The Week in Reviews, Op. 143: Pekka Kuusisto, Alexander Sitkovetsky; plus Joshua Bell, Ray Chen free online performances

August 9, 2016, 1:34 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Pekka Kuusisto performed the Tchaikovsky with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Alexander Sitkovetsky
Alexander Sitkovetsky.

Alexander Sitkovetsky performed the Tchaikovsky with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas Zehetmair performed the Schumann with the BBC Philharmonic.

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Joshua Bell performed Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.

Ray Chen performed the Bruch's Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms in London.

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Replies

August 11, 2016 at 07:59 PM · Is Joshua Bell performing on his strad in at the verbier festival?

August 12, 2016 at 02:05 AM · Good question, let me see if I can find out!

August 12, 2016 at 03:44 PM · ok thanks!

August 12, 2016 at 04:16 PM · The official word from his publicist is: yes, he played his Strad!

Also, David, for your profile picture, if you crop it to a square before you upload it, it won't squish the image!

August 12, 2016 at 08:11 PM · ok thanks

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