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Vio Lin wins Indy

The Juilliard violinist Richard Lin, who styles himself Vio Lin, won the the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis last night. Lin, from Taiwan,

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Which maestro was known as Noddy?

Stephen Jones remembers Gennady: We musos may be critical of conductors (cf. Norman Lebrecht, The maestro myth: great conductors in pursuit of power), but don’t get me wrong,

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A Russian mezzo is ARD winner

Results of the important German singing competition: 1 Natalya Boeva, Russia, mezzo 2 Milan Siljanov, Switzerland, bass 3 Ylva Sofia Stenberg, Sweden, Soprano and Mingjie Lei, China, Tenor The

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Anne-Sophie Mutter goes open air

The German violinist has announced the first unwalled concert in her 40-year career. Next September in Munich’s Königsplatz she will play Under the Stars, a selection

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