new and newish techniques, he gets the violin to sound like an electric guitar.... His intonation is spot on. I have heard him practice. He is a perfectionist, and practices incessantly. It drove everyone crazy in the house where he was staying...
  2. Mind blown. Fantastic 4 part harmonies/harmonics. Thumb stuff. Bow arm. I have seen him live several times, including at a private party. Nyahaha, go practice. :-) lulz Maybe move to Socal or Germany?
  3. This can only be considered a careless listing at best? At worst, mis-representation. Never mind maker and age...Even something as simple as accurate description... The first listing's fine tuners look old, and are inconsistent types (not even mentioning most would remove all but E tuner, and put a top mounted fine tuner on instead to leave a longer afterlength)... The seller specifically states that there are new Pirastro strings, but the pictures are with old, worn strings of different manufacturers...
  4. This had been reported elsewhere, but I saw it again here: https://slippedisc.com/2022/04/just-in-russians-destroy-tchaikovsky-house/ This war is not only a humanitarian and societal tragedy, but is also turning into a cultural abomination as well. Doesn't Russia claim Tchaikovsky as one of their own? Is P**** rejecting him because many think he was gay? Or did some off the sacked generals include the one responsible for the house destruction?
  5. Agree, hasn't changed as much as I thought it might have changed. Has anyone seeen this? Does it open in the States?
  6. From the trailer, a film by Ina Weisse - Das Vorspiel- here: https://slippedisc.com/2022/04/how-merciless-is-your-violin-teacher/ I have seen more than a few teachers like this.... Art imitating life? I would guess this behavior doesn't fly now, but we keep hearing stories on Mnet of "mercilesss" teachers (and worse)... Nevertheless, the trailer looks interesting. How many times did I miss the bus or carpool as a youth? A perfectly reasonable excuse, imho.
  7. The higher end and select models of "Scott Cao" are made in the good ol' USA. I have been to the workshop previously, and later, his attached workshop and saw fiddles being made in both places, as well as a number of assistants.
  8. Yes, I rather enjoyed Skinners - mix of old fashioned auction and new digital capabilities; bigger than a regional house but smaller than the major music houses; and so every often...bargains! Plus I tend to visit Beantown much more often than New Yawk. What does anyone else think? Ya, Yogic, ya beat me to the post. :-(
  9. Sorry Rue, I meant Fingerboard. This is the Pegbox.
  10. I posted this already, days ago... But in The Fingerboard, which is where I thought it should be? https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/351483-violins-and-violinists-in-support-of-ukraine/
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQSIeD-x6dQ see: : : http://ViolinistsSupportUkraine.com/ and one may participate: http://violinistssupportukraine.com/participate/ Maybe we can hear Carl play this?
  12. So...Where is the Davidoff strad? Japan? Russia, with an oligarch? New documentary: https://www.robertfeder.com/2022/02/11/abc-7-documentary-strings-together-classic-whodunit-stolen-violin/ https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/property/?ID=40119
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