Tuesday, August 20, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shihan Wang – il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, 3rd Prize [2018]

13-year-old Shihan Wang‘s 3rd prize-winning performance – in the Final of the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. Recorded live...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Time for Three – ‘Stand By Me’ (Arr. String Trio), August 2016 [VIDEO]

Genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three performing an improvised encore of Ben E. King's classic 'Stand by Me' - featuring VC Artist Charles Yang. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Strauss Violin Sonata, Live Rehearsal, 2001 [AUDIO]

Never-before-released audio recording of Israeli virtuoso Ivry Gitlis performing Richard Strauss' Violin Sonata in E Flat Major - live in rehearsal with pianist Ana-Maria Vera. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3, Proms Festival [1989]

Never-before-uploaded 1989 archival footage of luminary violinist Ida Haendel performing Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor - with conductor John Pritchard and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Omer Quartet – 2017 Trondheim Chamber Music Comp, 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

Omer Quartet's 2nd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, in Trondheim, Norway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfwdBJmawqY&autohide=1 OMER QUARTET | HAYDN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Uto Ughi & Tamas Vasary – Beethoven ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 performance of acclaimed Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi and pianist Tamas Vasary performing Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Violin Sonata. Recorded live – at the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Tobias Feldmann – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 [2018]

VC Artist Tobias Feldmann performing Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor – with conductor Łukasz Borowicz and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 2010 Menuhin Comp, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Chausson's 'Poeme', in the Junior Final of the 2010...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Danny Elfman – ‘Eleven Eleven’ Violin Concerto [NEWLY-PREMIERED]

Acclaimed American film-score composer Danny Elfman discusses his newly world-premiered Eleven Eleven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The 4 movement dramatic, lyrical, highly-rhythmical and virtuosic work...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Oleksii Semenenko – 2nd Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

26 year old Oleksii Semenenko, from Ukraine performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Brussels. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Nemanja Radulovic – Bach ‘Chaccone’ [2018]

Serbian violin virtuoso Nemanja Radulovic performing Bach's Chaccone from the Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded live on the 21st of June, 2018 –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Midori Goto – Brahms Violin Concerto, Mehta, Munich Phil, 2013

Violin virtuoso Midori Goto performing Brahms Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic – conducted by Zubin Mehta and the Munich Philharmonic. Recorded live on February 13th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Minami Yoshida – Montreal International Violin Competition Final [VIDEO]

17 year old Minami Yoshida, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final Round of the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, in Montreal, Canada. Recorded live...

VC BUZZ | Filip Pogady – Violin Fugue on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” [WOW]

Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady performing an original solo violin Fugue based on pop singer Adele’s smash hit “Rolling in the...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein

This week VC explores the recordings of Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein A child prodigy of eminent Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, Maestro Goldstein was a former prize...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1974]

Incredible never-before-released 1974 archival video of American violin virtuoso Erick Friedman performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Kurt Masur and the Orchestre Philharmonique de...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sumina Studer – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

19 year old Sumina Studer, from Switzerland 's 2nd prize winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

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  

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Sensation, Violinist Jenny Yun – “Russian Roulette” [CRAY]

Meet South Korean YouTube sensation, Jenny Yun and her newly-released energetic K-Pop violin cover of Red Velvet's 'Russian Roulette' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym2MIjiGIXQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VIOLINIST JENNY YUN  | RED VELVET...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

VC BUZZ | ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ via GoPro Cam [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition, the spirited, fast fingered 'Mad Fingers Pizzicato' - as captured on Go Pro camera. DMITRY ROTKIN | MAD FINGERS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li – Mendelssohn Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

19 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li, from China performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on September 4th, 2015 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 19 Year Old Sarah Chang – Sarasate ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 1999 [VIDEO]

Never-before-released, incredible live 1999 archival footage of the then 19 year old violin virtuoso, Sarah Chang performing Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUQSAJEiWTU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SARAH CHANG | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lindsey Stirling ‘Hallelujah’ – 1 Million Views 1st Day [VIDEO]

American violinist, dancer and performance artist Lindsey Stirling’s latest YouTube creation - a unique subway take on Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen’s classic hymn ‘Hallelujah’. To date...

