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  • VengerovBeauty
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    Violinist Maxim Vengerov on achieving different tonal colours

    2014-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov demonstrates to a student how to achieve different tonal colours in the opening of Sibelius's Violin Concerto. Read about other leading string tutors in the Strad's September issue education special, out now. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition ...

  • Vengerov40th
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    Violinist Maxim Vengerov performs Bazzini's Dance of the Goblins

    2014-08-19T00:00:00Z

    In celebration of Maxim Vengerov 's 40th birthday today (20 August 2014), here is the virtuoso violinist in a showstopping performance of Bazzini's The Dance of the Goblins and Khachaturian's Sabre Dance with pianist Itamar Golan in Amsterdam in 1994. Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

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    Vadim Repin conducts and performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Novosibirsk suffered a last-minute no show in April, when conductor Valery Gergiev was delayed in New York. Rather than cancel the concert, artistic director Repin decided to conduct and play Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 himself – the first time ...

  • KhungWhaChung
    News

    Violinist Kyung Wha Chung to make UK stage comeback

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The return follows a five-year hiatus for the Korean artist and educator due to injury

  • Tamsin_Practice
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    Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen on practising Bach and Brahms

    2014-07-29T00:00:00Z

    'I play the passage slowly at first, without vibrato, in order to concentrate on bow distribution, speed and developing a more natural line.' Violinist Tamsin Waley Cohen, who has written a Practice Diary for The Strad's August 2014 issue , gives an insight into how ...

  • BeamishConcerto
    Blogs

    Sally Beamish on writing her war-themed Violin Concerto

    2014-07-23T00:00:00Z

    With the work's imminent London premiere by Anthony Marwood at the BBC Proms on 1 August, the composer remembers its ‘difficult birth'

  • Bell_Busking
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    Violinist Joshua Bell busks in a Washington DC metro station

    2014-07-22T00:00:00Z

    It's been a few years since star violinist Joshua Bell performed Bach incognito in a Washington DC metro station - an experiment organised by the Washington Post to discover 'in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? ...

  • ShlomoQueensland
    News

    Violinist Shlomo Mintz named Queensland Symphony Orchestra soloist-in-residence

    2014-07-21T00:00:00Z

    The artist will join the orchestra as its inaugural resident soloist in 2015

  • Tasmin_Waley_Cohen
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    Tamsin Waley-Cohen performs Vaughan-Williams's The Lark Ascending

    2014-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, who has written a Practice Diary for The Strad's August 2014 issue , performs Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending with The Orchestra of the Swan. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free ...

  • Tortelier
    Article

    Paul Tortelier gives masterclass on Elgar's Cello Concerto

    2014-07-17T00:00:00Z

    French cellist Paul Tortelier gives a televised masterclass on Elgar's Cello Concerto in 1974. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .

  • Gary_Karr_Paganini
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    Double bassist Gary Karr performs Paganini's Three Variations

    2014-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Double bassist Gary Karr, who had written about the need for orchestral conductors' attitudes to change towards his instrument, gives a comical performance of Paganini's Three Variations, originally composed for 'that puny, small, tiny little instrument, the violin' with pianist Harmon Lewis. Subscribe to ...

  • Heifetz_Paganini
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    Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-07-14T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24, including the famous left-hand pizzicato passage - read more about the technique in The Strad's 7 pointers for perfect pizzicato .  

  • BenedettiChart
    News

    Violinist Nicola Benedetti breaks UK chart top 20 with her new album

    2014-07-13T00:00:00Z

    Not since Vanessa Mae and Nigel Kennedy has a solo British violinist featured in the top 20 pop chart

  • BaibaS
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    Baiba Skride performs Eichberg's 'Qilaatersorneq'

    2014-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Baiba Skride, who appears on the cover of The Strad's July 2014 issue , performs Søren Nils Eichberg's Violin Concerto 'Qilaatersorneq' at the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 2001 in Brussels, for which she was awarded first prize. Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

  • PerlmanZuckerman
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    Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

    2014-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Itzhak Perlman, who is interviewed in The Strad's July 2014 issue , performs Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364 with violist Pinchas Zukerman. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase ...

  • arto-noras
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    Arto Noras performs Dvorák's Cello Concerto

    2014-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Arto Noras, who has contributed a Masterclass on Penderecki's Suite for Solo Cello to The Strad's July 2014 issue , performs the first movement from Dvorák's Cello Concerto with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Comissiona. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition ...

  • Karine
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    Karine Georgian performs Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations

    2014-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Cellist Karine Georgian, who contributes a Practice Diary to The Strad's July 2014 issue , performs the cadenza and final two variations of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov. Subscribe to The Strad or download ...

  • ASMBach
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    Anne-Sophie Mutter performs solo Bach

    2014-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Anne-Sophie Mutter performs the Sarabande from Bach's Solo Violin Partita no.2 in D minor as an encore. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .

  • MintsVid
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    Roman Mints performs Ysaÿe's Violin Sonata no.2

    2014-06-24T00:00:00Z

    Roman Mints performs the Obsession - Prelude from Ysaÿe's Violin Sonata no.2, a work which is included on 'Dance of Shadows', his latest album for the Quartz label. Read the violinist's blog on Overcoming a career threatening ganglion . Subscribe to The Strad or download our ...

  • Baiba
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    Baiba Skride performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

    2014-06-23T00:00:00Z

    The Strad's July 2014 cover star, Baiba Skride , performs the third movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in Latvia in 2010. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here ...