I’ve given myself one year to master the violin.

As an adult beginner, I should be playing Twinkle Twinkle; instead, I'm playing Paganini's 24th caprice.

Three bits of information

I would like to take a quick moment to announce that Danielle has her first CD coming out!  After winning the Sphinx competition in 2008, she soloed with various orchestras and was given the opportunity to have a commercial CD with naxos.  It’s a collection of violin music from a contemporary American composer named Lawrence Dillon, who she picked when she learned of this opportunity.

The CD will be for sale on the Naxos website and will be in stores soon.  Or, it can be purchased from her directly or at Metzler Violin Shop for $20 and half the proceeds go to her camp.  Which brings me to…

Danielle’s music camp:  Center State Strings.  I won’t prattle on too much about it, but she started a summer camp in Three Rivers California last summer.  The website is www.centerstagestrings.com.  A very nice video was made of last summer’s camp.  It’s 15 minutes, but extremely well done.  It wasn’t embedding properly, so here’s a link to the video.

As for the third bit of information, I found another interesting violin-related blog out there.  It’s called The Fiddle Project and she’s trying to build a violin from scratch.  Certainly worth a look.

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One Comment on “Three bits of information”

  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the shout out 🙂 I admire your ambition and wish you success with your project. But, how will you top yourself? Paganini is a hard act to follow 🙂


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