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Paul Kotapish

Paul Kotapish is the managing editor for SFCV.  You can learn more here or at

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
September 6, 2017

Traditional-music mavens from around the country converge for a week of fiddle and banjo tunes, ancient ballads, workshops, sprightly dancing, and lots of jamming.

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Feature Article
August 28, 2017

The results are in: Congratulations to the winners of our third-annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 15, 2017
Final voting ends at 6 p.m. (Pacific) for the third annual SFCV Best of the Bay poll. Vote for your favorite classical-music artists, events, venues, and more.
Feature Article
August 8, 2017

The Scandinavian folk revival is in full bloom and has a lot to offer classical-music lovers.

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July 24, 2017
Nominations for our annual survey of your favorite artists and performances start next week.
Feature Article
July 21, 2017

Relax at the shore or in your own back yard with our 2017 selection of great beach reads featuring music-themed books.

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July 19, 2017
The Point Counterpoint II has provided a mobile platform for musical diplomacy for over 40 years, but it is drifting toward destruction.
July 5, 2017
The wildly popular sampler offers spectacular music and dance from cultures spanning the globe.
June 13, 2017
The intimate theater provides an immersive sound-sculpture experience in the dark.
June 13, 2017
The innovative group marks its anniversary with the premiere of Nobody Lives Here Now and a retrospective of Goode’s work.
June 6, 2017
Jeremy Tai wins the coveted award with a program of Grieg, Prokofief, and Bielawa.
June 6, 2017
“Music Against Cancer” concert will help underwrite medical expenses for pianist Joanna Różewska’s nephew.
April 11, 2017
Funds raised at the event will support the collaborative chamber orchestra’s ongoing outreach programs.
April 5, 2017
The “people’s diva” will bow out in May to pursue other projects.
February 11, 2017
Innovative guitarists from Belgium, Italy, Brazil, and India explore new techniques and surprising sounds.
Feature Article
December 19, 2016

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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Upcoming Concert
September 7, 2016

The Omni Guitar Foundation hosts a promising season of globe-spanning guitar music—classical, flamenco, and beyond.

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Feature Article
August 29, 2016

The results are in. We look at the winners of our second-annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 24, 2016
Thank you for casting your final votes in the second annual SFCV Best of the Bay poll. Look for results next week.
July 29, 2016
Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti joins the chorus of protests over the music played at Donald Trump’s political rallies.