The British viola virtuoso is held up as a champion of his instrument by many young players. But, as he tells Toby Deller, he is more interested in being an adventurous performer and teacher who’s prepared to challenge norms
Violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Steven Isserlis feature in this new short film showing them tutoring pupils from Scotland’s national music school, St Mary’s in Edinburgh.
The teenage pupils on the brink of leaving the school are violinist Sophie Williams and cellist Hugh MacKay.
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