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    Young Irish string players perform Down by the Salley Gardens


    Based in Limerick, Ireland, Sing Out With Strings (SOWS) is an organisation that provides free long-term music teaching to children in areas of social and economic disadvantage. In a performance organised by the Limerick St Patrick’s Day Festival, the SOWS players are joined by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra ...

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    Violist Adrien La Marca talks to conductor and violinist Christoph Poppen during quarantine


    During his 21-day Hong Kong quarantine, the French violist Adrien La Marca spoke to the German conductor and violinist Christoph Poppen, who is in the same hotel, waiting to conduct a concert with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and La Marca on 27 March. Read: Christian-Pierre La Marca: Cello 360 ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma gives impromptu concert at a vaccination centre


    After receiving his second dose of the Covid vaccine, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma put on an impromptu concert at a vaccination centre in Massachusetts. He played Ave Maria and music from a Bach Cello Suite in the waiting room of the Berkshire Community College. Watch: Juilliard ...

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    Maxim Vengerov’s daughter Lisa interrupts live masterclass


    Maxim Vengerov’s pianist daughter makes an unexpected appearance during the filming of his live online masterclass

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    Double bassist François Rabbath demonstrates his crab technique


    In honour of François Rabbath, who turns 90 today, we are republishing content from our archive related to the French-Syrian double bassist

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    Esther Abrami and Alexandra Whittingham play Piazzolla’s Libertango


    Today is the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth. To celebrate, here is a video featuring violinist Esther Abrami and guitarist Alexandra Whittingham in a rendition of the composer’s Libertango. Read our feature marking the 100th anniversary of Piazzolla’s birth, with details on his life, and tips on ...

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    Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello - complete with mechanical toys


    Volinist Darragh Morgan and cellist Timothy Gill perform Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello in the middle of the night in a former cardboard factory in Dalston, East London. Directed by Jonathan Berman, the video ’lets the audience into a surreal, nocturnal dreamscape of Ravel’s love of wind-up, mechanical ...

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    Lech Antonio Uszynski plays Toccata and Fugue on the viola


    The Swiss-Polish violist Lech Antonio Uszynski plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor in a version for solo viola. Read: 5 reasons why I love playing viola transcriptions Read: Why we should all be violists

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    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 ...

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    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

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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