Author Archives: Jacobs School of Music

Academy helps young musicians explore their potential

When Layla Vamos’ bow touches the strings of her violin, she doesn’t need to watch. Her body sways, and often … Continue reading

Alumna Yura Lee Appointed 1st Violinist of New York’s Enso Quartet

The New York-based Enso String Quartet has today announced the appointment of 30 year old violinist, Yura Lee as their new … Continue reading

Grammy Winning Violinist Joshua Bell Guest-Stars on TV’s Royal Pains

    ROYAL PAINS– “The Good News Is” Episode 807– Pictured:–(Photo by Giovanni Rufino/USA Network) Superstar violinist Joshua Bell makes a very … Continue reading

Pacifica Quartet says farewell to founding member and violinist

Peter Jacobi H-T Columnist A few matters to write about. A developing story Word came quietly from Norman Lebrecht’s music … Continue reading

New Artists of the Month: The Verona Quartet

“At first it was just a quagmire of unknowns.” Violist Abigail Rojansky of the Verona String Quartet is describing Milton … Continue reading

Mark Kaplan Pierces the Heart of Bach

Bach: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin / Mark Kaplan, violinist / Bridge 9460A/B (2 CDs) I’m almost ashamed … Continue reading

Joshua Bell and Chris Botti –Announce First Tour Together for Summer 2016

It’s a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned Grammy winners trumpeter Chris Botti and classical violinist Joshua … Continue reading

Violinist Joshua Bell Receives Dushkin Award from Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago, now in its 86th year, hosts its annual gala Wednesday, May 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, … Continue reading

BBC Young Musician winner Callum Smart releases second album

Callum Smart will release La Voix in March 2016 on the record label Orchid Classics. Featuring music from French composers … Continue reading

Zorá String Quartet wins First Prize at 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions

The string quartet was one of six artists to receive the New York prize, which includes concert opportunities and management … Continue reading