• Galicia

    Long-serving orchestral cellist in Spain takes to busking after losing leg


    This video comes from Spanish newspaper La Vox de Galicia, based in A Coruña, which reported the story of cellist Vladimir von Litvikh.  Born in Saint Petersburg in 1967, he joined the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia when it was founded in 1992 and remained in post until he was forced to have a leg

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    How it feels to play Col Legno


    For everyone who has ever had to learn to play Col Legno the hard way, there’s someone here who understands your pain.

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    Hilary Hahn on her new Bach disc


    Tying in with our cover feature about Hilary Hahn, this video gives us a taste of what to expect from her second CD of solo Bach, which comes two decades after her first.

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    Viktoria Mullova & Misha Mullov-Abbado: O Cabo Pitanga


    Violinist Viktoria Mullova and her double bassist son Misha Mullov-Abbado perform ‘O Cabo Pitanga’ by Brazilian composer Laércio De Freitas. This arrangement features in their ‘Music We Love’ programme. Visit their websites at and Video filmed and

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason models Paul Smith in virtuoso style


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason demonstrates just how crease-proof A Suit to Travel In really is in this vigorous musical workout.

  • Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti plays Wynton Marsalis


    In this video Nicola Benedetti describes her experience of playing Wynton Marsalis’s jazz-inspired Violin Concerto, before performing the solo cadenza.

  • Tai Murray

    Entire violin section joins Tai Murray in Tchaikovsky concerto solo part


    In this video taken during a Memphis Symphony Orchestra rehearsal, the entire violin section surprises soloist Tai Murray by joining in with her solo part in the finale. Chicago-born Tai Murray is a former BBC New Generation Artist and concertmaster of the UK-based Chineke Orchestra. Watch:

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Gershwin's 'Summertime'


    From ABC Classic FM comes this video of Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska performing ‘Summertime’ from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

  • Oberlin Acoustics Workshop

    VSA Oberlin Acoustics Workshop 2015


    Each year for one week, the international violin making community gathers at Oberlin to discuss the latest findings in acoustics under the guidance of researchers and renowned makers.  Tying in with the new Making Matters article in our October issue, on the Oberlin Bow Making Workshop and its

  • Benjamin Zander

    Interpretation Class with Benjamin Zander


    In this video, violinist Yasmin Myers takes a masterclass with Benjamin Zander, musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.