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    James Ehnes on the essence of mindful practice


    In this podcast, James Ehnes talks about what the essence of mindful instrumental practice is: having a clear goal, work efficiently, listen intently, and connecting with others.

  • Christian Tetzlaff

    Christian Tetzlaff on recording Beethoven’s Violin Concerto


    ‘It’s a big process that’s being portrayed, and it takes me with it, and touches me again and again - even after playing it over 330 times.’ So says Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which he has recorded with conductor Robin Ticciati.

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    Practice with Nicky - How to…Routine


    In her first Practice with Nicky video, Nicola Benedetti focuses on building a routine. The violinist says: ‘Over the next couple of months, we’re going to take you through a host of practice tips. I hope there will be something there for everyone! But please let us know if you ...

  • Prepare with Nicky

    Prepare with Nicky: Part 1 - who is Elgar


    In the first of Nicola Benedetti’s ‘Prepare with Nicky’ series, the violinist is focusing on Edward Elgar. Benedetti says: ‘Elgar is certainly one of the most beloved British composers and we felt it fitting to play a piece of music by him with our Advanced Orchestra at The Benedetti ...

  • Styffe
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    Me and my teacher: Dan Styffe and Gary Karr


    The double bass virtuoso taught Styffe how to control the pressures of the world outside the teaching studio

  • Julian Lloyd Webber

    Documentary today celebrates Elgar’s Cello Concerto centenary


    Elgar’s Cello Concerto, which was premiered 100 years ago today, is the subject of a two-hour programme on Classic FM

  • 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.