Recently our former coworker, David Wong, posted a video of a live performance he saw of Rushad Eggleston and it reminded me of how excited I was the first time I saw Rushad perform in California in 2007. He is someone I think every string player should be aware of because of his unique style.
I had absolutely no idea what I was in for the first time I saw Rushad play and it was an experience I’ll never forget. At the time, I was living in Santa Cruz, California and my boyfriend had dragged me up into the mountains to see the band Crooked Still perform - the band Rushad was playing with at that time. I had never heard of Crooked Still, or Rushad Eggleston, but I fell in love with them instantly. They played a sort of alternative bluegrass/folksy type of music and they blew me away with their energy and their talent as an ensemble. It was immediately apparent, however, that Rushad was on a whole other level, as a musician and as a truly eccentric human being. What I learned with Rushad is that when you watch him perform, you just have to just go with it and let him transport you into his world.
The rumors are true... Endre Fischer is in the process of making a new violin!
There was an overwhelmingly positive response to the last violin Endre made which was sold not long after completion. It was a gorgeous instrument that had a rich and robust tone.
Keep an eye and an ear out for news of when his violin has been completed!
As you may recall, Newsday reporter Kay Blough did a special feature on our very own Charles Rufino which was published in Newsday last April. The article included many wonderful photographs of Charles working in his studio which were taken by...
George Enescu (1881-1955) was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is regarded by many as Romania’s most influential musician. He demonstrated musical ability from early on in his childhood, and dreamt of becoming a composer. Enescu is...
Elgar's Cello Concerto:
Sir Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) was an English composer who wrote pieces such as Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Enigma Variations, and The Dream of Gerontius.
One of his more famous pieces is the Cello Concerto in E minor, Op85, which was composed in 1919 near Fittleworth, Sussex.
Game of Thrones, the dramatic HBO series that took the world by storm, is finally coming to an end this month, and while most people are bracing themselves for the last time they’ll hear that captivating theme music, string players...