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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Pierrot Lunaire

    2019-03-18T12:32:00Z

    Here Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about playing Pierrot Lunaire, a project the violinist first conceived while she was unable to practise due to an arm injury. ‘All my life I’ve felt that I was Pierrot. Whenever I played the piece on my violin as a student which I I spoke the ...

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    Ray Chen in concert: Tambourin Chinois

    2019-03-15T17:23:00Z

    From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video of Ray Chen performing Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois  with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, lead by Candida Thompson. Filmed on 17 February 2019 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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    Himari Yoshimura, 7, plays Paganini at Grumiaux Competition

    2019-03-14T12:37:00Z

    The International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists 2019, which took place from 7 to 10 March at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, is split into four age groups, for those aged under 10, 13, 17 and 21 respectively. Himari Yoshimura, aged 7, was the youngest competitor overall and also ...

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    Quartet Gerhard: Brahms String Quartet no.2 in A minor

    2019-03-13T16:43:00Z

    The Quartet Gerhard perform the first movement of Brahms’s String Quartet in A minor no.2. The Barcelona-based group comprises Lluís Castán Cochs, (violin), Judit Bardolet Vilaró (violin), Miquel Jordà Saún (viola) and Jesús Miralles Roger (cello).

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    A new violin concerto from Danny Elfman

    2019-03-13T15:55:00Z

    Film composer Danny Elfman, best known for the Simpson’s theme tune and his scores for Tim Burton’s Batman and more recently the Sam Raimi Spider-Man series, has just released his first violin concerto, ‘Eleven Eleven’. The soloist is Sandy Cameron. Listen/buy the album here . ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma rehearses for US Premiere with pipa player Wu Man

    2019-03-11T14:13:00Z

    In this video, filmed last week, Yo-Yo Ma and pipa player Wu Man rehearse for the US Premiere of Zhao Lin’s ‘A Happy Excursion’, Concerto for Pipa and Cello with the New York Philharmonic.

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    Barber's Adagio in original version from op.11 Quartet

    2019-03-09T12:01:00Z

    In this video, the Banff Competition winning Dover Quartet performs the Adagio from Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B Minor, op.11 – a piece which has gone on to achieve huge popularity in its string orchestra arrangement as the Adagio for Strings . 

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    Andrei Ioniță – Oblique Strategies – album trailer

    2019-03-08T16:00:00Z

    Cellist Andrei Ioniță introduces his upcoming album ‘Oblique Strategies’, released on 15 March by Orchid Classics . Film by J.Blanch Productions

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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.

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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. ...