Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1, 1985 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax performing Brahms’s 1st Cello Sonata in E Minor. Recorded live in Tokyo...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, 1971 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1971 archival audio recording of legendary Russian virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Maestro Pikayzen this week celebrated...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Brahms 3rd Violin Sonata, Live – 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival performance of Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing Brahms’ 3rd Violin Sonata in D Minor - with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gabriel Martins – 2017 Sphinx Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old American cellist Gabriel Martins‘s 3rd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – 2017 Sphinx Competition 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Colombian cellist Santiago Canon-Valencia‘s 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Victor Pikayzen – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1, 1962 [WOW]

Incredible 1962 archival audio of the then 29 year old Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto - with conductor Gennady...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Annelle K. Gregory – 2017 Sphinx Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old American violinist Annelle K. Gregory's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – “Hallelujah” [VIDEO]

17 year old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Leonard Cohen's legendary 'Hallelujah' - arranged for solo cello and chamber orchestra. The work is featured...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [WTF]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MODULIN | MARTIN MOLIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Steven Lebetkin’s Un-Premiered Violin Concerto, 2017 [MIDI AUDIO]

American composer Steven Lebetkin's newly-completed three movement Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Composed from November 2016 until January 2017, Steven has indicated he took harmonic...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | David Finckel & Wu Han – Grieg Cello Sonata, 2008 [VIDEO]

Amazing 2008 archival footage of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han performing Grieg's Cello Sonata in A Minor - live from the Aspen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quanshuai Li – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Comp 4th Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old Chinese violinist Quanshuai Li's 4th prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, in Boca Raton, Florida.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8aKyl_i4Do&showinfo=0&autohide=1 QUANSHUAI LI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Alina Ming Kobialka – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist Alina Ming Kobialka's 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, in Boca Raton,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hannah Tarley – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old American violinist Hannah Tarley's 3rd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, in Boca Raton, USA.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Ik4cUEoRQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 HANNAH...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old American violinist VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, in Boca...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 11 Years Old, 2006 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of the then 11 year old, VC Young Artist Sirena Huang performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. 22 year old Sirena was this week awarded...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | 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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – Paganini ‘Moses’ Variations, 1996 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1996 archival footage of the then 13 year old Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov - performing Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra [WOW]

Meet the Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra performing Schubert's 'March Militaire' ... Recorded live at the Seoul Korea Arts Center on October 3rd, 2011 - with...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas L. McKinley – ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck performing American composer Thomas L. McKinley’s newly-premiered ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin. The 4 minute solo work was commissioned for the Semi Final...

MANIC MONDAY | Heavy-Metal “Metallica” for Violin & Cello [ROCK-ON]

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and cellist Mike Block performing Metallica's heavy-metal hit single 'One' - arranged for violin and cello. Recorded live on August 24th, 2014 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isaac Stern – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Live [NEW VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded live performance of Isaac Stern performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWinsQu0mU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – 1981, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

1981 archival footage of the then 11 year old Anne Akiko Meyers performing with the Angels Ensemble of California - live on the Tonight...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Truls Mork – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor James Gaffigan and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Recorded live on March 15th, 2016 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee – NYC Debut Recital, 2016 [VIDEO]

16 year old VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee, from South Korea performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' - with pianist Noreen Polera. Recorded live on November...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet London’s Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra [VIDEO]

Meet British conductor Rainer Hersch and his Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMH_UMOlzz0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA | ORCHESTRAL APPLE RINGTONES 

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer John Kameel Farah – ‘Ah Ya Zayn’ for Violin & Piano, 2016 [NEW]

Violinist Lara St John with pianist Matt Herskowitz performing Canadian-Palestinian composer John Kameel Farah's newly-premiered arrangement of Levantine folk song 'Ah Ya Zayn' for violin and...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Roman Kim – Pop-Rock-Medley for Solo Violin Virtuoso [VIDEO]

Kazakhstanian-born violin virtuoso Roman Kim performing an electrifying pop-rock-medley of Yes's 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' for Solo Violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJDqjxQ-0Ek&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ROMAN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Mozart Violin Concerto No.2, 2006 [VIDEO]

German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter performing and conducting Mozart's 'Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major' - with the Camerata Salzburg Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZAFo23zpZE&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Jaime Laredo – 1959 Debut Recording [AUDIO]

Violinist Jaime Laredo's 1959 debut recording of Wieniawski's 'Scherzo-Tarantelle' - with pianist Vladimir Sokoloff. VC recently caught up with Jaime for a fun game of VC 20...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Christoph Croise – Shchedrin’s ‘In Style of Albeniz’, 2016 [VIDEO]

22 year old French cellist Christoph Croise performing Rodion Shchedrin's 'In Style of Albeniz' - with collaborative pianist Oxana Shevchenko. Recorded live on November 2016...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist David Garrett – 2016 New Year’s Eve Performance [VIDEO]

German violinist David Garrett performing Bazzini’s 'Dance of the Goblins' - with pianist Denis Matsuev. Recorded live on December 31, 2016 - for Russia's Kultura television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFshJBe8BY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DAVID...

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