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Maxim Vengerov rehearses Sibelius Violin Concerto with Orchestre de Paris / The Strad

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Maxim Vengerov rehearses the original 1904 version of Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Christoph Eschenbach for concerts taking place on 5 and 6 October 2016.

Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international acclaim as a conductor and is one of the most in-demand soloists in all of classical music. In an age where bright, attractive, and talented young violinists seem to emerge as often as new hybrid roses, Vengerov is a remarkable standout. He took to violin naturally. His family was musical

Watch Maxim Vengerov give a masterclass on Sibelius's Violin Concerto and speaks about the importance of emphasising the theme – even when the soloist is required to perform numerous technical flourishes.

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