A string player’s celebration of 2019 (first part)

As we come upon a new year (and new decade), many music enthusiasts are constructing their “Best of 2019” lists. I decided to try something different. Here’s a non-hierarchical, subjective list of some of the albums, books, and other learning opportunities that inspired my own musical journey over the year.  This will be the first…

Mark Wood and Lindsey Stirling – a comparative review

Whether it was mourning the loss of George Martin, Prince, and David Bowie, or awaiting new releases from Beyoncé, The Julie Ruin, and Itzhak Perlman, 2016 has been a very noteworthy year for music.  On top of everything else –two of the most widely recognized names in the non-classical violin world released new albums within…