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    A nosebleed won't stop plucky prodigy Christian Li

    2019-02-21T10:12:00Z

    Eleven-year-old Australian violinist Christian Li is captured in this video coming to the dramatic end of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso while suffering a nosebleed. The performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a free outdoor concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl was conducted by Benjamin Northey, who ...

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    In the workshop with luthier Noémie Viaud

    2019-02-20T12:08:00Z

    Violin maker Noémie Viaud in her workshop in Denmark, filmed by Nikolaj Lund. Viaud is featured in the Strad’s February 2019 ‘My Space’ column, discussing her workshop and career to date: ‘I’ve been based in Denmark for the past twelve years. I’m originally from France and learnt violin making ...

  • With Nicky Vibrato Part 2
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    'With Nicky': Vibrato Part 2

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is onto Vibrato Part 2, in which she progresses from easier to slightly harder vibrato exercises. She focuses on how to put some of last week’s exercises into practice with one of the most popular pieces ...

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    Jacob Stainer: Micro-CT analysis of top-block and pins

    2019-02-19T11:59:00Z

    In the April 2019 issue of The Strad, Rudolf Hopfner explains how the neck root and top-block of a Jacob Stainer violin made after 1650 gives insights into his working methods – and solves a mystery about the maker’s training in the process. This video, made up of hundreds ...

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter wins the Polar Prize

    2019-02-18T15:00:00Z

    This video officilaly announces Anne-Sophie Mutter as a 2019 laureate of the Polar Music Prize, an annual award administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1992. The prize, which includes 1m Swedish Krona (c. £86,000/$110,000) for each winner, is usually awarded to one classical and one pop ...

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    Jack Benny with the secret of Stradivari

    2019-02-14T16:47:00Z

    Jack Benny, born in this day in 1894, was a television and radio entertainer from the 1930s through to his death in 1974. His career began as a violin playing vaudevillian and the violin remained a large part of his act.

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    Quicksilver Baroque: Fux Sonata a Quattro, K. 347

    2019-02-13T17:09:00Z

    The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...

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    Ida Haendel documentary trailer: The Haendel Variations

    2019-02-13T16:09:00Z

    Using footage shot between 2009 and 2017, this documentary follows legendary violinist Ida Haendel as she negotiates life after having to give up the one constant in hers: public performance. The dilm is directed by Christine Jezior.

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    'With Nicky' Part 3: Vibrato

    2019-02-12T12:00:00Z

    This week on Nicola Benedetti’s series of video tutorials, she talks about a much requested subject…vibrato. It’s not surprising there have been so many questions and comments about it as vibrato is one of the most tricky things for string players to develop. Learning and building the fundamentals of this ...

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    Kim Kashkashian teaches circular bow motion

    2019-02-11T13:35:00Z

    This video shows part of a master class with violist Kim Kashkashian at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.