Thursday, March 29, 2018

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Serbian Composer Milica Paranosic – ‘Čoček’ for Violin & Piano [2018]

Serbian-born composer Milica Paranosic’s new virtuosic violin & piano arrangement of the traditional Macedonian circle dance: Čoček. Recorded live on the 15th of March, 2018 by violinist Lara...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sakura Cello Quintet – Schubert’s ‘Erlkönig’ (Arr. 5 Cellos) [2018]

The LA-based Sakura Cello Quintet performing Schubert's iconic Erlkönig - arranged for five cellos ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaSpSMRwH0w SAKURA CELLO QUINTET | SCHUBERT | ERLKÖNIG (ARR. PETER MYERS) | 2018

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Isang Yun’s ‘Königliches Thema’ [2018]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana performing Isang Yun's Königliches Thema (King's Theme) for solo violin - as featured on his newly-released debut album, Through the Lens of Time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRElvwWqE44 VC...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – Menuhin Comp, Junior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old American VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 16 year old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Rebecca Clark Viola Sonata, 15 Years Old [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing the Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata - with pianist Hyoung Eun Kang. Recorded live on the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ [AHH…]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Eric Whitacre's song, Sleep ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOGOOEDRg0 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner & José Gallardo – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 [2018]

VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner and pianist José Gallardo performing Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major. Recorded live on the 12th of January, 2018 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Canadian Virtuoso Corey Cerovsek – Elgar Violin Concerto [2018]

Canadian violin virtuoso Corey Cerovsek performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Theodore Kuchar and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Recorded live on 7th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Paganini ‘La Campanella’ (Arr. Solo Viola) [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing Paganini's 'La Campanella' from the 2nd Violin Concerto - arranged for solo viola...

MANIC MONDAY | Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ in Violin Virtual Reality [WHOA]

Inspired by the science fiction film Ready Player One, violinist Margarita Krein presents Blondie's hit single, 'Call Me' ... in violin virtual reality ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f9962m5rfg&feature=youtu.be MARGARITA KREIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Maxim Vengerov – Grammy Awards, 21 Years Old [1996]

Never-before-uploaded 1996 performance of the then 21 year old wunderkind Maxim Vengerov - live at the 38th annual Grammy Awards. Recorded with conductor Zdenek Macal and the New...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Sergei Dogadin – Hannover Competition, 1st Prize [2015]

VC Young Artist Sergei Dogadin's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover, Germany. Applications are now...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor for TWO VIOLINS’ [WHAT]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong rehearsing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto in G Minor ... overlaid for TWO VIOLINS ... "Was having some fun in rehearsal...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Lara … the Mini Maestra [CUTE]

Meet ... Lara, the budding young conductor from Kyrgyzstan ... conducting the Central Church of Kyryzstan choir ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9r1LkRCV0

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & ChangYoung Shin – Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2 [2018]

South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist ChangYoung Shin performing Ravel's Violin Sonata No. 2. Recorded live earlier this week at New York's WQXR's...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [2012]

Archival performance of the then 22 year old VC Artist Bomsori Kim - in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 20 Years old [1995]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of the then 20 year old violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Rovira ‘A Evaristo Carriego’ Tango [NEW ARRANGEMENT]

VC Artist Ray Chen and pianist Julio Elizalde premiering their new original violin and piano arrangement of Eduardo Rovira's classic 'A Evaristo Carriego' tango. Featuring...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – Menuhin Competition [2014]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi - performing Ravel's 'Tzigane' in the Semi-Final of the 2014 Menuhin...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Pizzicato Madness by Violinist Dmitry Rotkin [WHOA]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition - the spirited, fast fingered ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ ... as captured on a GoPro camera ... https://youtu.be/8yf31HO8PnI?t=4s DMITRY ROTKIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt – Webern ‘Four Pieces’ [2014]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt performing Webern’s ‘Four Pieces for Violin and Piano’. Recorded live on the 30th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee – Bartok Violin Sonata No. 2 [2016]

Never-before-uploaded performance by the then 16 year old VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee, from South Korea, performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Sonata - with pianist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janine Jansen – Bruch Violin Concerto, Concertgebouw [2018]

Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Recorded...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Kian Soltani – 2013 Paulo International Cello Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old Persian-Austrian VC Artist Kian Soltani's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2013...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee – Tchaikovsky ‘Melodie’ [2016]

