Ray Chen has raised $80.000 for an under-resourced afterschool music program
Ray Chen is a true "Musical Hero": Through the online platform Generosity and a benefit concert in Philadelphia, Ray Chen raised almost $80.000 for his first "Musical Heroes" Charity Project. Amazingly, he reached almost four times his original target of $20.000. "Play on, Philly", an after-school music programm from instrumental teacher Stanford Thomson, serving more than 300 underprivileged schoolkids in the Philadelphia area, will receive the money.
New Peter Brendler CD 'Message in Motion' out July 15th
Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist Peter Brendler releases his new CD Message in Motion on Friday, July 15th. The album picks up where "Outside the Line" left off and contains seven new original compositions as well as covers of compostions by Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane and Elliott Smith. It features Rich Perry, Peter Evans, Vinnie Sperrazza and special guest, Ben Monder.
The cd release concert is going to be held at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City on July 16th.
Violinist Robert Lakatos is now official member of the Thomastik-Infeld family
Serbian violinist Robert Lakatos has signed an endorsement contract with Thomastik-Infeld. He has been playing Peter Infeld and Vision Solo for many years and we are excited that he is now part of our Thomastik family.
Robert Lakatos is currently studing with Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist Julian Rachlin at Konservatorium Wien.
Dieter Ilg named "Instrumentalist of the Year National Bass"
The German Phono-Academy announced the winners of this years ECHO Jazz on April 19th. We are very happy to congratulate German double bass player Dieter Ilg for being named "Instrumentalist of the Year National Double Bass/Bass Guitar". After winning the award in 2011 and 2014 for "Othello" and "Parsifal", he was now honored for "Mein Beethoven".
Dieter Ilg plays Thomastik-Infeld Spirocore strings and has been a Thomastik-Infeld endorsed artist since 2007.
New Janoska Ensemble CD out now!
The Janoska Ensemble, consisting of the brothers Frantisek, Roman and Ondrej Janoska and their cousin-in-law Julius Darvas, released their brand new CD in Austria on April 8th (international release May 6th). They performed an amazing show on April 13th at the Wiener Konzerthaus where they presented their new album.
They are on tour in Europe and South Korea in the next months, you can find their schedule here and should definitely go see them when you have the chance.
Ödön Racz, Solobassist of the Vienna Philharmonics, presents his first solo CD
Together with the Franz Lizst Chamber Orchestra Ödön Racz plays concerts from Dittershof, Vanhal, and Bottesini on his double bass from Micheal Ignatius Stadlmann from the year 1781. For him, our Belcanto strings stand for quality, high standard and a warm and delicate tone and we are proud that they have been his strings of choice for 5 years.
You can find a very personal presentation of his new CD here.
Matthias Bartolomey & Klemens Bittmann present their second CD "Neubau" on November 30, 2015.
The recordings were made on Thomastik-Infeld strings exclusively.
Place: Muth, Augartenspitz 1
An outcry went through the metal scene, when Peter „Peavy“ Wagner and Victor Smolski of RAGE declared the end of their musical collaboration in the beginning of February 2015
Since André Hilgers also had to leave his place behind the drums, rumors were running high quickly and there was even talk about RAGE would call it quits. Though Peavy made it clear over and over again in interviews that the new line‐up of the band was already positioned, the names of his new band mates remained untold.
Now the wait has come to an end – the new line‐up of RAGE reads as follows:
Peter „Peavy“ Wagner – Vocals, Bass
Marcos Rodriguez – Guitars, Vocals
Vassilios „Lucky“ Maniatopoulos – Drums, Vocals
Strings for Argentina
Fundación ALLEGRO ARGENTINA with its program "Vibrato" fights with the so-called "Orchestra schools" in low-income areas of the city against poverty and social exclusion and for social and cultural transformation in Argentina. The aim is to provide an excellent musical education and thus a better chance for a successful life of children.
Thomastik-Infeld is a proud partner of this project.
Video by Lessonz.com
This video is the 1st in an exclusive series and covers the various types of guitars and what factors to look out for when choosing your strings.