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A Musical Breakthrough… “All Aboard”

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Some of you may recall a Rachel Krehm video “A Summary of Air Canada’s stellar guidelines on which musical instruments can be carried on board, and which must be checked baggage.” (If you haven’t seen it click the link. It’s outrageous.) Rachel’s video stirred up quite the conversation. What most folks likely didn’t realize is that Air… Read more »

2015 Finalists and Audience Choice Announcement

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Doublestop Foundation is pleased to announce the six applicants who have been named Finalists for the 2015 Instrument Loan Competition: Jeongwon An, Rebecca Benjamin, Anita Dumar, Michael Franz, Michael Fuller, and Emily Shehi. As a Finalist, these applicants were invited to participate in the Foundation’s inaugural “Audience Choice Award” competition. Five of the six Finalists… Read more »

The Regrant Project lands in Harlem-USA!

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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 »

Come fly with me!

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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 »

DF HEARTS THESE TREES!

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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.

Doublestop names 2014 Ambassadors

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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 »

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