Friday, April 26, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Glenn Dicterow – Bruch Concerto, Live, New York Phil, 2014 [AUDIO]

Former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow performing the 3rd movement from Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live in concert at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ji Young Lim – 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Ji Young Lim, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

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 | 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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Charles Yang – Korngold Violin Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

25 year old American VC 'Artist' Charles Yang performing Korngold Violin Concerto - with conductor Benjamin Wallfisch and the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded live on July 7th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Making of a String Bow – Start to Finish [MUST SEE]

Take a fascinating 28-minute look into the precise world of string instrument maker Dominique Nicosia – as he completes a violin bow from the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti – Korngold Violin Concerto, Proms 2015 [VIDEO]

Scottish virtuoso Nicola Benedetti performing Korngold Violin Concerto - with Conductor Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung-Wha Chung – Bruch Violin Concerto, August 2015 [VIDEO]

South Korean virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 – with conductor Si-Yeon Sung and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic. Recorded live on August 15th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quick Guide: How Violin Gut Strings Are Made [VIDEO]

A 5 minute step-by-step guide to the process of making gut strings for bowed instruments. Warning – video does contain images of animal intestines. HOW GUT...

NEW TO YOUTUBE |The Making of a Violin – Start to Finish [MUST SEE]

Take a fascinating 22-minute look into the precise world of instrument maker Dominique Nicosia – as he completes a violin from the start to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Eunae Koh – 2015 Michael Hill Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old Eunae Koh, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang, from Australia performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi – Michael Hill Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi, from Canada performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International...

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

14 year old VC 'Rising Star' and Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, SooBeen Lee performing the 3rd movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 – 1961 [AUDIO]

1961 studio audio recording of violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded with conductor Otto Ackermann and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Menuhin/Karajan – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [VIDEO]

American-British virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Recorded with conductor Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Symphony. YEHUDI MENUHIN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

22 year old VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final of the 2015...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer – Shostakovich Violin Sonata (Arr. Orch) [VIDEO]

Latvian virtuoso Gidon Kremer performing Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major - arranged for violin and chamber orchestra. Recorded live at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Dvorak Violin Concerto, Live February 2013 [VIDEO]

German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A Minor. Recorded live on February 9th, 2013 - with conductor Manfred Honeck and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang – Shostakovich Violin Concerto, March 2015 [VIDEO]

South Korean virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. Recorded live on March 11, 2015 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isaac Stern – Mozart ‘Adagio’, French Chamber Orch [VIDEO]

Never-before-released 1965 archival footage of Soviet-American violinist Isaac Stern performing Mozart's 'Adagio' for Violin and Orchestra. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, February 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on February 28, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. RAY CHEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Paganini 1st Concerto, Live – 1972 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 48 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St John & Philippe Quint – Igudesman ‘Klezmer’ Violin Duo [VIDEO]

Violin virtuosi Lara St John and Philippe Quint performing Aleksey Igudesman's 'Klezmer Freilach Duo' for 2 violins. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang – 4th Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

4th prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Clara-Jumi Kang, from Germany in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of both...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – 3rd Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

Joint 3rd prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Alexandra Conunova, from Moldova in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Top Prize, Tchaikovsky Comp [VIDEO]

2nd prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, from Taiwan in the Final Round of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Full performances of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Michael Hill Comp ‘Winners Recital’ [VIDEO]

2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize recipient, VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi performing his 2015 'Winner's Recital' in Queenstown, New Zealand. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Ferras – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1966 [AUDIO]

1966 studio recording of violin virtuoso Christian Ferras performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Malcolm Sargent and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Live – 1968 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 44 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Edouard Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' – with conductor John Frandssen and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2, 2003 [VIDEO]

Russian-born virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto – with conductor Daniel Harding and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live in Ferrara, Northern Italy...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Prokofiev G Minor Concerto [VIDEO]

Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto in G Minor – with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. Recorded live on 26th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell & Philippe Quint – Sarasate ‘Navarra’ [VIDEO]

Violinists Joshua Bell and Philippe Quint performing Sarasate's 'Navarra'. Recorded live on May 11th, 2015 at a private function at Joshua's Manhattan home. JOSHUA BELL &...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Simone Porter – Prokofiev ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Suite [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Rising Star' Simone Porter, from the United States performing Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' Suite - arranged for violin and piano. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | ‘Game of Thrones’ Cover – Cello Rock Band, Break of Reality [VIDEO]

'Game of Thrones' television theme song arranged and performed by American cello rock band, Break of Reality. GAME OF THRONES (ARR. CELLO ROCK BAND) |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Sibelius Violin Concerto, March 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Recorded live on March 26, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Charles Yang, Sia ‘Chandelier’ (Arr. Electric Violin) [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang presents his own original electric violin cover of electro-pop artist Sia's chart topping 'Chandelier'. All sounds in this video were...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Suliman Tekalli, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

27 year old Suliman Tekalli, from the United States performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ayana Tsuji, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

17 year old Ayana Tsuji, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in South Korea. Ayana...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

13 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSetViolin – Hans Zimmer, ‘Interstellar’ Space Cover [VIDEO]

TwoSetViolin comedic duo, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, with cellist Oliver Scott performing a self-produced cover of German composer Hans Zimmer's spacey 'Interstellar' - for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Kim, ‘Carmen Fantasies’ for Two Violins [VIDEO]

Korean-German violin virtuoso Christian Kim performing an original arrangement of Sarasate & Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasies' for Two Violins. Beautifully filmed and produced at the Deutschordensaal, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Piano Guys – Jackson 5 Meets Bach “I Want You Bach” [VIDEO]

Out this week, the latest from the The Piano Guys' YouTube releases explores 'What if the 1770s collided with the 1970s?' - where Johann...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov, Paganini/Wieniawski ‘Happy Birthday’ Violin Duet

American composer and violinist Bruce Dukov performing his own original arrangement of "Variations on a Birthday Theme In the Style of Paganini & Wieniawski...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sir Simon Rattle – Vision for the London Symphony Orchestra [VIDEO]

Sir Simon Rattle, this week announced as the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra discusses his vision for the ensemble and his important...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Rare New Recording – ‘Capriccio for 3 Violins’ by Friedrich Hermann [VIDEO]

Rare new performance of 'Capriccio for 3 Violins', composed in 1856 by German classicist Friedrich Hermann. Performed by international prize winners, 22 year old Jiyoon...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – ‘Hysteria’ by Muse Psychiatric Hospital Cover [VIDEO]

2Cellos duo, in their latest video, take on modern space-rock classic 'Hysteria', by British band Muse – set in a psychiatric hospital. 2CELLOS | HYSTERIA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe – Offer Thanks at the Grammy’s [VIDEO]

2015 ‘Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance’ Grammy Award recipients Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe reflect on the ten year process that led up to their...

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