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…
Imagine a violin that has had a bigger career than most any musician… Times 10. Player Violinist Jeremy Cohen is the founder of Quartet San Francisco, an eclectic Grammy-nominated ensemble that regularly jumps boundaries, and Violinjazz, a jazz group and publisher of sheet music for modern string players. The QSF’s latest album is Pacific Premieres: […]
Acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winner Sara Watkins has been a steady fixture over the years in LA and the greater folk and Americana scene. A founding member of both Nickel Creek and I’m With Her, Watkins is freshly off of two years of consistent touring with I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) garnering praise from the NY Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian and more….
Grammy-nominated acoustic and electric Cellist whose work has been featured in countless blockbuster films like Batman V. Superman, Olympus Has Fallen, and Fast Five. She has also been featured in orchestras worldwide…..
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
In this month’s video, Dr. Randy Kertz discusses how classical string musicians can avoid injury by being aware of their balance as they play. Dr. Kertz’s monthly column addresses how musicians can avoid injury, how they can identify things they may do to cause injury, and offer general health information and tips for musicians of […]
Jeremy Cohen’s electrifying jazz violin performances have earned him international accolades. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen’s
eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. Cohen has performed as jazz and tango soloist with numerous orchestras…
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….
American cellist Carmine Miranda has quickly established an award winning international career and recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Praised by many publications such as Fanfare Magazine for “fast becoming known for his ability to combine virtuosity with intense, well-thought-out interpretations” and by The Strad Magazine for “showing himself to be in full command….
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….