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  • Nicola Benedetti and Rachel Podger

    Rachel Podger and Nicola Benedetti explore the physicality of playing the violin


    This is the final video of ‘Building Foundations’ Virtual Sessions, in which Nicola Benedetti shares a series of short interviews on the topic of physicality and psychology of playing with a variety of musicians. Here, Benedetti chats with violinist Rachel Podger about approaches to technique both physically and mentally, ...

  • Stephen Upshaw plays Lavinia by Errollyn Wallen

    Violist Stephen Upshaw plays Errollyn Wallen’s Lavinia


    The violist Stephen Upshaw plays Errollyn Wallen’s ‘LAVINIA’, commissioned for him by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and Riot Ensemble. Wallen says of her piece: ‘Based on the Ancient Greek character Lavinia, this piece seeks to convey the overwhelming and consuming nature of jealousy which most often grows ...

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Music & Maths: Baroque & Beyond with Marcus du Sautoy


    What is it that makes Stradivarius violins so special and unique? And what does Newton’s Cradle have to do with Baroque music? Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, presents a programme delving into the relationship between ...

  • Hyeyoon Park and Timothy Ridout at Beckenham & Bromley Festival

    Martinu’s Three Madrigals at the Bromley & Beckenham Festival


    Violinist Hyeyoon Park and Violist Timothy Ridout play Martinů’s Three Madrigals, H.313

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    Nigel Kennedy plays Mendelssohn aged 26


    There’s little sign of what was to come in this video of the crossover star performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in 1982

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    Ravel’s Vocalise en forme de Habanera played on double bass


    A performance by Queenslnd Symphony Orhcestra principal Phoebe Russell, taken from a new online resource for double bassists 

  • Rachel Barton Pine

    Concertos from the Inside: Rachel Barton Pine plays music by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges


    In January, the American violinist Rachel Barton Pine launched 24 in 24: Concertos from the Inside with RBP, a series in which she is performing 24 different violin concertos live and unaccompanied in 24 weeks. As part of the performance, she also delivers a pre-concert talk, and confides what she ...

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    Premiere of the Month: Amabile Quartet rehearse new work


    Ahead of their performance at Tokyo’s Hakuju Hall, the Amabile Quartet rehearse Dai Fujikura’s ‘Aquarius’ 

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    Lawrence Power plays Locked in C


    The latest in the British violist’s series of commisions is by Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür

  • Castallian String Quartet

    Castalian String Quartet plays Janácek’s Kreutzer Sonata


    As part of their concert for the Polyphonic Concert Club - a series of online concerts featuring Jennifer Pike, Colin Currie Quartet, I Fagiolini, Castalian String Quartet, Red Priest and Isata Kanneh-Mason - the Castalian String Quartet play the final movement of Janácek’s Kreutzer Sonata. The full concert is ...

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 aged 18


    The then-18-year-old American violinist Hilary Hahn plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Lorin Maazel in Munich in 1998. Read: How I warm up: Hilary Hahn Read: Hilary Hahn: ‘I find that speaking, thinking and sharing ideas is integral to the ...

  • Itzhak Perlman

    Prince Philip and the Queen listen to an Itzhak Perlman recital in 2007


    In tribute to Prince Philip, who died this morning, here is a video of the Duke of Edinburgh listening to a recital from Itzhak Perlman with the Queen in 2007, with George W. and Laura Bush sitting next to them. Prince Philip can be seen for the first 20 ...

  • Sylvia Pine

    9-year-old Sylvia Pine - daughter of Rachel Barton Pine - plays Meditation from Thais


    Violinist Sylvia Pine, age 9, from the United States, performs Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet. Recorded on March 15, 2021. On April 8, 2021, Sylvia was awarded First Prize in ‘The Music of Mediterranean Europe’ from London’s International Great Composers Competition. Accompaniment arranged and performed by violinist ...

  • Nicola Benedetti and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

    Nicola Benedetti talks to Sheku Kanneh-Mason


    As part of the ‘Building Foundations’ Virtual Sessions, the Benedetti Foundation will be sharing a series of short interviews on the topic of exploring the physicality and psychology of playing with a variety of musicians. In this video Nicola Benedetti chats with Sheku Kanneh-Mason about his relationship to technique, ...

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    David Garrett plays Smooth Criminal


    A live performance by the crossover legend of Michael Jackson’s classic hit

  • Roberts Balanas

    Interview with Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas


    In this interview Hannah Nepilova speaks to the Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas - a classically trained solo violinist who, since the start of lockdown, has been streaming his own virtuosic cover arrangements of non-classical pieces. Many have gone viral, including a cover of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ which was ...

  • Roberts Balanas

    Roberts Balanas plays Bobby Hebb on 6 string violin


    In this video the Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas, who has been broadcasting a series of virtuosic covers throughout lockdown, plays Bobby Hebb’s Sunny on a 6-string violin with loop pedal cover. Watch Interview with Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas Watch Elton John’s I’m still Standing - arranged for solo ...

  • Chloe Chua

    13-year-old Chloe Chua plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 2


    The 13-year-old violinist Chloe Chua - joint first-prize winner at the Menuhin Competition 2018 Junior Division - plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.2 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the ensemble’s Chief Conductor Hans Graf. The performance was recorded at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, on 17 October 2020. ...

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    David Garrett plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto aged 18


    Filmed just before Garrett took a break from the concert stage, this performance with the NDR Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Herbert Blomstedt 

  • Greta Mutlu

    ‘Gethsemane’ for violin solo by Deborah Pritchard


    In the lead-up to Easter the violinist Greta Mutlu plays Deborah Pritchard’s new solo violin piece ‘Gethsemane’, depicting the tranquility of the Garden of Gethsemane during the Passion story on Good Friday. Read ’Inside Colour’ for violin solo by Deborah Pritchard