Saturday, June 16, 2018

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Kabalevsky Violin Concerto [1972]

Never-before-uploaded 1972 audio recording of Russian violinist Victor Pikayzen performing Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C Major – with conductor Fuat Mansurov and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXneqaUKJfc VICTOR PIKAYZEN | KABALEVSKY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – Paganini International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

25-year-old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin‘s 2nd prize-winning performances – in the Final round of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy. Recorded live on the...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [AWESOME]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Queens’ iconic, Bohemian Rhapsody… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://youtu.be/-vqRuoctWnk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | QUEENS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

17-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s 1st prize-winning performances - in the Final round of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2006]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of Italian-born German violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Chopin's Nocturne in C Sharp Minor - with pianist Rohan de Silva. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist In Mo Yang – Viotti Violin Concerto No. 22, 9-Years-Old [2005]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 9-year-old VC Young Artist In Mo Yang performing Viotti's Violin Concerto No. 22 in A Minor. In Mo was...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Ida Riegels – Unique ‘Horse Riding School Concert’ [NEIGH]

Danish cellist Ida Riegels performing this month ... at a very unique concert hosted by the Swiss Eschbach Horsemanship Riding School ... Ida is currently...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘How To Play the Paganini Caprices’ [LOL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through step-by-step ... 'how to play the Paganini Caprices' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCX4HG31XCc

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Brahms Violin Concerto [1984]

Never-before-uploaded 1984 performance of Russian violinist Viktor Tretyakov performing Brahms Violin Concerto – with conductor Yuri Simonov and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory's Grand Hall. Applications...

MANIC MONDAY | A Violin Made Entirely From Popsicle Sticks [WHAT]

YouTube phenon Geno Samuel presents his latest creation ... a violin made entirely from popsicle sticks .... "It took me a few months to make a...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violist David Aaron Carpenter – Elgar Cello Concerto (Arr. Solo Viola) [2008]

2008 archival performance of American violist David Aaron Carpenter performing the Elgar Cello Concerto (Arr. for Solo Viola) - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Philharmonia...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin – London’s Proms Festival [2013]

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo & Juliet Overture' – live from the 2013 BBC Proms Festival, in London. Deutsche Grammophon has this...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Masumi Per Rostad & Alan Chow – Glinka Viola Sonata [2017]

Eastman School of Music faculty members, violist Masumi Per Rostad and pianist Alan Chow performing Mikhail Glinka's Viola Sonata in D Minor. Recorded live at the Eastman School of Music's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kevin Lin – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

25-year-old London Philharmonic Co-Leader Kevin Lin performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - with the conductor Daniel Feng and the International Chamber Orchestra of America. Recorded live on the 31st...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 8 Things Tone Deaf People Struggle With’ [LOLZ]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through the 8 things tone deaf people struggle with ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FbRyg_gG_Y

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist William Hagen – Vivaldi & Piazzolla’s ‘Autumn’ [2017]

VC Young Artist William Hagen performing Autumn from both Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons - with the Brussel-based YES Young European String Camerata. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Simon Zhu – Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

17-year old German violinist Simon Zhu's 1st prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition. Recorded live on the 18th of May in Varallo Sesia,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old [1995]

Amazing 1995 archival performance of the then 20 year old violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Violin Channel...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘9 Common Animal Sounds For Your Violin …’ [SAY-WHAT]

Youtube sensation Sebastiaan Kulwanowski demonstrates 9 common animal sounds for your violin .... moooo .....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLzYiw1wdQ

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2018]

17 year old VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer performing Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Richard Owen and the Adelphi Orchestra. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Boris Brovtsyn – Dvorak Violin Concerto (Arr. Solo Violin & Chamber Orch) [2018]

Russian violin virtuoso Boris Brovtsyn performing a newly-premiered chamber orchestra arrangement of the Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Uri Segal and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman & Orion Weiss – Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 [2018]

VC Artist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major. Recorded live on 11th of March, 2018 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Royal Wedding Performance [2018]

19 year old VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s stunning performance of Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Fauré’s Après un rêve and Schubert’s Ave Maria -...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Glenn Dicterow – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from ‘Swan Lake’ [1998]

Amazing 1998 archival New York Philharmonic footage of former Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performing Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet score. The Violin Channel recently caught up...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kairos Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Comp, Junior String 1st Prize [2018]

