Videos

  • Ellinor D’Melon
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    Ellinor D’Melon plays Kreisler Cadenza from the Brahms Violin Concerto

    2019-03-06T14:50:00Z

    Ellinor D’Melon plays the Kreisler Cadenza from the Brahms Violin Concerto, during a performance with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.

  • Schwarze
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    Making fine violins out of fungus-treated wood

    2019-03-05T11:04:00Z

    In this video we hear from the researcher Francis Schwarze, who, together with a Swiss violin maker has treated wood used for instrument making with Physisporinus vitreus, a white-rot fungus that attacks and destroys certain structures in spruce, in order to build violins that sound as fine as antique masterpieces. ...

  • Janine Jansen St Anne's
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    Janine Jansen at St. Anne's Museum in Lübeck

    2019-03-04T12:51:00Z

    That violin scroll behind the column belongs to Janine Jansen, portrait artist of this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, captured here testing out the generous acoustics at St Anne’s, Lübeck with a bit of Brahms (part of the festival’s promotional material).

  • Tango song and dance
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    Anne-Sophie Mutter with André Previn: 'Song' from Tango, Song and Dance

    2019-03-01T11:40:00Z

    Tango Song and Dance  for violin and piano, which Previn described as ‘lighthearted virtuoso pieces’, were written for Mutter in 1997 and recorded twice by the pair for Deutsche Grammophon releases in 2002 and 2006.

  • Leia Zhu
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    Leia Zhu plays Carmen Fantasie

    2019-02-28T14:48:00Z

    Twelve-year-old violinist Leia Zhu performs Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie at the Strauss Municipal Conservatory in Akko, Israel on 15 January 2019. Conductor: Barak Tal Orchestra: Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble

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    Tomás Cotik performs Bach Largo in 'massive media' work

    2019-02-27T17:13:00Z

    As part of the Portland Winter Light Festival 2019, the facade of the PSU library becomes a canvas for the projected silhouette of violinist Tomás Cotik. Cotik explains: ‘ Ombra’ Musici , (english translation: Musician’s Shadow), is an interdisciplinary work of “massive media.” “Massive media” takes a media form, ...

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    United Strings of Europe performing new work by Arturo Corrales

    2019-02-27T10:22:00Z

    The United Strings of Europe, an ensemble made up of young professional musicians from across the continent, launch their New Horizons series tonight in London’s Conway Hall . The ensemble, which has just completed a tour of Lebanon, and is today leading a workshop with refugees and asylum seekers ...

  • With Nicky Equipment
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    'With Nicky' Part 5: Equipment

    2019-02-26T12:00:00Z

    This week on her video journey, Nicola Benedetti is talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, her bow, her beautiful pegs and the violin itself. She also gives us a glimpse inside her violin case. She says, ‘Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a ...

  • Hilary Hahn
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    Hilary Hahn plays Bach in 1997

    2019-02-25T13:38:00Z

    In this video from 1997 (first 21 minutes), the 17-year-old violinist performs Bach and gives an interview in which, amongst other things, she admits to knowing about 27 concertos off by heart. 

  • Quint
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    Violinist Philippe Quint on the music of Charlie Chaplin

    2019-02-22T17:05:00Z

    A trailer for Philippe Quint’s new album of arrangements of music by Charlie Chaplin. In the sleeve notes, Quint writes: Growing up in the former Soviet Union in early 1980s during its Communist era, meant that there was little access to art and artists from the West. We were ...