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Johansen International Competition

Competition Overview The Johansen International Competition for Young String Players is sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation. The JIC takes place once every 3 years. The next competition will take place March 14–17, 2018, in Washington, DC. Please direct all questions regarding the application process to johansencomp@gmail.com. Prizes include $67,000 in cash awards, plus possible performance opportunities that […]


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Renting vs Buying – Tips for New Violin Parents

Renting vs Buying. Beginning the Journey… So, your child is going to start lessons, and you have no idea where to get them an instrument and if you should rent or buy a violin. You are not the first parents to face this question, and the answers are pretty simple. At first, the decision always […]


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Violin makers and the expanding industry

Where are violins made? Even many seasoned professionals may find the variety and styles of instruments available today bewildering. The best student instruments were invariably made in Germany. But today, the available supply of inexpensive quality instruments has never been more abundant. In areas of the world with a rich tradition of fine craftsmanship, from […]