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  • ‘Hebrew Melodies’ all in the Shaham family

    By Rick Schultz

    February 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Gil Shaham does his most eloquent speaking with his violin, but as a recent interview by phone from his home in New York revealed, he’s not a bad singer either. 

    Over the course of an hour, Shaham rendered in a soft baritone voice memorable snippets from Prokofiev’s Violin...

  • He’s not just fiddling around

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 8, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    When Michael Turkell was 8, he embarked upon a mission to find his father’s old violin, which he discovered in a battered alligator-skin case on a top shelf in a bedroom closet. After a loud crash, his mother found him sitting in a heap of fallen items, triumphantly holding up the...