All Video articles – Page 24

  • Frank Huang

    Frank Huang plays The Star-Spangled Banner


    New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang plays his own arrangement of the United States national anthem before a November 2018 game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets at the Brooklyn Barclays Center  

  • Kremer

    Gidon Kremer talks about perfectionism and plays Caprice no.13


    An excerpt from the film Gidon Kremer - Man of Many Musics by documentary maker Christopher Nupen. The complete film is available on the Allegro Films YouTube channel  

  • Piccolo Violino Magico

    Il Piccolo Violino Magico - Live streaming


    Live stream from the first round (second day) at Il Piccolo Violino Magico competition in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. The competitiors, aged between 9 and 13, are: Toma Arakawa Miryam Capuano Ilva Eigus Teo Gertler Madeline Goh Mateusz Izdebski Theodor ...

  • Janine Jansen Brahms

    Janine Jansen performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto conducted by Daniel Harding


    Daniel Harding gave his final performances as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris on 19 and 20 June, in a programme that included Janine Jansen performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Here she is in rehearsal.

  • Nicola Benedetti family concert Wigmore Hall

    Nicola Benedetti gives family concert at Wigmore Hall


    In this video Nicola Benedetti and presenter Lucy Drever give an interactive concert inspired by landscapes, stories and people from across the UK. The programme includes music by Massenet, Bach and Ravel.

  • Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius in 1996

    Hilary Hahn plays Sibelius aged 16


    A look back to 1996, when a 16-year-old Hilary Hahn performed Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

  • Shannon Lee Sendai

    Shannon Lee performs in the semi-final of the Sendai Competition


    The Canadian violinist Shannon Lee is one of six musicians who will be competing in the final round of the Sendai International Violin Competition. Here she is in the semi-finals last Saturday, performing both as soloist and as concertmaster.

  • Micro-violin

    Micro-artist plays his micro-violin, weighing all of 0.74mg


    In this video, the micro-artist Mattewada Ajay Kumar, who hails from Warangal, a city in the south Indian state of Telangana, plays his micro-violin: a tiny functional violin, weighing 0.74 mg and all of 2 cm long, sculpted from gold. The instrument, which comes complete with four metal strings and ...

  • Isabelle Faust

    Isabelle Faust: Largo from Bach’s Sonata in C Major


    Soulful Bach from one of the composer’s most thoughtful interpreters

  • Pavel Sporcl

    Pavel Šporcl: Mendelssohn violin concerto


    In this video, Pavel Šporcl performs Mendelssohn’s E minor Violin Concerto with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods in concert at Cadogan Hall, London, on 9 June this year. Šporcl has sold more than 230,000 CDs in his career, with his latest recording, ‘Christmas On The Blue ...

  • Twoset violin bow test

    TwoSet Violin try bows worth $200,000 and $700,000


    Brett and Eddy of TwoSet Violin join Nippon Violin CEO Sota Nakazawa to compare a $2,000 bow against examples by Peccatte and Tourte estimated to be worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The auction record for a bow by François Xavier Tourte is €576,600, as The Strad ...

  • Charlie Siem first composition

    Charlie Siem records his first composition


    In this video, violinist Charlie Siem talks us through the experience of recording his first composition, ‘Canopy’, which was featured on his Sony Classics album ‘In The Stars.’

  • Kyung Wha Chung

    Kyung Wha Chung plays Schumann's Violin Sonata No 2 in 1997


    In this video from 1997, the 30th anniversary of her international debut, Kyung Wha Chung plays Schumann’s Violin Sonata No 2

  • Brian Paul Benning

    Brian Paul Benning plays a 1997 Viola d’amore


    Brian Paul Benning - Artist-in-Residence at the 65-year-old family-run business Benning Violins in Los Angeles, California - plays a Viola d’amore crafted by violinmaker Eric Benning in 1997.

  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja acting

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes on acting role in Karl Schwitters’s Ursonate


    In another life, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja might have been an actor, as demonstrated by this trailer for a film version of ‘Ursonate’, a sound poem by the early 20th-century German artist Karl Schwitters, in which Kopatchinskaja puts her acting talents to serious test.  

  • Olivier Babaz

    Olivier Babaz on bass and thumb pianos


    French jazz bassist Olivier Babaz has been experimenting with playing kalimba along with his double bass - here he combines two kalimbas, otherwise known as mbiras or thumb pianos, for an impressionistic arrangement of the Cole Porter standard ‘Night and Day’

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    Ray Chen: What do you do when your E-string breaks in a concert?


    In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either

  • Yo-Yo Ma Dartmouth

    Yo-Yo Ma makes speech after receiving honorary Dartmouth degree


    On Sunday 9th June, Dartmouth College awarded the cellist Yo-Yo Ma an honorary doctor of arts degree at its 2019 commencement. Here he is, immediately afterwards, delivering the main address and playing the cello to 11,000 attendees.

  • With Nicky Ask Nicky

    ‘With Nicky’ 12: Ask Nicky


    This week, ‘With Nicky’ becomes ‘Ask Nicky’ as Nicola Benedetti answers some of your questions. The violinist says: ‘After recording this, however, we realised I never actually answered the most asked question! - What is your shoulder rest? ‘The super duper attentive amongst you may have noticed a ...

  • Teo Gertler

    11-year-old Teo Gertler plays Mendelssohn


    The 11-year-old Slovak violin prodigy Teo Gertler plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto