Saturday, November 16, 2019

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Steven Mackey – Berlioz’ ‘Harold in Italy’ Re-Imagined [WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION]

German violist Tabea Zimmermann performing the world premiere performance of acclaimed German-born American composer Steven Mackey's new re-imagining of Hector Berlioz’ ‘Harold in Italy’...

MANIC MONDAY | VivaldiGuys – Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins (Arr. 2 Oboes & Dance Moves) [WHAT]

The VivaldiGuys performing Vivalid's Concerto in B Minor for 4 Violins ... re-arranged for 2 oboes and choreography ...   https://youtu.be/e1GBD7Tpo5M

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Midori – Tchaikovsky Concerto, Abbado & Berlin Phil [1995]

Incredible 1995 live archival performance of Japanese violin virtuoso, Midori performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic. Today is...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Anne Luisa Kramb – Spohr Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

The then 16-year-old VC Young Artist Anne Luisa Kramb's 1st prize winning performance in the 15-17 year old age category of the 2016 Louis...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Piotr Szewczyk – ‘Dopamine Rush’ for Two Violins [WORLD PREMIERE]

German violin duo, The Twiolins performing the world premiere performance of Polish-born composer Piotr Szewczyk's new 'Dopamine Rush' for Two Violins. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky – Elgar Cello Concerto [1940 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1940 archival audio recording of luminary Soviet-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky performing the Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor – with conductor John Barbirolli...

MANIC MONDAY | Making a Clarinet From a Carrot in Under 5 Minutes [WHAT]

Australian woodwind instrument maker, Linsey Pollak steps us through the process of turning a carrot into a clarinet in under 5 minutes ... https://youtu.be/BISrGwN-yH4?t=19  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Mischa Maisky – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ [2018]

Cellist Mischa Maisky performing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' – with conductor Stefan Vladar and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live on the 16th of June, 2018...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – ‘New Classic Viola’ [LIVE]

Tonight's all-viola celebration, led by conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Christopher Rountree, featuring violists Robert Diaz, Cynthia Phelps and Tabea Zimmermann. This evening’s program, entitled...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – Viola Masterclasses [LIVE]

A series of masterclasses, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and viola pedagogues Kim Kashkashian and Tabea Zimmermann - with student violists Alec Luna,...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – Viola Excerpts Masterclass [LIVE]

Orchestral masterclass with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and violists Roberto Diaz, Cynthia Phelps and Jonathan Vinocour - focusing on the most popular viola excerpts from the viola canon. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Roberto Diaz – Brahms Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major [2019]

Chilean-American violist, Roberto Diaz and pianist Tao Lin performing Brahms' Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat. Recorded live on the 11th of April, 2019 –...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violist Tabea Zimmermann – Geneva Music Comp, 15-Years-Old [1982]

Incredible archival performance of the then 15-year-old Tabea Zimmermann’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1982 Geneva International Music Competition. Watch Tabea...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – ‘Visions and Installations’ [LIVE]

An all-viola celebration, led by conductors Nico Muhly and Michael Linville, featuring violists Nadia Sirota, Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Jonathan Vinocour and VC Artist Matthew Lipman. The program entitled ‘Visions and Installations’...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – ‘Three Centuries and Counting’ [LIVE]

An all-viola celebration, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, featuring violists Cynthia Phelps, Jonathan Vinocour, Tabea Zimmermann and Nadia Sirota. The program entitled ‘Three Centuries...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ Week, Miami Beach [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the New World Symphony's 2019 'Viola Visions' Week live on The Violin Channel - direct from Miami Beach, Florida, United States   2019 NEW WORLD...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The ‘William Tell Overture’ Beer Bottle Train [ONLY IN JAPAN]

Only in Japan ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS912fluqxo  

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ – ‘Karen Tuttle Heritage’ Discussion [LIVE]

A lively interactive discussion, hosted by Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian, on the legacy and philosophy of legendary viola pedagogy, Ms Karen Tuttle. Recorded live...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Matthew Whittall – ‘Bright Ferment’ for String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The London-based Marmen Quartet performing Canadian-Finnish composer Matthew Whittall’s newly-premiered 'Bright Ferment' for String Quartet. The new 9 minute work was commissioned by the 2019...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Hauser & Swans – Tchaikovsky ‘Swan Lake’ [2019]

2Cello's Stjepan Hauser performing Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' with the London Symphony Orchestra - and in collaboration with the Ariston Probalet Professional Dance Company.   https://youtu.be/KTRnuoVp2HM?t=1 HAUSER |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Joshua Bell – BBC Proms Debut, 22-Years-Old [1990]

Incredible 1990 archival performance of the then 22-year-old Joshua Bell performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Claus Peter Flor and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artists Ji Young Lim & Matthew Lipman – Mozart ‘Duo’ [2019]

VC Artists Ji Young Lim and Matthew Lipman performing Mozart's Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola. Recorded live on the 13th...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Joseph Joachim Competition [2012]

The then 22-year-old South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist Thomas Hoppe performing Saint-Saens' ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ in the Semi-Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto [1985 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1985 archival audio recording of luminary violinist Ida Haendel performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic. Recorded live on...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Andrei Pushkarev – Prokofiev 1st Violin Sonata (Arr. Violin, Strings & Percussion) [PREMIERE]

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren performing the world-premiere performance of Ukrainian composer Andrei Pushkarev’s new arrangement of Prokofiev’s Violin & Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 80...

