Violin Podcast Episodes

March 20, 2023

51 - Maria Ioudenitch

Born in Russia, violinist Maria Ioudenitch immigrated with her musical family to the U.S. at the age of two and grew up in Kansas City. In 2021, she received first prizes in the Ysaÿe International Music Competition, the Tibo...

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March 6, 2023

50 - Celebrating 50 Episodes on Violin Podcast & Product Announcement

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Feb. 20, 2023

49 - Erik Martens from Jargar Strings

Erik Martens, Director of Jargar Strings, joins Eric Mrugala on the violin podcast today to discuss Jargar's history in string making, and interesting details on how strings are made.

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Feb. 7, 2023

48 - Calidore String Quartet

Jeffrey Myers and Jeremy Berry from the Calidore String Quartet join Eric Mrugala on the Violin Podcast to talk about their Beethoven string quartet album. - How To Save Time In The Practice Room - https://www.violinpodcast.c...

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Jan. 23, 2023

47 - Robert McDuffie

Robert McDuffie is a soloist, educator and entrepreneur who joins us on this week's episode of Violin Podcast. Robert talks about his upcoming collaboration with the Czech National Symphony at Carnegie Hall, his founding of the McDuffie Center for Strings, …

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Jan. 9, 2023

46 - Rachael Ridge

Rachel Ridge is violinist, music teacher, and mom who knows how hard it is to find time to practice. She helps busy adult violin beginners make consistent progress and find joy in their violin learning.

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Nov. 25, 2022

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Nov. 22, 2022

45 - Sirena Huang

Indianapolis Competition winner Sirena Huang joins Eric Mrugala on the Violin Podcast to talk about her recent experience in the competition. Sirena also shares her violin tips and how she approaches her practice.

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Oct. 11, 2022

44 - Zlata from Violin Lounge

Zlata from Violin Lounge joins Eric Mrugala on the Violin Podcast this week discussing practice tips, entrepreneurial advice, and what students can do today to help them succeed in an evolving music world.

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Sept. 26, 2022

43 - Julia Reddy - Violin Class Podcast

Julia Reddy is a violinist and host of the Violin Class Podcast based in Montreal, Canada. We share her story and upbringing with the violin, and how she started her own private studio with adult beginners wanting to learn ho...

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Sept. 12, 2022

42 - David Taylor

UK-based classical music entrepreneur David Taylor gives us a "State Of The Union" for the classical music world and its future outlook.

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March 21, 2022

41 - Verona Quartet

2 members of the Verona Quartet join Eric for a quick chat on life on the road and exciting projects that are on the horizon. -- Website: Looking to build a website? Ge...

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Feb. 21, 2022

40 - Leonardo Frigo

Violin artist Leonardo Frigo joins us on today's episode of the Violin Podcast. -- Website: Looking to build a website? Get a FREE 30 day trial with Bandzoogle (no credit card needed)- https://bandz...

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Feb. 7, 2022

39 - Roberta Verna - Copenhagen Philharmonic Concertmaster

Robert Verna joins us to discuss her appointment as concertmaster of the Copenhagen Philharmonic, and discusses her love for art and chamber music.

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Jan. 24, 2022

38 - Matthew Canel from 3D Music

Matthew Canel from 3D Music joins us on the Violin Podcast today. Matthew and his team make 3D printed instruments to make them more accessible for new music students. Website: Looking to build a web...

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Jan. 3, 2022

37 - Jared Judge from BookLive

Happy New Year! In our first episode of 2022, we invite Jared Judge from and also the founder of Dream City Strings, a private event group based in the Milwaukee area. Jared gives us insight to increasing your in...

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Dec. 13, 2021

36 - 4 Violin Tips for 2022 & Happy Holidays 2021!

Here are 4 tips to help you become a better violinist in 2022. Wishing you a happy holiday and a happy new year! Website: Get ahead of the Holiday Shopping Rush at! -

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Nov. 29, 2021

35 - Giora Schmidt

Violinist Giora Schmidt joins us on the Violin Podcast this week. G Model Ultralight - - Support the Violin Podcast - - Website: https...

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Nov. 15, 2021

34 - Nora Germain

Jazz Violinist Nora Germain joins us on the Violin Podcast. -- Website: Get ahead of the Holiday Shopping Rush at! - Looking for a new website? Get a FREE 30 da...

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Nov. 1, 2021

33 - Gabriela Diaz

Contemporary violinist Gabriela Diaz joins us on the Violin Podcast this week. -- Ueno Violin Chamber Concerto - -- Gabriela Diaz Violin String Set: Evah Pirazzi - E String -...

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Oct. 18, 2021

32 - Corin Lee - Ethel Quartet

Violinist Corin Lee for Ethel Quartet joins us on the Violin Podcast this week. -- Website: Looking for instruments and accessories? Try out Fiddlershop - Looking for a new web...

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Oct. 4, 2021

31 - Nikki Chooi - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Canadian-American violinist Nikki Chooi joins us on the Violin Podcast this week. Nikki Chooi is the concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic and is the first prize recipient of the Montreal Symphony's ManuLife Competition, ...

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Sept. 20, 2021

30 - Sara Caswell

Grammy-nominated violinist Sara Caswell joins us on the Violin Podcast to talk about her new album, Omegha by Nine Horses. -- Sign up for our mailing list at BACK TO SCHOOL OFFER - 20% Off all So...

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Sept. 6, 2021

29 - Marcelo González

Marcelo Gonzalez is a violinist from Chile and the creator of the newly released G-Model Ultralight Shoulder Rest. Marcelo talks to us about his teaching, his performance career, and how he became a musical entrepreneur. -- S...

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