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    Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov: 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov

    2019-02-07T17:15:00Z

    In this video from Dutch broadcaster NTR, cellist Laura van der Heijden performs at the Edison Klassiek Award ceremony with pianist Petr Limonov. They play the first of the 3 Morceaux by Anatoli Ljadov from their album ‘1948’, Van der Heijden’s debut recording, which focuses on music for ...

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    Walton: Johannesburg Festival Overture. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra

    2019-02-06T17:35:00Z

    Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra’s main orchestra, conducted by Robert Hodge, perform Walton, Johannesburg Festival Overture at the Music for Youth Proms, Royal Albert Hall in November 2018. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the UK and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019/20. Now ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 2: Developing Your Sound

    2019-02-05T12:00:00Z

    Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound. ...

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    The most exotic violin woods

    2019-02-04T17:46:00Z

    California-based electric violin maker John Jordan introduces us to some of his most exotic woods, ranging from the pricey Tasmanian tiger rose myrtle to the Swamp Kauri, which is dug up from bogs in New Zealand and is certified to be a minimum of 30000 years old. ...

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    Making a cello from carbon

    2019-01-29T13:45:00Z

    In this video Tim Duerinck demonstrates how to make a cello from carbon by hand. The music to the video is also performed on the carbon cello. To read his article investigating the possibilities of flax, carbon, aramid and more in violin making click here .

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    'With Nicky' 1: Back to Basics

    2019-01-29T12:00:00Z

    Kicking off the ‘With Nicky’ series this week, and our media partnership with Nicola Benedetti’s new video venture, it’s Back to Basics, in which the violinist delves further into the fundamentals of the violin and bow hold to develop comfort, flexibility and relaxation. See the full series here ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma duets with TM Krishna

    2019-01-28T10:53:00Z

    After a discussion on art and culture at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, what starts out as a performance of Bach’s Cello Suite No 3 in C Major ends up as a spontaneous duet between Yo-Yo Ma and the Carnatic music vocalist and social commentator TM Krishna. Ma was ...

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    Alastair Savage: A Red, Red Rose

    2019-01-25T15:56:00Z

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra violinist Alastair Savage is active on the Scottish folk scene too, and here performs fiddle tunes starting with one famously assosiated with Robert Burns’s lyric, ‘A Red, Red Rose’.

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    Diyang Mei plays viola arrangement of prelude from Bach's Cello Suite no.5

    2019-01-24T17:09:00Z

    Chinese violist Diyang Mei recently clinched first place in the viola section of the ARD Music Competition in Munich. ‘He is an imaginative interpreter,’ our correspondent Chloe Cutts wrote in her report of the final rounds and his performance of the Bartók concerto. ‘In his hands the ...

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    Frank Peter Zimmermann talks violins

    2019-01-22T17:57:00Z

    In this video, Frank Peter Zimmermann describes what it means to have a long-term relationship with your instrument, and how you know which violin is right for you.

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    5 extreme technical feats

    2019-01-21T19:27:00Z

    Musicians push themselves to the limit in the name of art, both in the concert hall and further afield

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    How to get a crisp sound out of your instrument

    2019-01-21T11:08:00Z

    In this video luthier Jacob von der Lippe shares one of the lesser-known tricks of the trade. And there’s more where this came from: The 5+1 common types of violin maker The most common types of violin makers, ep.2 ...

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    Séverine Ballon plays Rebecca Saunders' 'Solitude' for solo cello

    2019-01-18T15:52:00Z

    British composer Rebecca Saunders was this week awarded the €250,000 Ernst von Siemens Music prize, becoming the first female composer to win it in its 45-year history, and only the second woman overall after Anne-Sophie Mutter in 2008. This 2013 work was described in The Strad’s review of ...

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    Max Baillie: Cherubic Hymn by Tchaikovsky arranged for 8 violas

    2019-01-17T16:24:00Z

    ‘I had the idea that 8 violas playing together could sound like a choir, and so I started London Viola Sound,’ writes violinist and violist Max Baillie.  This arrangement was performed at the group’s first concert at Holy Trinity Brompton in London.

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    Two minutes with Leonidas Kavakos

    2019-01-16T17:04:00Z

    Leonidas Kavakos will be performing with Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre in London this Friday 18 January. In this video he talks London about performing in London and the musical chemistry he shares with Yuja Wang. Details on the upcoming concert here ...

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    Lauren Pierce plays Zigeunerweisen on double bass

    2019-01-16T15:41:00Z

    In this video from the Voertman Hall at the University of North Texas College of Music, Lauren Pierce performs her own arrangement of Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen for double bass and string orchestra. Credits: Joey Golan, Audio Engineer Weston Harris, Videographer Clay Couturiaux, Conductor ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach in globally sourced video

    2019-01-15T16:40:00Z

    In this video, Yo-Yo Ma explores the universal resonance of Bach through user-generated footage. The video integrates Ma’s performance of the Prélude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 with footage contributed in response to the prompt ‘Show the world how you express yourself and what brings your community together.’ ...

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    Renaud Capuçon plays at archaeological site

    2019-01-14T12:43:00Z

    On January 5th 2019, the French violinist Renaud Capuçon visited the archaeological site ‘Jabal Ikmah’ in Saudi Arabia. Here is the impromptu performance he gave there. 

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    Former Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel on Articulate with Jim Cotter

    2019-01-10T12:59:00Z

    Cellist David Finckel appears on the weekly US arts and culture magazine show Articulate with Jim Cotter, performing with his wife and regular collaborator, pianist Wu Han, and discussing his journey as a cellist. Playing the cello, he says, has always felt like ‘hitting a tennis ball right in the ...

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    Luca Ruggiero: Spreading varnish with the fingers

    2019-01-09T17:06:00Z

    The Italian luthier demonstrates his personal technique for applying varnish on a finished instrument