Thursday, January 23, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea – Michael Hill 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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Sophia Bacelar & Dancer Megan Myers – ‘FEMAURA’ Duo [2019]

Newly-uploaded footage of cello and dance duo 'FEMAURA' performing excepts from Bach's 1st Solo Cello Suite, Piazzolla’s ‘Le Grand Tango’ and ‘Oblivion’ - and...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana & JP Jofre – JP Jofre Double Concerto [PREMIERE]

Violinist, VC Artist Francisco Fullana and acclaimed bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre performing the New York premiere performance of the JP Jofre Double Concerto...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 12 Levels of Violin Playing’ [TWOSET]

Australian funsters, TwoSet Violin step us through the …. ’12 levels of violin playing' ... "We though that this video would give people who want...

VC LIVE | Juilliard’s Kila Quartet – Live From NYC’s Greene Space [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the Juilliard School's Kila Quartet - direct from WQXR's Greene Space, in New York City KILA STRING QUARTET PRESENTED BY WQXR IN COLLABORATION WITH THE...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Qigang Chen – ‘The Joy of Suffering’ Violin Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Maxim Vengerov performing the world premiere performance of Chinese composer Qigang Chen‘s ‘La Joie de la Souffrance‘ (The Joy of Suffering) for Violin and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mutter, Ma & Barenboim – Beethoven Triple Concerto [2019]

Violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Daniel Barenboim performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto – with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jinjoo Cho & Itamar Golan – Elgar ‘La Capricieuse’ [2019]

2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Jinjoo Cho performing Elgar’s ‘La Capricieuse‘ – with pianist Itamar Golan. Recorded live on December 11th, 2019 – at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Prague Cello Quartet – Bohemian Rhapsody (Arr. 4 Cellos) [2019]

The Prague Cello Quartet performing a new arrangement of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for 4 cellos. Comprising cellists Jan Zvěřina, Petr Špaček, Ivan Vokáč and Jan...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Kevin Lau – ‘The Nightingale’ [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Scott St John, clarinetist Nathan Williams and composer/pianist Kevin Lau performing the world premiere performance of Canadian composer Kevin Lau's 'The Nightingale' for...

VC LIVE | Violinist Randall Goosby – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch 22-year-old American violinist Randall Goosby's New York City Recital Debut – direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2019]

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live on the 14th of September,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Missy Mazzoli – ‘Dark With Excessive Bright’ for Double Bass [WEST COAST PREMIERE]

American double bassist David Grossman performing the US west coast premiere of American composer, Missy Mazzoli's ‘Dark With Excessive Bright‘ for Double Bass and Strings. "I...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Stella Chen & Jinhee Park – Stravinsky ‘Suite Italienne’ [2019]

2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Stella Chen performing Stravinsky’s 'Suite Italienne' - with pianist Jinhee Park. Recorded live on November 15th,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Medicinal Musical Staircase … [HUH]

Introducing the medicinal musical staircase … The 11-story musical staircase was recently install in the Kaohsiung Hospital, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan - with the goal of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Pauline Kim Harris – ‘Ambient Chaconne’ For Violin & Electronics [PREMIERE RECORDING]

American violinist and composer Pauline Kim Harris performing the world premiere recording of her own new original work: ‘Ambient Chaconne’ for Solo Violin and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Philippe Quint – William Bolcom Violin Concerto [2019]

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performing the Mexican premiere of American composer William Bolcom's (b. 1938) Violin Concerto. Recorded live in July, 2019 - with conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Josef Špaček & Miroslav Sekera – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 [2019]

VC Artist Josef Špaček performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major – with pianist Miroslav Sekera. Recorded live on the 5th of November,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Simone Porter – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2019]

23-year-old American VC Artist Simone Porter performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – with conductor David Lockington and the Northwest Sinfonietta. Recorded live on the 12th of October, 2019 –...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Vivian Fung – String Quartet No. 4 [NEW YORK PREMIERE]

The American String Quartet performing the New York premiere performance of Canadian composer Vivian Fung's String Quartet No. 4 'Insects and Machines'. Recorded live at...

VC LIVE | 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions Final Round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.   2019 YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ji Young Lim – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2019]

VC Artist Ji Young Lim performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Chiyong Chung and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 1st of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Debussy ‘Clair de Lune’ [2019]

VC Artist Ray Chen and pianist Julio Elizalde performing Debussy’s 'Clair de Lune. Recorded live on the 6th of November, 2019 – at Los Angeles’ Walt...

VC LIVE | ‘The Day of Listening’ Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest [LIVE]

      Watch the Concerto Budapest's 'The Day of Listening' contemporary music festival live on The Violin Channel - direct from the Budapest Music Center, in...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Lisa Bielawa – ‘Sanctuary Songs’ For Violin & Voice [PREMIERE]

Violinist Jennifer Koh performing the world premiere recording of American composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa’s Sanctuary Songs for Solo Violin and Voice. “The idea came to me after...

VC LIVE | 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Weimar, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Weimar, Germany.   2019 LOUIS SPOHR INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE...

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...

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