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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

2015 footage of the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra's crowd-roaring appearance on the British television talent-quest ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ Brother, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 'BBC Young...

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...

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 | 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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – Wieniawski Etude-Caprice No. 4, 2005 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 10 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang performing Wieniawski's Etude-Caprice Op. 18 No. 4. 22 year old...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman, Bach ‘Gavotte’, 13 Years Old – 1958 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1958 archival footage of the then 13 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the 'Gavotte En Roudeau' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 3 in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | David Oistrakh – 1935 Wieniawski International Violin Competition [AUDIO]

Incredible 1935 archival recital of the then 27 year old David Oistrakh performing in the inaugural Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Warsaw. Oistrakh was awarded 2nd...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – Young Concert Artists NY Debut [2016]

Impressive flashback performance by the then 16 year old VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee - at her 2016 Young Concert Artists New York City debut recital at...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Elly Suh – 2013 Oistrakh International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

2013 archival footage of the then 24 year old South Korean-American violinist Elly Suh performing Ravel's 'Tzigane' - at the 2013 David Oistrakh International Violin...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Crossover Violinist David Garrett – Guns N’ Roses ‘November Rain’ [2010]

2010 archival performance of German crossover violinist David Garrett performing Guns N' Roses’ iconic hit November Rain - live from Berlin’s Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide. It has been...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Mayu Kishima – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Violin Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 22 year old Japanese violinist, Mayu Kishima performing Brahms' Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jascha Heifetz – 1952, LIFE Magazine

Captured in 1952 for LIFE magazine, Albanian-American photographer Gion Mili attached a light to Jascha Heifetz’s bow and had him play in a darkened...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Miriam Fried – 1971 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [AUDIO]

Amazing 1971 archival audio of the then 24 year old Miriam Fried's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the Queen Elisabeth...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – 11 Years Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11 year old Russian-French VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saens’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ - with conductor Plamen Djouroff...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | SoYoung Yoon – 2011 Wieniawski Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 26 year old SoYoung Yoon's 1st prize winning performance of Wieniawski’s 1st Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2011...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji – Indianapolis Comp, 16-Years-Old [2014]

2014 archival footage of the then 16-year-old Japanese VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji performing Paganini's 13th and 21st Solo Caprices – in the Opening Round of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich – 2014 Menuhin Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - in the Final of the Junior Division of...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich – 2011 Grumiaux Comp, Aged 9 [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 9 year old VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2011 Grumiaux...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Gluzman – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1999 [VIDEO]

1999 archival footage of Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Gunther Herbig and the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. The...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – 2012, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2012 archival footage of the then 15 year old American VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing Jacob Gade's 'Tango Jalousie' - with pianist Anton...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1981 [VIDEO]

Stupendous 1981 archival performance of Polish-born British virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Franz Paul Decker and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Ms Haendel...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Shlomo Mintz – Sibelius Violin Concerto, Live, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival video footage of the then 28 year old Israeli violin virtuoso, Shlomo Mintz performing Sibelius Violin Concerto. Recorded live with conductor Esa Pekka...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman – 2010 Montreal Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 20 year old VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 Montreal International Violin Competition. Benjamin...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Christian Tetzlaff – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, 2001 [VIDEO]

2001 archival footage of German virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major – with conductor Sir Roger Norrington and the Camerata Salzburg. Christian...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Gil Shaham, 1991 – 20 Years Old, Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

1991 archival footage of a then 20 year old Gil Shaham performing the 1st movement of Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Adam Fischer...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li, ‘Carmen Fantasy’, 2010 – Aged 14 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then prodigious 14 year old VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li - performing Sarasate's 'Carmen Fantasy' live on Chinese television. Victor was...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – 1980, Sesame Street [VIDEO]

1980 archival television footage of Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven's 'Minuet in G' with Telly. Where else? But, Sesame Street  ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN | MINUET IN...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Wunderkind VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – 8 Years Old, 2009 [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 8 year old Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Steven was...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto, 1967 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1967 archival footage of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Reynold Giovaninetti and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Nigel Kennedy – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1982, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of a then 25 year old Nigel Kennedy performing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Bach ‘Goldberg Variations’ Arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, 1985 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1985 archival performance of violin virtuoso Dmitry Sitkovetsky performing his own string trio arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' - with violist Gerard Caussé and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 26 year old VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded at the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Lara St. John – ‘Highwire’ Bach Violin Concerto, 2000 [VIDEO]

2000 archival footage of Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor with a 'Highwire' gymnast. VC recently conducted a Facebook Live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist, Cellist Pablo Ferrandez – 2008, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2008 archival footage of the then 16 year old VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with conductor Ros Marba and the Queen...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Gyorgy Pauk – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1992 [VIDEO]

1992 archival footage of Hungarian-born violinist Gyorgy Pauk performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Christian Ehwald and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. The...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Elli Choi – Mendelssohn Concerto, 2008, 7 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2008 archival footage of the then 7 years old violinist Elli Choi performing the third movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Recorded live at the Strings...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim – 1st Prize 2012 Hannover Comp [VIDEO]

The then 23 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim, from South Korea performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2012...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Noa Wildschut – Sarasate’s ‘Malagueña’, 2012 [VIDEO]

2012 archival performance of the then 11 year old Dutch violinist, Noa Wildschut performing Pablo de Sarasate's 'Malagueña for Violin and Piano' - with pianist...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Jaime Laredo – 1959 Debut Recording [AUDIO]

Violinist Jaime Laredo's 1959 debut recording of Wieniawski's 'Scherzo-Tarantelle' - with pianist Vladimir Sokoloff. VC recently caught up with Jaime for a fun game of VC 20...

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 | Sarah Chang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1991, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 11 year old Sarah Chang performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Charles Dutoit and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old, 1962 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of a then 7 year old Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino # 3 in A Major - accompanied by...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – 2012 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s Junior 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Leonidas Kavakos, Sibelius Violin Concerto, 24 Years Old – 1990 [VIDEO]

1990 archival footage of the then 24 year old Leonidas Kavakos performing Sibelius Violin Concerto at the 125th Anniversary Concert of Jean Sibelius -...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2009]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Na Kyung Kang – 2016 Menuhin Competition, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old South Korean violinist Na Kyung Kang's 4th prize winning performance   in the Final of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Julia Fischer – De Beriot Concerto, 8 Years Old, 1992 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 8 year old Julia Fischer performing Charles Auguste de Beriot's Violin Concerto No. 9 in A Minor. Julia,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Grace Clifford, 13 – 2012 Menuhin Competition

2012 archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Rising Star', Grace Clifford performing Saint-Saens' 'Havanaise' in the Junior Final of the Menuhin Competition,...

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