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    Santiago Cañón Valencia plays Bach Chaconne cello transcription

    2018-11-17T10:23:00Z

    Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia, who was recently presented with the 2018 János Starker Award here performs his own transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2. This video was made at the Luis Angel Arango Hall in Bogotá on 13 August 2017.

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    The Essence of a Sound: luthier Hans Johannsson at TEDx Reykjavik

    2018-11-16T13:26:00Z

    Icelandic violin maker Hans Johannsson gives a talk exploring ‘a fascinating juxtaposition of an age-old traditional craft on the one hand and the pursuit of science and technology on the other’, filmed at a TEDx event at the Tjarnarbíó theatre in Reykjavik on 4 November. The listing for the talk

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    Nicolas Altstaedt plays Sarabande from first cello suite

    2018-11-15T15:04:00Z

    German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 in G at the Bimhuis Amsterdam This is an excerpt from the 29 November 2015 edition of ‘Vrije Geluiden’ (Free Sounds), a programme on Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. More on: http://www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden

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

    2018-11-14T17:28:00Z

    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

    2018-11-13T16:34:00Z

    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

    2018-11-12T14:25:00Z

    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

    2018-11-09T16:35:00Z

    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

    2018-11-08T13:19:00Z

    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

    2018-11-07T17:26:00Z

    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

    2018-11-07T13:56:00Z

    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