Artists

  • Heifetz
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    Heifetz and Reiner on Carnegie Hall

    2019-04-23T12:57:00Z

    Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Reiner ruminate on the experience of performing at Carnegie Hall minutes before going on stage with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

  • Leila Josefowicz
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    5 practice tips from Leila Josefowicz

    2019-04-22T16:31:00Z

    To tie in with our review of her latest CD, the violinist shares her insights

  • Hilary Hahn Sibelius Violin Concerto
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    Hilary Hahn on Sibelius's Violin Concerto

    2019-04-22T16:14:00Z

    Ahead of her performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Hilary Hahn explains what the piece means to her.

  • Eldbjørg Hemsing playing Tan Dun
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    Tan Dun and Eldbjørg Hemsing on their latest collaboration

    2019-04-16T13:00:00Z

    Chinese composer Tan Dun’s new concerto for Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing draws on traditions common to the homelands of both artists. Andrew Mellor speaks to them about this latest in a series of collaborations

  • Nicola Benedetti recap Velocity
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    'With Nicky' Recap: Playing Fast

    2019-04-09T11:09:00Z

    A recap of last week’s video today on Nicola Benedetti’s journey of YouTube tutorials, in which the violinist goes back over one of the most important parts of developing the basics for the left hand: Playing Fast - Velocity Requires Flexibility.

  • Antje Weithaas
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    Sentimental work: Antje Weithaas on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

    2019-04-08T15:58:00Z

    The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto presents a mixture of Eastern and Western influences to the German violinist – and only revealed its true secrets after a whole decade of resting

  • With Nicky Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2
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    Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2

    2019-04-02T11:00:00Z

    After a few very busy weeks practising, Nicola Benedetti presents Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2. She says: ‘Before you watch this week’s video, I’d really encourage you to revisit Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 1 as this week is a continuation from what we ...

  • Augustin Hadelich
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    Augustin Hadelich on the similarities and contrasts of Brahms and Ligeti

    2019-04-01T11:21:00Z

    Violinist August Hadelich, cover star of The Strad’s April 2019, issue, has built a reputation for musically astute interpretations in wide-ranging repertoire. He speaks to Chloe Cutts about his latest recording - a pairing of Brahms and Ligeti

  • 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.