All Video articles – Page 25

  • Faking It

    How to Fake in Orchestra


    Faking it: the great taboo of orchestral playing. Here’s how to do it safely and efficiently.

  • Itzhak Perlman Late Show

    Itzhak Perlman returns to the stage of his US debut


    60 years after making his US debut as a 13-year-old prodigy on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, Itzhak Perlman returns to the same stage for ’The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’

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    Hungarian Dance no.5 arranged for cello & piano – Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud


    Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud perform their own transcription of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no.5, originally written for violin and piano. The duo has recorded the whole set of dances along with the composer’s two cello sonatas. The Strad review reads: ‘The players’ idiomatic arrangements of six of Brahms’s ...

  • Stella

    The 1707 'Stella' Stradivarius


    Our 2019 calendar brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari, all of which were on display at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, where the video below was taken. Text by Alessandra Barabaschi 

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    Ottawa Symphony experiments with 3D printed instruments


    The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra ‘3D String Theory’ project is culminating with a performance on Sunday 4 November. ‘To explore the new creative possibilities that technology brings to music, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Ottawa violin maker Charline Dequincey, Creadditive designer Laurent Lacombe and the Industrial Technology Centre in ...

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    Scottish Ensemble & Andersson Dance: Prelude – skydiving from a dream


    As a follow-up to their first collaboration Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia , Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance will be premiering a new piece based around Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue , Bach’s Art of Fugue and Lutosławski’s Preludes. ‘Fusing music and movement, musician and dancer, Prelude – skydiving ...

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason Andrew Marr

    Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason on the Andrew Marr Show


    The musical siblings talk Shostakovich, Jacqueline du Pré and friendly sibling competition with Andrew Marr, before playing the second movement of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata. 

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    Paulo Cello Competition winner Brannon Cho plays Bach


    In this video from the final of the Paulo Cello Competition in Finland, American cellist and first prizewinner Brannon Cho perfoms the Allemande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.6 as an encore after the concerto final Read: Paulo Cello Competition names winner

  • Gautier Capuçon and the cello section of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

    Gautier Capuçon & Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester cellos


    Gautier Capuçon and the cello section of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester perform the ‘Requiem’ from Anne Wilson’s Lament (originally for solo cello with cello quartet)

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    The Strad Calendar 2019: the ‘Kustendyke’ Stradivarius of 1699


    Our 2019 calendar brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari, all of which were on display at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, where the video below was taken. Description by Alessandra Barabaschi 

  • Rachel Barton Pine

    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine in duet with her daughter


    In this video from American Public Media’s ‘Performance Today’, Rachel Barton Pine performs with a budding violinist: her 7-year-old daughter, Sylvia

  • Dan Zhu Da Vinci Stradivarius

    Dan Zhu plays the 1714 'Da Vinci' Stradivarius surrounded by 20 other Strads


    Dan Zhu plays the 1714 ‘Da Vinci’ Stradivarius at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, just before he performs Bach’s Chaconne in concert on the same violin.

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    Massed cellos play James Brown at New Directions Cello Festival


    This video was made on 15 July at the final concert of the New Directions Cello Festival Köln 2018 at the WDR-Funkhaus Köln. The arrangemend of James Brown’s ‘I Feel Good’ is by festival co-director Gunther Tiedemann. The soloists are Rupert Gillett and Veit Steinmann

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    A modular 3D printed violin which actually sounds... ok


    David Perry plays a traditional construction violin alongside the 3D printed Hovalin and two of his new Modular Fiddles. Perry first came to The Strad’s attention a few years ago when he developed the F-F-Fiddle, the first 3D printed electric violin that anyone could download and print (anyone with ...

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    String orchestra rehearsal progress: Dvořák's Serenade for Strings


    Josef Špaček – violinist and associate artist of the Czech Philharmonic – rehearses the Allegro vivace from Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings with students of the Royal Academy of Music. This video is the first play-through of the piece in the rehearsal, which you can contrast to the final play-through ...

  • Lisa Batiashvili and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

    Lisa Batiashvili and Sheku Kanneh-Mason in duet


    Lisa Batiashvili and Sheku Kanneh-Mason play the ‘Cinema Paradiso Love Theme’ in duet at the Opus Klassik awards in Berlin on Sunday October 14th.

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    Interview with Sheku Kanneh-Mason


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason talks about performing at the Royal Wedding and the need for diversity in classical music.

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    Joseph Joachim Competition live stream


    The preliminary rounds of the 10th edition of the triennial Joseph Joachim Violin Competition start on Saturday 13 October at 10am (German time). Bookmark this page to watch the live stream of the entire event. The competition, which takes place over 16 days at the University of Music, ...

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    ITV News report on concert featuring WWI violin


    A violin which belonged to a soldier who died in the trenches of the Somme was featured in the premiere of The Great War Symphony by Patrick Hawes. Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, the symphony received its first performance at London’s ...

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    Long-serving orchestral cellist in Spain takes to busking after losing leg


    This video comes from Spanish newspaper La Vox de Galicia , based in A Coruña, which reported the story of cellist Vladimir von Litvikh. Born in Saint Petersburg in 1967, he joined the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia when it was founded in 1992 and remained in post until ...