How to Choose the Best Violin Shoulder Rest

Today, we delve dangerously close to a hot topic in the violin world – it involves the violin shoulder rest. Rather than commenting on the pros and cons of this unwinnable battle (see the 101 comments on violinist.com about this if you don’t believe me), I will use the space below to talk about what […]

When to Start Violin Lessons

Approximately two days ago, an old friend of mine reconnected with me, asking if I thought that her five year old girl might be ready for the violin. After giving her my advice, it occurred to me that there must be many parents out there who need help deciding when to start violin lessons! Please […]

Maestro Musicians on Books and Beyond!

On August 13, 2015, Ellen Myers of the Newton Library’s series “Books and Beyond” interviewed Daniel Broniatowski and Sergey Khanukaev about Jewish music and their upcoming concert of Israeli Classical Music on September 24. The roughly 30 minute segment concluded with a performance of Ernest Bloch’s Nigun from the Baal Shem Suite.  The interview is being shown throughout […]

Learn About the Violin?

Are you considering Violin Lessons in the Boston area? The violin is an instrument that is versatile, complex, and magical. This bowed stringed- instrument has been around since ancient times, but among the most famous of the more modern prototypes was invented by Antonio Stradivarius in 1644–1737 in Cremona, Italy. The violin is an instrument with four strings […]

Daniel’s Picks – Top Violin Concertos

Continuing in our series of top pieces for violin, today I will share with you my three favorite top violin concertos. If you enjoy this post, you might also want to visit my selection of Top Violin Sonatas. Compiling my list was a really hard task for me to complete because I love many more that are […]

Daniel’s Picks – Top Violin Sonatas

Dear readers, Today I would like to introduce you to my list of top violin sonatas. There are, of course, many many more amazing pieces out there, but this is a great start for the uninitiated! I guarantee that after listening to these, you will be spellbound and will want much more. Be sure to […]