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Alix

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Alix is a former clarinetist, musicologist, and content marketing manager at medici.tv!

A plethora of pianists!

While classical music connaisseurs are accustomed to seeing groups of string players, brass ensembles, or even saxophone quartets, multiple pianists taking the stage together can be a rarer sight. For piano fans, last Wednesday's 25th Anniversary Gala concert at the Verbier Festival was an exceptional treat, featuring ensembles of up...
July 25th, 2018 will certainly go down as one of the most exciting days in medici.tv history! In addition to live streaming an intimate recital and the star-studded 25th Anniversary Gala concert, we also had the opportunity to share dozens of interviews, some of our favorite Verbier Festival memories,...
Do the world's top classical musicians prefer hiking or biking? Hamburgers or hot dogs? Are they cat people or dog people? Who comes to Verbier partially for the Swiss chocolate and who comes for the fondue? Last summer, the medici.tv team conducted a (very scientific) survey of Verbier Festival...
You might be able to recognize today's top classical pianists if you crossed paths with them on the street, or even be able to tell which performer is playing just by listening to a recording, but today we have a new challenge for you: can you guess the pianist...
This summer, the Verbier Festival celebrates its first quarter of a century! Like every year, artists and audiences will come together to be part of incredible music in the heart of the Alps. With the 25th-anniversary celebrations permeating every aspect of this edition of the festival, the next few...

The Curse of the Ninth

In honor of Friday the 13th, we're taking a look at one of classical music's most entrenched—and certainly most macabre—legends: the curse of the ninth. In classical music lore, the curse of the ninth refers to the idea that a composer would die after completing his ninth symphony. This is, of...
In honor of what would have been Van Cliburn's 88th birthday today, let's look back at the moment he shot to international fame 60 years ago... #TBT to 1958, when the American pianist broke boundaries with his legendary win at the inaugural Tchaikovsky Competition! An impressive accomplishment in and of itself,...