• 'Rising'

    ‘Rising’ by Antonia Luxem: a film exploring our relationship with space in lock-down


    ‘Rising’ explores our longing for human connection alongside our relationship with space during a locked-down world. Directed by Antonia Luxem, it features Marie Astrid Mence (Ballet Black) with Maxine Kwok (First Violin, London Symphony Orchestra) performing a new composition by composer Darren Bloom. Watch: Juilliard students ‘do’ Bolero with ...

  • Pekka Kuusisto

    Pekka Kuusisto performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra


    In this concert, which was broadcast live yesterday (27 November 2020), Pekka Kuusisto performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in an all-British programme. Other solo performers include tenor Allan Clayton and horn-player Alec Frank-Gemmill. Watch: Pekka Kuusisto: Kreutzer 2 whole bow Watch: Pekka Kuusisto: bowing exercie for ...

  • 1580c Gasparo da Salo╠Ç double bass

    The Strad Calendar 2021: Gasparo da Salò double bass c.1580


    The workmanship of this bass is typical of Gasparo, with the distinctive double purfling and long, widely set f-holes

  • Janine Jansen

    Janine Jansen and Gustavo Dudamel on the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto


    ‘For me it is the perfect piece – it has everything in it,’ says Janine Jansen in this video, in which she and conductor Gustavo Dudamel talk about Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Read: Documentary about Janine Jansen Read:  Janine Jansen gives socially-distanced performance of Mendelssohn  

  • Xuanhan Xu

    Xuanhan Xu, winner of Pablo Casals International Award 2020, performs for competition audition


    In this final audition video for the Pablo Casals International Award 2020, the competition winner, 16-year-old Xuanhan Xu, performs JS Bach’s Cello Suite No.3 and the first movement of Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129. Read: Winners announced for Pablo Casals International Award

  • Patrick Dexter

    Irish cellist Patrick Dexter gives lockdown performance against scenic backdrop


    The Irish cellist Patrick Dexter, from County Mayo, has been giving regular performances outside in his backyard since the beginning of lockdown in March, playing music ranging from Schubert to traditional Irish folksongs. For more videos of Dexter performing, follow him on YouTube . ...

  • Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti and friends play Ernest Bloch’s Prayer


    In this video, Nicola Benedetti and musical colleagues play a new arrangement by the Ayoub Sisters of Ernest Bloch’s ‘Prayer’ (originally composed in 1924 for Cello and Piano) - commissioned by the luxury furniture-making company Maker Son in support of The Benedetti Foundation. This performance also features Yume Fujise ...

  • GTMF on location

    Grand Teton Music Festival on location: New York


    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 St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue, New York on 12 November, with a programme ...

  • Teyber Trio

    Teyber Trio plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations


    The Teyber Trio (violinist Tim Crawford, violist Tim Ridout and cellist Tim Posner)) plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Read: Life Lessons: Timothy Ridout

  • ex-Rouse Stradivari

    Auner Quartett violinist plays ‘ex Rouse-Boughton’ Stradivari


    the Auner Quartett from Vienna recently received two more Instruments from the National Bank of Austria, a Giovanni Grancino cello (‘ex Piatti’, - ‘ex Dunlop’, Milano 1706); and an Antonio Stradivari violin (‘ex Rouse-Boughton’, Cremona 1698). In this video, one of the group’s violinists - Barbara de Menezes ...

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn singing and playing violin


    A short clip of the American violinist accompanying herself on the violin by singing. Read: Hilary Hahn begins year-long sabbatical Read: Advice I’d give my younger self: violinist Hilary Hahn

  • Kanneh-Masons play Saint-Saens

    Kanneh-Masons play Carnival of the Animals


    The Kanneh-Mason family play the finale from Saint-Säens’s Carnival of the Animals

  • Marin Alsop

    ‘I’ve certainly never had musicians disrobe down to their skin in rehearsals’ – Marin Alsop


    The conductor breaks down orchestra scenes from movies and tv and determines how realistic they are

  • Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti introduces the Global Violin Sessions


    In this video, Nicola Benedetti introduces the Global Violin Sessions: A Cultural Exchange Part 1, her new venture with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Benedetti Foundation which takes participants on a musical journey around the world. Read: Benedetti Foundation presents the Global Violin Sessions  

  • Nimrod Borenstein and Simone Gramaglia

    Composer Nimrod Borenstein talks about using illustrated notation in his new string quartet


    Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Quartetto di Cremona is releasing ‘Italian Postcards’, a new recording of quartets inspired by Italy from non-Italian composers. In this video, the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia speaks to Nimrod Borenstein - the only living composer on the recording - about the latter’s work, in ...

  • Lawrence Power

    Lockdown commissions 5: Lawrence Power plays Martyn Brabbins’s Matchless Space


    In this, the fifth of ten videos filmed in and around empty iconic venues, violist Lawrence Power plays Martyn Brabbins’s ‘Matchless Space’ in the London Coliseum. Brabbins says: I was inspired to write ‘Matchless Space’ by the truly matchless viola playing of Lawrence Power, with whom I have enjoyed ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Anne-Sophie Mutter plays John Williams at the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 awards


    The violinist plays John Williams’s ‘Nice to be around’ from ‘Cinderella Liberty’ at this year’s socially-distanced Opus Klassik Awards. Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter calls on German government to help musicians Watch: Anne-Sophie Mutter gives a socially-distanced Beethoven performance Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested positive for coronavirus

  • Stamford Symphony Virtual Gala Concert

    Stamford Symphony Gala Concert


    Stamford Symphony’s first-ever Virtual Gala Concert, streamed live on 24 October 2020, featured violinist Pinchas Zukerman performing Bach’s violin concerto in A minor, and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, performing ‘Les Larmes de Jacqueline’. Amanda Forsyth reveals her Sentimental Work in the November issue of The Strad. To ...

  • Gregor Piatigorsky

    Gregor Piatigorsky live in concert


    This is the only video of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky in a live concert performance. It was made in 1957 and features the cellist playing the Walton Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Malcom Sargent. Read: Great Cellists: Gregor Piatigorsky Read: My Heroes: Mischa Maisky on Mstislav ...

  • Alexandra Conunova

    Alexandra Conunova plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons


    In this video from 2015, the violinist plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Orchestra International de Genève. To read her latest piece, ‘5 reasons why Vivaldi inspires me’, click here . Alexandra Conunova will release a new Vivaldi recording of Four Seasons with Aparté , out on ...