Videos – Page 8

  • TwoSetFilmMusic

    TwoSet Violin: Film music that has been inspired by classical music


    The Strad’s August 2020 issue cover stars, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen of TwoSet Violin, examine the similarities between famous film music scores and the classical music that has ‘inspired’ them. Read: ‘The one thing we’re grateful for is the amount of practice we did growing up’ – ...

  • Clayton Haslop interview

    Interview with two-fingered violinist Clayton Haslop


    This is an interview with the violinist Clayton Haslop about his struggles with Focal Dystonia, which lost him the use of two fingers on his left hand. A student of violinist Nathan Milstein, Haslop was concertmaster in the recording studios of Los Angeles for composers including James Horner and ...

  • Ida Haendel

    Ida Haendel plays informally in 2009


    In this video, the violinist, who died two weeks ago, plays informally at a 2009 social gathering, traversing much of the violin repertoire, including several violin concertos. Although the description states that she was 80 years old at the time, there is some uncertainty as to her year of birth, ...

  • Orchestra of the Swan

    Orchestra of the Swan plays David Bruce’s Swanning Around


    This is the world premiere performance of ‘Swanning Around’ by David Bruce, performed and recorded at home by Orchestra of the Swan during the Covid-19 Lockdown 2020. It was commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan with funds provided by Arts Council England. As the orchestra is freelance and has lost ...

  • TogetherChaconne

    Youth Music Culture Guangdong presents Together Chaconne


    Together Chaconne began as a project to connect Youth Music Culture Guangdong faculty and alumni worldwide during the quarantine. This arrangement uses the bassline from Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin in D minor, over which many different YMCG musicians improvise, contributing their own sounds and styles. Evelyn Brandes (USA) composed ...

  • Damaris Silva

    Chilean nurse plays violin to coronavirus patients


    Damaris Silva, a 26-year-old Chilean nurse on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, has gained attention for playing the violin to sick patients and tired staff after her shift has ended. Twice a week at 6pm, Silva returns to the ward where some COVID-19 patients have spent weeks ...

  • MiruHirokawa

    8-year-old Miu Hirokawa performs Mozart for Leonid Kogan International Competition


    The young Japanese violinist shares first prize in her age category for this YouTube submission

  • Brantelid

    Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar on Stradivarius cello


    The performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy was recorded in 2019

  • Ida Haendel

    Documentary about Ida Haendel


    In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are republishing archive content related to the late violinist, who died last week

  • Malin Broman

    One performer plays Mendelssohn’s Octet


    The Swedish violinist Malin Broman plays Mendelssohn’s String Octet - all by herself!

  • Kronos Quartet

    Inside the album: Kronos Quartet’s Black Angels


    On Monday (29 June) the Kronos Quartet and Nonesuch Records released this short documentary film by Robert Edridge-Waks to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Black Angels . The iconic album opens with the titular work by American composer George Crumb, which led violinist David Harrington to form Kronos 47 ...

  • Israel Philharmonic

    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Global Gala 2020


    The virtual concert on 28 June was the victim of a cyberattack but can now be seen in its entirety

  • UnitedStrings

    United Strings of Europe give one of the UK’s first post-lockdown concerts


    On 24 June the United Strings of Europe performed at the Fidelio Cafe in London, in one of the UK’s first post-lockdown concerts. The performers were: Julian Azkoul, violin Ariel Lang, violin Elitsa Bogdanova, viola Raphael Lang, cello Vera Pereira, bass On the programme was: ...

  • Clayton Haslop

    Two fingered violinist plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto


    A student of violinist Nathan Milstein, Clayton Haslop was concertmaster in the recording studios of Los Angeles for composers including James Horner and Michael Giacchino. His violin solos can be heard in films including Ratatouille and Up . But Haslop also struggled with Focal Dystonia, leaving him with ...

  • RayChen

    Ray Chen compares a $69 factory-made violin with a $10m Stradivari


    ’Even on the open strings you can tell the difference. The Strad has this resonance, clarity and warmth’ Violinist Ray Chen compares a $69 factory-made violin with the 1735 ’Samazeuilh’ Stradivari violin worth around $10m. Watch: Ray Chen: What do you do when your E-string breaks in a ...

  • Lawrence Power

    Lockdown commissions 2: Lawrence Power plays Garth Knox’s Quartet for One


    In the second of his ‘lockdown commissions’ performances, filmed in and on top of iconic empty venues, violist Lawrence Power plays Garth Knox’s Quartet for One, filmed in an empty Southbank Centre.

  • Schubert piano sonata sextet

    Pforte plays string sextet arrangement of Schubert piano sonata


    In this video, players from Pforte - a group that combines chamber music with philosophy, literature and theatre - perform a Schubert’s Piano Sonata op.78, D 894 in an arrangement by François Poly for string sextet. The performance, featuring violinists Mohamed Hiber and Elene Meipariani, violists Klaus Christa and ...

  • concierto_bioceno_03_0

    Quartet performs to audience of 2,292 plants


    The members of the UceLi Quartet performed at Barcelona’s iconic Liceu opera house, filled with ficus trees, palms and Swiss cheese plants

  • SternWieniawski

    Violinist Isaac Stern plays Wieniawski Polonaise no.1 in 1955


    Isaac Stern performs Wieniawski’s Polonaise no.1 in D major on the Jack Benny Program with pianist Alexander Zakin in 1955. Read: ‘He could hear and see talent, and he loved it’ - Pinchas Zukerman remembers Isaac Stern Read: ‘My father hated competitions’: David Stern at the Shanghai Isaac Stern ...

  • Jamie Violin

    Oxford Philharmonic At Home


    The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra goes online during lockdown with #OPatHome, a six-week video series of entertaining and resourceful virtual music-making for primary school children. In the series, members of the Orchestra introduce their instruments, tell stories, perform musical excerpts, and suggest interactive activities to do at home, even if you ...