Ray Chen: What do you do when your E-string breaks in a concert?
In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either
The Strad Issue: April 2015Description: Heart-on-sleeve playing from a Boston-based string ensembleMusicians: A Far Cry, David Krakauer (clarinet)Composer: Beethoven, Golijov, Hildegard of Bingen, Sanlikol
Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved plays ‘Tom Mistress Fine’ from Tobias Hume’s The first part of Ayres for the Viole de Gamba alone published in London in 1605. Sheppard Skærved plays a c.1580 Brescian violin by an unknown maker, tuned down two tones (Eflat, Bflat, F, C). ...
In this video, Chloe Chua, joint 1st prize-winner of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor at the Atlanta Festival Academy Finale.