In association with The Strad magazine, Aspen Music Festival & School presents a six-part podcast series featuring interviews with leading string players talking about a moment of revelation from Aspen that changed their way of making music.

Violinist Sarah Chang shares a moment from her childhood when she first learnt what it means to be part of an orchestra ‘from the inside’: ‘It was the first time my eyes and ears had been opened to the chamber music aspect of playing with an orchestra.’

The six episodes will appear on The Strad’s YouTube channel (search for Stradmagazine) and will be linked to through weekly, every Thursday from January 16, and comprise the following episodes:

● Stefan Jackiw, ‘Write It Down!’

● Sarah Chang, ‘Bit Part, Big Night’

● Simone Porter, ‘Party!’

● Lynn Harrell, ‘My Father’s Son’

● Sylvia Rosenberg, ‘Piacevole’

● Gil Shaham, ‘Known Unknowns’

Visit and The Strad YouTube channel ‘Stradmagazine’.

Presented by James Inverne. Podcast editing by Timothy Burton. The podcasts feature short musical excerpts recorded at the festival, or by kind arrangement with Warner Classics, Canary Classics and others.

Next episode: Simone Porter, ‘Party!’, shown Thursday 6 February 2020.