cellist Anita Graef

Strings Sessions in Place: Cellist Anita Graef

In our latest Strings Sessions in Place, cellist Anita Graef performs Sibelius’ Theme and Variations for Solo Cello and Gliere’s 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello alongside violinist Julian Graef. Enjoy the music as Graef performs on her 1923 Ferdinando…

violinist Paul Huang performs on Guarneri del Gesu

Strings Sessions Presents: Violinist Paul Huang

Violinist Paul Huang stopped by the Strings‘ studio to perform Eugène Ysaÿe‘s Sonata No. 3 in D minor, “Ballade.” Huang performs on the 1742 “Wieniawski” Guarneri del Gesù, which is named for the Polish composer and violinist Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880).…

JACK Quartet

Strings Sessions Presents: JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet stopped by the Strings studio to perform three early-music pieces arranged by JACK violinist Chris Otto: Thomas Morley’s Christie’s Cross; Solage’s Fumeux fume par fumee; and Rodericus’ Angelorum Psalat.


Zuill Bailey

Strings Sessions Presents: Zuill Bailey

Cellist Zuill Bailey stopped by the Strings studio to perform J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007, and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits for solo cello. Watch Bailey’s latest Strings Session above.

Violinists Melissa White and Elena Urioste

Strings Sessions Presents: Elena Urioste & Melissa White

Violinists Elena Urioste and Melissa White stopped by the Strings studio to perform their own arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.” The pair also shared tips from their Intermission program, which encourages a union of yoga, meditation and music-making. Watch…

Strings Sessions Presents: Martin Hayes Quartet

The Martin Hayes Quartet, made up of fiddlers Martin Hayes and Liz Knowles, guitarist Dennis Cahill, and bass clarinetist Doug Wieselman, stopped by the Strings studio to perform a few reels: “Oisin/Bold Doherty” and “Frank Keane’s Reel/Brennan’s Reel.”

Kittel & Co.

Strings Sessions Presents: Kittel & Co.

Kittel & Co., made up of violinist Jeremy Kittel, guitarist Quinn Bachand, and mandolinist Joshua Pinkhan, stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces off of their latest album Whorls. Watch the trio perform “The Boxing Reels” and “Pando”…


violinist Francisco Fullana

Strings Sessions Presents: Francisco Fullana

Violinist Francisco Fullana stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces. Watch the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner perform J.S. Bach’s Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, prelude and Fritz Kreisler’s Recitativo und Scherzo in our latest…

Violinist Ben Beilman

Strings Sessions Presents: Ben Beilman

Violinist Ben Beilman stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces by Bartók and Bach. Watch the 28-year-old violinist perform Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin, Fuga and J.S. Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 3 in E major, BWV…

Christian Howes in a Strings Session

Strings Sessions Presents: Christian Howes

Violinist Christian Howes stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces: Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon and Postlude, a Howes original inspired in part by Bach’s Preludio (available for download).


Johnny Gandelsman

Strings Sessions Presents: Johnny Gandelsman

“About three years ago, I had a need to focus inward because I was starting to doubt my own voice a little bit,” violinist Johnny Gandelsman says of his decision to record Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for the first time.…

Amit Peled

Strings Sessions Presents: Amit Peled

Cellist Amit Peled stopped by the Strings studio to perform what he likes to call “when Bach met Bloch.” Watch him perform (on Pablo Casals’ former 1733 Goffriller cello)  three pieces by Bloch and two by Bach, in addition to…

Brooklyn Rider

Strings Sessions Presents: Brooklyn Rider

Brooklyn Rider, made up of violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Michael Nicolas, stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces. The first: the andante cantabile movement from Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14, K. 387.…

Miro Quartet

Strings Sessions Presents: Miró Quartet

The Miró Quartet stopped by the Strings studio for a recent Strings Session. Watch the quartet perform two movements from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130.


Strings Sessions Presents: Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine stopped by the Strings studio to perform three pieces from her latest album Bel Canto Paganini. Watch Pine perform Paganini’s Caprice No. 9 in E major, “La chasse” (Allegretto), his Caprice No. 5 in A minor,…

Strings Sessions Presents: Tessa Lark

Violinist Tessa Lark stopped by the Strings studio to perform two pieces. Watch the Avery Fisher Grant recipient perform Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 5, G major, L’Aurore and her own composition, Appalachian Fantasy.

Cellist Mike Block

Strings Sessions Presents: Mike Block

Cellist Mike Block, a genre-bending artist also known for his work with the Silk Road Ensemble,  stopped by the Strings studio to perform two original compositions: “It’s Time to Dance” and “Sea of Love.” Watch the multi-hyphenate cellist sing and…

Scroggins & Rose

Strings Sessions Presents: Scroggins & Rose

Violin-mandolin duo Scroggins & Rose, made up of violinist Alisa Rose and mandolinist Tristan Scroggins, stopped by the Strings studio to share some tunes off of their latest Baroque-meets-bluegrass album Grana. Watch the pair perform “Wyoming” and the album’s title…