All Video articles – Page 18

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    ViolaCam meets Torelli Sinfonia in C


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • With Nicky Part Two

    ‘With Nicky’ 2: Developing Your Sound


    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. ...

  • John Jordan

    The most exotic violin woods


    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


    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 .

  • Nicola Benedetti Back to Basics

    'With Nicky' 1: Back to Basics


    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 ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma and TM Krishna

    Yo-Yo Ma duets with TM Krishna


    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 ...

  • Alastair Savage

    Alastair Savage: A Red, Red Rose


    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


    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


    ‘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


    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.

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    5 extreme technical feats


    Musicians push themselves to the limit in the name of art, both in the concert hall and further afield

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    How to get a crisp sound out of your instrument


    In this video luthier Jacob von der Lippe shares one of the lesser-known tricks of the trade. And there’s more where this came from: The 5+1 common types of violin maker The most common types of violin makers, ep.2 ...

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    Séverine Ballon plays Rebecca Saunders' 'Solitude' for solo cello


    British composer Rebecca Saunders was this week awarded the €250,000 Ernst von Siemens Music prize, becoming the first female composer to win it in its 45-year history, and only the second woman overall after Anne-Sophie Mutter in 2008. This 2013 work was described in The Strad’s review of ...

  • Max Baillie

    Max Baillie: Cherubic Hymn by Tchaikovsky arranged for 8 violas


    ‘I had the idea that 8 violas playing together could sound like a choir, and so I started London Viola Sound,’ writes violinist and violist Max Baillie.  This arrangement was performed at the group’s first concert at Holy Trinity Brompton in London.

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    Two minutes with Leonidas Kavakos


    Leonidas Kavakos will be performing with Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre in London this Friday 18 January. In this video he talks London about performing in London and the musical chemistry he shares with Yuja Wang. Details on the upcoming concert here ...

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    Lauren Pierce plays Zigeunerweisen on double bass


    In this video from the Voertman Hall at the University of North Texas College of Music, Lauren Pierce performs her own arrangement of Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen for double bass and string orchestra. Credits: Joey Golan, Audio Engineer Weston Harris, Videographer Clay Couturiaux, Conductor ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach in globally sourced video


    In this video, Yo-Yo Ma explores the universal resonance of Bach through user-generated footage. The video integrates Ma’s performance of the Prélude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 with footage contributed in response to the prompt ‘Show the world how you express yourself and what brings your community together.’ ...

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    Renaud Capuçon plays at archaeological site


    On January 5th 2019, the French violinist Renaud Capuçon visited the archaeological site ‘Jabal Ikmah’ in Saudi Arabia. Here is the impromptu performance he gave there.