Saturday, November 25, 2017
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – 11 Years Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11 year old Russian-French VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saens’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ - with conductor Plamen Djouroff...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Klein International String Comp 1st Prize [2014]

2014 archival performance of the then 15 year old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

Incredible 1989 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Margarita Balanas – ’20 Cellos in 1 Minute’ [WOW]

London-based cellist Margarita Balanas presents '20 Cellos in 1 Minute' ... a skillful demonstration of the differences in sound and look of 20 fine instruments...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov – Original New Work ‘Fantasie’ for Solo Violin [NEW]

Belgian violinist, VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov performing his own original new work 'Fantasie' for Solo Violin. Inspired by the works of Belgian composer Eugène Ysaÿe and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinists Leia Zhu & Roby Lakatos – Monti ‘Czardas’, 10 Years Old [2017]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu and Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos performing  Monti's 'Czardas' - with conductor Darrell Ang and Evgeny Svetlanov State Academic Symphonic Orchestra of...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – Young Concert Artists NY Debut [2016]

Impressive flashback performance by the then 16 year old VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee - at her 2016 Young Concert Artists New York City debut recital at...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

2016 1st prize winning performance by Japanese virtuoso Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China. Applications are...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Learning to Practice the Cello Like Mr. T! [WHAT]

1980s American wrestler and tv star Mr. T demonstrates the frustrations - and the value of the hard work required to master the cello. “Boy, it...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | A $62 Amazon Violin Vs a $285,000 Fine Instrument [WOW]

American violinist Rob Landes test drives his new $62 factory violin from Amazon .... against a Vincenzo Panormo, Giuseppe Scarampella and $285,000 1700 Carlo...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Jaime Zenamon – Concerto for Cello & Guitar Duo, 2017 [NEW]

Bolivian composer Jaime Zenamon's recently-premiered symphonic concerto, "La Madre Monte, Op. 198" for solo cello and guitar. The 17 minute work was premiered on February 1st,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Alexandra Soumm – Conus Violin Concerto, 2013 [VIDEO]

Violinist Alexandra Soumm performing Jules Conus Violin Concerto in E minor – with conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk and the Orchestre National de Lyon. Recorded live on July 13,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Sibelius Violin Concerto [1999]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1999 archival performance of Russian violinist Vadim Repin performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Fabio Luisi and the Orchestra de la...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “The 21 Types of Orchestral Players” [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin demonstrate ... the 21 types of orchestral players you'll come to encounter ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkklAQLhnQY

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nigel Armstrong – 2017 IsangYun International Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

27 year old American violinist Nigel Armstrong's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nancy Zhou – 2017 IsangYun International Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou's 2nd prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ji Won Song – 2017 IsangYun International Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong,...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ [SPOOKY]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present a very special, spooky Mussorgsky's 'Night on Bald Mountain' … arranged for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 12 Cellists of the Berlin Phil – 2017 Echo Klassik Awards Ceremony [VIDEO]

The acclaimed 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic performing Piazzolla's tango, 'Calambre'. Recorded live on October 29th, 2017 - at the 2017 Echo Klassik Awards Ceremony in Hamburg. The...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Singapore International Violin Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the inaugural 2015 Singapore International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Ning Feng – Strauss Violin Sonata in E Flat Major [2007]

Incredible 2007 archival footage of the then 26 year old Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata in E Flat Major...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s HOW TO...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Zhao Jiping Violin Concerto No. 1 – US Premiere [2017]

Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing the United States premiere performance of Chinese composer Zhao Jiping's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Lu...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | From the Top – ‘Stranger Things’ Theme & Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ [SPOOKY]

From the Top violinists, Henry Ayanna, Eleanor Markey and Hannah Ryu perform a Halloween-themed mashup - of the theme from the hit TV series...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Isangyun Violin Comp 1st Prize [2011]

2011 archival performance of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna – Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 14 Years Old [2006]

2006 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major -...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Jesse Ahmann … The Glass Improvisational Cellist [WOAH]

Meet Jesse Ahmann ... Seattle's glass improvisational cellist. Crafted by instrument maker Gary Word, the fully playable cello uses a loop pedal and regular cello...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – ‘Theme from ‘Schindler’s List’, 2016 [VIDEO]

20 year old violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing American film composer John Williams' 'Theme from Schindler's List' - live from 2016 American...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violin Virtuoso Silvia Marcovici – Stravinsky Violin Concerto, 1984 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1984 never-before-uploaded performance of violin virtuoso Silvia Marcovici performing Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Eliahu Inbal and Frankfurt Radio Symphony...

MANIC MONDAY | Handel’s ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ … for Handbell Choir [WOW]

The Colorado-based Forté Handbell Quartet performing Handel's ... 'Hallelujah Chorus' from 'The Messiah' ... arranged for a 4 percussionist handbell choir. Recorded live on October 6th,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – 2006 Indianapolis Violin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of Italian-born German violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Chopin's 'Nocturne in C Sharp Minor' - with pianist Rohan de...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist & Model Filip Pogady – ‘Passacaglia’ Violin/Cello Duet With Himself [WOAH]

Violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogady performing Handel-Halvorsen’s ‘Passacaglia’ for violin and cello … with himself.  Cello part recorded using D’Addario Orchestral’s Helicore Octave...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song, 25 – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

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