Roxana Moisanu (concert harp and Celtic harp) and Mladen Spasinovici (cello), both solo instrumentalists in the orchestra of the Bucharest National Opera, had their first recital as Duo Cell’Arpa in 2011. Both eager of high quality music, they decided to combine their instruments in a rarely used chamber ensemble. This unique mixture of beautiful and [...]
One of two Luis & Clark instruments at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Academy Week. Amusing thing to note is that I’m sitting with my 2011 L&C violin next to Concertmaster Jon Carney who is playing a 1687 Stradivarius.
In the pop/rock world, Matt’s eclectic adventures have included touring with the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, and the Indigo Girls, as well as performing and/or recording with Tom Waits, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie MacMaster, Tracy Chapman and others. During his many years in San Francisco, Matt collaborated with various musicians, including Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola, Gino [...]
Thomas Edison stumbled upon a carbon-fiber precursor while experimenting with lightbulb filaments in 1879. He superheated splinters of bamboo and produced strands of carbon that could withstand high temperatures and conduct electricity. Physicist Roger Bacon expanded on this process in 1958, creating “whiskers” roughly 10 times the tensile strength and more than three times the [...]
George Durham is an American freelance cellist living in Seoul, South Korea. He performs throughout Korea with the folk rock band Monobarn, and the harp and cello Arpege Duo. He was a member of the first Youtube Symphony orchestra, and maintains a popular cello channel on Youtube. He has played solely on a Luis and [...]