Wednesday, January 18, 2017

VC BUZZ | 7 Year Old Leukemia Patient Fulfills Dream to Conduct a Symphony [MUST SEE]

7 year old Stage 4 leukemia-patient Jordan Cartwright fulfilled a lifelong dream this week, in Canada ... to conduct a symphony orchestra. The elementary school student,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jan Vogler – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

German-born cellist Jan Vogler performing Dvorak Cello Concerto - live with conductor Yoel Levi and KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on January 5th, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJplAWO4c0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JAN VOGLER...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Rabbit’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [NEW]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre's newest work - 'Rabbit' for Violin & Bandoneon. Recorded with American violinist, Eric Silberger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=936ThHrDtVs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JP JOFRE & ERIC SILBERGER | RABBIT...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the 12 Year Old Perfect Pitch Wizard [WTF]

12 year old child prodigy Dylan Beato shows us his freakishly impressive auditory note identification skills … DYLAN BEATO | NOTE IDENTIFICATION WHIZ | 12 YEARS...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Julia Fischer – De Beriot Concerto, 8 Years Old, 1992 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 8 year old Julia Fischer performing Charles Auguste de Beriot's Violin Concerto No. 9 in A Minor. Julia,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Mozart Violin Concerto in A, 10 Years Old, 2016 [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing and leading Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Recorded live on December 10th, 2016 –with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Erick Friedman & Georges Pretre – Bruch Concerto, 1964 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of American violinist Erick Friedman and French conductor Georges Pretre performing the third movement from Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto - with the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

London's Royal Opera House's humorous new take on Shostakovich's satirical operatic masterpiece: 'The Nose' .... The adventurous new production ran from the 20th October — 9th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shlomo Mintz – Paganini Violin Concerto, 1997 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1997 live archival performance of violinist Shlomo Mintz performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Yoel Levi and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1995, 14 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of the then 14 year old Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - with conductor Kurt Masur and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cameron Crozman – Chopin Cello Sonata [VIDEO]

21 year old Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman performing the 'Largo' from Chopin's 'Cello Sonata Op. 65' - with collaborative pianist Didier Nguyen. Cameron was awarded 1st...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Child Prodigy Sarah Chang – 1986, 5 Years Old [NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN]

Astonishing never-before-seen 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso'. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Button Accordion) [MUST SEE]

The human one-man-orchestra, Ukrainian-born button accordionist Alexander Hrustevich performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... Arranged by Vladimir Zubitsky - and recorded live on April 5th, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT8Mdsvxwww&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEXANDER HRUSTEVICH...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | John Adams – ‘Scheherazade 2’ for Violin & Orchestra [NEW]

Introducing 'Scheherazade 2' - a new dramatic symphonic Concerto for Solo Violin and Orchestra by American composer John Adams. Jointly commissioned by the New York...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes – John Adams Violin Concerto, 2014 [AUDIO]

VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes performing John Adams' Violin Concerto - with conductor Kristjan Jarvi and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 2014...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist, Cellist Pablo Ferrandez – 2008, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2008 archival footage of the then 16 year old VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with conductor Ros Marba and the Queen...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Alena Baeva – 2007 Sendai Violin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2007 archival footage of the then 22 year old Russian violinist Alena Baeva's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Sendai International Violin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Shirtless Violinist – “A Very Shirtless Christmas” [VIDEO]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olson … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs holiday favorites 'Deck the Halls', 'Come All Ye Faithful', 'We Wish You a Merry...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Arr. Goats) [WTF]

Taking inspiration from the Youtube craze of inserting farm animal noises into hit songs, Swedish charity Action Aid's choir presents ... "We Wish You...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas Hewitt Jones: ‘Christmas Violin Concerto’ [NEW]

English violinist Simon Hewitt Jones, performing composer Thomas Hewitt Jones' newly-premiered special Christmas holiday-themed Violin Concerto: 'Christmas Party'. Recorded on the Signum Classics label - with conductor Gavin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [AUDIO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Hartmut Haenchen and Orchestre...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mayumi Kanagawa – Princess Astrid Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Japanese-American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2016 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, in...

MANIC MONDAY | ThatViolaKid & Friends – ‘Holiday Mash Up’ [MERRY XMAS]

Juilliard's ThatViolaKid, Drew Alexander Forde and friends present: 'Holiday Mash Up'. Featuring cellists Nathan Chan and Ken Kubota and pianist Brandon Ilaw - performing Mariah Carey's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – Mozart Sonata in E Minor, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Mozart's Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 - with collaborative pianist Drew Petersen. Recorded live on December 4th,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1981 [VIDEO]

Stupendous 1981 archival performance of Polish-born British virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Franz Paul Decker and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Ms Haendel...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isaac Stern – Dvorak Violin Concerto, Live 1951 Recording [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded live archival audio of violinist Isaac Stern performing Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos and the New York...

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

Incredible never-before-uploaded archival performance of violinist Nathan Milstein and pianist Georges Pludermacher performing Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Violin Sonata No. 9. Recorded live in July 1986 - at...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – Wieniawski Etude-Caprice No. 4, 2005 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 10 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang performing Wieniawski's Etude-Caprice Op. 18 No. 4. 22 year old...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis & Peter Evans – Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 [VIDEO]

Archival vintage VHS footage of cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Peter Evans performing Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102, No. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UULi-0WWy2M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVEN ISSERLIS & PETER...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Anna-Maria Hefele : World’s Best Polyphonic Singer [WOW]

Introducing vocalist Anna-Maria Hefele ... the world's best polyphonic overtone singer ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANNA-MARIA HEFELE | OVERTONE SINGING 

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Franck Violin Sonata, 2015 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Joyce Yang performing the 1st movement from Cesar Franck's 'Violin Sonata'. Recorded in studio in June 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26vUMXKDFys&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST AUGUSTIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Tangodromo’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [VIDEO]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre performing his newest work -  ‘Tangodromo’ for violin & bandoneon. Premiered in September 2016 - with Spanish VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYES9zE0RBo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 FRANCISCO...

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VC ARTIST | Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize Winner

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself is one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi. A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and...

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