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    Two minutes with Leonidas Kavakos

    2019-01-16T17:04:00Z

    Leonidas Kavakos will be performing with Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre in London this Friday 18 January. In this video he talks London about performing in London and the musical chemistry he shares with Yuja Wang. Details on the upcoming concert here ...

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    Lauren Pierce plays Zigeunerweisen on double bass

    2019-01-16T15:41:00Z

    In this video from the Voertman Hall at the University of North Texas College of Music, Lauren Pierce performs her own arrangement of Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen for double bass and string orchestra. Credits: Joey Golan, Audio Engineer Weston Harris, Videographer Clay Couturiaux, Conductor ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach in globally sourced video

    2019-01-15T16:40:00Z

    In this video, Yo-Yo Ma explores the universal resonance of Bach through user-generated footage. The video integrates Ma’s performance of the Prélude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 with footage contributed in response to the prompt ‘Show the world how you express yourself and what brings your community together.’ ...

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    Renaud Capuçon plays at archaeological site

    2019-01-14T12:43:00Z

    On January 5th 2019, the French violinist Renaud Capuçon visited the archaeological site ‘Jabal Ikmah’ in Saudi Arabia. Here is the impromptu performance he gave there. 

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    Former Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel on Articulate with Jim Cotter

    2019-01-10T12:59:00Z

    Cellist David Finckel appears on the weekly US arts and culture magazine show Articulate with Jim Cotter, performing with his wife and regular collaborator, pianist Wu Han, and discussing his journey as a cellist. Playing the cello, he says, has always felt like ‘hitting a tennis ball right in the ...

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    Luca Ruggiero: Spreading varnish with the fingers

    2019-01-09T17:06:00Z

    The Italian luthier demonstrates his personal technique for applying varnish on a finished instrument

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    Backstage with Ray Chen at the San Francisco Symphony

    2019-01-09T12:39:00Z

    From Ray Chen’s YouTube channel comes this video of the run-up to his performance of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole in San Francisco last October. ‘Ever wonder what the soloist is doing before he/she walks out onto the stage?,’ he writes. ‘Practicing? Eating? Or perhaps doing some sort of secret warm ...

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    Massenet's Méditation alongside acrobatics

    2019-01-08T15:36:00Z

    In this video from the Polish cross-arts company Everest Production, the acrobatic Duo Forte performs to the strains of Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs

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    Aurélien Pascal performs Poulenc's Cello Sonata

    2019-01-07T17:44:00Z

    Pianist Anna Naretto joins cellist Aurélien Pascal in a performance of Poulenc’s 1948 Cello Sonata. Pascal plays an 1850 Charles-Adolphe Gand cello. The inscription on its ribs identifies it as originally given to cellist Henri Alexandre Guerout by the Paris Conservatoire for winning its Premier Prix.  

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    Steven Isserlis breaks string in recital

    2019-01-04T16:31:00Z

    This video recently emerged of a recital given by Steven Isserlis with pianist Connie Shih at the Milan Conservatory in December 2017. Isserlis commented on Twitter: ‘Somebody just sent me this - bizarre: a string breaking during a recital I gave with Connie Shih in Milan. I can ...