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A Concert Hall Experiences Beyond the Score

Geared to educate newcomers and enhance their curiosity ..., Beyond the Score has proven to be an attractive and efficient attention getter for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read More »

Concert Review: Evgeny Kissin – International Convention Center, Jerusalem 2/16/11

Kissin performs for Jerusalem itself and, looking for this welcomed opportunity, he approached his friend, Lady Annabelle Weidenfeld. Read More »

Setting Pianistic Standards: The Arthur Rubinstein Society And International Piano Competition

This article answers the forever difficult question of how is it possible to determine a “winner” when inherently “immeasurable” artistic qualities are to be measured regardless. Read More »

First Fiddle: Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of NYC’s Ultimate Band, the New York Philharmonic

Everyone “plays their hearts out” and guest conductors often remark on “how fast we get it.” Read More »

Inbal Segev – A Love Story with the Cello

“I breathed cello,” Segev remembers. Her love story with the instrument continues to this day, says the mother of three. Read More »

Book Review/Interview: Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching

Empowering her readers to take the “magic wand” into their own hands, Beeching links artistic ambition with entrepreneurial opportunities. Read More »

Notes on the Grammy Nomination Party at Le Poisson Rouge, New York, December 16, 2010

Avi Avital’s mandolin, sharing center stage with a variety of other instruments, like the tambourine, the accordion, and the harp, became the undisputed winner of the evening. Read More »

The Miami International Piano Festival

Many fine pianists have performed at the Miami Festival before launching successful international careers. Read More »

Composer Lowell Liebermann: Creating a Better, Alternative World

Liebermann keeps us on the keys, but uses the complete range of the piano, from the keyboard's lowest note to the highest. Read More »

Maestro Zubin Mehta’s 50 Years With The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

With backstage hallways buzzing with excitement and a healthy dose of chaotic, but creative energy, I still managed to greet the maestro and exchange a few words in my native German, the language he had acquired along with his musical education at the Vienna Musikakademie. Read More »