• Fernández - Prelude + Bossa Nova No. 2 Alla Chitarra

    Fernández - Prelude & Bossa Nova No. 2 ‘Alla Chitarra’


    Composer Horacio Fernández writes: ‘In this virtuoso piece, the cello is asked to put the bow down and imitate techniques that are usually associated with the guitar such as the use of chords and fingerstyle technique. ‘With this, the cello proves once again its capabilities as a simultaneously harmonic ...

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    Boris Johnson on the kemence - a traditional Turkish stringed instrument


    Receiving a Turkish award in 2012 for his work as London mayor, Johnson was told of a belief in the Black Sea province of Rize that no one could become prime minister unless they could play the kemence, a traditional stringed instrument. Johnson had a go. It seems to ...

  • Leia Zhu and Amit Peled

    12-year-old violinist Leia Zhu plays Kodály with cellist Amit Peled


    12-year-old violinist Leia Zhu performs Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 with cellist Amit Peled.  The performance was recorded live in Eilon, Israel, this month. Amit Peled has recently been appointed music director of CityMusic Cleveland. Read more here .

  • Classic Cellists at the BBC

    Classic cellists at the BBC


    Julian Lloyd Webber takes a musical journey through the BBC archives from the 1950s to the present to celebrate the world of the cello through some of its greatest interpreters. Includes performances by classic masters such as Paul Tortelier, Jacqueline du Pre and Mstislav Rostropovich as well as those by ...

  • Eric Charles Chen

    Eric Charles Chen recital final performance at Cooper Competition


    Eric Charles Chen was named winner of the Thomas Evon Cooper International Competition on Friday 26 July following a concerto final with the Cleveland Orchestra. This video captures his performance in the previous round, the recital final, in which he plays: Beethoven: Sonata No. ...

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    Borodin Quartet cellist Valentin Berlinsky’s granddaughter discusses her book


    Filmed on 17 July at the Royal Academy of Music, London, this discussion features Maria Matalaev presenting her book Valentin Berlinsky - A Quartet For Life. Berlinsky (1925-2008), was a founding member of the Borodin Quartet and its cellist and mainstay for more than six decades. A proud Russian ...

  • Stephan Koncz & Ödön Rácz

    Stephan Koncz & Ödön Rácz: Barrière Duo


    Cellist Stephan Koncz and bassist Ödön Rácz play the Allegro prestissimo movement from Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s Duo in G major for two cellos  

  • Sarah Chang

    Earliest video of Sarah Chang


    Grainy home video footage of what appears to be a very young Sarah Chang playing the Introduction Rondo Capriccioso. The uploader suggests that it was taken in the mid 1980s, when she would have been 5 or 6. If you have any more specific information, please do ...

  • Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

    Janine Jansen: Do you ever dream of music?


    In this series of video from the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Janine Jansen, who is artist in residence for 2019, answers questions on her life in music

  • Shunske Sato

    Shunske Sato on the reconstructed Bach D minor Violin Concerto


    Violinist Shunske Sato discusses BWV 1052R violin concerto which he performed with the Netherlands Bach Society for the All of Bach YouTube series. The concerto is thought to have been originally written for violin but survives in Bach’s manuscripts only as a harpshichord concerto. For more information about ...