VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to American choral conductor Donald Nally, director of The Crossing, in this fascinating, illustrated, one hour programme.
VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
Swiss violinist and teacher Thomas Füri was born on 22 July 1947. He studied with his father, Erich Füri, with Max Rostal at the Hochschule für Musik Bern and with Ivan Galamian at Juilliard.
He led orchestras in Koblenz, Lausanne and Basel (1973-80), and was leader of Camerata Bern (1979-93). From 1985 he was a member of the chamber music ensemble I Salonisti, which specialises in playing 'salon' music - background music for passengers on ocean liners, and he was in the group when it performed as the ship's band in James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic. From 2000 he played with the Aria Quartet. His instrument was a 1761 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.
He taught at academies in Winterthur and Zürich (1980-91).
Thomas Füri died on 23 July 2017, aged seventy.