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  • LeiaZhuTchaikovsky1

    9-year-old Leia Zhu performs Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto


    9-year-old Leia Zhu performs the second and third movements of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Surgut Philharmonic conducted by Denis Kirpanev in April 2016.A student of Itzhak Rashkovsky, the young violinist won the International Russian Rotary Music Competition in Moscow in September 2015 – watch her performing Mendelssohn ...

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    Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performs with broken foot


    Anne Akiko Meyers suffered a fall on Friday while walking with her children, just a few hours before she was due to give her second of three performances of Mason Bates’s Violin Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington.The violinist, who believed at ...

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    Five-year-old violinist Anna Lee performs Paganini


    South Korean violinist Anna Lee performs Paganini's First Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lan Shui in January 2001 - at the age of just five-and-a-half.The musician went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York and in 2012 won second prize in ...

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    Gretchen Carlson performs Sarasate at the Miss America Pageant 1989


    Gretchen Carlson from Minnesota - winner of the 1989 Miss America Pageant - demonstrates impressive violin playing skills in Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.

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    Cellist Amit Peled performs Fauré's Papillon


    Amit Peled performs Fauré's Papillon - a favourite encore piece of Pablo Casals - at the Heifetz International Music Institute on Casals' own 1733 Goffriller cello, presented to him by Casals' widow, Mrs Marta Casals Istomin.Read Peled's article for The Strad: How I came to play Pablo Casals’s ...

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz...and goat!


    It may be childish, but it tickled our funny bone...A mash-up between Jascha Heifetz performing the finale of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and a particularly vocal (and remarkably in tune) goat.Watch a video of Heifetz imitating bad playing.

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    Cellist Jian Wang performs Méditation from Thaïs


    Chinese cellist Jian Wang performs Massenet's Méditation from Thaïs in Tokyo in 1995.Read Jian Wang's thoughts on the importance of slow practice.

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    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Ravel's Tzigane


    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Ravel's Tzigane with pianist Frida Bauer. For an entirely different interpretation, watch Patricia Kopatchinskaja perform the work.

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    Violinist Nemanja Radulović performs Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy


    Nemanja Radulović, who has been named Violin Newcomer of the Year at the 2015 ECHO Klassik awards, performs Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra at Thétre Antique d'Orange in France. The 30-year-old Serbian signed an international contract with DG at the beginning of 2014. ...

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    Roby Lakatos performs Brahms's Hungarian Dance no.5


    Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos puts his unique stamp on Brahms's Fifth Hungarian Dance.Lakatos gives a guide to gypsy fusion playing in The Strad's September 2015 issue, out now - download through The Strad App

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    Happy Birthday violinist Maxim Vengerov


    Violinist Maxim Vengerov is given a birthday surprise during a performance in Amsterdam in 1994.Watch Vengerov giving a showstopping performance of Bazzini's Dance of the Goblins with pianist Itamar Golan from the same concert.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger the violinist


    Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a fairly convincing impression of playing bluegrass violin in this short clip from the 1976 film 'Stay Hungry'.Watch actors Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany 'playing' the violin and cello respectively in the film Master and Commander.

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    Nicola Benedetti performs Shostakovich's Gadfly Romance at the Proms


    Violinist Nicola Benedetti, The Strad's September 2015 issue cover star, performs the Romance from Shostakovich's Gadfly Suite with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms 2012 in London.Watch Benedetti's bow go flying during a rehearsal with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Edinburgh.Subscribe to ...

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    Cellist Austin Huntington performs Tchaikovsky's Pezzo Capriccioso


    Cellist Austin Huntington performs Tchaikovsky's Pezzo Capriccioso with pianist Daniel Schlosberg at the age of 17.Huntington, now 21, was recently appointed principal cellist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click ...

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    Violinist Roman Totenberg performs Szymanowski aged 90


    Violin soloist and teacher Roman Totenberg performs Szymanowski's Concerto no.1 with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra in February 2001 in celebration of his 90th birthday. Totenberg died at the age of 101 in 2012 and taught at the university up to his death.The 1734 'Ames' Stradivarius, which was ...

  • DavidFulmerMozart1

    David Fulmer performs on Mozart's violin


    It's incredible to think that Mozart used this not only as a violinist, but as a composer. On this very instrument he wrote and played his five violin concertos and the monumental masterpiece that is Sinfonia Concertante'Mozart's 300-year-old violin came the US in June 2013 for the first ...

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    Violinist Ray Chen comedy videos compilation


    Violinist Ray Chen is not only a former winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth competitions, but a budding comedian as well - as this compilation of amusing videos from the artist's Facebook page demonstrates.Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a ...

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    Transcribing Bach's Air for solo violin


    Violinist Roman Kim experimented with new and interesting techniques to arrive at his arrangement of the famous work, part of Bach's Orchestral Suite no.3

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    Nikolaj Znaider performs Nielsen's Violin Concerto


    Nikolaj Znaider performs Nielsen's Violin Concerto with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä. The Strad's July 2015 issue, out now, investigates the story of the concerto's composition. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To ...

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    Maxim Vengerov performs Walton's Viola Concerto


    Violinist Maxim Vengerov proves himself to be a highly skilled viola player, performing Walton's Viola Concerto.Read The Strad's article asking, Should all viola players practise the violin?Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here.