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25 years of Starling Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:39
We are excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Starling Chamber Orchestra with a special taping of the popular NPR radio program From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley on April 2nd at CCM in Cincinnati.

The show will feature the Starling Chamber Orchestra and will include solo performances by several current and past Starling Chamber Orchestra participants. Twelve-year-old violinist Skye Park from Lexington, Kentucky, a member of the Starling Chamber Orchestra, will perform Elgar's Salut d'Amour. 

Starling Chamber Orchestra alumni 2012 Naumburg Competition-winner Tessa Lark, 24, and Charles Yang, 25, both also From the Top alumni, and Jonathan Miron, 21, will perform "Romance" by Joseph Hellmesberger for three violins and piano. The program will also include a prize winning pianist from the Juilliard pre-college and a teenage horn player from San Francisco. For the grand finale, host Christopher O'Riley will join the Starling Chamber Orchestra in a Mozart piano concerto.  Don't miss this very exciting evening!
For tickets and more information, please click here.

 
New Recordings on Great Wall Classics
Friday, 14 February 2014 18:15
I am happy to announce the creation of our own record label, Great Wall Classics, which will feature exceptional international young artists and ensembles. We are launching the label with the release of two debut recordings by two very exciting young violinists: Yabing Tan and Zhang Ying. Their CDs feature stunning performances including Tartini's "Devil's Trill" Sonata and Ravel's "Tzigane." Click on the links below to listen for yourself! Check out all of our recordings here: http://starling.org/media-page/recordings-page
Yabing Tan: Yabing Tan
Zhang Ying: Zhang Ying
 
Musical Gift Ideas
Saturday, 14 December 2013 14:58
I've recently returned from an exciting weekend workshop in Portland, OR, where I trained a group of local teachers in the Sassmannshaus Tradition for violin playing. We had a wonderful time discussing violin pedagogy and going over the details found in each of the Sassmannshaus Tradition method books. If you're interested in setting up a workshop in your community, please let us know.
Consider giving the gift of music during this holiday season. We have live lessons available on ViolinMasterclass.com, which would make a great gift! If you are in the Cincinnati area, our beginner program Sassmannshaus Tradition has moved to UC Blue Ash and has a few spaces open in violin, viola and cello starting January 14. Reply to this email or call 513-556-2637 for more information.
Bärenreiter has recently released a variety of great violin pieces that would also make for wonderful gift-giving:

Finally, we are happy to announce the 10th anniversary season of the Great Wall International Music Academy will be taking place in Beijing July 16-August 5, 2014. Applications are being accepted now.

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Meet Prof. S in Oregon Nov. 24
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 15:36
Tradition
Teacher Certification Workshop in Greater Portland, OR
 
The Sassmannshaus Tradition method has been Europe's best selling beginning violin method for over 30 years. It is now available in English, and the translator and co-author Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus is offering this teacher training seminar to show how the unique aspects of this method can be taught. The method is groundbreaking in its approach for very young children. It features large print and teaches note reading from the first lesson. It focuses on early position playing and introduces advanced left hand and bow technique with familiar musical material. The method is now available for violin, viola, cello, and double bass, and teachers of all instruments are invited to attend. You can become a certified teacher by attending this intensive weekend workshop at Marylhurst University.
 
Check with your employer. Some employers cover the cost of this training. Purchase your own copy of all four volumes of The Sassmannshaus Tradition Violin Method and bring them to the seminar with you. You will need to bring your instrument to the training as well. You can purchase the books for all instruments online at http://www.sharmusic.com
 
Questions? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 513-227-6807.

 
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