ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY TOBIAS SALINGER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:19 PM A classical music nonprofit has donated two full string quartets to the Harlem School of the Arts, which lost its instruments in a basement flood more than five years ago. The Doublestop Foundation, which loans and contributes classical string instruments… Read more »
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As of December 30, 2014 the US Dept of Transportation has determined that all US Airlines must permit musical instrument on-board air crafts. Such determination is on a “first come, first served” basis, so get on the plane early with small children, disabled, etc to ensure your instrument’s safety. The rule will take effect 60… Read more »
Master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari’s forest remains alive and well. And thanks to the surprising teamwork of modern instrument makers and forest rangers, his trees are doing better than ever! Read more at NPR by clicking here.
The Octobass was first constructed around 1850 by the French master violin luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875). The large bowed instrument is about 3.5 meters in length, dwarfing its predecessor the double bass in size and depth of tone. Please enjoy these wonderful videos of the Octobass in action filmed at the Cité de la musique in… Read more »
On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Doublestop Foundation held the final round of the 2014 Instrument Loan Competition at NYU’s Steinhardt’s School of Music in New York City. Each of the 11 Finalists were invited to perform a 20 minute program for the judging committee of violinist Michelle Kim, violist Stephanie Baer, cellist Joshua Roman, bassist Timothy… Read more »