Leopold Auer

Tackling the Runs in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

By Laurie Niles | From the July-August 2020 issue of Strings magazine Leopold Auer might have hit on some truth when he declared that the violin concerto written for him by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was “unplayable,” canceling its premiere performance…

Pekka Kuusisto

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto Performs Tchaikovsky at the BBC Proms

By Inge Kjemtrup Only Pekka Kuusisto could perform one of the great mainstays of the violin repertory, the Tchaikovsky Concerto, and then, as an encore, play a Finnish folk song, getting the audience to sing along. Kuusisto is deservedly known…