Thursday, March 21, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Julian Rachlin – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2018]

Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Myung-Whun Chung and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Alina Ming Kobialka – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist Alina Ming Kobialka's 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, in Boca Raton,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – 1981, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

1981 archival footage of the then 11 year old Anne Akiko Meyers performing with the Angels Ensemble of California - live on the Tonight...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Igor Pikayzen – Bach ‘Chaconne’, 2016 [VIDEO]

28 year old VC 'Artist' Igor Pikayzen, from Russia/United States performing Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Chaconne' from the Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Diana Adamyan – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan's 1st prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria Hall, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – Queen Elisabeth Comp Final [2009]

Archival footage of the then 24 year old VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley - in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. VC recently...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Luke Hsu – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 4th Prize [VIDEO]

26 year old Luke Hsu's 4th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhdVyEAQgA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LUKE HSU | WIENIAWSKI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Franck Violin Sonata, 2015 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Joyce Yang performing the 1st movement from Cesar Franck's 'Violin Sonata'. Recorded in studio in June 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26vUMXKDFys&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST AUGUSTIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz – ‘Čoček’ for Violin & Piano [VIDEO]

Serbian-American composer Milica Paranosic’s ‘Čoček’ – composed and arranged for violin & piano. Recorded with violinist Lara St John and pianist Matt Herskowitz – as part of their...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Pinchas Zukerman – 1971, 22 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1971 archival footage, of a then 22 year old Pinchas Zukerman performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise in D Major' - with American pianist Lawrence Smith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Q0g_Er0Tk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PINCHAS...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | David Garrett, 32 – April 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

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...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Andy Akiho’s ‘Ping Pong Concerto’ [VIDEO]

In a world-premiere performance, introducing Andy Akiho's Concerto for Orchestra and Ping Pong players'. Recorded live on July 18th, 2015 at the Shanghai Symphony Hall...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ YooJin Jang – Sendai Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ YooJin Jang’s 1st prize winning performance of Mendelssohn and Stravinsky Violin Concertos – in the Final Round of...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan. A brilliant and compelling, yet shy artist, his profile has been sadly somewhat...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Filip Pogady – Wieniawski ‘Variations’, 2003, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2003 archival footage of the then 15 year old Filip Pogady - performing Wieniawski’s ‘Variations on an Original Theme’. VC recently caught up with violinist...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Hyuk-Joo Kwun – Shostakovich Concerto, 2009 Hannover Comp [VIDEO]

South Korean violinist Hyuk-Joo Kwun performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2009 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover. Hyuk-Joo sadly passed away...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Alexandra Conunova – Hannover Competition 1st Prize [2012]

Archival footage of the then 23-year-old VC Artist Alexandra Conunova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Actor, Alan Rickman – 1990 Cello Performance in ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ [RIP]

British actor Alan Rickman, who passed away on January 14, 2016 at the age of 69, performing an excerpt from Bach's Solo Sonata in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christel Lee – 2015 Sibelius Violin Comp 1st Prize Winner [VIDEO]

25 year old Christel Lee, from the United States’ 1st prize winning performance of Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Animal Charades … For Violin’ [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present animal charades ... for violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fcBMsmWYGY  

THROWBACK THURSDAY | 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 Senior Final of the 2008 Menuhin...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Shostakovich’s ‘Festive Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Shostakovich's 'Festive Overture’ … arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUexzSNFB28&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | SHOSTAKOVICH |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Dover Quartet – 2013 Banff Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance by VC Artists Dover Quartet - in the Final of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada. The ensemble have this...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yury Revich – Vivaldi ‘Summer’, 2016 [VIDEO]

24 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Yury Revich performing and leading ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’. Recorded live at the 2016 Al Bustan Festival,...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 2 [LOL]

VC Artist Ray Chen's Volume 2 compilation of musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCQYrFzW84&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST RAY CHEN |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – ‘Rococo’, 2013, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2013 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' - with conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Truls Mork – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor James Gaffigan and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Recorded live on March 15th, 2016 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Harriet Krijgh – Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major [2017]

Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major - with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live, and led by concertmaster...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – ‘Valse Triste’ For Violin and Ballerina [VIDEO]

Russian-American violin virtuoso, Philippe Quint performing Ferenc von Vecsey’s “Valse Triste”  - with acclaimed ballerina Christine Rocas of the The Joffrey Ballet. PHILIPPE QUINT & CHRISTINE ROCAS...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark – 2004, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2004 historical footage of the then 14 year old VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark - performing the cadenza from Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto. Recorded...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major … on a Glass Cello [WHOA]

Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro performing the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ... on a glass cello .... Glass instrument made...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joseph Silverstein – Brahms Violin Concerto, Live, 2001 [VIDEO]

Never-before-released archival footage of the late American violinist and pedagogue, Joseph Silverstein performing Brahms' Violin Concerto. Recorded live in 2001 - with conductor, Max Hobart and the...

VC LIVE | Violinist Philippe Quint’s ‘Chaplin’s Smile’ CD Launch – Live from New York [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of violinist Philippe Quint and pianist Marta Aznavoorian - live from the launch of their new Warner Classics Chaplin's Smile CD. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Frank Peter Zimmermann – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1994 archival footage of the then 28 year old Frank Peter Zimmermann performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto - with Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance of Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major -...

VC BUZZ | “The Concertmaster Changes Bowings … Again” [ROFL]

Violist Nicolo Eugelmi’s satirical reworking of the 2004 movie “Downfall” - where we find out the real reason for Hitler’s rage … THE CONCERTMASTER CHANGES BOWINGS …....

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Isangyun Violin Comp 1st Prize [2011]

2011 archival performance of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita – Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata, 2017 [VIDEO]

25 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita performing Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Yun-Yang Lee. Recorded live at a private...

VC BUZZ | Young Girl Performs Piano Whilst Sleep Walking [MUST SEE]

An incredible viral video, receiving more than 200,000 YouTube views in its first few days, has surfaced of a child performing piano whilst apparently...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman & Orion Weiss – Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 [2018]

VC Artist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major. Recorded live on 11th of March, 2018 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | From the Top – ‘Stranger Things’ Theme & Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ [SPOOKY]

From the Top violinists, Henry Ayanna, Eleanor Markey and Hannah Ryu perform a Halloween-themed mashup - of the theme from the hit TV series...

VC BUZZ | Marble Machine – Musical Instrument Using 2000 Marbles [WOWZA]

Introducing the Wintergartan Marble Machine … The hand-made music box, built by Swedish musician Martin Molin, powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and other instruments...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – Queen Elisabeth Cello Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Santiago Cañón-Valencia from Colombia’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition. Recorded live with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’, 9 Years Old, 2016 [VIDEO]

9 year old British violinist, Leia Zhu performing the 5th movement from Lalo’s 'Symphonie Espagnole'. Recorded live on June 13th, 2016 at the Bozar in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “Your Guide On How To Follow A Conductor” [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin guide us through ... 'How to read conductor gestures' ... from your most unqualified source for music education ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyDH9hHFge8

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ilya Gringolts – Locatelli ‘il laberinto armonico’ Violin Concerto [2017]

Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts performing Italian baroque composer Pietro Locatelli's 'il laberinto armonico' Violin Concerto No. 12 in D Major. Recorded live with the...

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