Saturday, October 19, 2019

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 Young Artist Ji Won Song – Leopold Mozart Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2016]

2016 1st prize winning performance by South Korean violinist VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – in the Final of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Ida Haendel, 83 – August 2012

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

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 | Violinist Ning Feng – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 [2017]

Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and the Korean Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Arthur Grumiaux – Mozart Concerto in G, 1955 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded archival audio of Belgian-born virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux performance Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded with conductor Bernhard Paumgartner and the the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Küchl & Koll – Mozart ‘Sinfonia Concertante’, Vienna Phil [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival footage of Vienna Philharmonic former Concertmaster Rainer Küchl and former Principal Violist Heinrich Koll performing Mozart’s 'Sinfonia Concertante' - with conductor Zubin...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Composer David Teie – Orchestral Music for Kitty Cats [VIDEO]

American composer and researcher David Teie, back in November 2015, explaining his vision … to compose an entire CD album ... specifically for cats. Following a successful...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Royal Wedding Performance [2018]

19 year old VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s stunning performance of Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Fauré’s Après un rêve and Schubert’s Ave Maria -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 2016 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu, from the United States performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Tomas Djupsjobacka and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ruggiero Ricci – Paganini ‘Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento’, 1970 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1970 archival audio of the late-Italian virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci performing Paganini’s virtuosic ‘Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySkFBvPC7nI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RUGGIERO RICCI | PAGANINI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Charlie Siem – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2018]

British violinist Charlie Siem performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Aziz Shokhakimov and the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on the 25th of May, 2018 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Live From Hong Kong Yellow Lounge [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing live from the newly-opened Yellow Lounge in Hong Kong. Recorded and streamed on the...

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....

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet YuMi … The Collaborative Orchestral Conducting Robot [WOW]

Meet YuMi ... the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm orchestral conducting robot ... Created by ABB Robotics, YuMi recently made its international conducting debut leading...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Rebecca Clark Viola Sonata, 15 Years Old [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing the Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata - with pianist Hyoung Eun Kang. Recorded live on the...

VC BUZZ | Every Violin Soloists’ Biggest Nightmare … [COVER YOUR EYES]

Violinist Romulo Assis performing Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Orquestra do Norte, in Portugal last week ... on his 19th Century Nicola Lupot violin - when all...

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 | 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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Joseph Joachim Competition [2012]

The then 22-year-old South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist Thomas Hoppe performing Saint-Saens' ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ in the Semi-Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian– Sibelius Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old VC 'Young Artist' Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, from Austria performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Jean Sibelius International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sibelius ‘Valse Triste’ – Arranged for 6 Double Basses [VIDEO]

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra double bassist Charles De Ramus’ original arrangement of Jean Sibelius’ ‘Valse Triste Op.44’ - for 6 double basses. Composed in honour of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old wunderkind, VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Benjamin Northey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 20 in D Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. Today's challenge, the race-track that is Paganini's...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Robert David Coleman ‘>Cut-up<' [VIDEO]

17 year old Japanese violinist, Ayana Tsuji performing British composer Robert David Coleman's newly-premiered work '>Cut-up< for Solo Violin’. Commissions by the Joseph Joachim International...

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

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Leon Fleisher) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on ‘pianist and musician’ Leon Fleisher. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | LEON FLEISHER | JULY,...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zubin Mehta ‘Peace for Kashmir’ Concert – Srinagar, Kashmir

Maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Peace for Kashmir' Concert, with the Bavarian State Orchestra - recorded live on the 7th September from Srinagar, Kashmir This historic event is...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – Arranged For Beer Bottles [HUH]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's Fugue ... on beer bottles ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNqds1vHZ34

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2011 Michael Hill Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Young Artist, Richard Lin's 2nd prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2011 Michael Hill...

MANIC MONDAY | Sally Cooper – DJ Calvin Harris ‘This is What You Came For’ (Arr. Violin) [VIDEO]

Youtube sensation, Australian electric violinist Sally Cooper covering DJ Calvin Harris' 2016 club smash hit 'This is What You Came For' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56YKyxFlSZs&autohide=1 SALLY COOPER |...

VC LIVE | ‘Viva Tango!’ – Live from Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in Hong Kong [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival — in Hong Kong. Program entitled ‘Viva Tango!’ includes the Hong Kong premiere of Lalo Schifrin’s...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artist Tessa Lark, Live from New York’s Central Park [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Tessa Lark for a Facebook Livestream with their...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – 2014 Menuhin Comp, 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 12 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj’s 2nd prize winning performance of Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’ – in the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Barry Shiffman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Canadian violinist & violist, Barry Shiffman - Artistic Director of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Bruch Violin Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of virtuoso Itzhak Perlman performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov – ‘Star Wars Fanfare’ for 2 Solo Violins [VIDEO]

Violinist and composer Bruce Dukov presents John Williams’ ‘Star Wars Fanfare’ - arranged in the style of Wieniawski for 2 solo violins. BRUCE DUKOV |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Ji-Young Lim – Tchaikovsky Concerto, April 2016 [VIDEO]

21 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Ji-Young Lim, from South Korea performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Daejin Kim and the Suwon Philharmonic...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Beethoven Violin Concerto – 1997 [VIDEO]

1997 archival video footage of the then 42 year old Soviet Russian-born violin virtuoso Dmitri Sitkovetsky performing the 3rd movement from Beethoven's Violin Concerto...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Lego Star Wars Orchestra – ‘Darth Vader’s Theme’ [VIDEO]

To help celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, we present to you Darth Vader and the Lego Stormtrooper Orchestra -...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

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

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, November 2015 [VIDEO]

18 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong, from Canada performing Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ for Violin & Piano. Recorded live with pianist Timo Koskinen in the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3, August 2016 [VIDEO]

Recorded live at the 2016 Verbier Festival, violinist Joshua Bell performing Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor - with conductor Joshua Weilerstein and the...

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 -...

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 | Julian Rachlin – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Live, 2016 [VIDEO]

Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso, Julian Rachlin performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Daniele Gatti and the Orchestre National de France. Recorded live on January...

VC BUZZ | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [MUST SEE]

Meet the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – finalists in this year's television talent quest 'Britain's Got Talent.' “I can see this act going all over the...

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