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,
Joseph White, who died 100 years ago this year, was one of very few musicians of African descent to achieve international renown in the 19th century as a composer and performer. Yavet Boyadjiev introduces his Six etudes op.13 as works of considerable pedagogical value
Emily Nebel and Christopher Janwong McKiggan, members of the US-based Rogue Ensemble, perform a violin and piano version of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres.
Produced by Richie Hawley/LittleFrenchie FilmhouseCinematography: Richie HawleyAudio Engineer: Andy BradleyMastering: Richie HawleyLighting: Chris
Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto provides myriad possibilities for interpretation – and Pekka Kuusisto takes inspiration from dreams, diamonds, the Beach Boys and Romeo and Juliet to find them. From the June 2018 issue