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.

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.

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.  To view the work in its entirety, visit

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

Drew Petersen, piano

Filmed on location at Guarneri Hall.

Webern Two Pieces for Cello and Piano - Langsam

Alexander Hersh, cello
Victor Santiago Asunción, piano

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

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

Brian Hong, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin

Filmed for NEXUS Chamber Music in downtown Chicago.

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.

Bach Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major
(transposed to B-flat Major)
VI. Gigue

Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Johnny Gandelsman takes a fresh approach to the monumental Bach Cello Suites transcribed for violin.  Single movement from Suite No. 4, filmed on location at Guarneri Hall.

Schubert String Quintet in C, D. 956, Op. Posth. 163

Miró String Quartet
Joseph Kuipers, cello

A live performance at the Music@Mill Festival, April 24, 2021.

Beethoven Kakadu Variations, Op. 121a, for Violin, Cello and Piano

Xiaohui Yang, piano
Brian Hong, violin
Alexander Hersh, cello

Filmed on location at Guarneri Hall.

Sollima Lamentatio for Solo Cello

Alexander Hersh, cello

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

Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins

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

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