Videos – Page 4

  • A Dust in Time

    A Dust in Time: a sneak peek


    On Sunday 13 December at 4pm, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will present the digital release of ‘A Dust in Time’, Huang Ruo’s musical meditation on how the pandemic has affected our lives. This is a preview clip of that filmed performance. To read Kate Suthers’s blog about recording ...

  • GTMF On Location

    Grand Teton Music Festival on location: Chicago


    This second 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 in Chicago and features music for brass ensemble. Watch: Grand Teton Music ...

  • The Lark Ascending

    Violinist Jennifer Pike and broadcaster Andrew Green discuss The Lark Ascending


    Ahead of her performance of The Lark Ascending at Shirehampton Public Hall on Tuesday 15 December 2020, marking the centenary of the work’s premiere, violinist Jennifer Pike speaks to writer and broadcaster Andrew Green about the background to the work’s composition. Green also talks to guests about the real-life skylark. ...

  • Itzhak Perlman

    Itzhak Perlman pays a musical tribute to Beethoven for his birthday


    In this video Itzhak Perlman plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as a tribute for the composer’s birthday. Read: Never practise for more than five hours per day, says violinist Itzhak Perlman Watch: A comparison: Itzhak Perlman plays Mendelssohn in 1983 and 2011

  • Winter Wonderland Concert Artists Guild

    Concert Artists Guild winners cover Winter Wonderland


    This arrangement of Winter Wonderland by Brandon Ilaw features the winners of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh competition. The performers include Geneva Lewis (violin/vocals), Ariel Horowitz (violin), Gabriel Martins (cello), Britton-René Collins (percussion), Ken Kubota (cello), Mitch Lyon (cello) and Brandon Ilaw (percussion/vocals). Read: Cellist and violinist win ...

  • Sara Zeneli

    Sara Zeneli plays ‘il Cremonese’ Stradivari at the Museo del Violino


    In this video the violinist Sara Zeneli plays Monti’s Csárdás on the 1715 A.Stradivari ‘il Cremonese’ in the Chamber Hall of the Museo del Violino in Cremona. Read: Innovative solutions: Postcard from Cremona Read: 1734 Stradivari violin ‘Willemotte’: Late… but worth the wait

  • Nola Nicholas and Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin getting married


    In this brief video, we can see footage from Yehudi Menuhin’s wedding to his first wife Nola Nicholas. The wedding took place at Caxton Hall in 1938, when Menuhin was 21 years old. Read: How did Yehudi Menuhin’s interpretations evolve over his lifetime?

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto with no accompaniment


    In this video, part of the series ‘Hahn Solo’, in which Hilary Hahn performs the solo violin part of some of her favourite concertos with no piano or orchestral accompaniment, the violinist plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. She hopes that, by hearing the parts separately, the audience will pick up on ...

  • Jackie

    New Jacqueline du Pré opera set to tour


    ’We’ll Never Let You Down’ brings together music by three Dutch composers

  • Dextra Musica

    An advent musical greeting from Dextra Musica


    Every day at 11.30am, throughout the month of December, Dextra Musica are sending a small advent greeting, featuring instruments from its collection, at: julekalender Today’s greeting comes from Sonoko Miriam Welde and Dextra’s Gagliano violin.

  • Eleanor Corr

    Eleanor Corr, Royal Overseas League Gold Medalist, plays Grieg’s Violin Sonata


    This month saw violinist Eleanor Corr win the Gold Medal and first prize of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, receiving £20,000. This is the first violinist to win the top award since 2016. In this video, Corr plays Grieg’s Violin Sonata for the competition final.

  • Gareth Davies LSO

    The Spell and the Promise - a lock-down video with dancers


    Directed by Lexi Kiddo, ‘The Spell The Promise’ plays like a contemporary fairytale. The performance partners Gareth Davies (Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra) with dancers Faye Stoeser and Salomé Pressac, responding to composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman’s new and original composition. This is the second of two films ...

  • '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 ...

  • 1707 Stradivari Rivaz Baron Gutmann

    The Strad Calendar 2021: Antonio Stradivari 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ violin


    The ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ is a powerful instrument, made from a beautiful single piece of deeply figured maple

  • 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 ...