Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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...

MANIC MONDAY | WT?!?! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – For Heifetz & Goat [VIDEO]

Introducing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... as performed by Maestro Jascha Heifetz and goat ... !?!?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ydDFNKz-As  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of legendary Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Issay Dobroven and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – Menuhin Competition [2014]

The then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi's prize winning performance at the 2014 Menuhin Competition - in Austin, Texas. It was announced this week...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Christine Lim – Menuhin Competition [2014]

The then 19-year-old South Korean-born Christine Lim's 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2014 Menuhin Competition - in Austin, Texas. It has...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Samuel Adler – Violin Concerto [PREMIERE RECORDING]

Korean-American violinist Siwoo Kim performing the world-premiere recording of acclaimed American composer Samuel Adler’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Emily Freeman Brown and the...

MANIC MONDAY | Tchaikovsky – ‘Swan Lake’ (Arr. Violin & Tutu) [LOL]

Salvatore 'Crazy Violinist' Lombardo … performing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake solos for violin .... and tutu …   https://www.facebook.com/100005751166372/videos/896771150524582/

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gil Shaham – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Proms Festival [2019]

Violinist Gil Shaham performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor – with conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the...

VC LIVE | 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Banff, Alberta, Canada.   2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION FINAL...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Rolston Quartet – Banff String Quartet Comp 1st Prize [2016]

The Canadian-based Rolston String Quartet‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Watch the 2019 Banff International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Dover Quartet – Banff String Quartet Comp 1st Prize [2013]

VC Artist Dover Quartet's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Watch the 2019 Banff International String...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Violinist Snake Charmer … [WHAT]

Meet the violinist snake charmer ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2BFaqrNSmc

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Torke – ‘Sky’ Violin Concerto [PREMIERE]

Violinist, VC Artist Tessa Lark performing the world premiere recording of American composer Michael Torke’s newly-premiered 'Sky' Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - with conductor David...

MANIC MONDAY | The 7-Tone Fart Symphony [CLICK AT OWN RISK]

Introducing Shonky Brothers' symphonic composer Loz's newest composition ... 'The 7 Tone Fart Symphony' - based on the dulcet tones of his own flatulence ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk-5RVMerfI

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Stefani Matsuo – Michael International Violin Comp [2011]

2011 archival footage of the then 22-year-old Stefani Matsuo (nee. Collins) performing Wieniawski’s ‘Variations on an Original Theme’ - in the opening round of...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Paul Huang – Tibor Varga Violin Competition 1st Prize [2009]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Paul Huang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Tibor Varga International Violin...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in New York City as a Violist’ [WHAT]

Internet sensation, Submediant documents the trials and tribulations of a lone violist  ... as she walks the lonely streets of New York City for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Chloe Chua – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2019]

12-year-old VC Rising Star Chloe Chua from Singapore performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Huifang Chen and the Atlanta Festival...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Wynton Marsalis – Violin Concerto [PREMIERE RECORDING]

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performing the world premiere recording of composer and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis' newly-premiered Violin Concerto in D - with conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Fritz Kreisler – Brahms Violin Concerto [1927 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1927 archival audio recording of legendary Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler performing Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Leo Blech and the Berlin...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Goldberg Variations’ (Arr. 11 String Players & 9 Dancers) [WHAT]

The Scottish Ensemble and Swedish dance company, Andersson Dance performing an ambitious new interoperation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations - for 11 string players and 9...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mendelssohn Octet – Heifetz Institute ‘Festival of Concerts’ [2019]

Violinists Nicholas Kitchen, Hagai Shaham, Ani Kavafian and Shmuel Ashkenasi, violists Katharina Kang and Paul Neubauer and cellists Antonio Lysy and Beiliang Zhu performing the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist John-Henry Crawford – 17-Years-Old [2010]

The then 17-year-old American cellist John-Henry Crawford performing Prokofiev’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ at the 2010 Meadowmount School of Music - with pianist Fumiko Jensen. John-Henry has...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Australia’s ‘Waltzing Matilda’ (Arr. Solo Violin) [2019]

Superstar violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen performing his own original arrangement of Australia's bush ballad 'Waltzing Matilda' for solo violin. Recorded live on the 8th...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Klein International String Comp 1st Prize [2014]

2014 archival performance of the then 15-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the Irving M....

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Saint-Saëns’ ‘Swan’ for Double Bass … Neck [WHAT]

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin's bassist Rolf Jansen performing Saint-Saëns' 'The Swan' .... for harp and double bass ... neck ...   https://youtu.be/LGc0UNiMoYI?t=8

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Avner Dorman – Double Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth rehearsing prior to the world premiere performance of Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quatuor Zaïde – Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ (Arr. String Quartet) [2019]

The French-based Quatuor Zaïde performing a newly premiered string quartet arrangement of the 'Queen of the Night' aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute. Recorded live...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Anders Flanderz …. The Swedish 1-Man-Band [WHAT]

Meet Swedish street performer, Anders Flanderz (a.k.a. the 1-Man-Band), performing John Williams' ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack - arranged for cymbals, hooters, glockenspiel, accordion, kick drum...

VC LIVE | Live Q&A With Superstars Nicola Benedetti & Wynton Marsalis [LIVE]

Watch the live Q&A with Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis on The Violin Channel – direct from Santa Cruz, California.   LIVE Q&A WITH NICOLA BENEDETTI...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – Interview, 12-Years-Old [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 archival interview with the then 12-year-old violinist, Anne Akiko Meyers Recorded as part of Los Angeles KABC's 'Eye on LA'.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4ENLgKS5U

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Mauricio Fuks – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1965]

1965 archival audio recording of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mauricio Fuks performing Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole‘ – with conductor Jascha Horenstein and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Takács Quartet – Mozart ‘Dissonance’ Quartet, Grant Teton Festival [2019]

The University of Boulder-based Takács Quartet performing Mozart's 'Dissonance' String Quartet No. 19 in C Major. Recorded live on the 31st of July, 2019 – at...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Turning An Unwanted Viola into a Tennis Racquet [WHAT]

British violist Graham Oppenheimer steps us through the process of turning an unwanted viola into a tennis racquet ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxP3qlWDuU  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Takács Quartet – Bartok String Quartet, Grand Teton Festival [2019]

The University of Boulder-based Takács Quartet performing Bartok's String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor. Recorded live on the 31st of July, 2019 - at...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Anna Clyne’s New ‘DANCE’ Cello Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Israeli-born cellist Inbal Segev last week rehearsing for the world premiere performance of British-born American composer Anna Clyne’s new Cello Concerto 'DANCE' - with...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – The Equine Recital [WHAT]

VC Artist Ray Chen performing a private recital for his equine friends … “A serenade to the horses for all the bow hairs I’ve...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Fedor Rudin – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2019]

VC Artist Fedor Rudin performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Anna Rakitina and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mauricio Fuks – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1965]

Never-before-uploaded 1965 archival audio recording of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mauricio Fuks performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' – with conductor Jascha...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Yoonshin Song – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [2019]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Yoonshin Song performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Rafael Payare and the Detroit Symphony...

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24-year-old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of London’s Royal...

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