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    In the workshop with luthier Noémie Viaud

    2019-02-20T12:08:00Z

    Violin maker Noémie Viaud in her workshop in Denmark, filmed by Nikolaj Lund. Viaud is featured in the Strad’s February 2019 ‘My Space’ column, discussing her workshop and career to date: ‘I’ve been based in Denmark for the past twelve years. I’m originally from France and learnt violin making ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 4: Vibrato Part II

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is on to Vibrato Part 2, in which she progresses from easier to slightly harder vibrato exercises. She focuses on how to put some of last week’s exercises into practice with one of the most ...

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter wins the Polar Prize

    2019-02-18T15:00:00Z

    This video officilaly announces Anne-Sophie Mutter as a 2019 laureate of the Polar Music Prize, an annual award administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1992. The prize, which includes 1m Swedish Krona (c. £86,000/$110,000) for each winner, is usually awarded to one classical and one pop ...

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    Jack Benny with the secret of Stradivari

    2019-02-14T16:47:00Z

    Jack Benny, born in this day in 1894, was a television and radio entertainer from the 1930s through to his death in 1974. His career began as a violin playing vaudevillian and the violin remained a large part of his act.

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    Quicksilver Baroque: Fux Sonata a Quattro, K. 347

    2019-02-13T17:09:00Z

    The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...

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    Ida Haendel documentary trailer: The Haendel Variations

    2019-02-13T16:09:00Z

    Using footage shot between 2009 and 2017, this documentary follows legendary violinist Ida Haendel as she negotiates life after having to give up the one constant in hers: public performance. The dilm is directed by Christine Jezior.

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    'With Nicky’ 3: Vibrato Part I

    2019-02-12T12:00:00Z

    This week on Nicola Benedetti’s series of video tutorials, she talks about a much requested subject…vibrato. It’s not surprising there have been so many questions and comments about it as vibrato is one of the most tricky things for string players to develop. Learning and building the fundamentals of this ...

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    Kim Kashkashian teaches circular bow motion

    2019-02-11T13:35:00Z

    This video shows part of a master class with violist Kim Kashkashian at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

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    ViolaCam meets Torelli Sinfonia in C

    2019-02-08T15:04:00Z

    The Baroque ensemble La Serenissima in rehearsal from the vantage point of violist Jim O’Toole. The Sinfonia in C by Giuseppe Torelli is featured on the group’s award-winning album The Italian Job .    

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    Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov: 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov

    2019-02-07T17:15:00Z

    In this video from Dutch broadcaster NTR, cellist Laura van der Heijden performs at the Edison Klassiek Award ceremony with pianist Petr Limonov. They play the first of the 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov from their album ‘1948’, Van der Heijden’s debut recording, which focuses on music for ...

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    Walton: Johannesburg Festival Overture. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra

    2019-02-06T17:35:00Z

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra’s main orchestra, conducted by Robert Hodge, perform Walton, Johannesburg Festival Overture at the Music for Youth Proms, Royal Albert Hall in November 2018. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the UK and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019/20. Now ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 2: Developing Your Sound

    2019-02-05T12:00:00Z

    Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound. ...

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    The most exotic violin woods

    2019-02-04T17:46:00Z

    California-based electric violin maker John Jordan introduces us to some of his most exotic woods, ranging from the pricey Tasmanian tiger rose myrtle to the Swamp Kauri, which is dug up from bogs in New Zealand and is certified to be a minimum of 30000 years old. ...

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    Making a cello from carbon

    2019-01-29T13:45:00Z

    In this video Tim Duerinck demonstrates how to make a cello from carbon by hand. The music to the video is also performed on the carbon cello. To read his article investigating the possibilities of flax, carbon, aramid and more in violin making click here .

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    'With Nicky' 1: Back to Basics

    2019-01-29T12:00:00Z

    Kicking off the ‘With Nicky’ series this week, and our media partnership with Nicola Benedetti’s new video venture, it’s Back to Basics, in which the violinist delves further into the fundamentals of the violin and bow hold to develop comfort, flexibility and relaxation. See the full series here ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma duets with TM Krishna

    2019-01-28T10:53:00Z

    After a discussion on art and culture at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, what starts out as a performance of Bach’s Cello Suite No 3 in C Major ends up as a spontaneous duet between Yo-Yo Ma and the Carnatic music vocalist and social commentator TM Krishna. Ma was ...

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    Alastair Savage: A Red, Red Rose

    2019-01-25T15:56:00Z

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra violinist Alastair Savage is active on the Scottish folk scene too, and here performs fiddle tunes starting with one famously assosiated with Robert Burns’s lyric, ‘A Red, Red Rose’.

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    Diyang Mei plays viola arrangement of prelude from Bach's Cello Suite no.5

    2019-01-24T17:09:00Z

    Chinese violist Diyang Mei recently clinched first place in the viola section of the ARD Music Competition in Munich. ‘He is an imaginative interpreter,’ our correspondent Chloe Cutts wrote in her report of the final rounds and his performance of the Bartók concerto. ‘In his hands the ...

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    Nicola Benedetti launches video series and Benedetti Foundation

    2019-01-24T11:09:00Z

    ‘I have had the huge fortune in my life of being exposed to some of the world’s greatest violin and music teachers, and I want to make as much of the information available to as many people as possible’

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    Frank Peter Zimmermann talks violins

    2019-01-22T17:57:00Z

    In this video, Frank Peter Zimmermann describes what it means to have a long-term relationship with your instrument, and how you know which violin is right for you.