Looking for Work
December 1, 2009
The Guarneri String Quartet retired, yet Arnold Steinhardt continues to perform in public.
Photo by Dorothea von Haeften.
Violinist in Recently Retired String Quartet Looking for Work *
- Proficient in chamber music. Works best with people willing to overlook occasional lapses in intonation, phrasing, and tone.
- Performs virtuoso solo works, but no higher than 3rd position or faster than 120 to the quarter note.
- Available for birthday parties (happy birthday song a specialty), Bar Mitzvahs, and funerals, but not weddings (past wedding engagements ended in divorce).
- Accepting limited number of advanced violin students. Audition requirements: Bach solo sonata or partita, Paganini caprice, theme from Star Wars.
- Does readings and signings of his latest book: Fourplay Goodbye, A Twelve Step Program for Recovering String Quartet Musicians.
- High two-figure performance fee includes instrument, bow, music, music stand, mute, tuning fork, and rosin.
- 10% “interpretation surcharge” for artistic performance due to considerable effort involved.
For further information call 1-800-FIDDL4U.
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Hilarious! Thanks – you’ve made my day. :-))
If I were hiring, you would be my pick! So happy to find you in this forum and look forward to reading more.
just what we need! however, we are still working our way through guarneri mozart recordings and the hungarian album. maybe after we have played those about ten or fifteen times! sandy and wendy
Are you willing to barter? I have no music of my own to trade, but I do have a modest, but somewhat eclectic, collection of the works of others, e.g., Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Townes van Sandt, Marcia Ball, Tom Waits, Julian Bream (playing Bach), Dexter Gordon, Dire Straits, Bella Fleck, Jerry Jeff Walker, Talking Heads, to name just a few. Please note, however, that the Steinhardts and the Sterns are not for sale or trade. Or, if you prefer, I have a collection of precious shells, some unbroken, one or two of which may play the sound of the sea. I also have an energetic one and a half year old, 68-pound weimaraner named Greta with an amazing range who loves violin music. Finally, I could write you a piece of your choice, i.e., a poem, essay or play, which, with some work, you might be able to put to music, but no guarantees. Will trade any or all for a moment of your music.
LOL! No birthdays, bar mitzvahs, or funerals but would you consider being a ringer for our NJ community orchestra ? I can just imagine people’s faces when they see you walk in…..
How about “Blue Fields” at the Blue Plate piano party on 12/23 between 6 & 9. I’d stop singing if you’d play! However, payment is Chatham Union Rates…
Listened to “American Journey” again. Great recording.
I don’t know about violin jobs, but the Berlin philharmonic orchestra is looking for a principle violist, and you sound PERFECT for the job!! ;-)
Thank you again for sending me your wonderful book “Indivisible by four” to Israel some years ago. We met in Kronberg.
Best wishes for the new year 2010!
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