| Jan 20, 2011
| 11:43 AM
"It's definitely a milestone for me," said cellist Amit Peled about his debut at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. "When I saw who else was on the WPAS season brochure, I freaked out."
WPAS President and...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the spectacular if over-the-top opening concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Competition, a 10-day USC cello orgy....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Niall Ferguson auditioned via YouTube for a spot in the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival....
| Jan 9, 2012
As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
With the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, you might think that this town has just discovered the import of music education. In fact, L.A. has a history of music education unique in America, one that goes......
| Apr 19, 2008
The Beaux Arts Trio gave its first concert in the summer of 1955 at the Berkshire Music Festival in Massachusetts. The trio will close shop this summer at the same festival, now known as Tanglewood. But first the Beaux Arts has a lot of goodbyes to wave....
| Dec 12, 2004
Few violists are born. Most have the instrument thrust upon them. In fact, the viola -- the overlooked stepchild of the orchestra's string section -- is rarely studied as a first instrument at all. Until fairly recently, the road to mastering it...