Instrument - Violin

Arnaud Sussmann © Carlin Ma
Arnaud Sussmann
© Carlin Ma
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OsloShostakovich: Violin Concerto no. 2

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Hans Petter Mæhle; Anders Nilsson
December 2017
Evening performance
Matinee performance
The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
18 April 2018
Finals: 11 - 23 Sep 2018
Piano, cello, violin
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The Menuhin Competition 2018
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: April 2018
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ARD International Music Competition Munich
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed.
Finals taken place
Violin, Piano, Guitar, Oboe
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Jagdish Mistry, Ensemble Modern: interview

We continue our interviews series with Jagdish Mistry, violinist at the Ensemble Modern.

Jonathan Crow takes the reins in Toronto

This year’s edition of the Toronto Summer Music (TSM) marks two milestones: along with a celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, it will inaugurate Jonathan Crow’s tenure as new Artistic Director. Crow, 40, is an internationally acclaimed violinist who has served as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011.

Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective

An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist. 
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BarcelonaThus Spoke Zarathustra

Bach, Schumann, Strauss R.
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono; Frank Peter Zimmermann

ManchesterThe Hallé - The Four Seasons

Grieg, Svendsen, Pachelbel, Vivaldi
The Hallé; Henning Kraggerud

EdinburghTchaikovsky Five

Herrmann, Korngold, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; John Storgårds; Baiba Skride

VallettaThe Nutcracker

Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Sergey Smbatyan; Esther Yoo

AmsterdamAmsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists: Dvořák and Schubert

Fairouz, Dvořák, Schubert
Candida Thompson; Jacobien Rozemond; Daniel Bard; Kaori Yamagami

HannoverAlbrecht Mayer

Vivaldi, Elmi, Castrucci, Sammartini, Marcello
I Musici di Roma; Antonio Anselmi; Albrecht Mayer
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Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

The UK première of Shchedrin's Dialogues with Shostakovich was followed by powerful Shostakovich. 
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Balancing longueurs and invention

Three works performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin included few novel musical ideas relative to their lengths.
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Unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

Starting her Perspectives series, Janine Jansen invited three outstanding musicians to join her in 20th century repertoire.
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Salonen's independence celebrations miss the mark

The celebrations 100 years of Finnish Independence move to the Royal Festival Hall, with an all-Sibelius programme and Esa-Pekka Salonen: the highlight is soloist Vilde Frang's playing of the Violin Concerto.
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Znaider concludes his Mozart cycle in style

In Nikolaj Znaider’s return to the LSO, there was a palpable sense of ending. The Mozart violin concertos were played with informal amicability, and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony was beautifully contained.
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Plumbing the depths of Tavener

The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
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