Sunday, May 19, 2019

VC LIVE | Pinchas Zukerman Celebration – Live from the Manhattan School of Music [LIVESTREAM]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from violinist Pinchas Zukerman combined 70th Birthday and 25th Anniversary of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program celebration - in...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – Cellist Amanda Forsyth, Live from the Pinchas Zukerman Celebration [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by cellist Amanda Forsyth for a Facebook Livestream with her fans...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival footage of the late violinist Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Sir Colin Davis...

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 MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist Julia Kent – ‘Floating City’ for Solo Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE]

Vancouver-born New York-based cellist Julia Kent performing the world premiere performance of her own original new work: 'Floating City' for Solo Cello and Looping...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout & Frank Dupree – Bowen Viola Sonata No. 1 [2019]

23-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout and pianist Frank Dupree performing York Bowen's Viola Sonata No. 1 in C Minor Op. 81. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Igor Oistrakh – Brahms Violin Concerto [1981 ARCHIVES]

Incredible 1981 never-before-uploaded archival footage of violinist Igor Oistrakh performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Odon Alonso and the RTVE Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zukerman Trio – Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor [2019]

The New York-based Zukerman Trio, comprising violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng performing Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D...

MANIC MONDAY | The ‘Absolute Mind-Blowing’ Pyro-Trombone [WTF]

Introducing the ‘Pyro-Trombone!’ ... “The public dislikes trombone concerts … we must therefore innovate and be absolutely mind blowing,” inventor, Valentin Guerin has said.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcm0igXG1oI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PYRO-TROMBONE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Yuri Bashmet – Berlioz ‘Harold in Italy’ [1985 ARCHIVES]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival footage of Russian viola virtuoso Yuri Bashmet performing Berlioz’s Harold in Italy – with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p__u-kFDoEo YURI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2018]

Superstar violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Danbi Um & Amy Yang – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 [2019]

South Korean violinist Danbi Um and pianist Amy Yang performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major - live from the Astral Artists...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Emma Gibout – Grumiaux Violin Competition 1st Prize [2018]

20-year-old Emma Gibout’s 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Category Final of the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists. The 70 candidates for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Gangnam Style – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ [ROFL]

South Korean internet sensation, singer and rapper Psy presents Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ... Gangnam style ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaqwCP4Hy0  

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Christopher L. Stone – ‘Siddhartha Cello Concerto’ [2018]

Cellist Andrew Shulman performing American composer Christopher L. Stone's newly-premiered tone poem 'Siddhartha Cello Concerto' - with the composer conducting the Pro Arte Orchestra...

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 | Mihaela Martin & Deanna Aikman – James Aikman Violin Sonata No. 1 [1986]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival footage of violinist Mihaela Martin and pianist Deanna Aikman performing contemporary composer James Aikman's Violin Sonata No. 1. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter & Sir André Previn – ‘Tango, Song & Dance’ [2002]

2002 archival footage of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Tango, Song and Dance - written and performed with her by her then husband, celebrated pianist...

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 | VC Young Artist YooJin Jiang – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2019]

27-year-old VC Young Artist YooJin Jiang performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Barbara Schubert and the DuPage Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Augustin Dumay & Jean-Philippe Collard – Franck Violin Sonata [1984]

1984 archival performance of violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Jean-Philippe Collard performing Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major. The Violin Channel this week caught up...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Legendary Violinist Joseph Szigeti – Brahms Violin Concerto [1928 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1928 archival audio recording of luminary Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded with conductor Hamilton Harty and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen – Tartini ‘Devil’s Trill’ Sonata [2019]

Superstar violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen performing Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata - arranged for solo violin and chamber orchestra. Recorded live on the 17th of February,...

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

MANIC MONDAY | The Violinist’s Personal Care Routine [ROFL]

Turkish violinist Efdal Altun steps us through his own unique morning personal care routine ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFD3qkxJHaw  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout – Mendelssohn Double Concerto [2019]

Violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performing Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D Minor. Recorded live at London’s Barbican Hall on the...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major [1987]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 archival footage of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ 13-Years-Old [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 13-year-old violinist James Ehnes performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. The Violin Channel recently caught up with James - for some...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung – 14-Years-Old [2014]

Incredible 2014 archival performance of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. This week, the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Verona Quartet – Janáček String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’ [2019]

VC Artist Verona Quartet performing Leoš Janáček's String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters. Recorded at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall - in Boston.   https://youtu.be/KfG271cXFco VC ARTISTS VERONA QUARTET |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ … For Double Bass and Vocals [ROFL]

Meet Baltimore Symphony bassist Jonathan Jensen … and his own unique double bass version of Ravel’s Bolero …. with added lyrics … "Though I've probably played...

VC LIVE | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's New York City Recital Debut - direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Live From Hong Kong Yellow Lounge [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing live from the newly-opened Yellow Lounge in Hong Kong. Recorded and streamed on the...

15 Things, You Know You’re a String Player, When …

Yup! You know you're a string player, when ….   1.  Your instrument costs way more than your car ...   2.  You've got a hickey, but no...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung – Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major [1997]

Never-before-uploaded 1997 archival footage of luminary South Korean violin virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung - leading a performance of Bach’s Second Violin Concerto in E Major. Recorded in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Todd Phillips & Rachel Yunkyung Choo – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 [2018]

American violinist Todd Phillips and Korean pianist Rachel Yunkyung Choo performing Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major. Recorded live on the 18th of December,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – ‘From The Top’ 16-Years Old [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 16-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman performing Paganini's La Campanella - with pianist Christopher O'Riley on the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Liya Petrova – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The 24 candidates...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major. Recorded live with conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Olga … The Double Bass Foot Juggler [WHAT]

Meet Olga Gayeva … the double bass foot juggler … Performed live for Russian-TV’s Minute of Fame talent quest.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMozOJb_cA

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Kernis Violin Concerto [NEW]

Violinist James Ehnes performing the 2017 world-premiere of the Aaron Jay Kernis Violin Concerto - with conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The new three movement...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Attacca Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 Op. 132 [2019]

VC Artist Attacca Quartet performing the Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart from Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132. Recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist – Themes From ‘Mary Poppins’ [WHAT]

Youtube phenom, Matthew Olshefski (aka The Shirtless Violinist) and pianist Johnny Walsh performing the themes from the Mary Poppins soundtrack. “The songs from the classic 60s musical are some of the best and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan-Academy Orchestra. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti & Alexei Grynyuk – Strauss Violin Sonata [2019]

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and pianist Alexei Grynyuk performing Strauss Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 16th of January, 2019 - at the WQXR Greene Space in...

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