Sunday, February 11, 2018

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Bartok Duets’ … with Himself [TWINNING]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong ... performing Bartok's 'Ruthenian Kolomeika for Two Violins' .... with .... himself ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pWdqanQy8 VC YOUNG ARTIST KERSON LEONG (2X) |...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Thomas Adès – Newly-Premiered Ligeti Violin Concerto Cadenza [2018]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing a newly-premiered original cadenza for György Ligeti's Violin Concerto - written by acclaimed British composer Thomas Adès. Recorded live on January 25th, 2018...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 21st Annual Sphinx String Competition Senior Final [2018]

Final Round of the 2018 21st Annual Sphinx Competition - recorded with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Featuring 2018 Senior Prize...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2009]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cho-Liang Lin – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1994]

Amazing 1994 archival footage of the then 34 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with conductor Takashi Asahina and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... arranged for four mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmwXi4TL3Y JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE...

MANIC MONDAY | Disney’s ‘It’s a Small World’ (Arr. For 4 Miniature Cellos) [WTF]

YouTube sensation's JHMJams present Disney's 'It's a Small World' ... arranged for four 1/10th and 1/8th sized children's cellos .... Featuring cellists: Ken Kubota, Thomas Mesa, Guilherme...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yehudi Menuhin – Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor [1989]

Never-before-uploaded 1989 performance of violinist Yehudi Menuhin performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor – with pianist Victoria Postnikova and cellist Marc Coppey. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2008]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Artist Ray Chen’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2008...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [2010]

Amazing archival footage of the then 12 year old VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2010...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sakura Cello Quintet – Tribute to the Late-Princess Leia [RIP]

The Sakura Cello Quintet performing their tribute to the late Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia from the Star Wars saga film series ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fup24ONw9HU SAKURA | JOHN WILLIAMS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Sarabande’ from Bach’s Solo Partita No. 2 [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen performing the 'Sarabande' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Filmed on January 12th, 2018 - at Costa Mesa, in California. https://youtu.be/QIA_S71minE VC...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Ilya Grubert – Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition [1978]

The then 24 year old Russian violinist Ilya Grubert's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – Hannover International Violin Comp, 16 Years Old [2012]

Impressive 2012 footage of the then 16 year old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts performing Debussy's 'Violin Sonata in G Minor' - with pianist Melanie...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Fantasy of the Cats’ [ANIMATION]

Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich presents 'Fantasia dei Gatti' (Fantasy of the Cats) - a delightful animated short film set to the music of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The Violin Concerto Battle’ [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin fight for stage stardom ... in the 'Concerto Battle' ... Recorded live as part of the TwoSet Violin 2017-18 World Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4c97p02cE TWOSET VIOLIN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth – Brahms Double Concerto [2017]

2017 performance of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth performing Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor – with conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “13 Great Composers and How It Feels Playing Their Music” [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin demonstrate ... the '13 great composers and how it feels playing their music' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUS-YreXpZk

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Violin Arrangement of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ [NEW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein's new and original violin and piano arrangement of Puccini's beloved aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from 'Tosca'. Recorded with pianist...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Classical Music SoulCycle Spinning Class [WOOT]

Ensemble Connect, Carnegie Hall's classical music professional development fellowship program members this week gave a special performance to celebrate the new year ... at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Miklós Perényi & Zoltán Kocsis – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 [1990]

Never-before-uploaded 1990 performance of Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi and pianist Zoltán Kocsis performing Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor. Recorded in the Schloss Faber-Castell...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Robert Mann & The Juilliard Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 [1976]

Amazing 1976 archival footage of violinist Robert Mann leading the famed Juilliard Quartet - in a performance of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Uto Ughi – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, BBC Proms [1966 AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1966 live audio recording of Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Malcolm Sargent and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Maxim Vengerov – Showpiece Recital, 19 Years Old [1994]

Never-before-uploaded 1994 recital by the then 19 year old wunderkind Maxim Vengerov and pianist Itamar Golan.  Recorded live at the open-air Prinsegrachtconcert in Amsterdam, featuring show pieces...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Pinchas Zukerman & Marc Neikrug – Josef Suk’s ‘Pieces’, Live from 92Y [2009]

Never-before-uploaded performance of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug performing Josef Suk's 'Pieces for Violin and Piano'. Recorded on February 26, 2009 - live from New...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ for Orchestra and … Solo Pan Flute! [WTF]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of 13 year old, Stefan Stanciu performing Dinicu’s virtuosic 'Hora Staccato' with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra … on solo pan flute! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaDkUPrdpt4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DINICU |...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – New Original Brahms Violin Concerto Cadenza [NEW]

Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing his own new original, never-before-performed cadenza to the 1st movement of Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Augustin Dumay – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [1988]

Never-before-uploaded 1988 performance of French violinist Augustin Dumay performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with the Toulouse National Chamber Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFzXdS2ehQc AUGUSTIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2017]

Never-before-uploaded 2017 performance of Danish-Israeli virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Riccardo Chailly & the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.  Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Wunderkind VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – 8 Years Old, 2009 [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 8 year old Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the...

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