Videos – Page 9

  • ElijahMcclainVigil

    String players hold peaceful vigil for Elijah McClain in Chicago


    The event on 11 July was dedicated to the 23-year-old black violinist, who died last summer, days after being placed in a choke-hold by police in Colorado

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    Augustin Hadelich plays both parts of Clara Schumann’s ‘Romance’


    Best known as a violinist, the talented musician has also been recording the piano parts in a series of online videos

  • Sky Dance

    Cellist Louise McMonagle performs Sky Dance


    As part of the Riot Ensemble’s first series of Zeitgeist commissions - a series of short pieces for lockdown written for Riot Ensemble’s soloists - cellist Louise McMonagle performs Ailie Robertson’s solo cello piece, Sky Dance.    

  • Science of Laughter

    Bach, the Universe & Everything: The Science of Laughter


    In this latest episode of ‘Bach, the Universe and Everything’, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Sunday morning series combining performances of Bach cantatas with talks from leading scientists, Neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott discusses the science of laughter and why we instinctively try to make each other laugh to ...

  • Stephen Upshaw

    Stephen Upshaw plays contemporary British viola music by recent graduates


    Originally due to be performed at The Hundred Years Gallery, this programme, featuring the American violist Stephen Upshaw, comprises a selection of contemporary solo British viola music. It includes Georgina Bowden’s Yaban Arilar (Wild Bees) and Heather Stephenson’s Passacaglia – two new commissions specifically written for ‘Into the Ocean’, an ...

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason's parents

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s parents on raising confident black classical musicans


    To tie in with the broadcast of BBC One’s Imagine…This House is Full of Music, Kadiatu and Stuart Kanneh-Mason, the parents of seven classical musicians (Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu) talk about life under lockdown, the importance of black role models, the Black Lives Matter movement and ...

  • VadimRepin

    Vadim Repin performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no.2


    The Russian violinist chooses the concerto for his Sentimental Work in the August issue

  • 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: ...