• Frank Huang

    Frank Huang plays The Star-Spangled Banner


    New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang plays his own arrangement of the United States national anthem before a November 2018 game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets at the Brooklyn Barclays Center  

  • Kremer

    Gidon Kremer talks about perfectionism and plays Caprice no.13


    An excerpt from the film Gidon Kremer - Man of Many Musics by documentary maker Christopher Nupen. The complete film is available on the Allegro Films YouTube channel  

  • Piccolo Violino Magico

    Il Piccolo Violino Magico - Live streaming


    Live stream from the first round (second day) at Il Piccolo Violino Magico competition in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. The competitiors, aged between 9 and 13, are: Toma Arakawa Miryam Capuano Ilva Eigus Teo Gertler Madeline Goh Mateusz Izdebski Theodor ...

  • Janine Jansen Brahms

    Janine Jansen performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto conducted by Daniel Harding


    Daniel Harding gave his final performances as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris on 19 and 20 June, in a programme that included Janine Jansen performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Here she is in rehearsal.

  • Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius in 1996

    Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius aged 16


    A look back to 1996, when a 16-year-old Hilary Hahn performed Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

  • Shannon Lee Sendai

    Shannon Lee performs in the semi-final of the Sendai Competition


    The Canadian violinist Shannon Lee is one of six musicians who will be competing in the final round of the Sendai International Violin Competition. Here she is in the semi-finals last Saturday, performing both as soloist and as concertmaster.

  • Micro-violin

    Micro-artist plays his micro-violin, weighing all of 0.74mg


    In this video, the micro-artist Mattewada Ajay Kumar, who hails from Warangal, a city in the south Indian state of Telangana, plays his micro-violin: a tiny functional violin, weighing 0.74 mg and all of 2 cm long, sculpted from gold. The instrument, which comes complete with four metal strings and ...

  • Isabelle Faust

    Isabelle Faust: Largo from Bach’s Sonata in C Major


    Soulful Bach from one of the composer’s most thoughtful interpreters

  • Pavel Sporcl

    Pavel Šporcl: Mendelssohn violin concerto


    In this video, Pavel Šporcl performs Mendelssohn’s E minor Violin Concerto with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods in concert at Cadogan Hall, London, on 9 June this year. Šporcl has sold more than 230,000 CDs in his career, with his latest recording, ‘Christmas On The Blue ...

  • Twoset violin bow test

    TwoSet Violin try bows worth $200,000 and $700,000


    Brett and Eddy of TwoSet Violin join Nippon Violin CEO Sota Nakazawa to compare a $2,000 bow against examples by Peccatte and Tourte estimated to be worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The auction record for a bow by François Xavier Tourte is €576,600, as The Strad ...