Violin Strings ID Chart

One of my students was wondering which brand of strings she is currently using on her violin. She threw out the packages and does not remember the brand name at all. One can tell which brand of strings are on the violin from the colored wraps at the end of strings at the tail piece […]

How to put a shoulder rest on the violin

My seven-year-old beginning student always repositions her violin many times before she starts playing. “I wonder why you always need to reposition the violin. 🙂 I’m sure it is uncomfortable for you. May I see your violin? “ I checked the position of her shoulder and her violin and found that the position of the […]

Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition 2020

The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (Boca Raton, Florida, USA), took place during January 14 through 26. 19-year-old Julian Rhee (USA) won first place. Congratulations! 🙂 Second place was Jun Min Choi (Korea), age 25 Third place was Igor Khukhua (Russia), age 27 Another finalist, Vikram Francesco Sedona (Italy), 19, was awarded Honorable Mention. Of […]