Violin Lessons IN BURR RIDGE



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Perhaps the most well-known string instrument in the orchestra, the violin is also considered one of the most expressive. The instrument evolved from a variety of other stringed instruments, including the lira (9th century Europe), the rabab, an Arabian 2-stringed fiddle, and Spain’s three-stringed rebec. The French vielle, like the rebec, was usually supported on the chest or under the chin and was widely used by troubadours in the 13th to 15th centuries to accompany singing and dancing. Stringed instruments have a long history in folk music, but the violin became more standardized after it went to court.

Most historians agree that today’s violin emerged in the early 16th century in northern Italy, an area which would maintain the violin-making tradition over the coming centuries. Maple and spruce, the two types of wood most favored by violin makers then and since, were readily available in the Lombardy region. The city of Brescia, located at the foot of the Alps, was the earliest to excel in the crafting of violins, but Cremona, home to the world’s most famous luthiers, Giuseppe Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari, and the Amati family, became synonymous with the art of violin making.

Around 1786, François Tourte created the modern bow, standardizing its length and weight. The invention of the chin rest around 1820 made the instrument easier to hold and increased its range of play. The neck and fingerboard were both lengthened and tilted in the 19th century, allowing the violinist to play the highest notes, and the bass bar was made heavier to produce a bigger, more brilliant sound.

Many composers have written for the violin, and it is an instrument that appears in nearly all forms of Western music. Some of the most well-known classical violinists today include Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Itzhak Perlman, and Hilary Hahn.

Violin Faculty


Eddie Binosi

Violin Teacher
Eddie Binosi is a musician and educator originally from Quincy, IL. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, where he honed his skills as a violinist. Eddie went on to study violin performance and music education at the University of Iowa during his freshman year before beginning his teaching career. Eddie is an accomplished performer and has achieved many accolades throughout his musical career. He performed the first movement of Kabalevsky's violin concerto with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra during his junior year of high school after winning the local young arts competition. He has also performed in numerous concerts and recitals, including solo performances with various orchestras. Currently, Eddie teaches violin and piano at Bel Canto Music Academy in Burr Ridge, IL. He is passionate about helping his students develop their musical abilities and find their own unique voice in music. In addition to his teaching and performing career, Eddie enjoys exploring the city of Chicago, trying new restaurants, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Overall, Eddie is a talented musician and educator who is dedicated to sharing his love of music with others. His achievements and passion for his craft are a testament to his hard work and talent.

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