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

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival performance of violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live at Orchard Hall in Tokyo -...

VC BUZZ | P*ssed Off Parrot Sinks Titanic [VIDEO]

Candid fly-on-the-wall footage, doing the viral rounds this week of a pet parrot attacking his violinist owner during a cage-by performance of Celine Dion's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Charles Yang – Arr. Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan performing an original violin, piano and vocal arrangement of Sam Cooke's legendary 'A Change is Gonna Come'. Recorded...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bartok’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ … In Full 360 Degrees [SCROLL]

Conductor Rafael Payare and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra ... streamed in full 360° degrees ....  Scroll left ... Scroll right ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=239&v=_axwqxJugP8

VC BUZZ | Wells Cunningham, Passacaglia, Impossible Duet

Wonderful creativity and skill by cellist Wells Cunningham performing Handel-Halvorsen's 'Passacaglia' duet for violin and cello ... with himself Wells Cunningham | Handel-Halvorsen | Passacaglia...

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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year VC 'Young Artist' Tatsuki Narita, from Japan – performing...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Violin Arrangement of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ [NEW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein's new and original violin and piano arrangement of Puccini's beloved aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from 'Tosca'. Recorded with pianist...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jennifer Koh, Paganini Concerto – 1988, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

The then 11 year old American violinist, Jennifer Koh performing the 1st movement from Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joseph Swensen – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1987 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 audio recording of American violinist Joseph Swensen performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major- with conductor André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & ChangYoung Shin – Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2 [2018]

South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist ChangYoung Shin performing Ravel's Violin Sonata No. 2. Recorded live earlier this week at New York's WQXR's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Salvatore Accardo – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1990 [VIDEO]

Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64 - with conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Orchestra...

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 | 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....

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Robert Mann & The Juilliard Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 [1976]

Amazing 1976 archival footage of violinist Robert Mann leading the famed Juilliard Quartet - in a performance of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Guila Bustabo – Dvorák Violin Concerto, 1955 [HISTORICAL AUDIO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1955 archival audio of American violin virtuoso Guila Bustabo performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and the NWDR Sinfonieorchester. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja2y1kDGqvY&autohide=1 GUILA...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Rabbit’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [NEW]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre's newest work - 'Rabbit' for Violin & Bandoneon. Recorded with American violinist, Eric Silberger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=936ThHrDtVs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JP JOFRE & ERIC SILBERGER | RABBIT...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Glenn Dicterow – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from ‘Swan Lake’ [1998]

Amazing 1998 archival New York Philharmonic footage of former Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performing Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet score. Mr Dicterow this week celebrated...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Youjin Lee – Seoul International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

2nd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/lC62ZpVhmdQ?t=3m25s YOUJIN LEE | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Wieniawski 1st Concerto, 1st Mvt [VIDEO]

14 year old VC 'Rising Star' and Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, SooBeen Lee performing the 1st movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Gil Shaham, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – July 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...

MANIC MONDAY | Maissi Juttu – Concerto for Vacuum Cleaner, Clothes Line & Feather Duster … [WHAT]

Multi-talented Finnish musician and internet personality Maissi Juttu performing the vacuum cleaner, clothes line, feather duster and more …   https://www.facebook.com/classicalmusicdaily/videos/342932829763739/?v=342932829763739

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan – Grieg Violin Sonata No. 2 [2019]

18-year-old Armenian violinist, VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan and pianist Polina Sasko performing Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major. Recorded live on the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist In Mo Yang – 2012, 16 Years Old [WOW]

Incredible archival footage of the then 16 year old VC Young Artist In Mo Yang's 4th prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2012 Joseph...

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...

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