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Ponderings

Confessions of a Shy Fiddler

April 29th, 2013 by Katherine Moller

There have been a couple of big new items over the past couple of week.  On the East Coast, one of the big items was Rita McNeil’s passing at the age of 68.  A music icon, she had an effect of many people’s lives. Over the past couple of weeks, many people have talked about […]

I have not been playing one of my violins for over year now.  This violin is the one that my parents bought for me when I was in university and is the instrument that I have used for most of my classical performances ever since.  Over a year ago, I noticed that the top was […]

Am I Normal? The Question all Fiddle Students Ask

February 18th, 2013 by Katherine Moller

Recently I have been asked the same question several times. “Do others of your students have this same problem?” “Is my child learning at a normal speed?” This is fascinating! These are students of all ages, so this seems that we don’t grow out of this concern as we grow older. Many times I have […]

A Violinist’s Experience Playing in a Chamber Orchestra

January 22nd, 2013 by Katherine Moller

I play many forms of music with many different groups. This past weekend I performed as part of the Atlantic Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra based in Fredericton, NB. I got thinking about the rewards and challenges of playing with such a group and thought I would share them with you. Formed in 2004, the […]

2013, Here I Come: This Fiddler’s Goals for the New Year

January 8th, 2013 by Katherine Moller

I know I have said this before, but I love this time of year! It is a new start! A do-over. Time to look at where you have been and decide where you are going! Here is what 2013 looks like: Goal #1: Improve my health (does this sound familiar?) This is an ongoing goal […]

2012 in Review: A Year in the Life of a Fiddler

December 25th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, and what a year it has been! The highlight for me this year was being recognized as Classical Artist of the Year by Music NB. I was shocked that I won the award, but delighted at the same time! I figured this would be a good […]

CDs of 2012

December 11th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Now that we are into December and nearing the end of the year, many publications are coming up with lists of “The Best of 2012.” I am going to join in with my own list of CDs. These are all excellent CDs that I am come in contact with through the year, some from groups […]

Searching for a violist

November 26th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Last year I had a fabulous string quartet. The four of us played well together, we were starting to get a nice blended sound, and we enjoyed spending time together. Sadly, my violist moved away, leaving me needed a four member to the quartet, and so the search began. This is a challenge that occurs […]

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