MANIC MONDAY | Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ … for A Cappella Vocal Quintet [HUH]

Vivaldi's 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' ... like you've never heard before .... Presented by acclaimed Israeli female unaccompanied vocal ensemble, Carmel A-Cappella.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxs5O6hMBvg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 CARMEL A-CAPPELLA VOCAL...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Bazzini ‘Dance Of The Goblins’ [2019]

11-year-old Australian VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Bazzini's 'Le Ronde des Lutins' - with pianist Eugenia Lakernik. Recorded live on the 6th of August,...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Final, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition final audition live on The Violin Channel - direct from New York City.   2019 CONCERT ARTISTS...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto, 9-Years-Old [2010]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 9-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Kevin was awarded 1st...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Double Bass Foot Juggler … [WHAT]

Meet Antipod Gayeva ... the double bass foot juggler ...   https://youtu.be/XajVXNcSrVY?t=5

VC LIVE | Odyssey : The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Greece [LIVE]

Watch The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center live on The Violin Channel – direct from Greece.   LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ODYSSEY : THE CHAMBER MUSIC...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Olga Šroubková – Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition [2018]

The then 25-year-old Olga Šroubková’s prize winning performance in the Final of the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – in Shanghai, China. Olga was this week...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Maxwell Quartet – Trondheim Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [2017]

The Scottish-based Maxwell Quartet’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition - in Trondheim, Norway. The 3...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer David Bird – ‘Apocrypha’ For Violin & Viola [WORLD PREMIERE]

New York-based violin and viola duo, andPlay, performing the world premiere performance of American electroacoustic and mixed-media composer David Bird’s 'Apocrypha' for solo violin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Haruma Sato – ARD International Cello Competition 1st Prize [2019]

21-year-old Japanese cellist Haruma Sato's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition - in Munich, Germany. Recorded live...

MANIC MONDAY | Bruch Violin Concerto … The Ballet … [WHAT]

The American Ballet Theatre ... present Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 ... the Ballet ... Premiered in 1987, in Costa Mesa, California, performance features principal...

VC LIVE | Violinist Joshua Bell & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra [LIVE]

Watch the 2019-2020 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 75th Season Opening Concert live on The Violin Channel – direct from Atlanta, United States.   ATLANTA SYMPHONY 75TH SEASON...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Zhuhai Mozart Competition 1st Prize [2015]

The then 16-year-old VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 13 to 16 Year Old age...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2018]

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Recorded live on the 21st August, 2018 -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Rising Star María Dueñas – Zhuhai Mozart Competition 1st Prize [2017]

The then 14-year-old VC Rising Star María Dueñas’ 1st prize winning performance in the 13 to 16 Year Old age category of the 2017...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Classical Bae, Ezinma – Paganini 24th Caprice [YAAAS]

Multi-genre classical bae, Ezinma (eh-zee-mah) performing Paganini's 24th Caprice ... "I've not been able to practice much with New York Fashion Week ... Paganini 24...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Philip Glass – ‘King Lear Overture’ [WORLD PREMIERE]

The New York Philharmonic today rehearsing in advance of the world premiere performance of eminent American composer Philip Glass’ newly-commissioned ‘King Lear Overture'. Commissioned by...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet … The New Lego Droid Orchestra [WHAT]

London-based musician and inventor Look Mum No Computer's latest invention ... The Lego Droid Orchestra .... "95 Lego Stars War droids ... 3148 hours of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jascha Heifetz – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1959 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1959 archival audio recording of legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PNe2LcIb6I JASCHA HEIFETZ |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist Julian Steckel – ARD Cello Competition 1st Prize [2010]

The then 28-year-old Julian Steckel from Germany's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 ARD International Cello Competition. The 3 Finalists for...

VC LIVE | 2019 ARD International Cello Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Munich, Germany.   2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tennis Player Björn Borg’s New ‘Workout Symphony’ [WHAT]

The work of former tennis player, Björn Borg, in combination with a neurologist and Swedish composer Jonas Valfridsson ... introducing the 'Workout Symphony' .... A new...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Brahms Quintet No. 2 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center [1997]

Incredible never-before-uploaded star-studded 1997 archival performance of violinists Ida Kavafian and Pinchas Zukerman, violists Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps and cellist Gary Hoffman performing Brahms’ String Quintet...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Julian Gargiulo – Violin Sonata No. 3 [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer performing the world-premiere performance of American composer and pianist Julian Gargiulo’s Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – Franck Violin Sonata [2019]

19-year-old VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer and pianist Evren Ozel performing Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major. Recorded live on the 23rd of June, 2019...

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