Saturday, August 24, 2019

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Yumi Saiki – ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet [NEW]

Last month’s world premiere performance of acclaimed Japanese composer Yumi Saiki‘s ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet. The tone poem is said to describe the...

VC LIVE | 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition live and exclusively on The Violin Channel - direct from Bucharest, Romania.     CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND - TUESDAY...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – 18 Years Old, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 18 year old violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Marek Janowski and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Angela Sin Ying Chan – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Angela Sin Ying Chan‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Child Prodigy Sarah Chang – 1986, 5 Years Old [NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN]

Astonishing never-before-seen 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso'. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted...

VC LIVE | 2018 ARD International Music Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 ARD International Music Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Munich, Germany.     ARD INTERNATONAL VIOLA COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE HERKULESSAAL,...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Baron Buika – Warning: Don’t Try This at Home! [MUST SEE]

Breathtaking archival footage of Hungarian violinist Baron Buika - performing live on the Ed Sullivan Show, in 1959. Warning: Do not try this at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qlGWVc90Ac&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BARON BUIKA |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Handel’s ‘Violin Sonata in E Major’, 1962 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1962 archival performance of violinist Leonid Kogan performing Handel's 'Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E Major - with collaborative pianist Andrei...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Rondo Capriccioso’, 10-Years-Old [2018

10-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li from Australia performing Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with pianist Laurence Matheson.   Christian was awarded joint 1st prize...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxim Vengerov – ‘Original’ 1904 Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Maxim Vengerov live in rehearsal of the 1904 original version of the Sibelius Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris. 3rd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Saint-Saëns ‘Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with Israeli pianist Eugenia Lakernik. Recorded live on the 28th of July,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 2016 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu, from the United States performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Tomas Djupsjobacka and...

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...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival – ‘Reimagining Flamenco’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Rockport, Massachusetts. 2019 ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 'REIMAGINING FLAMENCO' LIVE FROM...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Blake Pouliot – Montreal Symphony Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot's 1st prize winning performance in the Final Round of the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1y9pTuK9CU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BLAKE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Pinchas Zukerman – Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 [2019]

Israeli-American violinist Pinchas Zukerman performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor – with conductor Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Recorded live on the 30th...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra [WHAT!]

Meet, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the 'click', 'clack', 'ding'...

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 MUSIC TUESDAY | Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Lost 1935 Cello Concerto [NEW AGAIN]

Houston Symphony Principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith will this week give only the 2nd performance in history of Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Cello Concerto...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the 12 Year Old Perfect Pitch Wizard [WTF]

12 year old child prodigy Dylan Beato shows us his freakishly impressive auditory note identification skills … DYLAN BEATO | NOTE IDENTIFICATION WHIZ | 12 YEARS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Janine Jansen – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2019]

Superstar Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the SWR Symphonieorchester. Recorded live on the 10th of May,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | David Garrett – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1997, Aged 18

German pop-crossover violinist David Garrett performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1997...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis & Khatia Buniatishvili – 2016 Aix-En-Provence Festival [VIDEO]

93 year old violin virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing a selection of violin show-pieces by Fritz Kreisler and Maria Theresia von Paradis - at the 2016 Aix-en-Provence Festival, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Akiko Suwanai – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2, 1996 [VIDEO]

1996 archival performance of Japanese violin virtuoso Akiko Suwanai performing Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor - with collaborative pianist Phillip Moll. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Fritz Kreisler – Brahms Violin Concerto [1927 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1927 archival audio recording of legendary Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler performing Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Leo Blech and the Berlin...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto, 2015 [DOCUMENTARY]

A new full-length BBC documentary, 'The Making of a Concerto', following famed jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis and the creation of his newly...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso, Christian Ferras

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted French violin virtuoso, Christian Ferras. A protégé of George Enescu, and once a favoured soloist of conductor Herbert...

VC BUZZ | 7 Year Old Leukemia Patient Fulfills Dream to Conduct a Symphony [MUST SEE]

7 year old Stage 4 leukemia-patient Jordan Cartwright fulfilled a lifelong dream this week, in Canada ... to conduct a symphony orchestra. The elementary school student,...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan. A brilliant and compelling, yet shy artist, his profile has been sadly somewhat...

VC LIVE | 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions final round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.   YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS FINAL...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner [NEW]

Mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer singing 'Mrs X.E's Mirror Scene' from Chinese-born international composer Du Yun's acclaimed new opera 'Angel's Bone'. The 87 minute staged work received...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos, ‘The Trooper Overture’ – Rossini & Iron Maiden Cover [VIDEO]

Released just this week, 2Cellos' latest video: 'The Trooper Overture' – featuring a rock club mash-up of Rossini's 'William Tell Overture' with rock legends...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – Wieniawski ‘Variations’, 10 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2014 footage of the then 10 year old prodigious VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee performing Wieniawski's 'Variations on an Original Theme'. Sophie was...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Perlman & Zukerman – Spohr ‘Duo Concertante’, 1978 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1978 archival footage of the then 32 year old Itzhak Perlman and 30 year old Pinchas Zukerman performing Louis Spohr's 'Duo Concertante' for Two Violins. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 12 Cellists of the Berlin Phil – 2017 Echo Klassik Awards Ceremony [VIDEO]

The acclaimed 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic performing Piazzolla's tango, 'Calambre'. Recorded live on October 29th, 2017 - at the 2017 Echo Klassik Awards Ceremony in Hamburg. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Vitali ‘Chaconne’ [2019]

11-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li from Australia performing Vitali's Chaconne - with pianist Laurence Matheson. Recorded live in June, 2019 - at the Australian National...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Wieniawski ‘Polonaise in D’, 10 Years Old [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise Brillante in D Major' Op. 4 - with pianist Maxim Lando. Recorded live on November...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lindsey Stirling ‘Hallelujah’ – 1 Million Views 1st Day [VIDEO]

American violinist, dancer and performance artist Lindsey Stirling’s latest YouTube creation - a unique subway take on Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen’s classic hymn ‘Hallelujah’. To date...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Joshua Bell – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1, 14-Years-Old [1982]

Never-before-released 1982 archival footage of the then 14-year-old Joshua Bell performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto in F-Sharp Minor.   https://youtu.be/rPFDJrbtnhc JOSHUA BELL | WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO....

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  

THROWBACK THURSDAY | David Garrett – 18 Years Old, Mendelssohn Concerto [1997]

Incredible 1997 archival footage of the then 18 year old David Garrett performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the NDR...

VC LIVE | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition, Korea [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct for Tongyeong, South Korea.     2018 ISANGYUN INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 2ND ROUND LIVE FROM...

MANIC MONDAY | Tina Guo & “That Cello Guy” – Vivaldi’s Double Skype Concerto [WOW]

YouTube cello sensations Tina Guo and Cremaine Booker aka "That Cello Guy" performing Vivaldi's Double Cello Concerto in G Minor ... via Skype! How can...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Saint-Saëns’ ‘Swan’ for Double Bass … Neck [WHAT]

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin's bassist Rolf Jansen performing Saint-Saëns' 'The Swan' .... for harp and double bass ... neck ...   https://youtu.be/LGc0UNiMoYI?t=8

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...

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 | 2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Final, Detroit [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Final live on The Violin Channel – direct from Detroit, United States.   SPHINX COMPETITION SENIOR FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE MAX M...

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