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It was a real pleasure (and an honour) to be interviewed by Francois Mathian, of Soulbow Music Production & Publishing company.  Through Soulbow, Francois releases his music as FRANSOAFRAN.  He is well-known for creating soulful compositions involving distinctive electric violin lines and compositions in beautifully produced tracks that aim to inspire and create vibrancy.  The interview explores […]

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Download: AMEB Violin Series 9 Recorded Accompaniments

About Recorded Accompaniments Beginning in 2015, AMEB began releasing Recorded Accompaniments for use in study and examinations in early grades. Where AMEB Recorded Accompaniments are available, candidates may perform with those recordings in examinations.  These piano accompaniments have been recorded as practice tools and for use in early grade AMEB examinations. They feature performances of […]

Maxim Vengerov – ‘Playing by Heart’

Russian born Maxim Vengerov is one of the greatest violinists in the world. This documentary captures the maestro at 23, already at his peak and performing with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. This profile explores his musical artistry, at work with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and with students of the Royal […]

For tranquil, soothing violin music – click here!

Here’s a link to a playlist of tranquil violin music.  We could do worse than emulating this guy – he was one of my favourite violinists when I was a kid:  Christian Ferras. Violin for an Afternoon Soiree by Rachele Wildmare  (Youtube playlist) For some other, entertaining youtube clips, see  – includes electric violin & […]

Creating Music For The Sea Pig!

Angie & Gab introduced me to this site after their last violin lesson: The concept is creating music (with various guest artists) around the idea of various unusual creatures.   This one involves the Kronos Quartet! Here’s the link: