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    Noa Wildschut: trailer for her first album for Warner Classics


    Noa Wildschut, the dutch 16-year-old violinist who signed to Warner Classics last year , has released her first album for the label, including Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.5, the ‘Turkish’.    

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    The Tokyo String Quartet plays the finale of Haydn's op.77, no.1


    Following news that the quartet of Stradivari instruments once owned by Paganini has now passed to the Quartetto di Cremona, in this video from 2013 we can see previous custodians the Tokyo Quartet playing them in the ensemble’s final season.

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    Balanas sisters play Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia


    Violinist Kristine Balanas, 27, and cellist sister Margarita,23, perform the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia at the Great Guild in Riga. The sisters from Latvia are based in the UK where both studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Video by Kaspars Kambars  

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    Kyung Wha Chung plays Sarasate's Caprice Basque op.24


    A brief interview followed by a performance by Kyung Wha Chung, aged 22, in her first British TV appearance in 1970. Chung’s big break in the UK had come earlier that year, when she substituted for Itzhak Perlman in a concert with the London Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim, ...

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    James Ehnes plays Hora Staccato by Grigoraș Dinicu, arr. Heifetz


    In this video from 2008, James Ehnes plays Hora Staccato , the showpiece by Romanian composer Grigoraș Dinicu, as arranged by Heifetz. As the name suggests, its challenges lie in fast staccato notes both up- and down-bow. The piece features on Ehnes’s CD/DVD Homage released on Onyx Classics, ...

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    Mikyung Sung plays the Gigue from Hans Fryba's Suite im Alten Stil


    In this informal backstage video from June, Mikyung Sung, a finalist at this year’s Bradetich Foundation Competition , plays the Gigue from Hans Fryba’s Suite im Alten Stil. Sung studied at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul and at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

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    The lark descending – nudist viola player plays during naked sky dive


    Australian violist Glen Donnelly’s stunt is raising money for body image charities

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    Lena Yokohama plays Vivaldi on newly restored 1749 Santo Serafin violin


    In this video at the Violin Museum, Cremona (Museo del Violino), Japanese violinist Lena Yokohama plays a 1749 Santo Serafin violin. The museum has been coordinating the violin’s restoration on behalf of the Russian state collection, with Cremona-based luthiers Bruce Carlson and Bernard Neumann carrying out the work over ...

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    Upton Bass: Laminated or Solid Double Bass Ribs?


    ’When you get inside an old old instrument, you’ve got grafted pieces of wood, you’ve got linen cloth… it’s essentially bad plywood’.  Gary Upton of Upton Bass in Mystic, Connecticut, explains the benefits of plywood ribs on a double bass.

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    Music Of The Mind - a short film about music and the brain


    In this partly dramatised short film based on true events, a violinist brain damaged in an accident nearly 30 years ago is given the opportunity to take part in music making through new technology developed by Plymouth University and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London. Rosemary Johnson was ...

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    Stéphane Grappelli live in 1978


    In this video from 1978, legendary French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli plays live on Canadian television talk show 90 Minutes Live

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    Nuno Santos Violin - A Violin In The Most Unlikely Places


    Portuguese violinist and surfer Nuno Santos has been taking his violin out into the giant waves at Nazaré – or rather a series of violins, since they don’t always survive intact. The Strad doesn’t condone putting a violin in the sea, whether it is cheap and mass-produced or not. ...

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    Ray Chen's comedy videos - vol.2


    A compilation of funnies from the Taiwanese-Australian violin virtuoso, featuring turns from Daniel Hope, conductor Cristian Macelaru and others

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    Parody video: how to be a classical musician


    Step 4: Practise....for the rest of your life' 'Step 8: Avoid acquiring a pretentious European accent' CBC Music presents a tongue-in-cheek video guide on how to be a classical musician, produced by IFHT . Watch: Opera Five spoofs Air Canada’s musical instrument policy

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    New study suggests that judgement of music competitions is led more by sight than sound


    New research into how music competition performances are evaluated suggests that what judges see matters more than what they hear. Scientists at University College London set out to test the general consensus that sound is the most important element in judging a musical performance. The ...