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    Rolf Lislevand plays a Stradivarius guitar

    2018-06-13T11:20:00Z

    Norwegian early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays the 1679 ‘Sabionari’ Stradivari, the only guitar by the maker which is currently playable. The piece is a Tarantela by Spanish Baroque composer Santiago de Murcia. Read: The ‘Sabionari’ Stradivarius guitar, 1679 [gallery]

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    Arvo Pärt, Fratres – The Rogue Ensemble

    2018-06-12T14:30:00Z

    Emily Nebel and Christopher Janwong McKiggan, members of the US-based Rogue Ensemble, perform a violin and piano version of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres. Produced by Richie Hawley/LittleFrenchie FilmhouseCinematography: Richie HawleyAudio Engineer: Andy BradleyMastering: Richie HawleyLighting: Chris

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    Ellinor D'Melon: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 2nd & 3rd movement

    2018-06-08T16:42:00Z

    The 17-year-old Cuban/Jamaican violinist Ellinor D’Melon here performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (second and third movements) in recital with pianist Vadim Gladkov at the Sony Auditorium in Madrid, Spain. D’Melon is currently studying at the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid with Zakhar

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    Baiba Skride leads Rossini's String Sonata no.3

    2018-06-08T15:18:00Z

    From the 2017 Solsberg Festival. Baiba Skride and Andrés Gabetta, violins, Monika Leskovar, cello, and Roberto di Ronza, double bass, perform Gioacchino Rossini’s String Sonata no.3.  It is part of a set of six three-movement works for the combination of two violins, cello and bass which was

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    Clarissa Bevilacqua plays Bach on the 1669 'Clisbee' Stradivarius

    2018-06-08T12:29:00Z

    Seventeen-year-old violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua performs the Andante from Bach’s Sonata no.2 on the 1669 ‘Clisbee’ Stradivari from the collection of the Museo del Violino, Cremona. Clarissa Bevilaqua’s biography: She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason gets his Amati serviced by Florian Leonhard

    2018-06-07T12:51:00Z

    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who was recently seen by millions playing at the internationally televised royal wedding, in this video from Classic FM takes the Amati which is on loan to him to have its soundpost adjusted by Florian Leonhard. Read: 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason receives

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    Horses fascinated by cello playing

    2018-06-06T14:36:00Z

    In this video, Danish cellist Ida Riegels plays one of her own compositions to horses at a riding school in Switzerland. Riegels is currently cycling the length of the Rhine, 1000 kilometres (620 miles) from the Swiss Alps to the Dutch North Sea coast, with a cello on her back, giving 36 concerts

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    Elgar tribute from Bavarian State Orchestra strings

    2018-06-04T15:17:00Z

    A string septet from the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, on tour in London, plays Land of Hope and Glory in the Barbican foyer on Elgar’s birthday

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    Nigel Kennedy plays Gershwin at outdoor festival

    2018-06-01T11:41:00Z

    British violinist Nigel Kennedy performs Gershwin’s Oh, Lady Be Good with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at The Biggest Weekend, a music festival organised by the BBC. Watch Kennedy’s full house-long set here