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.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
High profile Russian violinist Dmitri Pavlovich Kogan was born in Moscow on 27 October 1978 into a well-known musical family. He began to play the violin when six years old, then studied at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
He performed regularly at top concert halls in many countries. Besides a series of violin concertos, Kogan's repertoire included Paganini's 24 Caprices.
He became the first violinist to play for explorers at the North Pole, on 19 April 2009. In 2010 he became an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.
He put a lot of effort into charity work, particularly supporting children and young people, set up a fund to support cultural projects and created and ran several music festivals.
He recorded ten CDs on various labels.
Dmitri Kogan died on 29 August 2017, aged thirty-eight, following a long battle with cancer.