All Artists articles – Page 7

  • 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’ 8: 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. See the full series here

  • 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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    ‘With Nicky’ 7: Back to More Basics, Left Hand Part II

    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.

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Skavlan
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    Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform The Swan

    2019-03-19T14:51:00Z

    In this video Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister Isata perform Saint-Saëns’s The Swan on the Norwegian-Swedish television talk show Skavlan. 

  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja
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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Pierrot Lunaire

    2019-03-18T12:32:00Z

    Here Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about playing Pierrot Lunaire, a project the violinist first conceived while she was unable to practise due to an arm injury. ‘All my life I’ve felt that I was Pierrot. Whenever I played the piece on my violin as a student which I I spoke the ...

  • Steven Isserlis Shostakovich Kabalevsky cropped
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    Steven Isserlis; Olli Mustonen: Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Kabalevsky

    2019-03-12T15:52:00Z

    An unmissable take on three Russian masters

  • With Nicky Back to Basics Left Hand Part 1
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    ‘With Nicky’ 6: Back to More Basics; Left Hand part 1

    2019-03-12T11:59:00Z

    This week on her journey of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is going back to more basics focusing on the left hand, taking us through what she considers to be one of the most sacred, basic and life changing exercises for her: Schradieck Number 1. She says: ‘It’s not the ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man
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    Yo-Yo Ma rehearses for US Premiere with pipa player Wu Man

    2019-03-11T14:13:00Z

    In this video, filmed last week, Yo-Yo Ma and pipa player Wu Man rehearse for the US Premiere of Zhao Lin’s ‘A Happy Excursion’, Concerto for Pipa and Cello with the New York Philharmonic.

  • Andrei Ionita trailer
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    Andrei Ioniță – Oblique Strategies – album trailer

    2019-03-08T16:00:00Z

    Cellist Andrei Ioniță introduces his upcoming album ‘Oblique Strategies’, released on 15 March by Orchid Classics . Film by J.Blanch Productions

  • Lynn-Harrell-02-Photo-by-Chad-Badka
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    Life Lessons: Lynn Harrell

    2019-03-08T15:29:00Z

    The American cellist, who turned 75 earlier this year, looks back at the beginnings of his life as a musician

  • Rachel Podger
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    7 tips for successful practice by violinist Rachel Podger

    2019-03-06T11:00:00Z

    The Baroque musician reveals the most important elements of her practice routine

  • Anne Akiko Meyers
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    Sentimental Work: Anne Akiko Meyers on traditional Japanese songs

    2019-03-05T14:01:00Z

    A brace of traditional songs from Japan bring back fond memories and inspire a wealth of interpretations for the American violinist

  • Janine Jansen St Anne's
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    Janine Jansen at St. Anne's Museum in Lübeck

    2019-03-04T12:51:00Z

    That violin scroll behind the column belongs to Janine Jansen, portrait artist of this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, captured here testing out the generous acoustics at St Anne’s, Lübeck with a bit of Brahms (part of the festival’s promotional material).

  • With Nicky Equipment
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    ‘With Nicky’ 5: Equipment

    2019-02-26T12:00:00Z

    This week on her video journey, Nicola Benedetti is talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, her bow, her beautiful pegs and the violin itself. She also gives us a glimpse inside her violin case. She says, ‘Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a ...

  • Hilary Hahn
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    Hilary Hahn plays Bach in 1997

    2019-02-25T13:38:00Z

    In this video from 1997 (first 21 minutes), the 17-year-old violinist performs Bach and gives an interview in which, amongst other things, she admits to knowing about 27 concertos off by heart. 

  • With Nicky Vibrato Part 2
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    ‘With Nicky’ 4: Vibrato Part II

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is on to Vibrato Part 2, in which she progresses from easier to slightly harder vibrato exercises. She focuses on how to put some of last week’s exercises into practice with one of the most ...