Sunday, July 23, 2017

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Recently Re-Discovered Johan Halvorsen (b.1864) Violin Concerto [NEW-AGAIN]

Lost for over a century after its original low-key premiere in 1909, the 22 minute Violin Concerto of Johan Halvorsen (b. 1864) was re-premiered in...

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Sensation, Violinist Jenny Yun – “Russian Roulette” [CRAY]

Meet South Korean YouTube sensation, Jenny Yun and her newly-released energetic K-Pop violin cover of Red Velvet's 'Russian Roulette' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym2MIjiGIXQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VIOLINIST JENNY YUN  | RED VELVET...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gil Shaham – Mozart G Major Concerto, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Gil Shaham performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major with - conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Elene Meipariani – Tonali Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old Elene Meipariani from Germany’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in Hamburg, Germany. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Maria Wehrmeyer – Tonali Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

16 year old Anne Maria Wehrmeyer from Germany’s 2nd prize and audience prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxim Vengerov – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1993, 18 Years Old [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of the then 18 year old Maxim Vengerov performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - with conductor Yuri Temirkanov & Saint Petersburg Philharmonic. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor – Tonali Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

17 year old VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor from Germany’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Zorá String Quartet – 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2015 archival footage of the Zorá String Quartet‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, in Indiana, USA. VC...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Telegraph Quartet – 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2014 archival footage of the Telegraph String Quartet's 1st prize winning performance at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in Indiana, USA. The Telegraph Quartet was...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Making Your Own Playable Recorder … From a Carrot [WHAT]

British musician and comedian Dan Woods steps us through the process of turning an edible carrot into a fully-playable musical recorder. With nothing more than a large carrot,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – Tchaikovsky Concerto, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Stephane Deneve and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live on July 7th, 2017...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Karlo Margetic – ‘On an Imaginary Folk Song’ for Solo Violin, 2017 [VIDEO]

Czech violinist Olga Sroubkova performing New Zealand composer Karlo Margetic's newly-premiered ‘On an Imaginary Folk Song’ for Solo Violin. The 5 minute solo work was commissioned...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Benjamin Baker & Shir Semmel – Janacek Violin Sonata [VIDEO]

Recent 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition prize winner, Benjamin Baker from New Zealand, performing Janacek's Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Shir Semmel. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Augustin Dumay – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4, 2002 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded performance of French violinist Augustin Dumay performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor - with collaborative pianist Maria Joao Pires. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | James Ehnes – ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 1989, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 13 year old James Ehnes performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with… wait, were recently taken...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nikolaj Znaider – 1997 Queen Elisabeth Comp, 21 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 21 year old Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider's 1st prize-winning performance - in the Final of the 1997 Queen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Simone Lamsma – 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival Debut [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - with conductor Jaap van Zweden and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell & Steven Isserlis – Brahms Double Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

Short except of violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis performing Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor - with The Academy of St Martin in the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Marionette Puppet Cellist … [WOW]

Meet Hungarian-born Irish-based street puppeteer, Ettenoiram …. and his marionette cellist friend … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CtNd56JSkk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETTENOIRAM | THE BEATLES | SHE LOVES YOU | CELLO MARIONETTE

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Na Kyung Kang – 2016 Menuhin Competition, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old South Korean violinist Na Kyung Kang's 4th prize winning performance   in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Boccherini Trio – Beethoven’s String Trio No. 1, 2017 [VIDEO]

The Berlin-based Boccherini Trio, comprising violinist VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang, violist Vicki Powell and cellist Paolo Bonomini, performing the 'Allegro con Brio' from Beethoven's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Wunderkind VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – 8 Years Old, 2009 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded archival footage of the then 8 year old Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Ariel Horowitz – 2012 Menuhin Comp, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 15 year old Jewish-American violinist Ariel Horowitz performing Dvorak's 'Romantic Pieces' - in the opening round of the 2012 Menuhin Competition,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “The Swan Prelude” – Bach’s Cello ‘Prelude’ Meets Saint-Saens’ ‘Swan’ [VIDEO]

Eclectic Italian music ensemble Decostruttori Postmodernisti present 'The Swan Prelude' - Bach's 'Prelude' from the 1st Solo Cello Suite combined with Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' .... arranged for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2, 1983, Live [AUDIO]

Legendary American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor - with conductor Ferdinand Leitner and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Audio...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Uto Ughi & Pianist Tullio Macoggi – 1968 Recital [VIDEO]

Incredible 1968 full recital by Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi and pianist Tullio Macoggi. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy - and featuring celebrated works by...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – New Original Brahms Violin Concerto Cadenza [NEW]

Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich this month performing his own new original, never-before-performed cadenza to the 1st movement of Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Thomas Zehetmair – Berg Violin Concerto, 1998 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1998 performance of Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair performing Alban Berg's Violin Concerto - with conductor Heinrich Schiff and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach ‘Chaconne’ (Arr. 4 Double Basses & Octobass) [VIDEO]

Introducing Bach's 'Chaconne' in D Minor .... arranged for four double basses and octobass. Recorded live at the 2015 Mardi Graves Festival, in Montpellier, France...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julia Fischer – Martinu Violin Concerto No. 2, 2015 [VIDEO]

German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer performing Bohuslav Martinu's Violin Concerto No. 2 - with conductor David Zinman and the Czech Philharmonic. Recorded live in March 2015...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang – 2010 Menuhin Comp, 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 21 year old Australian VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang's 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the...

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