Never-before-uploaded performance by the then 16 year old VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee, from South Korea, performing Tchaikovsky's 'Melodie' from the 'Souvenir d'un lieu...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Double Bassist Xavier Foley – 2014 Sphinx Competition 1st Prize [2014]

The then 19 year old double bass virtuoso, Xavier Foley's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2014 Sphinx Competition - in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Antônio Meneses – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Live [1993]

Never-before-uploaded 1993 archival performance of Brazilian cellist Antônio Meneses performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the 13th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hu Kun – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [1985]

Incredible never-before-uploaded archival footage of London’s Royal Academy of Music Violin Professor, Hu Kun’s 4th prize-winning performance -  in the Final of the 1985...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Isabelle Faust – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2018]

German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor, Sir Mark Elder and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Recorded live this week...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Huang & Tao Lin – Strauss Violin Sonata [2018]

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang and pianist Tao Lin performing Strauss' Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 16th of January, 2018...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova & Charles Abramovic – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 [1989]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 performance by the then 29 year old violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – with pianist Charles...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yevgeny Kutik & Dina Vainshtein – Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F Major [2018]

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Dina Vainshtein performing Mendelssohn's Violin Sonata in F Major. Recorded live in February 2018 - at Boston's WGBH Fraser Performance...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | PUBLIQuartet – Dvorak ‘American’ String Quartet … ReImagined [2017]

2017 archival performance of the PUBLIQuartet performing a reimagined version of Dvorak’s ‘American’ String Quartet No. 12 - live from New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Franck Cello Sonata, Live Performance [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing a cello arrangement of César Franck's Violin Sonata...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska – ‘Born of Lightning’ [2011]

Unorthodox Polish violin virtuoso Anna Karkowska’s 2011 premiere of the Robin Hoffmann Violin Concerto - commissioned as part of her ‘Virtuosity’ album release with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1974]

Incredible never-before-released 1974 archival video of American violin virtuoso Erick Friedman performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Kurt Masur and the Orchestre Philharmonique de...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Olympic Fanfare & Theme’ [GO FOR GOLD]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present John Williams' 'Olympic Fanfare and Theme' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwChbcL9UTc JOE BUONO & TRISTAN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [2017]

Norwegian violin virtuoso Henning Kraggerud leading the students of the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, England, in a performance of 'Winter' from...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Adam Schoenberg – Violin Concerto ‘Orchard in Fog’ [2018 WORLD PREMIERE]

The world premiere performance of American composer Adam Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto ‘Orchard in Fog’ – performed by violin soloist Anne Akiko Meyers, conductor Sameer Patel...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova & Charles Abramovic – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 [1989]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 performance by the then 29 year old violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major - with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Francesca Dego – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto [2015]

American-Italian violinist Francesca Dego's 2015 performance of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Violin Concerto - with conductor Gavriel Heine and the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra. VC recently caught up with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Francesca Dego – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [2017]

Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 - with the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. Recorded live on October 8, 2017 - at the Stradivari Festival,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Renaud & Gautier Capuçon – Brahms Double Concerto [2004]

Impressive 2004 archival footage of French siblings Renaud and Gautier Capuçon performing Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello - with conductor Ligia Amadio and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Paganini ‘La Campanella’, 11 Years Old [2018]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Paganini's 'La Campanella' - with pianist Rustam Rahmedov. Recorded live on 7th February 2018 - at the Kieshet Eilon...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2018]

17 year old VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor David Loebel and the New England Conservatory Symphony. Recorded live...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Wieniawski & Chopin Double Violin Concerto’ [HUH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin give a musical tribute to Poland ... with a fun mash-up of Bach's Double Violin Concerto meets Wieniawski and Chopin ... Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Küchl & Koll – Mozart ‘Sinfonia Concertante’, Vienna Phil [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival footage of Vienna Philharmonic former Concertmaster Rainer Küchl and former Principal Violist Heinrich Koll performing Mozart’s 'Sinfonia Concertante' - with conductor Zubin...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – Corigliano ‘Lullaby for Natalie’, World Premiere [2011]

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Reiko Uchida's 2011 world premiere performance of American composer John Corigliano's 'Lullaby for Natalie' for violin and piano. Anne will this weekend...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st-prize-winning performance of the then 17 year old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

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