The bow-making firm Penzel KG has more than a century of history, as it was founded in Vogtland by Emil Max Penzel. Matthias Penzel, who currently runs the company together with his father Roland, was born 97 years after the founder Emil Max. Now the company is in Ostrach, not far from Lake Constance. “The tradition of bow-making has been passed from generation to generation, only some tools have changed,” Matthias said. This autumn, from 28 to 3...

From a pilot to a filmmaker (and everything in between), here is what today's great pianists might have been if they'd never touched those 88 keys.

David Finckel reveals how a bowl of cold sesame noodles landed him a spot in the Emerson String Quartet.

Maurice Ravel's Sonata for violin, orchestrated by Yan Maresz, with the fantastic Renaud Capuçon!

On 29 September the Russian violinist will present her latest recording, “The Voice of Violin”, at Cremona Musica, performing some of its pieces.

“The Voice of Violin” is the title of Yulia Berinskaya’s latest CD, which the Russian violinist will present at Cremona Musica on 29 September, performing some of its pieces with the orchestra “I Musici di Parma”. The title itself suggests the theme of the disk, as Ms. Berinskaya explained: “It is ba...

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In 1987, Sir Simon made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6. Tomorrow, we come full circle: for his last concert in the main auditorium of the Philharmonie as chief conductor, Sir Simon has once again chosen to present the symphonist’s visionary Sixth.

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Aida Garifullina stunned the crowd with her performance at the FIFA World Cup Gala on Wednesday.

Long before Spotify, iPods, CDs and the like, there was the player piano.

This artist makes ordinary objects do extraordinary things.

CONCERT | En direct de la Maison de la Radio : le grand gala #Gounod avec l' Orchestre national de France

"Paganini Rediscovered", M° Luca Fanfoni’s latest CD, includes six unreleased Paganini’s works, played on the authentic Guarneri del Gesù used by the violinist of the 24 “Capricci”. The presentation and an exhibition will be held at Cremona Musica on 28 September.

The story of “Paganini Rediscovered”, Luca Fanfoni’s CD containing six unreleased pieces by the Italian violinist, seems the plot of a best-seller by Dan Brown. Everything begins in ...

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Berklee professor Jane Miller shows how to understand and work with suspended chords to add color to your guitar parts.

Ahead of the Classic BRIT Awards, we’ve picked 30 fabulous classical artists under the age of 30 who you need to listen to immediately. And we’ve put it in a nice playlist, too...