Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

More women 'picking up violins'

A greater number of girls are following the examples of Vanessa Mae and Nicola Benedetti and picking up violins, it has been claimed.
Great deals on musical instruments

More women are learning to play the violin, it has been suggested.

According to an article in the Scotsman, the current popularity of the musical instrument among ladies is shown by the fact that seven of the eight finalists in the Glenfiddich Fiddle Championships are women in their early 20s.

The newspaper stated that famous female violinists such as Vanessa Mae and Nicola Benedetti may have contributed to this trend occurring in recent years.

"While Mae made the violin cool again by exploring techno music, Benedetti has brought it into the mainstream with her chart-topping albums," said the report.

Earlier this month, Benedetti praised the Big Noise project, an initiative which encourages more children to pick up musical instruments.

She attended the Big Noise orchestra's first performance and told the Herald that she was very impressed with the standard of the children's playing, especially as some had only been playing their instruments for a week.

Buy A Violin NowADNFCR-2133-ID-800157520-ADNFCR

Posted on 26 Oct 2010 11:40 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon

10 Nov 2017 17:01
thumbnail

Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier

2 Nov 2017 17:26
thumbnail

Ableton Live 10 updates the Live range and is available soon

2 Nov 2017 15:32
thumbnail

With select Capsun ProAudio purchases, get the critically acclaimed Capsun ProaAudio software absolutely free. Take your production to a brand new level.

1 Nov 2017 10:01

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14