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    Renaud Capuçon: Life Lessons

    2019-08-19T14:07:00Z

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

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    Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh

    2019-08-14T10:00:00Z

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

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    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom

    2019-08-13T15:49:00Z

    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

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    Portrait of Anne Akiko Meyers aged 12 in 1983

    2019-08-06T15:58:00Z

    ‘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. ...

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    Hilary Hahn gives her first live Instagram performance for UNICEF

    2019-08-06T13:04:00Z

    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.   

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    Passing the Torch

    2019-07-31T16:00:00Z

    Expert encouragement in their early years helped turn the Belcea Quartet into one of today’s most formidable chamber ensembles. Twenty-five years after they started out, they talk to Tom Stewart about passing on their experience to the next generation – as well as continuing to gain knowledge themselves 

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    A teacher for all

    2019-07-31T15:20:00Z

    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

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    Session Report: Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

    2019-07-31T15:15:00Z

    At the end of last year violinist Christian Tetzlaff made his second official recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in two live performances, resulting in an interpretation much more in keeping with his own personal understanding of the work

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    Perfect 5ths

    2019-07-31T15:05:00Z

    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

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    Leon Bosch on playing Bach on the bass

    2019-07-19T13:43:00Z

    A firm believer in exploring the instrument’s own repertoire, the double bassist is wary of too many awkward and unsatisfying arrangements