The first thing violinist Tracy Silverman did was to earn his degree from Julliard. The second thing he did when he graduated was to throw it all out the window and join a rock band…
All the masterpieces of classical music were written in the style of their own time
and place, and I felt it was necessary for someone to update stringed instruments
for today’s composers, using today’s musical styles. It’s been my mission both to
bring string playing into rock and pop music, and also to bring this new rockinflected
21st century violin style to the concert stage in the form of significant
Female–fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trioThe Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have taken the scene by storm since the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 release, Bittersweet. Since then, The Accidentals have continued to follow their passion for music in a multitude of exciting and diverse ways. The band tours internationally, averaging over 270 virtual and in person shows per year. Between shows, they can be found at local schools and universities, hosting master classes and workshops for students of all ages. The band’s most recent full album, Odyssey, was released in 2018 on Sony Masterworks….
The teacher-recommended “Concert Series” is Wood Violins’ first foray into the acoustic-electric arena, and with street prices starting at only $699, the Concert Series violins are perfect for young musicians to play in school orchestras by day and record with after school. Equally at home in orchestral settings and solo performances, whether you’re plugged in […]
Violinist Bridgid Bibbens’ classical training is evident in everything she does. She has performed with major artists in the rock, pop and jazz worlds, including Christina Aguilera, Mary J Blige, Jay-Z, Robin Thicke, Father John Misty, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jenny Lewis, Guster, Tommy Lee, Josh Groban, and Harry Connick, Jr. Television appearances include NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Austin City Limits….
I love a challenge. If I am approached with a project that addresses a style I haven’t worked with before, or I am asked to advise on coordinating the string parts themselves, I am all in. And it’s not for any lack of interest with other projects that I’m associated with, but I have this obsession with growth through experience…
Bridgid Bibbens was entranced by violin the moment she saw it. A television show featuring violinist and pedagogue Shin’ichi Suzuki stopped her in her tracks really early on