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1 August 2013, 12:41
Violinist Daniel Hope follows a great tradition of violin music at the Bristol Old Vic - the venue famously hosted the great Niccolo Paganini in his heyday. But now, Hope brings his very own brand of violin virtuosity to the very same stage.
As you can see in this superb live video, Hope tackles Max Richter's recomposition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Bristol Proms, complete with live visuals from Play Nicely and accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
In the video, Hope also tells Classic FM's Jane Jones exactly how much playing on the same stage as Paganini means to him, and why his violin actually has a direct link to the great man himself: "This violin shared the stage with Paganini - it's the 1742 Guarneri del Jesu called the 'Ex Lapinski'… and Lapinski was the only violinist that beat him in the duels they would have on stage in Italy."