Kristine Balanas breaks an E string in the closing bars of Wieniawski’s Polonaise Brillante no.1 in D major.
The performance took place on 6 March at the Latvian Music Awards ceremony with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Guntis Kuzma. The concertmaster who swapped violins
Violinist Kristine Balanas, 27, and cellist sister Margarita,23, perform the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia at the Great Guild in Riga.
The sisters from Latvia are based in the UK where both studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
Video by Kaspars
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs during the signing of the register at the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Kanneh-Mason played Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Gabriel Fauré’s Après un rêve and Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria.
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Violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and pianist Asiya Korepanova perform Brahms’s Sonata for Viola and Piano op.120, no.2, in E flat major.
The video was filmed on 18 June 2017 at the Linehan concert hall, UMBC, Baltimore, as part of Festival Baltimore.
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