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Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, Wentong Zhang, violin

The String Academy of Wisconsin’s Violin Virtuosi participated in the Violin Pedagogy Weekend at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University April 4-6th, 2014.

Seven violinists from SAW joined pre-college violinists from Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wyoming-Laramie and Peabody Pre-College for a weekend of masterclasses, pedagogy panels and sessions and the Sunday […]

Mussorgsky: Hopak and Dvorak: Waltz

The String Academy of Wisconsin’s Violin Virtuosi participated in the Violin Pedagogy Weekend at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University April 4-6th, 2014.

Seven violinists from SAW joined pre-college violinists from Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Wyoming-Laramie and Peabody Pre-College for a weekend of masterclasses, pedagogy panels and sessions and the Sunday […]

Bertrand Stone Featured in Milwaukee Chinese Times

Bertrand Stone in Milwauikee Chinese Times

Bertrand Stone, a String Academy student, was featured in the April edition of the Milwaukee Chinese Times for his arrangement of Horse Race which was premiered on the 2010 Spring Concerts. Horse Race (赛马) is traditionally performed on the Chinese erhu, a two-stringed instrument held on the lap and played up-right with a bow. Bertrand […]

The SAW Spangled Banner Project

SAW Spangled Banner

On Saturday, January 30, almost 60 String Academy students participated in a recording of a special arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, affectionately referred to as the “SAW” Spangled Banner. The level of excitement and discipline was was overwhelming, and the results speak for themselves. Congratulations to all who were involved! Keep your fingers crossed […]

SAW Alum Alex Ayers Pays a Visit

On Saturday, January 9th, violinist and String Academy alum Alex Ayers (class of 2007) performed for several group classes. On the program were solo caprices by Paganini and Bach’s second Solo Sonata. After performing, Alex talked about life at Indiana University, where he is currently a Junior music performance major studying with Mimi Zweig. It […]

A Video Highlight from the Fall Concert

From our latest concert, the Advanced Violin Ensemble performs an incredible El Clavel by Monti:

See more highlights on our YouTube channel.