In this mini documentary, cellist Laura van der Heijden, pianist Petr Limonov and music historian Marina Frolova-Walker talk about why 1948 was such a watershed moment in Russian music, and why it became the focus of Van der Heijden’s debut CD
Read: CD review – ‘Outstanding, original Russian
Laura van der Heijden, a cellist from East Sussex, won the final of the BBC Young Musician 2012 competition, held at the Sage Gateshead. The 15-year-old, who studies with Leonid Gorokhov, received 2,000. She performed the Walton Concerto in the final.Violinist Juliette Roos, 16, from Surrey,
In this video from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto talks about his love of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, and finding his personal interpretation of the work.
Kuusisto is performing the concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, in