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  • Nicola Benedetti at the Proms

    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom


    To end her Prom with the National Youth Orchestra (for whom she was recently made ambassador), Nicola Benedetti performs the second movement of Wynton Marsalis’s Fiddle Dance Suite: a ballade called As the Wind Goes.   Read: Nicola-Benedetti-to-become-NYO-ambassador

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason and George Li

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Mendelssohn Sonata for Cello and Piano


    This was part of the Verbier Festival 2019 concert in which the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist George Li performed works by Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Lutosławski. To watch the full concert click here .

  • Daniel Hope documentary

    Daniel Hope: a portrait of the violinist


    This portrait of Daniel Hope from 2017 explores the violinist’s career, the history of his family (who came to London from Berlin via South Africa), and asks what drives him as a musician.

  • Zaide Magic Flute

    Magic Flute for string quartet


    The Quatuor Zaïde perform a trancription of the Queen of the Night Aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The group has recently released a recording of the a selection of highlights from the opera, as arranged by an anonymous contemporary of the composer. The video was ...

  • Ivry Gitlis

    Ivry Gitlis plays La Capricieuse


    The great Israeli violinist here performs this violin miniature by Edward Elgar on French television in 1962

  • Anne Akiko Meyers at 12

    Portrait of Anne Akiko Meyers aged 12 in 1983


    ‘When Anne was born we used to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto when we fed her so that she would naturally love music,’ says Anne Akiko Meyers’s mother in this profile of the violinist from 1983. Includes footage of the pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld who died in May this year. ...

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn gives her first live Instagram performance for UNICEF


    During a strike across Radio France in June, in which her concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France was cancelled, Hilary Hahn performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto live on Instagram instead, without orchestral accompaniment, raising money for UNICEF.   

  • International Music Institute Heifetz

    Mendelssohn’s Octet - with 100 unheard bars of music


    This performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet contains 100 bars of unheard music. The performers are: violinists Nicholas Kitchen, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ani Kavafian and Hagai Shaham; violists Katharina Kang and Paul Neubauer; and cellists Antonio Lysy and Beiliang Zhu.      

  • Gustavo Dudamel

    Seagulls divebomb spectators at LA Phil open air gig in Edinburgh


    During much of Gustavo Dudamel’s orchestra’s performance for the opening of the Edinburgh Festival, which consisted of several iconic film scores by composers from Max Steiner to John Williams, the LA Philharmonic was accompanied by flocks of shrieking seagulls, with some of the birds reportedly dive-bombing spectators.

  • Božo Paradžik

    Božo Paradžik leads a double bass quintet


    Božo Paradžik and students record a bass quintet arrangement of Czech composer Václav Vačkář’s march Šohaj. The musicians are, left to right, Oskari Hänninen, Božo Paradžik, Madlaina Küng, Cecilia Perfetti and Marko Hristoskov.

  • Pablo Ferrandez stradivari

    Comparing 3 Stradivari cellos


    Pablo Ferrández visits the Nippon Music Foundation to compare the 1696 'Lord Aylesford' cello he has on loan with two others by Stradivari, the 1730 'De Munck, Feuermann' and the 1736 'Ladenburg' (part of the 'Paganini' quartet).  

  • Ray Chen and Horses

    Horses enjoy a private Ray Chen recital


    Ray Chen plays Vivaldi as ‘A serenade to the horses for all the bow hairs I’ve broken’

  • leon Bosch

    Leon Bosch: clear and resonant harmonics on the double bass


    Achieving successful harmonics on the double bass, including both left hand and correct bowing technique

  • Fernández - Prelude + Bossa Nova No. 2 Alla Chitarra

    Fernández - Prelude & Bossa Nova No. 2 ‘Alla Chitarra’


    Composer Horacio Fernández writes: ‘In this virtuoso piece, the cello is asked to put the bow down and imitate techniques that are usually associated with the guitar such as the use of chords and fingerstyle technique. ‘With this, the cello proves once again its capabilities as a simultaneously harmonic ...

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    Boris Johnson on the kemence - a traditional Turkish stringed instrument


    Receiving a Turkish award in 2012 for his work as London mayor, Johnson was told of a belief in the Black Sea province of Rize that no one could become prime minister unless they could play the kemence, a traditional stringed instrument. Johnson had a go. It seems to ...

  • Leia Zhu and Amit Peled

    12-year-old violinist Leia Zhu plays Kodály with cellist Amit Peled


    12-year-old violinist Leia Zhu performs Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 with cellist Amit Peled.  The performance was recorded live in Eilon, Israel, this month. Amit Peled has recently been appointed music director of CityMusic Cleveland. Read more here .

  • Classic Cellists at the BBC

    Classic cellists at the BBC


    Julian Lloyd Webber takes a musical journey through the BBC archives from the 1950s to the present to celebrate the world of the cello through some of its greatest interpreters. Includes performances by classic masters such as Paul Tortelier, Jacqueline du Pre and Mstislav Rostropovich as well as those by ...

  • Eric Charles Chen

    Eric Charles Chen recital final performance at Cooper Competition


    Eric Charles Chen was named winner of the Thomas Evon Cooper International Competition on Friday 26 July following a concerto final with the Cleveland Orchestra. This video captures his performance in the previous round, the recital final, in which he plays: Beethoven: Sonata No. ...

  • Berlinksy

    Borodin Quartet cellist Valentin Berlinsky’s granddaughter discusses her book


    Filmed on 17 July at the Royal Academy of Music, London, this discussion features Maria Matalaev presenting her book Valentin Berlinsky - A Quartet For Life. Berlinsky (1925-2008), was a founding member of the Borodin Quartet and its cellist and mainstay for more than six decades. A proud Russian ...

  • Stephan Koncz & Ödön Rácz

    Stephan Koncz & Ödön Rácz: Barrière Duo


    Cellist Stephan Koncz and bassist Ödön Rácz play the Allegro prestissimo movement from Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s Duo in G major for two cellos