Thursday, May 23, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Seiji Okamoto – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Seiji Okamoto‘s joint 2nd prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH_o_EDO-A&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEIJI OKAMOTO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Charles Yang – ‘Stand By Me’ Violin/Vocal Encore! [VIDEO]

VC 'Artist' Charles Yang performing his own unique arrangement of Ben E. King's classic 'Stand by Me' for Violin and Vocals - as an...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Israeli Composer Yair Klartag’s ‘Half Tiger, Half Poet’ for Solo Violin [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan performing Israeli composer Yair Klartag's newly-premiered work: Half Tiger, Half Poet for solo violin. The 4-minute solo work was commissioned for the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Luciano Pavarotti – Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ [1980]

Incredible 1980 archival performance of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's 'Turandot' - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York...

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 Silva. Recorded...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 14 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Incredible 2015 footage of the then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

MANIC MONDAY | Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ – for Blow-Organ Melodicas [WTF]

The appropriately-named Melodica Men present Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' for blow-organ melodicas ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIq543Q10UM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MELODICA MEN | STRAVINSKY | RITE OF SPRING 

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Bruch Violin Concerto, St Petersburg State Orchestra

VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, from Canada performing the 2nd movement from Bruch's Violin Concerto in G Minor with the St Petersburg State Orchestra...

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  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quick Guide: How Violin Gut Strings Are Made [VIDEO]

A 5 minute step-by-step guide to the process of making gut strings for bowed instruments. Warning – video does contain images of animal intestines. HOW GUT...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinists, Trilogy – ‘Mission Impossible Soundtrack’ [VIDEO]

Belgium-based violin cross-over trio, Trilogy  - performing their new and original arrangement of the 'Mission Impossible Soundtrack'. Group comprising VC 'Artists' Hrachya Avanesyan, Lorenzo Gatto...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nigel Armstrong – 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

The then 21 year old violinist, Nigel Armstrong performing John Corigliano’s ‘Stomp for Solo Violin' - in the laureate concert of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Dami Kim – Dvorak Violin Concerto [2018]

South Korean violin virtuoso, VC Artist Dami Kim performing Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor – with conductor Damian Iorio and the Slovenska Filharmonia. Recorded...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Michael Jarrell ‘..aussi peu que les nuages..’ – Ji Young Lim [VIDEO]

2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Ji Young Lim from South Korea performing Swiss composer Michael Jarrell's 'aussi peu que les...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | David Castro-Balbi – Louis Spohr Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2013]

The then 21 year old French violinist David Castro-Balbi's 1st prize winning performance - in the final of the 2013 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Brahms 3rd Violin Sonata, Live – 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival performance of Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing Brahms’ 3rd Violin Sonata in D Minor - with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. Recorded live...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Mozart’s ‘Alla Turca’ for 2 Flutes and Helium Balloons [WHAT]

The Flute Channel founder, Amelie Brodeur performing Mozart's 'Alla Turca' Turkish March ... for 2 flutes and helium balloons ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHb4Tn97JNA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MOZART | ALLA TURCA | 2...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Camille Thomas – Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 [2018]

Franco-Belgian cellist, Camille Thomas performing Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Diego Matheuz and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu & Irina Frisardi – Mozart Violin Sonata No. 22 [2018]

Violinist, VC Young Artist Luke Hsu and pianist Irina Frisardi performing Mozart’s Violin Sonata No. 22 in A Major.   https://youtu.be/CyKkeJ6vbK0 VC YOUNG ARTIST LUKE HSU & IRINA FRISARDI | MOZART...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' national anthem,‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin .... Li...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor – Tonali Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

17 year old VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor from Germany’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 5th prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Justin Yu & Joyous String Ensemble – Elgar Cello Concerto, 11-Years-Old [2018]

Newly-released performance of 11-year-old Justin Yu performing and leading Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with the Joyous String Ensemble childrens' orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al2oraSZ1SI JUSTIN YU...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – Menuhin Comp, Junior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old American VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Joshua Bell, ‘The Red Violin’ Panel Discussion [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern – for a fun Facebook...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Maria Wehrmeyer – Tonali Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

16 year old Anne Maria Wehrmeyer from Germany’s 2nd prize and audience prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jonian Ilias Kadesha – 2017 Windsor Festival String Competition 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old Greek violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha‘s 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Windsor Festival International String Competition. Recorded...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Introducing … the Jennifer Higdon Viola Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Introducing Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon's recently-premiered Viola Concerto. The 22 minute, three movement work was jointly commissioned by the Library of Congress,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Nathan Milstein’s ‘Paganiniana’ Arr. Solo Cello [WOW]

Italian cellist Matteo Tabbia performing his own original transcription of Nathan Milstein's virtuosic violin work 'Paganiniana' - arranged and recorded for solo cello. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZvA6ZqNPq0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MATTEO TABBIA...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1995, 14 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of the then 14 year old Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - with conductor Kurt Masur and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zukerman Trio – Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor [2019]

The New York-based Zukerman Trio, comprising violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng performing Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – ‘From The Top’ 16-Years Old [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 16-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman performing Paganini's La Campanella - with pianist Christopher O'Riley on the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Jesse Ahmann … The Glass Improvisational Cellist [WOAH]

Meet Jesse Ahmann ... Seattle's glass improvisational cellist. Crafted by instrument maker Gary Word, the fully playable cello uses a loop pedal and regular cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Ida Riegels – Unique ‘Horse Riding School Concert’ [NEIGH]

Danish cellist Ida Riegels performing this month ... at a very unique concert hosted by the Swiss Eschbach Horsemanship Riding School ... Ida is currently...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasie’ (Arr. Cello) [2018]

Houston Symphony Orchestra's Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith performing Waxman's virtuosic violin show piece 'Carmen Fantasie' - newly-arranged for solo cello. Recorded live on the 9th of February,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot – Ponce’s ‘Estrellita’ [VIDEO]

23 year old Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot and pianist Hsin-I Huang performing Heifetz's arrangement Manuel Ponce's 'Estrellita'. Recorded at the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio in St....

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Julia Adolphe – ‘Unearth, Release’ Viola Concerto [VIDEO]

Set to be premiered on November 17th in New York City, violist Cynthia Phelps, conductor Jaap van Zweden and The New York Philharmonic, will present acclaimed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D Minor, 11 Years Old [2018]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Rustem Abyazov and the Kazan Chamber Orchestra La Primavera. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Uto Ughi, Beethoven Violin Concerto, 34 Years Old, 1978 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released 1978 archival footage of the then 34 year old Italian virtuoso Uto Ughi, performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with...

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 | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ & Itzhak Perlman [ROFL]

The latest installment from youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown - as they take on ‘special guest celebrity violinist’ Itzhak Perlman. CONVERSATIONS WITH...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sergey Khachatryan – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Paweł Kapuła and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on May 12th, 2017 - at the Warsaw...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | American Violinist Aaron Rosand – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, 1957 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded audio of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Ravel's 'Tzigane (Rapsodie De Concert)' - with conductor Tibor Szoke and the Southwest German Radio...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2, May 2017 [VIDEO]

German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 – with conductor Vasily Petrenko and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on May 4th, 2017 –...

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...

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