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Flight of the Blackbird

eighth blackbird, the Chicago-based contemporary music ensemble, can teach us a great deal about how to make an impact in classical music.
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Roger Frisch Follow-Up Talk

Roger Frisch continues to play violin after undergoing brain surgery. Dr. Stephanie Haun shares her personal correspondence with the amazing violinist who has resumed his position as Associate Concertmaster with the Minnesota Orchestra
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Being Realistic About a Life in Music

Xavier Phillips is a first rate cellist with a wonderful sense of style and control. He is, by all accounts, a successful musician. And yet, few know better than him about the sacrifices involved in making it as a musician. Read on to learn from his experience!
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Daily Bow: Taking Her Center Stage

Daily Bow: Taking Her Center Stage

Daily Bow Logo Alisa Weilerstein is center stage in her career. Continue reading to learn more about this amazing cellist and her accomplishments!
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Daily Bow: A Musical Mission

Daily Bow: A Musical Mission

Daily Bow Logo Roxanna Panufnik is an outstanding international composer who is harnessing the power of classical music as a tool for communication to break stereotypes and bridge divides. Read on to learn more about this musician on a mission!
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Daily Bow: Joshua Bell Announced as New Music Director

Daily Bow: Joshua Bell Announced as New Music Director

Daily Bow Logo Joshua Bell is one of the most recognized and sought-after violinists in the world today. And his professional career is just taking off for new horizons. Read on!
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Interview with Cellist and Editor Valter Dešpalj

Interview with Cellist and Editor Valter Dešpalj

Valter Despalj Featured Banner Internationally acclaimed cellist, arranger, and Ovation Press editor Valter Dešpalj shares his thoughts on arranging music and the evolving body of cello repertoire.
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Interview with Brannon Cho

Great insights can be found in the young. String Visions had the honor of interviewing visionary cellist Brannon Cho. Read on to learn from this amazing youth.
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Yo-Yo Ma Leads Discussion at CSO Symposium

Yo-Yo Ma brings contagious joy and energy to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Citizen Musicianship Initiative!
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Remembering Bernard… Legendary Cellist Dies at 95

Bernard Greenhouse — great cellist, great teacher, and wonderful human — will be dearly missed. Fortunately, Mr. Greenhouse’s great cello playing and beautiful tone and refined musicianship will be with us forever through his recordings. His music will live forever.
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