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    How many luthiers does it take to make two violins in a week?


    This video follows the week-long process of making two new violins for the Royal Northern College of Music instrument collection during its Strings Festival in March 2018. Luthiers Kai-Thomas Roth, William Castle, Marc Soubeyran and Tibor Szemmelveisz collaborated on building two violins between 2

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach to dignitaries


    The cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No 5 to world leaders in Paris on Sunday as part of the events marking the centenary of the Armistice.

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    Documentary on Florian Leonhard


    Florian Leonhard, the world-renowned maker and restorer of fine violins, tells his story, with contributions from Leonidas Kavakos and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Filmed at Leonhard’s workshop in London.

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    David Leonard Wiedmer and Léa Trombert in comic promo


    Léa Trombert and David Leonard Wiedmer, who share a workshop in Lyon, France, star in what starts looking like a standard promotional video. David Leonard Wiedmer won a number of medals at the 2018 VSA Competition, including Gold for violin, Gold for cello

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    Ray Chen plays Paganini in the first round of Menuhin Competition 2008


    For Ray Chen, the 2008 Menuhin Competition which turbo boosted his career started here, with Paganini’s Caprice no.5. Chen, then 19, won the event before going on to also win the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.

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    Tianyou Ma performs at Music for Youth Proms 2018


    Chinese violinist Tianyou Ma performing at the Music for Youth Proms lunchtime concert on Tuesday 6 November. Ma was a prizewinner at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, winning 4th Prize and the Bach Prize. Music for Youth is an organisation that gives more than 40,000 chi

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    New Greenpeace campaign featuring violinist Pekka Kuusisto


    Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is featured in Greenpeace’s latest film as part of its campaign to protect the Great Northern Forest. ‘Forests have always been a source of inspiration in art, but nowadays they are becoming more and more a source of worry and sadness too, as we see that they are

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    Teaser for Mischa Maisky documentary


    A teaser for a documentary about cellist Mischa Maisky, the great ’performing animal’, to be released in 2020. Featuring contributions from Maxim Vengerov, Evgeny Kissin, Valery Gergiev and others.

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    How to Fake in Orchestra


    Faking it: the great taboo of orchestral playing. Here’s how to do it safely and efficiently.

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    Itzhak Perlman returns to the stage of his US debut


    60 years after making his US debut as a 13-year-old prodigy on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, Itzhak Perlman returns to the same stage for ’The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’