The Romance of Strings:  Karl Stobbe

An interview with Nanaimo’s Jen Holstein, starting with Bruch’s G Minor Violin Concerto, and going on from there.

 

Best in the West – a hometown article about Karl in the Prince George Citizen

More news from the Western Canadian Music Awards.  Read the full article here. 

 

UBC Alumni win Western Canadian Music Awards

The 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards were announced last month and among the talented award winners were two UBC alumni, Jocelyn Morlock and Karl Stobbe.

Read the full article here. 

Karl talks to John Iverson on CKUW radio’s “Shades of Classics.”  

Listen to the interview here.

Local violinist earns Juno nomination

Stobbe’s inaugural album represents one of only a handful of recordings made of the entire Ysaye sonata set, and it has garnered worldwide attention, including a mention in London’s Sunday Times, which praised him as “a master soloist, recalling the golden age of violin playing.”

Read the full interview here.

Classic 107’s Sara Krahn Catches up with JUNO Nominated Karl Stobbe

Karl Stobbe, Winnipeg’s own celebrated violin virtuoso, would rather not be referred to as a “master of his craft.” “Yeea, I’m not sure we can go that far,” he said to me over coffee at a local joint. I had met with Stobbe to discuss his Juno-nominated recording of the 19th century Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaye’s Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, and one of the first things I tried to do was flatter him with compliments about his “violin mastery” on the album. This is not Stobbe’s style. “I’ve had people come up to me on occasion and tell me that I make it look so easy and, to be honest, I’m thinking “Man I hate you, do you have any idea how hard I’ve worked? I’d rather have my performance sound really difficult!””

Read the full interview here.

Bookmarked: Violinist Karl Stobbe recommends a quartet of books

He performs regularly with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and theManitoba Chamber Orchestra. As part of the Millennium Centre summer series, Karl Stobbe will perform music by Bach and Ysaye at 389 Main Street on June 26 at noon. As a member of the Clearwater String Quartet, he has premiered and performed compositions by almost every important living Canadian composer, including the world premiere of R. Murray Schafer‘s ninth quartet.

Read the full interview here.

Violinist Karl Stobbe on Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Chamber Night’ Concert

Karl stopped by the studio on Tuesday so we could sit down and talk about the concert, his CD and the JUNO nomination. And no, you are not crazy . . .he DOES sound like the actor James Woods! 🙂

Listen to the interview here.