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Interview: Maureen Smith on the Eta Cohen method

Interview: Maureen Smith on the Eta Cohen method

GregJohnson August 20, 2012 0

Maureen Smith is the award-winning violinist and daughter of Eta Cohen, the author and creator of the best-selling violin tutor series The Eta Cohen Method. At 18 she won the BBC Violin Competition and

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Don’t Fret! Teach yourself proper finger positioning with this new aid

Don’t Fret! Teach yourself proper finger positioning with this new aid

GregJohnson August 1, 2012 0

A new range of finger position guides for string instrument students is now in-stock at Musicroom.com. Don’t Fret is the patented finger position trainer that shows learners exactly where they need to place their

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El Sistema inspires new orchestras in England

El Sistema inspires new orchestras in England

GregJohnson July 17, 2012 2

Venezuela’s world-famous El Sistema orchestra has helped to breathe new life into the UK’s classical music scene, inspiring the formation of four brand new youth orchestras across England. The new orchestras have been launched

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Nicola Benedetti says children need to play music not follow celebrities

Nicola Benedetti says children need to play music not follow celebrities

GregJohnson July 12, 2012 2

Nicola Benedetti, one of the country’s leading violinists, has launched a scathing attack on the government’s decision to reduce spending on music tuition in schools. In an interview with the Radio Times, Ms Benedetti

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Top 10 Olympic and sporting themes

Top 10 Olympic and sporting themes

GregJohnson July 6, 2012 1

The last two weeks have seen music and sport come together in the entertainment headlines: Muse released their official Olympic song Survival, London 2012 organisers unveiled a special music service for spectators called Rock

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Halle Orchestra appoints youngest-ever conductor

Halle Orchestra appoints youngest-ever conductor

GregJohnson July 4, 2012 0

Manchester’s Halle Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the country, but their latest appointment has been making the headlines for reasons other than the institution’s great history. That’s because the orchestra

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London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Shard inauguration

London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Shard inauguration

GregJohnson July 4, 2012 0

The UK’s latest skyscraper, The Shard, is to be inaugurated in a special ceremony in central London tomorrow, Thursday July 5. To mark the occasion, the world-famous London Philharmonic Orchestra will perform for the

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Martin Creed asks the UK to ring All The Bells for the Olympic games

Martin Creed asks the UK to ring All The Bells for the Olympic games

GregJohnson June 27, 2012 2

Novello & Co. composer, Martin Creed, has been commissioned by the London 2012 Festival to ring in the opening of the London Olympic and Paralympic games this summer, and he needs your help! With

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BBC announces winners of Young Composers’ Competition

BBC announces winners of Young Composers’ Competition

GregJohnson June 25, 2012 0

The winners of this year’s BBC Proms Young Composers’ Competition have been announced. Winners will see their compositions performed by the Aurora Orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Collon at the Royal College of Music

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Bach manuscript breaks auction house record

Bach manuscript breaks auction house record

GregJohnson June 20, 2012 0

A new record has been set at auction house Christie’s after a manuscript of one of Bach‘s late cantatas sold for £337,250. A private collector from the US bid the sum to secure the

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