Wiancko X Suite for Solo Violin

Alexi Kenney, violin

Filmed at the Donum Estate in Sonoma, California, this film pairs each of the seven movements of X Suite with seven different contemporary sculptures by Doug Aitken, Louise Bourgeois, Gao Weigang, Subodh Gupta, Jeppe Hein, Richard Hudson, and Jaume Plensa—all in a sublime celebration of music and visual art. (2021)

Popper Etude No. 22 - Andante Grazioso
"A study in pasta making"

Alexander Hersh, cello

Cello technique studies don't have to be so serious... Alexander Hersh shares his unique take on one of David Popper's famous cello etudes in this short film. (2021)

Britten Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72

Brannon Cho, cello

Shot with programmatic lighting choice to reflect the Suite's journey from light into darkness.

Filmed for NEXUS Chamber Music at South Facing Windows (Bridgeport, Chicago) and Guarneri Hall.

Welcome to Brubeck Jazz Summit!

A promotional video for the Brubeck Jazz Summit at the Classical Tahoe festival in Incline Village, Nevada. Two videos were produced: the first, here, to highlight the student experience.

Brubeck Jazz Summit at Classical Tahoe

A promotional video for the Brubeck Jazz Summit at the Classical Tahoe festival in Incline Village, Nevada. Two videos were produced: the second, here, to draw audience interest.

Ysaÿe Violin Sonata, Op. 27, No. 3, “Ballade"

Rubén Rengel, violin

Filmed on location in Garfield Park, Chicago. (2021)

Shulamit Ran, Ballade  for Solo Piano

Xiaohui Yang, piano

Filmed in collaboration with Guarneri Hall and the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation. (2022)

Schubert String Quintet, D. 956, Op. Posth 163 (Live)

Miró String Quartet and cellist Joseph Kuipers

Filmed live at the Music@Mill Festival in McKinney, Texas.  There were several challenges to overcome, such as the circular setup of the quintet and the mix of tungsten lighting with large daylit windows. (2021)

My Friend, Fern

A five minute short film about an unlikely friendship.

Written and directed by Good Egg (Matt Turnier and Miles Jappa), it was great to contribute to the project as Director of Photography, camera operator, and co-editor. (2020)

20 Years of Music@Menlo

In this video, hear from Music@Menlo Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, plus artists and Institute students, about what makes the season—and the festival itself—so special.

Interviews, B-Roll, and post-production were handled by Grittani Creative LTD.

Webern Two Pieces for Cello and Piano

Alexander Hersh, cello
Victor Santiago Asunción, piano

An early and ethereal piece by Anton Webern, with a setting to match. (2020)

Debussy L'isle joyeuse

Adam Neiman, piano

Filmed on location at Guarneri Hall. (2021)

JS Bach Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004
II. Courante

Francisco Fullana, violin

Filmed on location at St. Joseph's Art Society, San Francisco, California. (2021)

Debussy Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
III. Claire de Lune

Drew Petersen, piano

Filmed on location at Guarneri Hall. (2020)

Prokofiev Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 56
II. Allegro

Brian Hong, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin

Filmed for NEXUS Chamber Music in downtown Chicago. (2019)

Barrière Sonata for Two Cellos
III. Allegro Prestissimo

Brannon Cho, cello
Alexander Hersh, cello

Filmed for NEXUS Chamber Music at the Art Institute of Chicago South Garden and Guarneri Hall. (2019)

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
III. Calvary Ostinato

Zachary Mowitz, cello

Zachary Mowitz provides an atmospheric rendition of this short Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson solo cello piece—filmed in just a few short takes—on location at Guarneri Hall. (2021)

Sollima Lamentatio for Solo Cello

Alexander Hersh, cello

Filmed for Guarneri Hall NFP at the Indiana Dunes National Park and Guarneri Hall. (2019)

Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins

Short promotional piece for one of Chicago's leading violin dealerships, set to air before livestreams of the Fischoff Competition. (2019)

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