• Tobias Hume - Tom & Mistress Fine

    Peter Sheppard Skærved plays Tobias Hume


    Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved plays ‘Tom Mistress Fine’ from Tobias Hume’s The first part of Ayres for the Viole de Gamba alone published in London in 1605. Sheppard Skærved plays a c.1580 Brescian violin by an unknown maker, tuned down two tones (Eflat, Bflat, F, C). ...

  • Perlman Ashkenazy Nupen

    Itzhak Perlman & Vladimir Ashkenazy in the studio


    In this excerpt from Christopher Nupen’s 1978 documentary Itzhak Perlman – Virtuoso Violinist: I know I played every note , Perlman and Ashkenazy are filmed recording Beethoven’s Sonata no.10, op.96

  • Chloe Chua

    12-year-old violinist Chloe Chua plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto


    In this video, Chloe Chua, joint 1st prize-winner of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor at the Atlanta Festival Academy Finale.

  • Vilde Frang

    Interview with Vilde Frang


    Filmed during rehearsals of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Jakub Hrusa, April 2012

  • Bozo Paradzik

    Double bass quintet performs Swedish folk music in the forest


    Božo Paradžik and students record a bass quintet arrangement of Swedish folks music ensemble Väsen’s Nitti Pomfritti.   The musicians are, left to right, Oskari Hänninen, Božo Paradžik, Madlaina Küng, Cecilia Perfetti and Marko Hristoskov.

  • Laure Lesser amati

    Laurence Lesser talks about his Brothers Amati cello


    American cellist Laurence Lesser talks about the history and special characteristics of the Antonio Girolamo Amati cello which has been his ‘musical mate’ since 1972

  • Kian Soltani - NPR Tiny Desk

    Kian Soltani: Tiny Desk Concert


    For NPR’s long-running Tiny Desk Concert series, cellist Kian Soltani performs a set of Popper, Schubert and his own Persian Fire Dance. 

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    Kanneh-Mason Trio performs Deep River


    Performed by the Kanneh-Mason Trio, this is an arrangement of the traditional spiritual Deep River. It is based on the 1904 piano arrangement by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The trio comprises the Kanneh-Mason siblings Sheku (cello), Isata (piano) and Braimah (violin), and this recording is being released by Decca as their ...

  • Ray Chen Waltzing Matilda

    Ray Chen plays Waltzing Matilda live at Hollywood Bowl


    Ray Chen performs his own variations on Watzing Matilda , which as he says is ‘actually quite a tragic song’. ‘For some reason the tune remains jaunty and happy, which is why I decided I would make an arrangement that better describes the story through music,’ writes Chen: ...

  • Nicola Benedetti at the Proms

    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom


    To end her Prom with the National Youth Orchestra (for whom she was recently made ambassador), Nicola Benedetti performs the second movement of Wynton Marsalis’s Fiddle Dance Suite: a ballade called As the Wind Goes.   Read: Nicola-Benedetti-to-become-NYO-ambassador