Violin and conductor duo of Zina Schiff and Avlana Eisenberg speak to online editor Davina Shum about their musical and familial collaboration. They speak about their new album with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra comprising the music of American composer William Grant Still.

What’s it like for Zina, to be conducted by her daughter? What was it like for Avlana, listening to her mother practise throughout her childhood? The duo speak about the power of familial connection in music making, plus Zina provides a little introduction to William Grant Still, to those who are unfamiliar.

 Summerland

Violin Suite II: Mother and Child

William Grant Still

Zina Schiff, violin / Avlana Eisenberg, conductor / Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Naxos