Videos

  • With Nicky Equipment
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    'With Nicky' Part 5: Equipment

    2019-02-26T12:00:00Z

    This week on her video journey, Nicola Benedetti is talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, her bow, her beautiful pegs and the violin itself. She also gives us a glimpse inside her violin case. She says, ‘Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a ...

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    Hilary Hahn plays Bach in 1997

    2019-02-25T13:38:00Z

    In this video from 1997 (first 21 minutes), the 17-year-old violinist performs Bach and gives an interview in which, amongst other things, she admits to knowing about 27 concertos off by heart. 

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    Violinist Philippe Quint on the music of Charlie Chaplin

    2019-02-22T17:05:00Z

    A trailer for Philippe Quint’s new album of arrangements of music by Charlie Chaplin. In the sleeve notes, Quint writes: Growing up in the former Soviet Union in early 1980s during its Communist era, meant that there was little access to art and artists from the West. We were ...

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    12-year-old SoHyun Ko plays Paganini: Caprice no.1

    2019-02-22T12:05:00Z

    From the HeifetzPEG (Program for the Exceptionally Gifted) comes this video of 12-year old South Korean student SoHyun Ko playing the first Caprice by Niccolò Paganini. It was filmed on 26 July 2018 at a HeifetzPEG Showcase Concert at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia.

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, two honkers and a dinger on Sesame Street

    2019-02-21T16:00:00Z

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performs 'Beethoven for cello, two honkers and a dinger' on a classic episode of Sesame Street. Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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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 ...