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    Janine Jansen wins €100,000 Vermeer Award


    The Dutch violinist has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Netherlands’ annual state prize for the arts

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    Hundreds of children to join Nicola Benedetti on stage


    The Super String events mark the 10th birthday of the Sistema Big Noise Venture

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    David Garrett returns following slipped disc recuperation


    The crossover violinist has announced a new CD and tour following a six month absence 

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    Remembering Henryk Szeryng


    To mark the 100th anniversary of the Polish-Mexican virtuoso’s birth, Henryk Szeryng’s widow Waltraud shares her memories of a man who dedicated all aspects of his life to exactitude. Interview by Julian Haylock

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    Augustin Hadelich: Britten Violin Concerto, Detroit Symphony, Jukka-Pekka Saraste


    Recorded live on 24 March 2018 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. Augustin Hadelich performs the Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Click here to view Hadelich’s encore from the same concert, the Sarabande from Bach’s Partita ...

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    Augustin Hadelich plays the Sarabande from Bach Partita no.2


    Augustin Hadelich plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor as an encore following a performance of the Britten Violin Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra ( click here to view ). The video was recorded at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit on 24 ...

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    The Hagen Quartet plays the second movement of the Ravel quartet


    The Hagen Quartet (Lukas Hagen and Rainer Schmidt, violins, Veronika Hagen, viola, Clemens Hagen, cello) perform the second movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F at the Salzburg Mozarteum in 2000.

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    Clara-Jumi Kang: Ysaÿe Sonata no.3 in D minor


    In this video from the the prize-winners concert of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition, German-Korean violinist Clara-Jumi Kang plays Ysaÿe’s Sonata no.3 in the Mariinsky Theatre.    

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    Fantasia dei Gatti - Augustin Hadelich | Paganini Caprice no.17


    A short animated film featuring Augustin Hadelich’s recording of the Paganini Caprice no.17 from his upcoming album for Warner of the 24 Caprices. Fantasia dei Gatti  is produced by Augustin Hadelich, and created by director Paul Glickman and animator Tam King.

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    The Trout, 1969 with Jacqueline Du Pré, Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta & Pinchas Zukerman


    Filmmaker Christopher Nupen about the film: ‘In 1969 five young musicians, all of them still relatively unknown to the general public - but destined to become international artists of the highest rank - came together to play Schubert’s Trout Quintet in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall, on the south ...

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    Bach Double Violin Concerto - Yehudi Menuhin And David Oistrakh.


    Legendary violinists Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh perform Bach’s Double Concerto in 1958 at the Salle Pleyel with the Orchestre national de la Radio-télévision française (RTF)  

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    Amit Peled on 'A Cello Named Pablo'


    This video from Washington DC based WDCW news features cellist Amit Peled talking about a new children’s book about him and the Goffriller cello once played by Pablo Casals Watch: Video: how I came to play Pablo Casals’s 1733 Goffriller cello, by Amit Peled

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    100 years ago today: Heifetz's US debut at Carnegie Hall


    The Carnegie Hall recital sealed the 16-year-old’s reputation as an astonishing and unruffled performer, set a new bar for violin playing and led to a season full of engagements and a recording contract, as Dario Sarlo reveals

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    Frank Huang's road to the New York Philharmonic


    This season marks two years since Frank Huang became concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. But, as Ken Smith discovers, the Chinese-born musician might have quit the violin as a teenager had it not been for the influence of Donald Weilerstein, who taught him to think beyond the technical proficiency ...

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    Jascha Heifetz's US debut a hundred years ago


    The Carnegie Hall recital sealed the 16-year-old’s reputation as an astonishing and unruffled performer, set a new bar for violin playing and led to a season full of engagements and a recording contract, as Dario Sarlo reveals

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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja awarded $100,000 Swiss music prize


    Government-sponsored prize selects violinist for its top music honour, the Grand Prix suisse de musique 

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    Frank Peter Zimmermann plays violin transcription of Rachmaninoff Prelude no.5


    Frank Peter Zimmermann appears in the October issue of The Strad  as part of the Trio Zimmermann, but here he is as soloist, playing Ernst Schliephake’s violin transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op.23 No. 5 in G Minor.  

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    Prokofiev: Violin Concertos nos.1 and 2


    The Strad Issue: September 2017 Description: Tremendously stylish versions of these acerbic Russian concertos Musicians: Matthew Trusler (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn Composer: Prokofiev Catalogue Number: ORCHID CLASSICS ORC 100070 If it’s become fashionable in recent years to miniaturise ...

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    Nigel Kennedy talks about his devotion to Aston Villa F.C.


    ’One time I took two years off the violin to watch the Villa, and I used to watch the Villa, the Villa reserves and the Villa youth team, every week … some people would call it wasting your life.’ In this video from Deutsche Welle’s English language football YouTube ...

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    An Afternoon with Gregor Piatigorsky


    Made not long before Piatigorsky’s death in 1976, this short film features him musing on life and music, and includes Raphael Wallfisch in his early twenties taking a lesson, as well as a close look at the 1714 ‘Batta’ Stradivari (now known as the ’Batta-Piatigorsky’). Filmed around the family ...