Sunday, August 25, 2019

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist István Várdai – ARD Cello Competition 1st Prize [2014]

The then 28-year-old István Várdai from Hungary’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2014 ARD International Cello Competition. The candidates for the 2019...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Christian Stadelmann – ‘Don Juan’ Orchestral Excerpts Masterclass [2016]

2016 violin orchestral excerpts masterclass with the then Principal 2nd Violinist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Mr Christian Stadelmann.   Recorded live at New York’s Carnegie...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Szymanowski Violin Sonata [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing Szymanowski's Violin Sonata in D minor. Recorded live on the 23rd of February, 2019 –...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Guinness World Record For the ‘Lowest Female Vocal Note’ [WOW]

Welsh vocalist Helen Leahey's Guinness World Record for the the lowest vocal note ever sung by a female ... Known as 'The Bass Queen', Helen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Saint-Saëns ‘Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with Israeli pianist Eugenia Lakernik. Recorded live on the 28th of July,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Pierre Jalbert – Piano Quintet [WORLD PREMIERE]

The University of Illinois-based Jupiter String Quartet with Australian pianist Bernadette Harvey performing the world premiere performance of composer Pierre Jalbert's new Piano Quintet. "I’ve...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Bronislaw Huberman – Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of Polish-born violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Issay Dobrowen...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – The One Man Band [LOL]

Israeli violinist Guy Braunstein performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto ... accompanied by himself ...  

VC LIVE | Heifetz International Music Institute – ‘On Tour in Charlottesville’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Heifetz International Music Institute Stars of Tomorrow concert live on The Violin Channel – direct from Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.   HEIFETZ INTERNATIONAL...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | David Oistrakh & George Enescu – Bach Double Violin Concerto [1946 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1946 archival audio of legendary violinists David Oistrakh and George Enescu performing Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Kirill...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Risa Hokamura – Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize [2018]

17-year-old VC Young Artist Risa Hokamura's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Applications will close on...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [2011]

VC Artist Sergey Malov's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - in Auckland, New Zealand. Enter...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | 1989 Miss America – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [YAAASS]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Elisabeth Carlson, from Minnesota ... performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w19oF6c3kJk GRECHEN ELISABETH CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | 1989 MISS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Pinchas Zukerman & Marc Neikrug – Franck Violin Sonata [1994]

Never-before-uploaded 1994 archival footage of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug performing Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major. Recorded live at the Sant Francis...

VC LIVE | 2019 Cooper International Violin Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Cooper International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Oberlin, Ohio, United States.   2019 THOMAS & EVON COOPER INTERNATIONAL...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – ‘Fantasy’ for Solo Violin [PREMIERE RECORDING]

South Korean violin virtuoso Jinjoo Cho performing the world premiere recording of acclaimed American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Fantasy for Solo Violin. Commissioned for the 2014 International...

VC LIVE | 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival – Ying & Jupiter String Quartets [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Brunswick, Maine, United States.   2019 BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL YING...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Paganini’s ‘Il Carnevale di Venezia’ [WTF]

VC Artist Sergey Malov performing Paganini's Il Carnevale di Venezia ...     https://www.facebook.com/smalov/videos/2415671915345316/

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho – Popper ‘Elfentanz’, 14-Year-Old [2009]

Incredible 2009 Meadowmount School of Music archival footage of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho performing Popper's Elfentanz - with pianist Fumiko Tokunaga...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Colin Jacobsen – ‘The Lark Ascending’ [2019]

Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen performing Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending -  with conductor Eric Jacobsen and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony . Recorded at...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Yossif Ivanov – Montreal Competition 1st Prize [2003]

2003 archival footage of the then 16-year-old Belgian violinist Yossif Ivanov's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Montreal International Violin Competition.  Today...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Nikki Chooi – Chausson ‘Poeme’ [2019]

VC Artist Nikki Chooi performing a new string arrangement of Ernest Chausson's Poeme for solo violin and string orchestra - with conductor Dongmin Kim and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [HUH]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Debussy Violin Sonata [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor. Recorded live on the 23rd of April, 2019 -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Andrew Norman – ‘Peculiar Strokes’ For String Quartet [PREMIERE]

New York City-based Argus Quartet performing the world premiere recording of American composer Andrew Norman’s Peculiar Strokes for String Quartet. “Being an amateur string player, I've always been...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 (Arr. For Farting Hands) [EWW]

Internet sensation Procappella performing the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 ... in hand farts ...   https://youtu.be/ORF2HSPxLmE?t=4

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Bach ‘Chaconne’ [1997]

1997 archival performance of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing the Chaconne from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. The long-time Curtis...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival – ‘Reimagining Flamenco’ [LIVESTREAM]

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Joshua Bell – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1, 14-Years-Old [1982]

Never-before-released 1982 archival footage of the then 14-year-old Joshua Bell performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto in F-Sharp Minor.   https://youtu.be/rPFDJrbtnhc JOSHUA BELL | WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO....

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