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  • Laura van der Heijden and Huw Watkins credit Petrina Hughes
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    Life Lessons: Laura van der Heidjen

    2019-11-29T11:17:00Z

    Seven years after winning the BBC Young Musician competition, the British cellist discusses how different forms of music making inspire her

  • Linus Roth
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    Sentimental Work: Linus Roth

    2019-11-22T10:12:00Z

    Weinberg’s Violin Concerto is a work of passionate intensity, as the German violinist found – even though he hadn’t encountered the composer until eight years ago  

  • IMG_0318 cr Emile Holba
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    Lighting up the sky: Premiere of the Month

    2019-10-29T15:35:00Z

    An aerial journey for double bass and strings

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    Sentimental Work: Alisa Weilerstein on Mozart’s Don Giovanni

    2019-10-18T09:50:00Z

    The climactic scene between Don Giovanni and the Commendatore was the American cellist’s bedtime listening for years – and has stayed with her for even longer

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    Double firsts: Postcards from Moscow and St Petersburg

    2019-09-17T15:56:00Z

    At this year’s quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition, the judges awarded the $30,000 first prize in both the violin and cello categories. Tim Homfray attended the violin section in Moscow, while Andrew Mellor visited St Petersburg to hear the cellists – and both were impressed by what they saw ...

  • kato At the Carnegie Hall
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    A teacher for all

    2019-09-11T16:15:00Z

    Kató Havas, the celebrated and much-loved Hungarian violinist and pedagogue, died on 31 December 2018 aged 98. Five former colleagues and students remember her important and generous influence on their own playing and teaching

  • Kavakos works on Bruch’s First Concerto with 13-year-old US violinist Anais Feller at his 2019 Masterclass in Athens
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    Leonidas Kavakos: Social Harmony

    2019-07-30T13:00:00Z

    Violinist Leonidas Kavakos this year presented his eighth Musical Horizons Conservatory masterclass series. Toby Deller attended the three-day event in Athens, during which Kavakos proved himself to be not only an intelligent and dedicated teacher, but also an advocate of social cohesion and personal responsibility through music

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    Power of two

    2019-06-01T12:01:00Z

    In early May, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta premiered Akin , a new double concerto written for them by Michel van der Aa. Pwyll ap Siôn attended this performance, in Cologne, Germany, and spoke to composer and soloists about bringing the work to the stage

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    Blue Sky Teaching

    2019-05-10T21:31:00Z

    String tutors are always looking for ways to help students develop or refine their technique, and some use unconventional approaches. Judith Kogan spoke with three such teachers, all based in North America and whose unique ideas are achieving significant results