• Markus Brandstetter

Video: NIGEL KENNEDY (Interview): An In-Depth Talk With The Legendary Violinist


Nigel Kennedy holding his violin and smiling into the camera
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Thirty years after his first book "Always Playing", British violin superstar Nigel Kennedy has published his autobiography "Uncensored" (a German translation by the name of "Nigel Kennedy: Mein rebellisches Leben") has just been released).

I had the great pleasure to have an in-depth conversation with Nigel about his remarkable career, his friendship with Stéphane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin, his opinion on music snobs and much more. Nigel also shared many other great stories — for instance about his former manager Jazz Summers who used to beat up record label people and about his long time manager John Stanley, whom he compared to a martial arts fighter as well as a brilliant battle strategist.

You can watch the full interview here: