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  • Camille Thomas

    Camille Thomas performs Purcell in the Louvre


    Camille Thomas plays ‘When I am Laid in Earth’ from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in an empty Louvre. The video is part of the Franco-Belgian cellist’s project which has seen her playing in various empty museums during the Covid-19 crisis. Watch: Camille Thomas plays Fazil Say’s ...

  • DegoCannone

    Francesca Dego plays Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’ violin


    Our March 2021 cover star Francesca Dego speaks about performing on Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ of 1743 - and shares clips of herself playing the rarely accessed instrument

  • Brett Yang and Eddy Chen

    TwoSet Violin open up about mental health


    Eddy Chen and Brett Yang of TwoSet Violin open up on the subject of mental health in order to help fellow musicians with similar struggles. The violin internet comedy duo say: ’We’re not experts in mental health, but as musicians who have experienced mental health issues, we hope by ...

  • GTMF on location

    Grand Teton Music Festival On Location: Salt Lake City


    This concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival on location series (a 5-concert digital chamber music series featuring small ensembles, recorded and produced remotely in the home cities of Festival Orchestra musicians ) was held at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah on 25 February, with a ...

  • Patagonia Express

    Claudio and Oscar Bohórquez and Gustavo Beytelmann play Piazzolla


    To mark the 100th centenary of the Argentinian tango legend, Astor Piazzolla, brothers Claudio and Oscar Bohórquez are releasing an album together with Piazzolla’s contemporary and ensemble colleague Gustavo Beytelmann – Piazzolla: Patagonia Express – on the Berlin Classics label. In this video, they play one of the featured ...

  • Alexander Hersh

    Alexander Hersh plays the serenade from Debussy’s Sonata for Piano and Cello


    In this video - the second in a series fusing music and narrative - cellist Alexander Hersh plays the serenade from Debussy’s Cello and Piano with pianist Victor Asunción. Hersh says: ‘With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve come to regard beautifully conceived and filmed classical music videos as ...

  • Nicholas Gold

    Cellist Nicholas Gold plays The Swan in the snow


    In the video, the American cellist Nicholas Gold plays Saint-Saëns’s The Swan in the snow. Gold says: ‘my friend convinced me to go outside and play the cello in this rare snow storm in Nashville, TN. You can obviously hear the cello pegs fall and I said ...

  • Alexander Hersh

    Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano: a film fusing music and narrative


    In this video - the first in a series fusing music and narrative - cellist Alexander Hersh plays Debussy’s Cello and Piano with pianist Victor Asunción. Hersh says: ‘With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve come to regard beautifully conceived and filmed classical music videos as an existential imperative ...

  • Viktoria Mullova

    Viktoria Mullova plays Mozart in 1989


    In this video the Soviet-born violinist Viktoria Mullova plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5 with Das Württembergische Kammerorchester Heilbronn under Jörg Faerber in 1989 - just a few years after escaping from the Soviet Union at the age of 23. Watch: Viktoria Mullova plerforms Bach Violin Concertos ...

  • AnneSophie14

    Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Mendelssohn aged 14


    Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Gerd Albrecht in 1978 at the age of 14. Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter on Herbert von Karajan and John Williams Read: ‘Extremes of constant vibrato or none at all do not solve musical problems,’ says violinist Anne-Sophie ...

  • Dan Flanagan

    Dan Flanagan plays Shadow Breaking: a piece inspired by a painting


    In this video, violinist Dan Flangan plays Shadow Breaking, a new piece by Nathaniel Stookey. It’s part of a lockdown project for Flanagan, who has commissioned 16 composers to write solo violin pieces for him, each inspired by a painting in the violinist’s collection. The composers include Libby ...

  • Chinese New Year

    Musical Postcard: Lunar New Year


    A musical postcard from violist Hsin-Yun Huang to celebrate Chinese New Year. Music: Bloch Suite 1919 Dancer: Su-Chen Cuff Viola: Hsin-Yun Huang Piano: Lucas Amory   Read: Why we should all be violists

  • Schoenberg Phantasy

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Joonas Ahonen play Schoenberg


    The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Joonas Ahonen play Schoenberg’s Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Op.47 in August 2020 as part of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.   Read: ‘Now I am completely mad’ – Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire

  • The Black Mirror

    The Lysander Piano Trio plays Jakub Ciupinski’s Black Mirror


    In this music video, the Lysander Piano Trio (violinist Itamar Zorman, cellist Michael Katz and pianist Liza Stepanova) plays Jakub Ciupinski’s Black Mirror from their new album: mirrors. Film by Sara Pettinella // Little Comb Productions Watch: Carducci Quartet plays Philip Glass’s String Quartet No.5 with drummer Cristián ...

  • Camille Thomas

    Camille Thomas plays Fazil Say’s ‘Never Give Up’


    The Belgian cellist plays Fazil Say’s Concerto For Cello Orchestra (II. Terror - Elegy From ‘Never Give Up’) with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Stéphane Denève. Read: Sentimental Work: Camille Thomas

  • Hadelich Duo

    Augustin Hadelich plays Chevalier de Saint-Georges


    The violinist performed and wrote about de Saint-George’s music as part of a lockdown exploration of neglected works by Black composers

  • HilaryHahnAI

    Hilary Hahn premieres ‘out of body’ by composer David Lang using AI software


    The work is part of the project which bridges the gap between culture and AI technology to find a common language

  • Maxim Vengerov

    Maxim Vengerov plays Shostakovich in 1996


    The violinist plays Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 aged 22 in 1996, with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cologne, conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays Ernst’s Variations on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays with his daughter Polina Watch: Maxim Vengerov plays with his ...

  • Julia Fischer

    Julia Fischer plays Saint-Saëns’s Havanaise aged 12


    The German violinist plays Saint-Saëns’s Havanaise aged 12 in 1996, accompanied by the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa under Luís Izquierdo. The video also includes footage of Fischer practising violin, playing hockey, and sitting with her fellow class members at school. Read: Sentimental Work: Julia Fischer Read: Julia Fischer founds ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    A 21-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major in 1985


    In this video, made in March 1985, a 21-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major with the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE under Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez. Watch: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mozart in a modern art museum during lockdown Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter signs with new ...