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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason meets Rostropovich's Cellos


    Ahead of Sotheby’s sale Rostropovich Vishnevskaya (November 28th),  Sheku Kanneh-Mason went to the auctioning house to try out three of the cellos belonging to his musical hero.   

  • The Woodland Cellist

    Nicolas Cherniavsky makes music in the woods


    In this video cellist Nicolas Cherniavsky explains why playing in the forest is unlike playing in any other space, and describes the ways in which the music reflects the qualities of the wood.

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    Santiago Cañón Valencia plays Bach Chaconne cello transcription


    Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia, who was recently presented with the 2018 János Starker Award  here performs his own transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2. This video was made at the Luis Angel Arango Hall in Bogotá on 13 August 2017.

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    The Essence of a Sound: luthier Hans Johannsson at TEDx Reykjavik


    Icelandic violin maker Hans Johannsson gives a talk exploring ‘a fascinating juxtaposition of an age-old traditional craft on the one hand and the pursuit of science and technology on the other’, filmed at a TEDx event at the Tjarnarbíó theatre in Reykjavik on 4 November. The listing for the ...

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    Nicolas Altstaedt plays Sarabande from first cello suite


    German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 in G at the Bimhuis Amsterdam This is an excerpt from the 29 November 2015 edition of ‘Vrije Geluiden’ (Free Sounds), a programme on Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. More on:  

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    How many luthiers does it take to make two violins in a week?


    This video follows the week-long process of making two new violins for the Royal Northern College of Music instrument collection during its Strings Festival in March 2018. Luthiers Kai-Thomas Roth, William Castle, Marc Soubeyran and Tibor Szemmelveisz collaborated on building two violins between 2 and 8 March, one based ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma Armistice Centenary

    Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach to dignitaries


    The cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No 5 to world leaders in Paris on Sunday as part of the events marking the centenary of the Armistice.

  • Florian Leonhard

    Documentary on Florian Leonhard


    Florian Leonhard, the world-renowned maker and restorer of fine violins, tells his story, with contributions from Leonidas Kavakos and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Filmed at Leonhard’s workshop in London.

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    David Leonard Wiedmer and Léa Trombert in comic promo


    Léa Trombert and David Leonard Wiedmer, who share a workshop in Lyon , France, star in what starts looking like a standard promotional video. David Leonard Wiedmer won a number of medals at the 2018 VSA Competition , including Gold for violin, Gold for cello (in collaboration with Damien ...

  • Ray Chen

    Ray Chen plays Paganini in the first round of Menuhin Competition 2008


    For Ray Chen, the 2008 Menuhin Competition which turbo boosted his career started here, with Paganini’s Caprice no.5. Chen, then 19, won the event before going on to also win the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.

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    Tianyou Ma performs at Music for Youth Proms 2018


    Chinese violinist Tianyou Ma performing at the Music for Youth Proms lunchtime concert on Tuesday 6 November. Ma was a prizewinner at the 2018 Menuhin Competition , winning 4th Prize and the Bach Prize. Music for Youth is an organisation that gives more than 40,000 children performing ...

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    New Greenpeace campaign featuring violinist Pekka Kuusisto


    Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is featured in Greenpeace’s latest film as part of its campaign to protect the Great Northern Forest. ‘Forests have always been a source of inspiration in art, but nowadays they are becoming more and more a source of worry and sadness too, as we see ...

  • Mischa Maisky

    Teaser for Mischa Maisky documentary


    A teaser for a documentary about cellist Mischa Maisky, the great ’performing animal’, to be released in 2020. Featuring contributions from Maxim Vengerov, Evgeny Kissin, Valery Gergiev and others.

  • 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 ...

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    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.