Videos

  • Carl Nielsen International Competition
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    Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider talks about the Carl Nielsen competition

    2019-03-26T15:05:00Z

    In this video, president and former winner of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, talks us through the ways in which he is trying to bring something special to the contest.

  • Kyung Wha-Chung
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    An interview with Kyung Wha Chung in 1974

    2019-03-25T15:15:00Z

    In this television interview with Humphrey Burton the legendary violinist talks about life on the road, the reasons she loves her Guarneri violin and the awkwardness of listening to her own recordings - amongst other things.

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    Paul Tortelier gives Dvorák Cello Concerto masterclass

    2019-03-21T15:00:00Z

    ‘I give you a little trick because I like you! My second finger is the leader – like Mrs Thatcher, it’s an Iron Finger’ French cellist Paul Tortelier gives a masterclass at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for the BBC in 1987. Performing the concerto is ...

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Skavlan
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    Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform The Swan

    2019-03-19T14:51:00Z

    In this video Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister Isata perform Saint-Saëns’s The Swan on the Norwegian-Swedish television talk show Skavlan. 

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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Pierrot Lunaire

    2019-03-18T12:32:00Z

    Here Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about playing Pierrot Lunaire, a project the violinist first conceived while she was unable to practise due to an arm injury. ‘All my life I’ve felt that I was Pierrot. Whenever I played the piece on my violin as a student which I I spoke the ...

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    Ray Chen in concert: Tambourin Chinois

    2019-03-15T17:23:00Z

    From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video of Ray Chen performing Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois  with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, lead by Candida Thompson. Filmed on 17 February 2019 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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    Himari Yoshimura, 7, plays Paganini at Grumiaux Competition

    2019-03-14T12:37:00Z

    The International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists 2019, which took place from 7 to 10 March at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, is split into four age groups, for those aged under 10, 13, 17 and 21 respectively. Himari Yoshimura, aged 7, was the youngest competitor overall and also ...

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    Quartet Gerhard: Brahms String Quartet no.2 in A minor

    2019-03-13T16:43:00Z

    The Quartet Gerhard perform the first movement of Brahms’s String Quartet in A minor no.2. The Barcelona-based group comprises Lluís Castán Cochs, (violin), Judit Bardolet Vilaró (violin), Miquel Jordà Saún (viola) and Jesús Miralles Roger (cello).

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    A new violin concerto from Danny Elfman

    2019-03-13T15:55:00Z

    Film composer Danny Elfman, best known for the Simpson’s theme tune and his scores for Tim Burton’s Batman and more recently the Sam Raimi Spider-Man series, has just released his first violin concerto, ‘Eleven Eleven’. The soloist is Sandy Cameron. Listen/buy the album here . ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man
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    Yo-Yo Ma rehearses for US Premiere with pipa player Wu Man

    2019-03-11T14:13:00Z

    In this video, filmed last week, Yo-Yo Ma and pipa player Wu Man rehearse for the US Premiere of Zhao Lin’s ‘A Happy Excursion’, Concerto for Pipa and Cello with the New York Philharmonic.