Players, collectors, patrons and makers of the violin and cello are featured in this wide-ranging podcast about stringed instruments.
Joshua Bell and Harvey de Souza
Acclaimed soloist Joshua Bell discusses music, life and lock-down with old friend and colleague, Harvey de Souza, leader of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Presented by Simon Morris, J & A Beare.
Paul Cassidy of the The Brodsky Quartet
Simon Morris chats with Paul Cassidy on growing up in Northern Ireland as the youngest of 16 children and what it's like to be part of a successful quartet for over 40 years.
Sir Michael Hill
Simon chats with Sir Michael about his early days as a violin player, his violin competition, his astounding success in business and his unique philosophy on life.
Conductor and violinist, Alan Gilbert, chats to Simon Morris about growing up in a family of violinists and his thoughts on life and music as a conductor during these unprecedented times.
Richard Tognetti and Satu Vänskä
Richard Tognetti, the Artistic Director and lead violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Satu Vänskä, the orchestra’s principal violin speak with Simon Morris about their extraordinary range of work as musicians and composers.
Jonathan Moulds and Steven Smith
Simon Morris speaks with his colleague violin expert, Steven Smith, and violin collector, philanthropist and eminent banker Jonathan Moulds CBE about the value of instruments to both the player and the investor.