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With Storgards, instinct and refinement become one, which is a rare gift indeed. The Telegraph, 21 July 2015, BBC Philharmonic
  • Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3

Few musicians in the world have the skill to master Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The original soloist reportedly begged the composer in rehearsal: “For God’s sake Dmitri, give me eight bars of rest, so that I can wipe the sweat off my neck!” 

Thrill to the prowess of violin virtuoso Benjamin Schmid as he matches his mettle to the electrifying work.

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Benjamin Schmid © Kumric