Violinist.com Interviews: Volume 1 is a celebration of one of the world's most enduring instruments. This collection includes exclusive, one-on-one interviews conducted over the past six years with 27 of today's best-known violinists (plus one conductor/composer). Interviews are conducted by Laurie Niles, editor of the Violinist.com. She has written thousands of articles on stringed instruments and interviewed countless violinists and classical musicians.
Interviews include: Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, David Garrett, Anne Akiko Meyers, Ruggiero Ricci, Maxim Vengerov, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony, Rachel Barton Pine, Nicola Benedetti, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Zachary DePue, James Ehnes, Simon Fischer, Augustin Hadelich, Janine Jansen, Leila Josefowicz and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philippe Quint, Tasmin Little, Elmar Oliveira, Stanley Ritchie, Lara St. John, Philip Setzer, Clara-Jumi Kang and Judy Kang.
Violinist.com Interviews: Volume 1 includes a foreword by Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, who writes, "Laurie addresses topics that are comfortable but all-consuming, such as current projects, and delves into the delicate nuances of creativity. She captures specific moments in time. I love that. In this collection, you can observe her at work, but you will also travel along with her interview subjects."
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Violinist.com covers the classical music industry, providing news, reviews and interviews of interest to violin performers, teachers, students, and fans.
More than 26,000 violinists have registered as members on Violinist.com, allowing them to post articles, comments, and discussion board threads.
Laurie Niles is the founder and editor of Violinist.com, which has served the violin and classical music community on the Internet since 1996. A violinist herself and a former newspaper reporter, Laurie lives in Pasadena, Calif., where she also maintains a private violin studio and freelances in the Los Angeles area. In addition to her Violinist.com blog, she also has written articles for The Strad magazine, Strings magazine, Symphony magazine and the American Suzuki Journal and published two books, Violinist.com Interviews Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University. She has completed SAA training courses in all 10 Suzuki books and is a recipient of the LA-area ASTA Distinguished Service Award.