Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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 -...

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 | Fumiaki Miura – 1st Prize 2009 Hannover Violin Competition [VIDEO]

1st prize winning archival footage of the then just 16 year old Fumiaki Miura, from Japan - in the Final of the 2009 Hannover...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Zorá String Quartet – 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2015 archival footage of the Zorá String Quartet‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, in Indiana, USA. VC...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Viktoria Mullova – Tchaikovsky Concerto, 1985, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1985 archival footage of a then 25 year old Viktoria Mullova performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Maxim Shostakovich...

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 | 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 | 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 | VC ‘Young Artist ‘ Yoo Jin Jang, Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasy’ – Aged 11 [VIDEO]

2002 archival footage of the then 11 year old VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang performing Franz Waxman's fiendishly difficult 'Carmen Fantasy' - live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition, Top Prize [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old, 2015 Hannover International Violin Competition Grand Prize Winner, Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the opening...

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 Bomsori Kim – Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [2012]

Archival performance of the then 22 year old VC Artist Bomsori Kim - in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Liya Petrova – Carl Nielsen International Violin Concerto, Joint-1st Prize [2016]

Archival video of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark. Applications...

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 | 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 | 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 | PUBLIQuartet – Dvorak ‘American’ String Quartet … ReImagined [2017]

2017 archival performance of the PUBLIQuartet performing a reimagined version of Dvorak’s ‘American’ String Quartet No. 12 - live from New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The...

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...

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

Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Andrea Obiso – 2015 Khachaturian International Violin Competition [VIDEO]

2015 archival footage of the then 20 year old Italian violinist Andrea Obiso‘s prize winning performance – in the Final of the Khachaturian International Violin Competition,...

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 | 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 | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto [1967]

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

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Riccardo Muti – Mozart Symphony No. 40, Vienna Phil, 1991 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1991 archival footage of the then 50 year old Italian conductor Riccardo Muti leading Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor - with...

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 | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – Michael International Violin Competition [2017]

VC Young Artist Luke Hsu’s 2nd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - in Auckland, New...

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 | Violist David Aaron Carpenter – Elgar Cello Concerto (Arr. Solo Viola) [2008]

2008 archival performance of American violist David Aaron Carpenter performing the Elgar Cello Concerto (Arr. for Solo Viola) - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Philharmonia...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Sergei Dogadin – Hannover Competition, 1st Prize [2015]

VC Young Artist Sergei Dogadin's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover, Germany. Applications are now...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor [1995]

1995 archival performance by British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Tadaaki Otaka and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Steven this...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | The-Late Wanda Wilkomirska – Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

1983 archival footage of Polish-Australian violinist Wanda Wilkomirska performing Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Niklaus Wyss and the Sydney Symphony...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 [2009]

2009 archival performance of violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Franz Welser-Möst and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Recorded live on...

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 | Akiko Suwanai – 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 18 year old Akiko Suwanai, from Japan in the Final of the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow. Recorded...

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,...

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|Gil Shaham – 1981, 10 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1981 archival footage of the then 10 year old violinist Gil Shaham performing an excerpt from Wieniawski's ‘Scherzo Tarantelle’. Recorded live in a public masterclass with Henryk Szeryng. GIL...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – Menuhin Competion 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 17-year-old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the 2014 Menuhin Competition,...

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 | Leila Josefowicz, 9 – 1987, Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella

Incredible 1987 archival footage of a then, 9 year old Leila Josefowicz, performing Wieniawki's 'Scherzo Tarantella' Leila Josefowicz | Wieniawski | Scherzo Tarantella | 1987...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Luke Hsu – 2016 Wieniawski Competition Final [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 25 year old Luke Hsu's 4th prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

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 | 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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou – Queen Elisabeth Competition [2012]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old American VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth...

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 | Kyung-Wha Chung – William Walton’s 80th Birthday Celebration [1982]

Incredible 1982 archival performance of South Korean superstar violinist Kyung-Wha Chung performing William Walton’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Andre Previn and the Philharmonia...

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