The Strad Directories
Max Baillie performs his own variations on the song ‘My Own Home’ from the Disney Jungle Book, ‘inspired by Paganini, Ysaÿe, Bach, and with a bit of bagpipe folkiness to pay homage to my Scots roots’.
‘I had the idea that 8 violas playing together could sound like a choir, and so I started London Viola Sound,’ writes violinist and violist Max Baillie.
Emperor Naruhito, who began his reign on 1 May this year following his father’s abdication, is a keen amateur musician
Eighteen-year-old Cuban/Jamaican violinist Ellinor D’Melon plays Pablo de Sarasate’s Introduction et tarantelle op.43 with pianist Vadim Gladkov at the Sony Auditorium in Madrid, Spain.
A firm believer in exploring the instrument’s own repertoire, the double bassist is wary of too many awkward and unsatisfying arrangements
In this extract from the July 2019 issue, the violist describes at first struggling to get on with this magnificent and unusual instrument
Soulful Bach from one of the composer’s most thoughtful interpreters
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