Tag Archive | violin

The Future of Instrument Manufacturing

The Future of Instrument Manufacturing

To commemorate the revival of The X-Files, violinist Laurnet Bernadac arranged a haunting cover of composer Mark Snow’s iconic theme. His instrument might look like extraterrestrial technology, but in reality it is Bernadac’s own creation – the 3Dvarius.  Bernadac, an Engineering graduate from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse and classically trained violinist, wanted […]

Remembering Cordelia Shampanier

Cordelia Iris Shampanier, owner of Fiddles and Cameras and original member of the Symphony of the Redwoods, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. She was 82. Shampanier, born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Canada, began piano lessons with her mother at age 3. She graduated from San Francisco State University and received her master’s […]

Symphony of the Redwoods Season Opening Concert Highlights Soloist with Astonishing Family Background

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik will make his Mendocino County debut with the Symphony of the Redwoods on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15. These two performances celebrate the beginning of the Symphony’s 33rd year and their 2015-2016 concert season. The program includes Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor, Beethoven’s Symphony #4 in B-flat Major, and Bruch’s Violin […]

Rehearsals begin…

Last weekend, musicians from Mendocino, Fort Bragg and distant points of Mendocino County converged on the Matheson Hall at Mendocino High School for the first rehearsals of the 2014-15 Symphony season. Friday night rehearsal is always pretty hard work—everyone has had a week’s work, and a drive of anything up to a couple of hours […]

The Migratory Violist

When I first started my musical career, I was a peripatetic violin teacher for Oxfordshire County Council. This meant traveling around with a car boot full (that’s a trunk full in the US) of violins of different sizes, and music of all sorts, stopping off at rural primary schools where I would teach small groups […]