I recently discovered that my violin is in fact not only a copy of a Guarnerius del Gesu but indeed a copy of the ' CANNON' that Paganini played on, which is on display in the Palazzo Tursi in Genoa, Italy!
I've just spent an afternoon playing the Messiah by Händel in a church in Orlando West, Soweto. This was the version known as the 'South African Messiah' , translated by Mr Michael Masote into every one of the eleven official languages of South Africa.
To Become Like Water - Tai Chi and the Life of a Violinist
My first encounter with Tai Chi took place eleven years ago. I was looking for a form of exercise that would feel right for my own body, personality and psyche. I have found Tai Chi to be a perfect exercise for musicians for several reasons.