Did you ever know?.. (p.5)

Legendary Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944, April 30 – 69 years ago – aged 73. He is remembered in history as the founder of ‘The Odessa School’ and ‘The Soviet Violin School”. His famed students included David Oistrakh, Boris Goldstein, Nathan Milstein, Igor Oistrakh, Mikhail Fikhtengoltz and Eduard Grach.

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Central Coast Symphony Orchestra – well done!

It was another great orchestral experience this weekend, I’ve been playing with Central Coast Symphony Orchestra (aka Gosford Symphony Orchestra), very tough program, very friendly atmosphere, very friendly audience – and very well done!.. The main theme of the whole evening was ‘confrontation’ of two great composers, Felix Mendelsson and Richard Wagner. Check out our brochure

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Did you ever know?.. (p.3)

What a nice chart! Ok, well everyone knows that Stradivari was a violin maker. Someone also knows that Amati was violin maker as well. And the name of Paganini flashes between them – but Paganini was not violin maker at all, he just played violin (which by the way was neither Stradivari or Amati but

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