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K.C. Strings Community Newsletter May 2015

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K.C. Strings Community Newsletter

"K.C. Strings empowers string players and together we create community".

Why Should I Upgrade My Child's Instrument?

Many parents wonder why they should upgrade their child's instrument. There are many reasons why one should upgrade his or her instrument. When upgrading to a better quality instrument the child gets one step closer to having a professional sound. Secondly, this will enhance the musical experience and the learning process for the child. In addition, upgrading the instrument will encourage your child to play more and will show appreciation for all the hard work he or she has put into practicing thus far. Moreover, a better instrument is more responsive to the abilities of a developing player. The sound is richer and the dynamic range wider, which results in a more fulfilling experience for the player and listener alike. Finally, instruments are like people: each has its own personality. Our goal is to connect your student with the ideal instrument that will bring a lifetime of musical enjoyment. 

Houston Violinist Named New NY Phil Concertmaster

Frank Huang has been named the new Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Huang, who has held the same position with the Houston Symphony since 2010, will begin his tenure in New York this September. Born in China, Huang moved to the United States at age 7 and began studying violin lessons with his mother. By age 11, Huang had already performed as a soloist with the Houston Symphony. After studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard School, he earned a Grammy performing with the Ying String Quartet. Now 36 years old, Huang serves on the faculties of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. One of the things Huang is most excited about is the NY Philharmonic's regular inclusion of contemporary orchestral works and the opportunity to work with today's greatest composers. 

Frank Huang will replace Glenn Dicterow, who has served as Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 seasons. To read more, click here.

Check out these cool performances!

A matched set by Anton Krutz - Montclaire String Quartet

A matched set by Anton Krutz - Montclaire String Quartet

"Believing" by Julia Wolfe, performed by Bang On A Can All-Stars

Hilary Hahn performs Schubert's

Hilary Hahn performs Schubert's "Die Erlkonig"


Anton Krutz

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