Videos

  • Zoe Martlew
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    Zoë Martlew bow explosion during performance

    2019-06-19T15:25:00Z

    Cellist Zoë Martlew suffers what she describes as a ‘major bow dysfuntion’ about a minute into Juliana Hodkinson’s ‘amazing noise piece’ Scrape , for cello with metal plate, playback track and sound diffusion at the Dark Music Days festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. The complete performance is below: ...

  • Charlie Siem first composition
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    Charlie Siem records his first composition

    2019-06-18T16:58:00Z

    In this video, violinist Charlie Siem talks us through the experience of recording his first composition, ‘Canopy’, which was featured on his Sony Classics album ‘In The Stars.’

  • Kyung Wha Chung
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    Kyung Wha Chung plays Schumann's Violin Sonata No 2 in 1997

    2019-06-18T12:09:00Z

    In this video from 1997, the 30th anniversary of her international debut, Kyung Wha Chung plays Schumann’s Violin Sonata No 2

  • Brian Paul Benning
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    Brian Paul Benning plays a 1997 Viola d’amore

    2019-06-17T16:00:00Z

    Brian Paul Benning - Artist-in-Residence at the 65-year-old family-run business Benning Violins in Los Angeles, California - plays a Viola d’amore crafted by violinmaker Eric Benning in 1997.

  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja acting
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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes on acting role in Karl Schwitters’s Ursonate

    2019-06-17T12:00:00Z

    In another life, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja might have been an actor, as demonstrated by this trailer for a film version of ‘Ursonate’, a sound poem by the early 20th-century German artist Karl Schwitters, in which Kopatchinskaja puts her acting talents to serious test.  

  • Olivier Babaz
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    Olivier Babaz on bass and thumb pianos

    2019-06-14T16:11:00Z

    French jazz bassist Olivier Babaz has been experimenting with playing kalimba along with his double bass - here he combines two kalimbas, otherwise known as mbiras or thumb pianos, for an impressionistic arrangement of the Cole Porter standard ‘Night and Day’

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    Ray Chen: What do you do when your E-string breaks in a concert?

    2019-06-12T15:45:00Z

    In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either

  • Yo-Yo Ma Dartmouth
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    Yo-Yo Ma makes speech after receiving honorary Dartmouth degree

    2019-06-11T12:00:00Z

    On Sunday 9th June, Dartmouth College awarded the cellist Yo-Yo Ma an honorary doctor of arts degree at its 2019 commencement. Here he is, immediately afterwards, delivering the main address and playing the cello to 11,000 attendees.

  • With Nicky Ask Nicky
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    With Nicky: Ask Nicky

    2019-06-11T11:08:00Z

    This week, ‘With Nicky’ becomes ‘Ask Nicky’ as Nicola Benedetti answers some of your questions. The violinist says: ’After recording this, however, we realised I never actually answered the most asked question! ”What is your shoulder rest?” The super duper attentive amongst you may have noticed a change over ...

  • Teo Gertler
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    11-year-old Teo Gertler plays Mendelssohn

    2019-06-10T15:39:00Z

    The 11-year-old Slovak violin prodigy Teo Gertler plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto