During a strike across Radio France in June, in which her concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France was cancelled, Hilary Hahn performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto live on Instagram instead, without orchestral accompaniment, raising money for UNICEF.
Burgundy’s Musique Vin festival has quickly grown from its humble origins to encompass a rich diversity of elements, not least first-rate performances from international artists and an instrument loan scheme for young musicians. Charlotte Gardner spoke to those involved in this unique project
International tours bring a wealth of opportunities for discovering new cultures and audiences – along with less pleasant experiences such as jet lag and homesickness. Sarah Mnatzaganian asks string players for their travel tips