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The 1909 instrument made by Ferruccio Varagnolo and valued at $65,000 has not been played for 30 years.
The unofficial grant to the Australian World Orchestra was made just days before the former Minister for the Arts was replaced.
The “world’s most successful violinist” will return to Australia in 2016 for the first time in three years.
An anonymous donor offered the instruments to the Hobart-based music school on the condition they are played.
The sound recordist is honoured by the Australian Screen Sound Guild for his 37 years working in Australian film and TV.
Eight cutting-edge dance makers will present work at Melbourne's Dancehouse in April.

Editor’s Choice

How a Parisian composer’s experimental efforts resulted in a stylistic movement much closer to home.
Sally Whitwell hopes her new musical might throw a spanner into the works of the usual commercial Christmas machine.
The Russian violinist is one of classical music’s megastars but this is one celebrity who hasn’t let fame go to his head.
Everyone has an opinion on everything these days, and social media is making it all to easy to sound off.
Sydney, Perth and Brisbane will sparkle with three ballet baubles for the festive season.
Sound and music pioneers Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste reveal the sonic secrets of spaces and the art of human behaviour.

Live Reviews

★★★★☆ TSO presents Mozart’s crowd-pleasing Requiem with an all-star group of soloists.
★★★★★ ACO plays host as Swiss band makes most impressive debut.
★★★☆☆ A welcome revival of the landmark piece that has driven this company for over two decades.
★★★★★ Thoughtfully conceived programme exquisitely performed.
★★★★☆ International and sweeping revisitation of World War One.
★★★★½ De Waart delivers Strauss’s superman and a delightful Belgian surprise.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★½ Droll over Beethoven, here comes Adams.
★★★★☆ Chinese memories: a compelling case of musical East meets West.
★★★★½ Järvi senior champions forgotten but distinctive Slovakian voice.

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by Katia Beaugeais on October 8, 2015
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