Midori: “Being a Music Teacher Is Not Only About Sharing How to Play an Instrument, but Also How to Be a Person”
Violin Magazine is pleased to present this interview with a true living legend of the violin: Midori, who in the 22-23 season will be celebrating her 40th anniversary on stage.
Sebastian Bohren: “The Thing About Violin Playing Is That It’s Like a Fresh Dish; It Has to Be Prepared and Served à la minute”
Internationally renowned violin soloist Sebastian Bohren tells us about his early inspiration for becoming a violinist, his time in the Stradivari Quartet, and his exciting new recordings of Mozart concerti.
Tona Brown: “When You Decide to Go Into the Classical Music World With a Desire to Leave a Legacy for People in the Future, There Will Always Be Risk Involved”
Tona Brown, an exceptionally talented and respected transgender woman of colour, shares her story: how she first became involved with music, how her mentors encouraged her along the way, and her experience in the classical music world.
Andrej Kurti: “I Like Challenges Because I Know if I Take the Challenge, I’ll Get Better if I Succeed at the End of the Day. Plus, It Builds Character in Life”
Andrej Kurti (Professor at Northwestern State University) talks in this interview for Violin Magazine about his training at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and his career as a classical and rock musician.
Francisco Fullana: “It Is Not Only About Connecting the Musical Elements. It’s Also About Connecting With Others. That’s a Huge Reason Why I Play Music”
Francisco Fullana is a virtuosic young violinist hailing from Spain. He has had an impressive professional career as a soloist and chamber musician and continues to become one of his generation’s top violinists. He discusses his beginnings in music, his time in academia, his outlook on competitions, his work with young musicians, and several exciting new projects, including the CD “Bach’s Long Shadow” and collaborations with Apollo’s Fire.
David Taylor: “When I Was in College, My Dream Was to Be In a Great Orchestra Because I Enjoyed Orchestra Playing”
David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, shares his experience and expertise in this exclusive interview for Violin Magazine.
Colleen Ferguson: “Learning Doesn’t End When You Get Your Diploma”
Violinist Colleen Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Strings and Orchestra at Texas A&M University Kingsville, Artistic Director of the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, and a teacher of the Suzuki method.