News Flash on the “Braginski” Report

We’re beyond thrilled that our Meriel Bizri won the 2019 Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition! She will play the first movement of the Sibelius Concerto at Symphony Hall with the BSO on Thursday, March 28 at 10 am. You can also hear her as a winner of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition on Sunday, May 12 at 3 pm in Sanders Theater.

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Brag, brag, brag!

More bragging, everyone! Remember little Meriel Bizri? She’s in the finals at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. OH, AND….she’ll be performing the Sibelius Concerto first movement with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra this May. Watch this space.

Congratulations to my former student, Rebecca Hall who won the Mankato Symphony Young Artist Competition! 13 year old Rebecca will be performing the last movement of the Bruch Concerto later this month.We’re thrilled for you!

And then there is our Nygel Witherspoon who took our breath away:

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Junior Sphinx Competition

17-year-old cellist Nygel Witherspoon has been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition

17-year-old American cellist Nygel Witherspoon has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in Detroit, United States.

A student of Tanya Remenikova at the Minnesota Connections Academy, Nygel will receive US $10,000 plus a number of performance opportunities – including a nationally-broadcast radio appearance on From the Top.



Open to American Black and Latino junior high and high school students, the Sphinx Competition is aimed at the encouragement, development and recognition of classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.

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Boston String Academy Class

I had the pleasure of giving a class to the students of Mariesther and Marielisa Alvarez at the Boston String Academy the other evening. What wonderful students- a tribute to the seriousness and skills of their teachers!

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A new Boston project

Students, I hope you’ll attend and take advantage of this terrific opportunity!

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My advertisement for Longy pedagogy class

Haiku for the Aspiring Violin Teacher-Artist

Multiply your gifts.
Meet weekly for just two hours.
Peer through a new lens.

A treasure of skills
from our ancient, modern art
is yours for the asking.

Through role play, videos,
observations of lessons,
labs with beginners-

join this joyous world.
Scrutinize your own playing.
Become a teacher.

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New to the Boston Area:

Violin lessons in Cambridge specializing in beginners through pre-college.
May Violin Studio conveniently located between Central and Harvard Squares.

Openings for Fall 2018.

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Indiana University Summer String Academy 2018 May Class

My fabulous summer class. It was an unforgettable month, kids. Thank you.

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