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  • With Nicky Vibrato Part 2
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    'With Nicky': Vibrato Part 2

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is onto Vibrato Part 2, in which she progresses from easier to slightly harder vibrato exercises. She focuses on how to put some of last week’s exercises into practice with one of the most popular pieces ...

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter wins the Polar Prize

    2019-02-18T15:00:00Z

    This video officilaly announces Anne-Sophie Mutter as a 2019 laureate of the Polar Music Prize, an annual award administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1992. The prize, which includes 1m Swedish Krona (c. £86,000/$110,000) for each winner, is usually awarded to one classical and one pop ...

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    Jack Benny with the secret of Stradivari

    2019-02-14T16:47:00Z

    Jack Benny, born in this day in 1894, was a television and radio entertainer from the 1930s through to his death in 1974. His career began as a violin playing vaudevillian and the violin remained a large part of his act.

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    Quicksilver Baroque: Fux Sonata a Quattro, K. 347

    2019-02-13T17:09:00Z

    The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...

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    Ida Haendel documentary trailer: The Haendel Variations

    2019-02-13T16:09:00Z

    Using footage shot between 2009 and 2017, this documentary follows legendary violinist Ida Haendel as she negotiates life after having to give up the one constant in hers: public performance. The dilm is directed by Christine Jezior.

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    Kim Kashkashian teaches circular bow motion

    2019-02-11T13:35:00Z

    This video shows part of a master class with violist Kim Kashkashian at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

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    ViolaCam meets Torelli Sinfonia in C

    2019-02-08T15:04:00Z

    The Baroque ensemble La Serenissima in rehearsal from the vantage point of violist Jim O’Toole. The Sinfonia in C by Giuseppe Torelli is featured on the group’s award-winning album The Italian Job .    

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    Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov: 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov

    2019-02-07T17:15:00Z

    In this video from Dutch broadcaster NTR, cellist Laura van der Heijden performs at the Edison Klassiek Award ceremony with pianist Petr Limonov. They play the first of the 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov from their album ‘1948’, Van der Heijden’s debut recording, which focuses on music for ...

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    Walton: Johannesburg Festival Overture. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra

    2019-02-06T17:35:00Z

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra’s main orchestra, conducted by Robert Hodge, perform Walton, Johannesburg Festival Overture at the Music for Youth Proms, Royal Albert Hall in November 2018. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the UK and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019/20. Now ...

  • With Nicky Part Two
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    'With Nicky' part 2: Developing Your Sound

    2019-02-05T12:00:00Z

    Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound. ...