From the Core

From the Core: The journey and musings from a 2nd violinist

By Jesse MacDonald, violin, Apple Hill String Quartet

Okay Apple Hill “From the Core” hivemind! Now is your chance, or one of many (take your pick), to ask me questions! Please ask me what you want, anything from my childhood, musical journey, the life of a 2nd violinist, the faltered life of a “one-and-done” 1st violinist, orchestra auditions, chamber music, Apple Hill, K-pop, […]

*Note: Please know that I am not trying to stereotype or make fun of 2nd violinists. All this below is a true story, and one that hopefully inspires other violinists to become 2nds themselves! Some questions for you all before we dive in: #1: Raise your hand if you remember the first quartet concert you […]

Do not pet the fluffy cows

Hello everyone! This is so extremely exciting for me! I would like to thank Amelia and Lenny right off the bat for letting me try this out! I am hoping that my words over the next while can be enlightening, inspiring, laughable or anything else in between! For those of you who do not know […]