Sunday, May 28, 2017

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist & Composer Joshua Roman – “Riding Light” for Solo Cello [NEW]

American cellist and composer Joshua Roman performing his original 11 minute composition "Riding Light" for Solo Cello. Recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in New York...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman – Vieuxtemps Cello Concerto No. 1, 2017 [VIDEO]

Finnish-Dutch cellist VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman performing Vieuxtemps' Cello Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | William McGregor – Dittersdorf Bass Concerto, 2012, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 2012 archival footage of the then 12 year old American double bassist William McGregor performing Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf's Concerto for Double Bass in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, April 2017 [VIDEO]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Thomas Sondergard and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on April...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Lang Lang – Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, 1995, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1995 archival footage of the then 13 year old pianist Lang Lang's 1st prize winning performance in the final of the International Tchaikovsky Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Valery Afanassiev – Schubert ‘Duo’, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Valery Afanassiev performing Schubert's 'Duo in A Major'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH3j0bo4F-4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER & VALERY AFANASSIEV | SCHUBERT |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Brahms Violin Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

Greek violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on January 4th,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Emerson String Quartet – Mozart Quintet No.4, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival performance of Mozart's String Quintet No.4 - performed by the formidable Emerson String Quartet with guest violist Kim Kashkashian.  VC recently caught up with the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – 2012 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu's Junior 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Arr. Violin & Torso) [NEW]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olson … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from 'Les Misérables' ... arranged for solo violin...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Introducing … The 16,000 Matchsticks Violin [KOOKY]

Introducing ... the matchsticks violin. Made in 1937 by Polish bricklayer Jan Gwizdz, the fully playable, yet brittle, instrument is constructed from 16,000 matchsticks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tBXHhS6q8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MATCHSTICKS VIOLIN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – Brahms Violin Concerto, May 2017 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live this week on April 8th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Brahms Concerto, 2017, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

16 year old American VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing the first movement from the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live in New York City...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Introducing … the Jennifer Higdon Viola Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Introducing Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon's recently-premiered Viola Concerto. The 22 minute, three movement work was jointly commissioned by the Library of Congress,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Milstein – Beethoven ‘Kreutzer Sonata’, Last Recital, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival performance of violinist Nathan Milstein performing Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Georges Pludermacher. Recorded live at Berwerdhallen Concert Hall, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

VC Rising Star, 16 year old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene performing Ravel's 'Tzigane' - with conductor Joachim Gustafson and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng performing Brahms' Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2012...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live, 1972 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded archival footage of the late Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Sir Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius International Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival performance of the then 22 year old Ilya Kaler’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1985 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Akiko Suwanai – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2, 1996 [VIDEO]

1996 archival performance of Japanese violin virtuoso Akiko Suwanai performing Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor - with collaborative pianist Phillip Moll. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Schumann Sonata No.2, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1994 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich performing Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeTWFFOw71s&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER & MARTHA ARGERICH...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ (Arr. Solo Erhu) [MUST SEE]

Acclaimed Chinese traditional stringed instrument soloist Sun Huang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' ... arranged for solo erhu ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4aOmJgUbM4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin & Alexander Markovich – 1992 Live Recital, 18 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1992 archival performance of the then 18 year old violinist Vadim Repin performing live in recital with pianist Alexander Markovich. Recorded in Moscow, the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1981, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1981 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Michiyoshi Inoue and the Tokyo...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cho-Liang Lin – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1994 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1994 archival footage of Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto - with conductor Takashi Asahina and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. VC recently...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 32 year old South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra [WHAT!]

Meet, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the 'click', 'clack', 'ding'...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Live Recital, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival recital by violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich.  Recorded live in Moscow, the programme includes selections from Franck, Beethoven, Jancek, Schumann and Kreisler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kK9LZ9SPU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Debussy Violin Sonata, Live, 1958 [AUDIO]

An incredible never-before-uploaded 1958 live archival performance of violinist Ivry Gitlis and pianist Kostas Kidoniatis performing Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor. Recorded in July 1958 - in Athens,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

VC BUZZ | Pianist & Vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu – ‘True Talent Knows No Boundaries’ [INSPIRATIONAL]

Romanian pianist and vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu leaves the judges and audience in total disbelief - after last months’ live audition for TV talent-quest ‘Romania’s...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner [NEW]

Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer singing 'Mrs X.E's Mirror Scene' from Chinese-born international composer Du Yun's acclaimed new opera 'Angel's Bone'. The 87 minute staged work received...

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