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Augustin Hadelich Named 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America Worldwide

Congratulations to our good friend and Stradivari Society recipient AUGUSTIN HADELICH on being named 2018 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR by Musical America Worldwide! Augustin plays the magnificent "Kiesewetter" Stradivari of c. 1723 on loan to him through The Stradivari Society thanks to his generous patrons Clement and Karen Arrison. Click here to find out more.     &...
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Dorothy DeLay Centennial Tribute Features Stradivari Society Recipients Philippe Quint, Paul Huang, Randall Mitsuo Goosby, and Chee Yun to Perform

A celebration of the centennial of the birth of legendary Juilliard pedagogue Dorothy DeLay (1917-2002) will bring together renowned artists from around the world, all former students, to pay tribute in an evening of spectacular music-making on Sunday, April 2 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The event is sponsored by The Stradivari Society, The Violin Channel, and SiriusXM. Featured musician...
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SAVE THE DATE! Bein & Fushi Presents a Cello Masterclass Led by Ilya Finkelshteyn, Principal Cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 pm in Bein & Fushi's Great Room at 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL Admission is Free. Space is limited. Please RSVP: mail@beinfushi.com or 312-663-0150 Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony, has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Highly acclaimed for his p...
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Vadim Gluzman to Play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on February 4

Check out the terrific feature in The Huffington Post about violinist Vadim Gluzman, Stradivari Society recipient of the “Auer” Stradivari of 1690, who will be playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the same violin that was played by Leopold Auer, to whom the concerto is dedicated. The performance is with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on February 4.
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The Exquisite “Sennhauser” Guarneri del Gesù Violin Has Been Loaned to William Hagen

"What an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to play the ’Sennhauser.’"  The violin is beautiful in appearance and the sound and range of the instrument are beyond any violin I have played before. This is a huge opportunity for me, and I am so grateful to my patron and The Stradivari Society for giving me such an incredible instrument to use.” – William Hagen Congratulations to violinist ...
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Joshua Brown Named Stradivari Society Recipient of a Violin by Pietro Guarneri, Cremona, 1679

"I am so grateful and honored that the Stradivari Society has granted me the long-term use of the Pietro Guarneri violin. Playing such a high caliber instrument really opens up so many more ways for me to express myself as a musician, and I am so thankful to both my patron and the Society for believing in me.” – Joshua Brown We are thrilled to announce that Joshua Brown is now the recipient of ...
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Vadim Gluzman Returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Dec. 8-10

Don't miss Stradivari Society Artistic Advisor and recipient Vadim Gluzman's return to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) conducted by Neeme Järvi on Dec 8, 9, and 10 at Symphony Center. Read Kyle MacMillan's feature for the CSO on Gluzman here. Find out more about this extraordinary virtuoso at www.vadimgluzman.com. Gluzman plays the exquisite "Aue...
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Francisco Fullana Is Chosen to be the Recipient of the “Mary Portman” Guarneri del Gesù Violin

CONGRATULATIONS FRANCISCO FULLANA ... Now the recipient of the magnificent "Mary Portman" Guarneri del Gesù violin, Cremona, 1735 on loan from The Stradivari Society thanks to his generous patrons Karen and Clement Arrison. “It is a huge honor to be granted the use of one of the string world’s true crown jewels … an instrument once owned and played by my idol Fritz Kreisler. I can’t thank The Str...
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Philippe Quint Commissions and Performs in the “Red Violin” Caprices Ballet World Premiere

Stradivari Society recipient of the "Ruby" Stradivari Philippe Quint will perform in the world premiere of the ballet he commissioned, the Red Violin Caprices, starring Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein of the Joffrey Ballet with music by John Corigliano and choreography by Nicolas Blanc. The performance is part of a gala event presented by Embarc and will be held at the black box theatre in...
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Russian American Foundation Gala Benefit Concert Features Violinist Philippe Quint and Friends Celebration Includes Rare Violin Exhibition Curated by Suzanne Fushi

Recipient of the “Ruby” Stradivari violin of 1708, Philippe Quint teamed with musical friends to present “From Bloch to Rachmaninoff,” a stellar evening of virtuosic music-making for the Russian American Foundation’s gala benefit concert on June 5. Quint was joined by cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian in thrilling performances at the historic and elegant National Arts Club in N...
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Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Augustin Hadelich Dazzles at Make Music Chicago Joseph Bein Gives Pre-Concert Lecture

Chicago fans of the acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich were treated to a free recital at St. James Cathedral on June 21. The concert was part of the global celebration, Fête de la Musique (World Music Day), and presented by Rush Hour Concerts, now in its 17th season. The violinist gave brilliant performances of music by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky to the capacity crowd and received standing ovat...
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