All Video articles – Page 20

  • 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’

  • Frank Peter Zimmermann

    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.

  • Aquasonic violinist

    5 extreme technical feats


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

  • How to get a crisp sound

    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 ...

  • Solitude

    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 ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma

    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.’ ...

  • Renaud Capucon

    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. 

  • David Finckel

    Former Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel on Articulate with Jim Cotter


    Cellist David Finckel appears on the weekly US arts and culture magazine show Articulate with Jim Cotter, performing with his wife and regular collaborator, pianist Wu Han, and discussing his journey as a cellist. Playing the cello, he says, has always felt like ‘hitting a tennis ball right in the ...

  • Luca Ruggiero - Spreading varnish with the fingers

    Luca Ruggiero: Spreading varnish with the fingers


    The Italian luthier demonstrates his personal technique for applying varnish on a finished instrument

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    Backstage with Ray Chen at the San Francisco Symphony


    From Ray Chen’s YouTube channel comes this video of the run-up to his performance of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole in San Francisco last October. ‘Ever wonder what the soloist is doing before he/she walks out onto the stage?,’ he writes. ‘Practicing? Eating? Or perhaps doing some sort of secret warm ...

  • Itzhak Perlman and acrobatics

    Massenet's Méditation alongside acrobatics


    In this video from the Polish cross-arts company Everest Production, the acrobatic Duo Forte performs to the strains of Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs

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    Aurélien Pascal performs Poulenc's Cello Sonata


    Pianist Anna Naretto joins cellist Aurélien Pascal in a performance of Poulenc’s 1948 Cello Sonata. Pascal plays an 1850 Charles-Adolphe Gand cello. The inscription on its ribs identifies it as originally given to cellist Henri Alexandre Guerout by the Paris Conservatoire for winning its Premier Prix.  

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    Steven Isserlis breaks string in recital


    This video recently emerged of a recital given by Steven Isserlis with pianist Connie Shih at the Milan Conservatory in December 2017. Isserlis commented on Twitter: ‘Somebody just sent me this - bizarre: a string breaking during a recital I gave with Connie Shih in Milan. I can ...

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    Bach Chaconne on 11-string guitar


    Moran Wasser performs his own arrangement for eleven-string guitar of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 Watch some of our favourite violinists play the work in our Bach Chaconne on Film series: James Ehnes Ida Haendel Arthur Grumiaux Nathan Milstein Isaac Stern ...