• Florian Leonhard

    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 (in collaboration with Damien ...

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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 children performing ...

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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 ...

  • Mischa Maisky

    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.

  • Faking It

    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.’

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    Hungarian Dance no.5 arranged for cello & piano – Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud


    Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud perform their own transcription of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no.5, originally written for violin and piano. The duo has recorded the whole set of dances along with the composer’s two cello sonatas. The Strad review reads: ‘The players’ idiomatic arrangements of six of Brahms’s ...

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    Ottawa Symphony experiments with 3D printed instruments


    The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra ‘3D String Theory’ project is culminating with a performance on Sunday 4 November. ‘To explore the new creative possibilities that technology brings to music, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Ottawa violin maker Charline Dequincey, Creadditive designer Laurent Lacombe and the Industrial Technology Centre in ...