Musical instruments

After Covid blues, French saxophone maker hits the right note

After the financial blues of the COVID-19 pandemic, the French saxophone maker favored by American jazz greats celebrates its 100th birthday looking to expand further in Asia and the United States.

Selmer experienced two difficult years after the pandemic began in 2020, the company's executive chairman Thierry Oriez tells AFP.

Famed Swiss organ unveiled in Koper cathedral

Koper – The Koper cathedral will inaugurate its new organ at Saturday’s mass, which is to be attended by Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia Jean-Marie Speich and President Borut Pahor. The organ, which came from the famous Tonhalle concert hall in Zurich, is the second largest in Slovenia and will sound in a concert for the first time in the country on Sunday.

Mark Eliyahu on Istanbul stage

As part of his world tour 'Endless,' composer and kamancheh master Mark Eliyahu will be at Zorlu PSM Turkcell Stage on Nov 19.

The musician will be accompanied by his father, musician, composer, musicologist and tar master Piris Eliyahu, as well as Rony Iwryn on percussion, Haim Weiss on keyboards, and Adi Rotem on guitar and keyboards on stage.

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Moldovan Apologises For ‘Unfortunate’ Confiscation of Violinist’s Stradivarius

Moldova's Culture Minister has apologised for customs officers' "excess zeal" after they confiscated internationally awarded violinist Alexandra Conunova's Stradivarius violin at the airport.

Customs employees at Chisinau Airport filed a criminal case against the famous Moldovan violinist for not declaring the instrument's value, estimated 2 million euros, to Customs Services.

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