The best way to practice

Possibly the second most frequently asked question I hear from young string players is “what is the best way to practice this passage/piece/technical problem.” (The most often asked question is “Can I have a concerto with one of your orchestras, and the most often given answer is “no.”) Over the years one learns a variety […]

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David Stabler/The Oregonian on timpanist Jonathan Greeney

David Stabler has a great piece in this week’s Oregonian focusing on the new timpanist of the Oregon Symphony, Jonathan Greeney, who finished his tenure period with the orchestra this summer. If you’ve enjoyed the fantastic Boston Magazine piece on the difficulties of the percussion audition circuit, read my thoughts about the flawed audition and […]

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CD Review- The Arts Desk, Graham Rickson on Bobby and Hans vol. 2

A new review from critic Graham Rickson  this week at The Arts Desk is available here. Click here to order from MDT Click here to order from Click here to order from Excerpts: “An Austrian Jew who eventually settled in Edinburgh and achieved fame as an academic, Gál’s early renown came through composition. […]

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