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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 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 | William McGregor – Dittersdorf Bass Concerto, 2012, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 2012 archival footage of the then 12 year old American double bassist William McGregor performing Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf's Concerto for Double Bass in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 32 year old South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2012 Hannover Competition [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | David Finckel & Wu Han – Grieg Cello Sonata, 2008 [VIDEO]

Amazing 2008 archival footage of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han performing Grieg's Cello Sonata in A Minor - live from the Aspen...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 ‘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 | Kun Hu – Elgar Violin Concerto, Chinese Premiere, 1997 [VIDEO]

1997 archival footage of Chinese violinist, Kun Hu performing Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Lord Yehudi Menuhin and the China National Symphony Orchestra. The...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek – 2008 Carl Nielsen Competition [AUDIO]

Archival audio of the then 21 year old VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek, from the Czech Republic performing Carl Nielsen’s Violin Concerto in the Final...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2008 Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen performing the 1st movement of Brahms’ G Major Violin Sonata -...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 2014 Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 17 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts’ 1st prize winning performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2...

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 | 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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Repin – 1982, 11 Year Old Child Prodigy [VIDEO]

Incredible 1982 archival footage of a then prodigious 11 year old Vadim Repin performing Tikhon Khrennikov’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Recorded live with conductor Evgeny Svetlanov...

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 | 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 | Viktoria Mullova – 1980 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 21 year old Viktoria Mullova’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1980 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong – 2010 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

The then 13 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong, from Canada’s 1st prize winning performance of Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’ - in the Final of the...

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 | 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 | 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...

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 | Yo-Yo Ma, 1985, Bach ‘Bourree’– [VIDEO]

1985 archival footage of the then 29 year old cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 'Bourrée' - live on a national broadcast of children's television...

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...

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