Thursday, May 23, 2019

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [AUDIO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Hartmut Haenchen and Orchestre...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas Hewitt Jones: ‘Christmas Violin Concerto’ [NEW]

English violinist Simon Hewitt Jones, performing composer Thomas Hewitt Jones' newly-premiered special Christmas holiday-themed Violin Concerto: 'Christmas Party'. Recorded on the Signum Classics label - with conductor Gavin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Shirtless Violinist – “A Very Shirtless Christmas” [VIDEO]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs holiday favorites 'Deck the Halls', 'Come All Ye Faithful', 'We Wish You a Merry...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Arr. Goats) [WTF]

Taking inspiration from the Youtube craze of inserting farm animal noises into hit songs, Swedish charity Action Aid's choir presents ... "We Wish You...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Debussy Violin Sonata, Live, 1958 [AUDIO]

An incredible never-before-uploaded 1958 live archival performance of violinist Ivry Gitlis and pianist Kostas Kidoniatis performing Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor. Recorded in July 1958 - in Athens,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2004]

The then 16-year-old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance – in the Grand Final of the 2004 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards. Nicola this week...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Live Recital, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival recital by violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich.  Recorded live in Moscow, the programme includes selections from Franck, Beethoven, Jancek, Schumann and Kreisler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kK9LZ9SPU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

VC BUZZ | Pianist & Vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu – ‘True Talent Knows No Boundaries’ [INSPIRATIONAL]

Romanian pianist and vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu leaves the judges and audience in total disbelief - after last months’ live audition for TV talent-quest ‘Romania’s...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra [KOOKY]

Ever wondered what orchestral musicians do in a car en route to a concert? Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their...

VC LIVE | 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hannover, Germany   JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

VC LIVE | 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis live on The Violin Channel   https://vimeo.com/289950704   CLASSICAL FINAL ROUND - 8PM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 27-year-old VC Young Artist...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2010]

Archival footage of the then 21-year-old VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 1st prize-winning performance in the final the 2010 Menuhin Competition, in Oslo, Norway. As the 2018...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi Concerto – On The World’s Smallest Violin [HUH]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor ... on the world's smallest violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVjcsHKKKc  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Schumann Sonata No.2, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1994 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich performing Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeTWFFOw71s&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER & MARTHA ARGERICH...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Child Prodigy Violinist, Sarah Chang – 1985, 5 Years Old [VIDEO]

Astonishing 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted into...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin & Alexander Markovich – 1992 Live Recital, 18 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1992 archival performance of the then 18 year old violinist Vadim Repin performing live in recital with pianist Alexander Markovich. Recorded in Moscow, the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Nathan Chan – Debussy “La Mer” on La Mer [KOOKY]

YouTube sensation, cellist Nathan Chan performing an excerpt from Debussy's "La Mer" .... on la mer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa7cPYZ_Gg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NATHAN CHAN | DEBUSSY | LA MER (CELLO EXCERPT)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2012 Hannover Competition [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

VC LIVE | Live Performance and Q&A with Violinist VC Artist Itamar Zorman [LIVESTREAM]

We’re coming to you live from Tarisio, in New York City, this afternoon for a VC Facebook Live performance and Q&A with Israeli violinist, VC...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu Angel Comp 1st Prize [2015]

1st prize winning performance of the then 24 year old VC Artist Francisco Fullana - in the Final of the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – Red Violin Caprices (Arr. Violin & Ballet Dancers) [VIDEO]

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performing John Corigliano's 'Red Violin Caprices' - with choreography by Joffrey Ballet dancers Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9VrIz2MOFg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PHILIPPE QUINT & JOFFREY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1981, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1981 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Michiyoshi Inoue and the Tokyo...

VC LIVE | Vadim Repin – US Premiere: Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 3 [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the US-premiere performance of Lera Auerbach's Violin Concerto No. 3 live - featuring violin virtuoso Vadim Repin and The Orchestra Now.   US PREMIERE: LERA...

VC BUZZ | World’s First Life-Sized Playable LEGO Grand Piano [WOW]

Introducing the world's first 29,000-piece life-sized fully-playable LEGO grand piano ... Assembled by self-described Dutch 'LEGO freak' Jeroen van Veen, the plastic brick pile with...

MANIC MONDAY | The Colorado Symphony’s New Special Guest Conductor [KOOKY]

Colorado Symphony Orchestra performing John William's theme from 'Jurassic Park' at this year's Comic Con festival ... with a very special new Guest Conductor...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 32 year old South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist Takes a Bath [WTF]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski  … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ gets himself squeaky clean at bath time ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZ2SfFnASs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE SHIRTLESS VIOLINIST | SQUEAKY CLEAN | MONTI...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ 13-Years-Old [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 13-year-old violinist James Ehnes performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. The Violin Channel recently caught up with James - for some...

VC LIVE | 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [FINAL ROUND]

Catch up on the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Final Round – direct from Brussels, Belgium.   2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius International Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival performance of the then 22 year old Ilya Kaler’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1985 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Ricardo Lorenz – “Dance Unlikely” Violin Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Violinist Andres Cardenes performing the world premiere performance of Venezuelan-born composer Ricardo Lorenz's "Dance Unlikely" Violin Concerto. Commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and debuted in February of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Hilary Hahn – TwoSet Violin ‘Ling Ling’ Workout [WHAT]

Violinist Hilary Hahn takes the infamous TwoSet Violin ‘Ling Ling’ workout … Including Mendelssohn Concerto at the nut of the bow, Mozart’s A Major...

VC LIVE | 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition, Finland [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Helsinki, Lahti and Espoo, Finland     2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION SECOND...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

London's Royal Opera House's humorous new take on Shostakovich's satirical operatic masterpiece: 'The Nose' .... The adventurous new production ran from the 20th October — 9th...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin & Hilary Hahn – Paganini Hula Hooping [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin performing Paganini’s 24th Solo Caprice hula hooping … with very special guest … Recorded live on the 30th November, 2018...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live, 1972 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded archival footage of the late Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Sir Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist – ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen’ [WHAT]

Youtube phenom, Matthew Olshefski (aka The Shirtless Violinist) performing Let It Go from Disney's musical fantasy, Frozen. "Seeing as I’m a big fan of the movie, I couldn’t...

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

Amazing 1994 archival footage of Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto - with conductor Takashi Asahina and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. VC recently...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Yumi Saiki – ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet [NEW]

Last month’s world premiere performance of acclaimed Japanese composer Yumi Saiki‘s ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet. The tone poem is said to describe the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – 18 Years Old, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 18 year old violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Marek Janowski and...

VC LIVE | 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition live and exclusively on The Violin Channel - direct from Bucharest, Romania.     CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND - TUESDAY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Angela Sin Ying Chan – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Angela Sin Ying Chan‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Child Prodigy Sarah Chang – 1986, 5 Years Old [NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN]

Astonishing never-before-seen 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso'. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted...

VC LIVE | 2018 ARD International Music Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 ARD International Music Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Munich, Germany.     ARD INTERNATONAL VIOLA COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE HERKULESSAAL,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Handel’s ‘Violin Sonata in E Major’, 1962 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1962 archival performance of violinist Leonid Kogan performing Handel's 'Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E Major - with collaborative pianist Andrei...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Rondo Capriccioso’, 10-Years-Old [2018

10-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li from Australia performing Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with pianist Laurence Matheson.   Christian was awarded joint 1st prize...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxim Vengerov – ‘Original’ 1904 Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Maxim Vengerov live in rehearsal of the 1904 original version of the Sibelius Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris. 3rd...

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