• 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.

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    Sonnet Mélancolique by Alexis de Castillon: double bass transcription


    Double bassist Alexander Verster performs the ‘Sonnet Mélancolique’ from Alexis de Castillon’s song cycle Six poèsies d’Armand Silvestre , op.8. Verster’s transcription for double bass in standard orchestral tuning is available to download here and the piano score (public domain) here . The video was edited by ...

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    Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio - Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s 'Deep River'


    The Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio, formed of siblings Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin) and BBC Young Musician winning Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s arrangement of the spiritual ‘Deep River’ . Coleridge-Taylor, not to be confused with poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was a mixed-race English composer and conductor ...

  • Boussu

    Replicating a Benoit Joseph Boussu


    In this video, violin maker and researcher Geerten Verberkmoes puts the finishing touches to a replica of a violin by Benoit Joseph Boussu, using construction methods most likely employed by the 18th-century French luthier.

  • Richard Lin

    Richard Lin performs Bruch's Scottish Fantasy


    In this video, Richard Lin, 1st prize winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, performs Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy in the final round conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

  • Enescu Competition Round 1

    Oleksandr Pushkarenko performs at the Enescu International Violin Competition


    As part of the first round of this year’s George Enescu International Violin Competition, the Ukrainian violinist Oleksandr Pushkarenko, who is studying for a a Masters at the Niccolò Paganini Conservatory of Genoa in Italy, performs the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 in A Major, K.219.

  • Yo-Yo Ma appears on The Andrew Marr Show

    Yo-Yo Ma: Why Bach is relevant in the 21st century


    Yo-Yo Ma appears on The Andrew Marr Show, the BBC’s Sunday morning current events programme.