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  • With Nicky Practice Prepare

    With Nicky: Practice and Prepare Introduction


    Nicola Benedetti offers tips on how to organise your time, how to stay concentrated and what to do with the time you have

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    Sentimental Work: Alisa Weilerstein on Mozart’s Don Giovanni


    The climactic scene between Don Giovanni and the Commendatore was the American cellist’s bedtime listening for years – and has stayed with her for even longer

  • Alisa Weilerstein Trondheim

    Alisa Weilerstein and Trondheim Soloists - 16 October 2019


    ‘When I sit in the orchestra and we do the Schoenberg together it feels like chamber music on a very large scale, and that’s the ideal thing’. So says Alisa Weilerstein of the Trondheim Soloists, with whom she will perform R Strauss’s Prelude for string sextet from Capriccio, Tchaikovsky’s ...

  • Colin Carr - c. Benjamin Ealovega

    How breaking a thumb saved cellist Colin Carr's career


    The international cello soloist and chamber musician describes how a cycling accident forced him to rethink the way he played

  • Joshua Bell Larisa Martinez

    Joshua Bell gets married



  • Alisa Weilerstein Dvorák

    Alisa Weilerstein on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto


    The cellist plays the concerto in rehearsal with the Geneva Camerata and explains what this piece, in her words ‘arguably the greatest cello concerto that exists’, means to her.

  • Jacqueline du Pre

    The birth of Elgar’s Cello Concerto


    To mark the centenary of the completion and premiere of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, cellist Raphael Wallfisch  reflects upon the period and circumstances surrounding the work’s creation and subsequent life

  • Leonidas Kavakos

    Leonidas Kavakos plays Beethoven at Tanglewood


    Leonidas Kavakos joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as conductor and violinist this past August, for a programme including Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. This video features an excerpt from his Beethoven performance.

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    Christian Tetzlaff performs as part of ‘symphonic mob’ with 1300 musicians


    Every year, the DSO organizes what it calls ‘the largest spontaneous orchestra’ in Berlin - with many preparing for it - not only the orchestra and Berlin radio choir, but also keen amateur musicians. In the latest performance, which took place on September 21st 2019, at the Mall ...

  • Rodney Friend
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    Perfect 5ths


    British violinist Rodney Friend has spent many years formulating his method for achieving a relaxed left-hand position. Here, he shares his voyage of discovery with Charlotte Smith

  • Nicola Benedetti masterclass

    Nicola Benedetti gives masterclass on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto


    Nicola Benedetti works with Juillliard School graduate Gregory Cardi on the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.

  • kato At the Carnegie Hall
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    A teacher for all


    Kató Havas, the celebrated and much-loved Hungarian violinist and pedagogue, died on 31 December 2018 aged 98. Five former colleagues and students remember her important and generous influence on their own playing and teaching

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Anne-Sophie Mutter: A Life with Beethoven


    In this documentary, originally released in 2000, Anne-Sophie Mutter gives us an insight into her view of Beethoven and shares experiences of playing his music, starting with her teenage years, when she performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Herbert Von Karajan. The documentary includes video clips and photos of Mutter ...

  • Gil Shaham

    Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev at the Proms


    The violinist plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 2 at the BBC Proms with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Taken from a concert on 31st July 2019.

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn begins year-long sabbatical


    The violinist has taken a year off with no particular plans, but has a full season booked in 2020-21

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    Renaud Capuçon: Life Lessons


    The French soloist talks to Tom Stewart about developing perspective, what teaching has taught him and how he learns from his own students

  • Oistrakh

    Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh


    Julian Haylock examines the technical poise, interpretative focus and musical humility that made the player a violinistic ideal

  • Nicola Benedetti at the Proms

    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom


    To end her Prom with the National Youth Orchestra (for whom she was recently made ambassador), Nicola Benedetti performs the second movement of Wynton Marsalis’s Fiddle Dance Suite: a ballade called As the Wind Goes.   Read: Nicola-Benedetti-to-become-NYO-ambassador

  • Anne Akiko Meyers at 12

    Portrait of Anne Akiko Meyers aged 12 in 1983


    ‘When Anne was born we used to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto when we fed her so that she would naturally love music,’ says Anne Akiko Meyers’s mother in this profile of the violinist from 1983. Includes footage of the pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld who died in May this year. ...

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn gives her first live Instagram performance for UNICEF


    During a strike across Radio France in June, in which her concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France was cancelled, Hilary Hahn performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto live on Instagram instead, without orchestral accompaniment, raising money for UNICEF.