Around this time every year, I find myself reviewing the past season with its inevitable peaks and valleys, and try to process it all in some kind of meaningful way. For me it’s very helpful to think over the litany of chamber music concerts, solo dates, and orchestra concerts to try and digest what actually […]
Like a lot of string players, I spend quite a bit of time trying to play in tune. I realized pretty early on that there were lots of factors involved, and in fact it’s really an endless quest from a purely mathematical standpoint. Over the years some of my colleagues (especially pianists) dismissed my efforts […]
There has been lots of interesting conductor news over the last month, so for those of you keeping score….
I have a new CD. I think it’s really good. You can get it here.
Who knew what a viola could really do? You have to see this…
First off, happy 2010 to everyone, and welcome to the new decade. I’d barely taken enough Tylenol when I played my first concert of the year on Jan. 1, a Pops show with Cirque de la Symphonie. For those of you who have never seen this, it’s pretty amazing, a sort of hybrid symphony concert […]