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Five wonderful violinist jokes that you need to share!

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An important matter: "Violinist tend to be tedious because they think very highly of themselves"... This is a wide spread popular belief that actually is is far from true and we must stand for what is right. Many say: "I have innumerable violinists in my life that I am proud to call friends" while behind their back they blast them with jealousy and...
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Tango on the other side of the word

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Listening to Anikó playing music from my country was a wonderful experience this morning. ​ The truth is that this was also a wonderful surprise. Anikó and I met via Instagran and my immediate reaction when I heard her selection to feature in the blog was a bit of that emotional bittersweet sensation that Tango leaves in your throat. I know that An...
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Amazing Bach piece played by a Blooming child prodigy

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We decided to feature Olivia Chiang beacuse it is an example of how musicianship can be inspired at an early age. The important part of the message is not the awards and the success but remembering how much time and hard work we must put into building up musicianship and virtuosity. This Discipline is essential no matter how young or old any player...
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Stop procrastinating and play everywhere every day

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- "Before we begin... a special thanks to the business owners and managers of wineries, coffee-shops, restaurants and similar that have opened their doors to my music. My touring in Northern Oregon was blessed by your awesomeness! " Being a Classical Guitar player is a wonderful thing. The versatility and mobility of the instrument is a valuable as...
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The most amazing arrangement made to this spectacular overture

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As I was browsing for music in the internet to find new artists, YouTube drove me in the direction of this fantastic arrangement of the Overture to one of my favorite operas. The original work has always struck me as a masterpiece for the ways innumerable amount of artists have used it. Obviously I am thinking of Stanley Kubrick and the Clockwork O...
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Listen to the new Masters of Classical Music

Listen to the new Masters of Classical Music
Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of 5 at the preparatory department of F. Chopin Music College in Moscow, going on to graduate with top honours in 2008. He was born into a family of musicians which played a major role in Lukas' swift musical development, in particular the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Go...
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Daniella Clark, Harpist for Compassion

Daniella Clark, Harpist for Compassion
Throughout her life Daniella has been devoted to helping those with disabilities and the treasured members of our elderly community. Her educational training is centered around helping those in need and the disabled. Her music is the vehicle she uses to bring peace, comfort, compassion, and beauty to community members who are experiencing physical ...
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You can´t play the Piano if you don´t Chopin

You can´t play the Piano if you don´t Chopin
Rubinstein was born in Łódź , Congress Poland (part of the Russian Empire for the entire time Rubinstein resided there) on January 28, 1887, to a Jewish family. He was the youngest of seven children of Felicja Blima Fajga (née Heiman) and Izaak Rubinstein. His father owned a small textile factory. Rubinstein's birth name was to be Leo , but his eig...
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Love in the Time of Tinder

Love in the Time of Tinder
The Online Music Guild and  Keeney Bros present: Michael Heitmann (Baritone) accompanied by Eugene Cline, playing his signature recital " Love in the time of Tinder ". Currently Michael Heitman is a Seattle established singer. Along the performance, we will be showcasing the art of Tom Garfield as we serve a fine selection of wines to be paire...
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261 years old and he´s still selling discs. Deal with it.

261 years old and he´s still selling discs. Deal with it.
Happy Birthday Master! Nicole Pence Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger who  entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor and pizzazz. Nicole's YouTube "Happy Birthday Variations" video currently has nearly three million views . Arizona Foothills Magazine honored Nicole with the " Best of 2014 Award " for Best Local ...
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Improve your piano technique on Chopin

Improve your piano technique on Chopin
​ Katsaris was born in Marseilles, France. Katsaris first began to play the piano when he was four, in Cameroon where he grew up. His first teacher was Marie-Gabrielle Louwerse. He studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire with Aline van Barentzen and Monique de la Bruchollerie, who had been a pupil of Emil von Sauer – one of Franz Liszt's favourite...
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The Exposition Premiere: An awesome day for the guild!

The Exposition Premiere: An awesome day for the guild!
​January 12, 2017 was a very special day for the team developed by a team of three companies in the city of Moscow, Idaho! The Online Music Guild premiered the first show of "The Exposition" and along came a crowd to see an incredible performance showcasing Aaron Torres on the Classical Guitar. Wine Company of Moscow provided Wines to pair with the...
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Enjoy the new year with live music!

Enjoy the new year with live music!
The Online Music Guild, Keeney Bros and Moscow Wine Company present: Flores y Castillos, a classical guitar recital by Aaron Torres. Currently Aaron is a Masters Student at the University of Idaho and his repertoire encompasses numerous styles and eras. Flores y Castillos is full of surprises and every selection has a meaning and a c...
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Celebrate the new year Tchaicovsky style!

Celebrate the new year Tchaicovsky style!
The Year 1812 , festival overture in E ♭ major , Op. 49, popularly known as the 1812 Overture ,  is an overture written in 1880 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate Russia's defence of its motherland against Napoleon 's invading Grande Armée in 1812. The overture debuted in Moscow on August 20, 1882, conducted by Ip...
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Great music for a great day

Great music for a great day
The Christmas Oratorio , BWV 248 , is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and incorporates music from earlier compositions, including three secular cantatas written during 1733 and 1734 and a now lost church cantata, BWV 248a. The date i...
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This little girl composes so naturally!

This little girl composes so naturally!
Alma Deutscher (born Feb 2005 in Oxford) is an English composer, pianist, violinist, and child prodigy. At age six she composed her first piano sonata. At age seven, she completed her first major composition, the opera The Sweeper of Dreams. Aged nine, she wrote a concerto for violin and orchestra, which she premiered in a 2015 performance.&nb...
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Relax and start up your weekend with Mozart!

Relax and start up your weekend with Mozart!
Mitsuko Uchida: Born in Atami , a seaside town close to Tokyo , Japan, Uchida moved to Vienna , Austria , with her diplomat parents when she was 12 years old, after her father was named the Japanese ambassador to Austria. She enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Music to study with Richard Hauser, and later Wilhelm Kempff and Stefan Askenase ,  a...
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Jazz and Improvisation master, Keith Jarret plays Bach.

Jazz and Improvisation master, Keith Jarret plays Bach.
Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945) is an American pianist and composer who performs both jazz and classical music. Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical mus...
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Maxim Vengerov

Maxim Vengerov
Vengerov was born on 20 August 1974 in Novosibirsk, to a family with a strong musical tradition. His mother sang and conducted a 500 voice orchestra, and his father played first oboe in the local philharmonic. At age five, he began studying the violin with Galina Tourchaninova, and five years later, with Zakhar Bron. 1984 saw the child pr...
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Epic octaves on Liszt´s Hungarian Rhapsody N°6

Epic octaves on Liszt´s Hungarian Rhapsody N°6
​ Argerich was born in Buenos Aires , Argentina .  Her paternal ancestors were Catalonians based in Buenos Aires since the 18th century. Her maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire , who settled in Colonia Villa Clara in the Entre Ríos province —one of the colonies established by Baron de Hirsch and the Jewish Colo...
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