The Music Institute of Chicago-based Kairos String Quartet's Junior String division 1st prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt – Brahms Viola Sonata No.2 [2017]

Dover Quartet violist, VC Artist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and pianist Asiya Korepanova performing Brahms' Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 18th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Callisto Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize Winners [2018]

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet's grand prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw & Ji – Clara Schumann, 3 Romances [2018]

American VC Artist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Ji performing Clara Schumann's 3 Romances for Violin and Piano. Recorded live on the 13th of April, 2018 – at WQXR's...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Calidore Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Comp, Grand Prize [2011]

Archival footage of the VC Artists Calidore Quartet's Grand Prize winning performance at the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - in Indiana, United States. The Cleveland...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Olivier Charlier – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1997]

Never-before-uploaded performance of French violinist Olivier Charlier performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Amaury du Slosel and the Atelier Lyrique et Symphonique du...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philharmonic Five – ‘Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter’ [2018]

The recently-formed piano quintet Philharmonic Five, comprising Vienna Philharmonic musicians Tibor Kovac, Ekaterina Frolova, Gerhard Maschner and Peter Somodari with pianist Christopher Hinterhuber, performing John Williams'...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Israeli Composer Yair Klartag’s ‘Half Tiger, Half Poet’ for Solo Violin [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan performing Israeli composer Yair Klartag's newly-premiered work: Half Tiger, Half Poet for solo violin. The 4-minute solo work was commissioned for the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kairos Quartet – M-Prize Chamber Music Competition, Junior Strings 1st Prize [2018]

The Music Institute of Chicago Academy-based Kairos Quartet’s 1st prize winning performance in the Junior Strings Final of the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, in Ann...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anssi Karttunen – Magnus Lindberg’s Cello Concerto No. 2 [2015]

Never-before-uploaded performance of Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen performing Magnus Lindberg's Cello Concerto No.2 – with conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in August 2015...

MANIC MONDAY | Luthier Jacob von der Lippe – ‘Five Most Common Types of Violin Makers’ [LOLZ]

Norwegian luthier Jacob von der Lippe walks us through the 5 most common types of violin makers ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjgrRzJSwY JACOB VON DER LIPPE | FIVE MOST COMMON TYPES...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2018]

17-year-old VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Francisco Rettig and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 7 Different Types of Musician’s Mothers’ [LOLZ]

In celebration of this year's Mother's Day, Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through the 7 different types of musician's mothers ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvokwz5PbI4

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung Wha Chung – Brahms Violin Concerto [2018]

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Steven Solane and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 30th of March,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aizuri Quartet – M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, Grand Prize [2018]

The New York-based Aizuri Quartet’s Grand Prize winning performance in the Final round of the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, in Ann Arbor, Michigan,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ning Feng – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2018]

Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Rune Bergmann and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on the 3rd of March,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kyung Wha Chung – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 24 Years Old [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival performance of the then 24-year-old Kyung Wha Chung performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Albert Rosen and the RTÉ National Symphony...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1975]

Refined 1975 archival performance of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Rossini ‘La Gazza Ladra’ Overture Like Never Seen Before [LOL]

Turkish "conductor" Efdal Altun "leads" the Istanbul State Symphony in a 21st Century performance of Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_r3gzsSjM&feature=youtu.be EFDAL ALTUN | ROSSINI |...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | South Korean Composer Jaehyuck Choi’s ‘Self in Mind’ for Solo Violin [2018]

10-year-old Australian violinist Christian Li performing South Korean composer Jaehyuck Choi's newly-premiered work 'Self in Mind' for solo violin. "Through Self in Mind, I tried to capture the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Uto Ughi & Tamas Vasary – Beethoven ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 performance of acclaimed Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi and pianist Tamas Vasary performing Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Violin Sonata. Recorded live – at the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘Soloist vs Orchestral Violinist’ [LOLZ]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through the difference between a soloist and an orchestral violinist ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9BgKpsSlBI

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | The-Late Wanda Wilkomirska – Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

1983 archival footage of Polish-Australian violinist Wanda Wilkomirska performing Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Niklaus Wyss and the Sydney Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen & Made in Berlin – ‘Waltzing Matilda’ [2018]

VC Artist Ray Chen and fellow Made in Berlin quartet members performing an original new arrangement of the classic Australian ballad, Waltzing Matilda. Recorded as part of Ray's...

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