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Blue Mountains Steiner Video – Strings Program, featuring original music

Here’s the video of the Strings Program at Blue Mountains Steiner School, made by Cloudherd Films.  This video features the song “EDGE”, which Mare composed and developed along with Year 3 & 4 violin students, with the help of some of the more advanced Year 5 & 6 violin students.  The song is built around […]

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Video – Violin on the cliffs of the Blue Mountains – Mare & Nellie

Have you seen our clifftop video clip?  It was filmed on the escarpment on Olympic Rock, Leura with a Quadcopter!  Lots of fun was had, and (although the location was selected with safety in mind) it was just a little bit scary! This is our “Velvet Royale” show, which we have been performing on cruise […]

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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 http://violinlessonssydney.com/violinarium/  – includes electric violin & […]

Creating Music For The Sea Pig!

Angie & Gab introduced me to this site after their last violin lesson: http://www.unusualcreatures.com/ 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: http://youtu.be/YPaBnvMDYds