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    Comparing a $62 factory violin to a $285,000 Testore


    Classicaly trained violinist and prolific YouTuber Rob Landes visits Peter Prier Sons in Salt Lake City, Utah, to compare a $62 factory violin bought from Amazon against a 1794 Vincenzo Panormo, an 1885 Giuseppe Scarampella and finally a 1700 Carlo Giuseppe Testore.

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    TwoSet Violin: 21 Types of Orchestral Players


    Brett and Eddy are back with a their unique take on life as a professional violinist. TwoSet Violin is currently on a crowdfunded world tour, with the next stops in Oslo, Warsaw, and Vienna. Click here for more info.

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    Aleksei Kiseliov – Massenet's Élégie arranged for cello and string orchestra


    Aleksei Kiseliov, principal cello of the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, plays his own arrangement of Massenet’s Élégie. The orchestra is conducted by RSNO music director Peter Oundjian.

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    Mr T learns the cello


    In this extract from Be Somebody… or Be Somebody’s Fool!, a motivational video released in 1984, Mr T tries to learn the cello in the segment titled ‘Frustration’. The Strad does not endorse his technique.

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    Ivan Hus makes a violin in 1968


    This short film directed by Bogdan Žižić in 1968 shows Croatian violin maker Ivan Hus (1898–1992) in his Zagreb workshop, and follows the process of making a violin.

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    Federico Guglielmo plays Andrea Amati violin


    In this video filmed at the Palazzo Marino in Milan, Federico Guglielmo plays a Sonata by Cremonese composer of the Early Baroque, Nicolò Corradini. Accompanied by Diego Cantalupi on chitarrone, Guglielmo plays a 1570 Andrea Amati violin made for Charles IX of France. The violin is currently

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniil Trifonov and friends – Trout Quintet


    In this trailer for the new Trout Quintet release from Deutsche Grammophon (released tomorrow, 3 November), Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniil Trifonov are joined by former Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation artists Maximilian Hornung (cello), Roman Patkoló (double bass) and Hwayoon Lee (viola)

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    The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic perform Piazzolla at the ECHO Klassik awards


    The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic won a 2017 ECHO Klassik award for Hora Cero, their first album as an ensemble in six years. In this video, from the awards ceremony held at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on 29 October, the ensemble performs Astor Piazzolla’s Calambre.

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    Violin maker Guy Rabut talks about his obsession with wood


    In this extended version of an interview that formed part of The Truth About Trees documentary, New York based violin maker Guy Rabut talks about the importance of fine wood in his profession

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    Leonidas Kavakos on his 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius


    In this video from the Czech Philharmonic, Leonidas Kavakos talks about when he first fell in love with the 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivari, and how it ended up in his possession 25 years later.