Profiles & Q&As

Violinist Gil Shaham solos in Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (source: video frame capture, edited)

A conversation with violinist Gil Shaham: from isolation to concertizing

Mark Gresham | 15 OCT 2020 When violinist Gil Shaham soloed in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto for the recent virtual season-opening concert of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, it was his first time to perform with an orchestra since March. The […]

Pianist Julie Coucheron. (Still image from video.)

Video: Julie Coucheron on coping with sheltering in place

William Ford | 15 APR 2020 Atlanta-based pianist Julie Coucheron is among the many musicians who have been tremendously affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Just a month ago her calendar was filled with performances and teaching. Today her schedule […]

Audio Q&A: Conductor Murry Sidlin discusses his Hours of Freedom: The Story of The Terezin Composer

John Lemley and Mark Gresham | 02 DEC 2019 This Thursday evening, as part of its Fran Eizenstat and Eizenstat Family Memorial Lecture Series, the Ahavath Achim Synagogue presents Hours of Freedom: The Story of The Terezin Composer, a […]

Violinist Joshua Bell playing the Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius. (credit: Eric Kabik)

Joshua Bell: The story behind my Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius violin

Joshua Bell | 13 SEP 2019 My violin is more than 300 years old. Known as the Gibson ex Huberman, the revered instrument came into my life one fateful day during the summer of 2001. I was in London […]