The Strad Directories
Violinist Ray Chen warms up with an excerpt from the second movement of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in July 2016.
Watch: Ray Chen's violin swapping Bach Double Concerto encore
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
From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video of Ray Chen performing Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, lead by Candida Thompson.
Watch Nicola Benedetti perform Fiddle Dance Suite at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday 26 January.
Violinist Stefan Jackiw recalls an unusual assignment he received from legendary Aspen teacher Dorothy DeLay
Pinchas Zukerman presents this 1987 documentary about Stradivari, also featuring Yo-Yo Ma Anne-Sophie Mutter and Charles Beare.
Augustin Hadelich plays Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata for solo violin No. 4 in E minor, dedicated to Fritz Kreisler. This performance was filmed live in concert in Grünwald, Germany, on December 11 2018.
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