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Like many artists (cellist Yo Yo Ma, bassist Giovanni Bottessini, violinist Janine Jansen) bassist Charnett Moffett was born into a musical family. His father, Charles Moffett, played drums for Ornette Coleman - a jazz legend. In fact, Charnett's name is a hybridized version of both his father's and Ornette's.

 

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Rinat Ibragimov is a celebrated double bass player, whose career took him from his native Russia, to London - where he served as the London Symphony's principal bass player for many years.

 

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Sirena Huang is a rather young professional violinist. Even so, the New Jersey-born, Connecticut-raised musician has already racked up quite the impressive list of competition wins and solo performances. In 2011, while just 17 years old, Huang was appointed as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s first Artist-in-Residence. If you’re not yet familiar with this soon-to-be star described by the Baltimore Sun as having “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight," now’s your chance. 

 

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Giovanni Bottesini is often called "The Paganini of the Double Bass." A composer and conductor, he was one of the earliest virtuoso bassists. Alas, like his instrument, this Romantic-era, Italian composer and musician can often be overlooked in favor of various violinists.

 

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The thing about lists of the “greatest of all time” anything is that everyone will agree and disagree. Some names simply can’t be left of the list. People may argue whether Jordan or LeBron are the GOAT, but they’re always part of the discussion (for the record, the right answer is Michael Jordan).

 

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Inspiration can be found far and wide on YouTube.  Sometimes once you start looking, you can spend hours discovering amazing talent from all over the globe. The editors of StringOvation have listed six international violinists of whom you may not have heard, but will want to get to know!  Their talents range from the comical to heavy metal on the violin – not to mention stories of fortitude and perseverance.  They are all forging careers in new genres of violin music. Check them out!

 

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Join The Apollo Trio and friends as they perform Mozart, Brahms, and Adolphe to benefit Music for Food!

 

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In 1987, Natalie Clein made her first public performance at 10 years of age, in a church hall in the English county of Dorset, where she was born. She’d been playing the cello for four years by then, influenced by her mother who was a professional violinist. She studied under a number of prominent British cellists as a student at the Royal College of Music, as well as with Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff in Vienna.

 

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Join cellist Natasha Brofsky, violinist Catherine Cho, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and pianist Robert McDonald in a concert benefiting Reaching-Out Community Services.

 

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The beautiful and haunting Requiem Mass in D minor (K.626) is one of Mozart’s great musical works – and his last. Not only is it a masterpiece, but it carries with it much speculation and myth, making it a music history mystery!

 

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Artist Profile: Bassist Charnett Moffett

Artist Profile: Bassist Charnett Moffett

Like many artists (cellist Yo Yo Ma, bassist Giovanni Bottessini, violinist Janine Jansen) bassist Charnett Moffett was born into a musical family. His father, Charles Moffett, played drums for Ornette Coleman - a jazz legend. In fact, Charnett's name is a hybridized version of both his father's and Ornette's.

 

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Artists Profile: String Bassist Rinat Ibragimov

Artists Profile: String Bassist Rinat Ibragimov

Rinat Ibragimov is a celebrated double bass player, whose career took him from his native Russia, to London - where he served as the London Symphony's principal bass player for many years.

 

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Artist Profile: Violinist Sirena Huang

Artist Profile: Violinist Sirena Huang

Sirena Huang is a rather young professional violinist. Even so, the New Jersey-born, Connecticut-raised musician has already racked up quite the impressive list of competition wins and solo performances. In 2011, while just 17 years old, Huang was appointed as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s first Artist-in-Residence. If you’re not yet familiar with this soon-to-be star described by the Baltimore Sun as having “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight," now’s your chance. 

 

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Classical Bassist Giovanni Bottesini

Classical Bassist Giovanni Bottesini

Giovanni Bottesini is often called "The Paganini of the Double Bass." A composer and conductor, he was one of the earliest virtuoso bassists. Alas, like his instrument, this Romantic-era, Italian composer and musician can often be overlooked in favor of various violinists.

 

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Top 7 Classical Cellists Of All Time...And Why

Top 7 Classical Cellists Of All Time...And Why

The thing about lists of the “greatest of all time” anything is that everyone will agree and disagree. Some names simply can’t be left of the list. People may argue whether Jordan or LeBron are the GOAT, but they’re always part of the discussion (for the record, the right answer is Michael Jordan).

 

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6 International Violinists You May Not Know – But Should!

6 International Violinists You May Not Know – But Should!

Inspiration can be found far and wide on YouTube.  Sometimes once you start looking, you can spend hours discovering amazing talent from all over the globe. The editors of StringOvation have listed six international violinists of whom you may not have heard, but will want to get to know!  Their talents range from the comical to heavy metal on the violin – not to mention stories of fortitude and perseverance.  They are all forging careers in new genres of violin music. Check them out!

 

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Music for Food Comes to Manhattan!

Music for Food Comes to Manhattan!

Join The Apollo Trio and friends as they perform Mozart, Brahms, and Adolphe to benefit Music for Food!

 

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Artist Profile: Cellist Natalie Clein

Artist Profile: Cellist Natalie Clein

In 1987, Natalie Clein made her first public performance at 10 years of age, in a church hall in the English county of Dorset, where she was born. She’d been playing the cello for four years by then, influenced by her mother who was a professional violinist. She studied under a number of prominent British cellists as a student at the Royal College of Music, as well as with Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff in Vienna.

 

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Music for Food Comes to Brooklyn!

Music for Food Comes to Brooklyn!

Join cellist Natasha Brofsky, violinist Catherine Cho, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and pianist Robert McDonald in a concert benefiting Reaching-Out Community Services.

 

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Secret Stories Behind The Greatest Classical Compositions: Mozart's Requiem

Secret Stories Behind The Greatest Classical Compositions: Mozart's Requiem

The beautiful and haunting Requiem Mass in D minor (K.626) is one of Mozart’s great musical works – and his last. Not only is it a masterpiece, but it carries with it much speculation and myth, making it a music history mystery!

 

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