Thursday, June 20, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s

VC LIVE | 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – in Northbrook, Illinois, United States. Program including...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2019 Rockport Music Festival – in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Entitled ‘The Roaring 20s’, the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Oesterle – ‘Stand Alone’ for Solo Violin [PREMIERE]

Austrian violinist Johanna Pichlmair performing German-born Canadian composer Michael Oesterle’s new-premiered Stand Alone for Solo Violin. "Stand Alone is a monologue of brooding nostalgia with flashes...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ilya Grubert – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1992]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of Latvian violinist Ilya Grubert performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Ermir Krantja and the Filarmonica...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival – ‘Mozart & Brahms’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Rockport, Massachusetts. 2019 ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 'BRAHMS & MOZART' LIVE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hao Zhou – Montreal International Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2019]

22-year-old American violinist Hao Zhou‘s 1st prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of June...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Johanna Pichlmair – Montreal International Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [2019]

28-year-old Austrian violinist Johanna Pichlmair‘s 2nd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Fumika Mohri – Montreal International Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [2019]

25-year-old Japanese violinist Fumika Mohri‘s 3rd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of June...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Renaud Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up superstar French violinist Renaud Capuçon - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game of...

VC LIVE | 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the opening night of the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Northbrook, Chicago   2019 NORTH SHORE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Pinchas Zukerman – Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 [2019]

Israeli-American violinist Pinchas Zukerman performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor – with conductor Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Recorded live on the 30th...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Lyell Cresswell – ‘Chatoyance’ For Solo Violin [PREMIERE]

23-year-old Australian violinist Harry Ward performing New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell's new-premiered Chatoyance for Solo Violin. Commissioned by the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, the...

MANIC MONDAY | Fiddlerman – Violin Party Tricks For Fooling Your Friends [VIDEO]

Internet sensation Fiddlerman shares a few violin practical jokes -  for tricking your colleagues and orchestral stand partners ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIIWg6WWb3s      

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Suyeon Kang – Michael Hill Violin Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Incredible archival footage of the then 25-year-old VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman – Montreal Violin Comp 1st Prize [2010]

Incredible archival footage of the then 20-year-old VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 Montreal International Violin...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' Star-Spangled Banner in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin ....   https://youtu.be/hlIeAP51jOE?t=7 LI CHUAN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Graham Reynolds – ‘The Brain’ For Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE RECORDING]

World-renowned American cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performing the world premiere recording of American composer Graham Reynolds’ The Brain for Amplified Cello and Electronics. The 8 minute...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Hilary Hahn Takes A Swim in Her Concert Gown [WHAT]

American violinist Hilary Hahn taking a post-concert swim this week in the Northern Lakes of Bergen, Norway ... in her concert gown ... "Always wanted...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Filip Pogady – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2019]

Slovakian-born violin virtuoso and male fashion model Filip Pogady performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Laszlo Marosi and the NorCal Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Janine Jansen – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2019]

Superstar Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the SWR Symphonieorchester. Recorded live on the 10th of May,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea – Michael Hill Violin Comp 1st Prize [2017]

The then 24-year-old Romanian violinist VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Michael Hill International...

VC LIVE | 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand.   2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji – Concours Musical International de Montréal 1st Prize [2016]

The then 18-year-old VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Watch the...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal live on The Violin Channel – direct from Montreal, Canada.   2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL  FINAL ROUND LIVE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’21 Excuses For Not Practicing’ [YAAAS]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present …. '21 excuses for not practicing' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC4qJJdjQc  

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Philippe Hirschhorn – Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [1967]

Legendary 1967 audio recording of the late virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1967 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Incredible 2015 footage of the then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Finding Time to Practise And Workout Everyday … [WHAT]

Polish flautist Krzysztof Kaczka shows us there are no excuses for not practising and working out everyday ...  

VC LIVE | 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [FINAL ROUND]

Catch up on the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Final Round – direct from Brussels, Belgium.   2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Clarice Assad – ‘Metamorfose’ for Viola & Piano [PREMIERE]

Violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman and pianist Henry Kramer performing the world premiere performance of Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose for Viola and Piano. “Matthew Lipman,...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Mendelssohn Octet (Arr. For One Man) [WOW]

VC Artist violinist, violist and violoncello da spallist Sergey Malov ... performing the Mendelssohn Octet ... all by himself ...  

VC LIVE | 2019 Stulberg International String Competition, Kalamazoo, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Stulberg International String Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.   2019 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION SEMI-FINAL ROUND LIVE...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Junior Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2012]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s Junior 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Menuhin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung-Wha Chung & Heinz Holliger – Bach Concerto for Violin & Oboe [1982]

1982 archival footage of violinist Kyung-Wha Chung and oboist Heinz Holliger performing Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor. Recorded live with conductor...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Vadim Repin – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [1989]

Incredible archival footage of Russian violinist Vadim Repin's legendary 1st Prize winning performance in the Final of the 1989 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. At...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Aerial Acrobatic Violinist … Janice Martin [WHAT]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate Janice Martin performing Vivaldi's Summer upside down ... inside out ... and back-to-front ...   https://youtu.be/HGggxiHK8Gg?t=6   JANICE MARTIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Jeremy Gill – ‘Lascia fare mi’ for 2 Violins [PREMIERE]

Violinists Mandy Wolman and Beverly Shin performing the world premiere performance of American composer Jeremy Gill’s Lascia fare mi Duet for 2 Violins. "Violinist Mandy...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Ponce ‘Estrellita’ (Arr. Heifetz) [2019]

VC Artist Ray Chen performing Jascha Heifetz's arrangement of Manuel M. Ponce's Estrellita (My Little Star) – with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Recorded live on the...

MANIC MONDAY | Richardo – Violinist & World Glass Balance Champion [MUST SEE]

Glass balance world champion and violinist, Richardo from Sweden performing Offenbach's Can Can - with 10 wine glasses and a rubber balloon balanced on his...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Dami Kim – Dvorak Violin Concerto [2018]

South Korean violin virtuoso, VC Artist Dami Kim performing Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor – with conductor Damian Iorio and the Slovenska Filharmonia. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Itamar Zorman – Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition [2011]

The then 25-year-old VC Artist Itamar Zorman’s top-prize winning performance in the Final of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition - in St Petersburg, Russia. The...

VC LIVE | Live Performance and Q&A with Violinist VC Artist Itamar Zorman [LIVESTREAM]

We’re coming to you live from Tarisio, in New York City, this afternoon for a VC Facebook Live performance and Q&A with Israeli violinist, VC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Stravinsky Violin Concerto [2017]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana performing Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa. Recorded live on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi Concerto – On The World’s Smallest Violin [HUH]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor ... on the world's smallest violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVjcsHKKKc  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Bruch Violin Concerto [2019]

22-year-old VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Kasparov Zehnder and the Orchestre Symphonique...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh – ‘Veiled’ for Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE]

New York-based cellist Amanda Gookin performing the world premiere performance of Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh’s new work: ‘Veiled’ for Solo Cello and Looping Electronic Elements. “This...

MANIC MONDAY | Step-By-Step Guide for Building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO [WHAT]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial on building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and...

VC LIVE | Vadim Repin – US Premiere: Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 3 [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the US-premiere performance of Lera Auerbach's Violin Concerto No. 3 live - featuring violin virtuoso Vadim Repin and The Orchestra Now.   US PREMIERE: LERA...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Calidore Quartet – M-Prize Comp Grand Prize [2016]

VC Artist Calidore String Quartet’s Grand Prize winning performance the Final of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition - in Michigan, United States. It was...

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