Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

Unfortunately, they 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 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...

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 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 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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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 |...

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...

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 | 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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin – 11-Years-Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11-year-old Russian-French VC Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saëns’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Plamen Djouroff and the Sofia Soloists...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mairead Hickey – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Mairead Hickey's 3rd prize-winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for Young...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Jewish Polish-Mexican Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Jewish Polish-Mexican violin virtuoso, Henryk Szeryng. A protégé of Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud, he fled Poland under persecution during...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s HOW TO...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Luisa Kramb – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Anne Luisa Kramb‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 15 to 17 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival performance of the then 32 year old South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival performance of violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live at Orchard Hall in Tokyo -...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 12 Cellists of the Berlin Phil – 2016 Cello Biennale Amsterdam [VIDEO]

The acclaimed 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic performing original cello arrangements of works by Bach, Poulenc, Piazzolla, Sebastian Currier, Chiel Meijering and Horacio Salgán. Recorded live on...

MANIC MONDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Euphonium & Brass Band) [WHAT]

American euphoniumist Joel Collier performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... arranged for solo euphonium and brass band ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmUEGARtexw&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOEL COLLIER & BRASS ENSEMBLE...

VC LIVE | Direct From the 2018 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival - in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Russian-Ukrainian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky 

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted Russian-Ukrainian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky. A student of eminent Soviet teacher Abram Yampolsky, Maestro Sitkovetsky is remembered...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Pop Violinist Daniel Jang – The Chainsmokers, ‘All We Know’ [VIDEO]

YouTube sensation, pop violinist Daniel Jang’s latest upload – an original cover to The Chainsmokers’ ‘All We Know’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXUHhy1ynXI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DANIEL JANG | THE CHAINSMOKERS | ALL WE KNOW (ARR....

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist, Katica Illenyi – The ‘Bolero’ Twist [VIDEO]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi's 'Bolero' twist ... Recorded live with conductor Istvan Sillo - and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XAjbPCDmc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | RAVEL | BOLERO | ISTVAN SILLO & GYOR...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor – World’s Smallest Violin [VIDEO]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor - on what has been described as 'the world's smallest violin.' WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 2016 [VIDEO]

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - with conductor Joshua Weilerstein and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live in August 2016 at the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Emerson String Quartet – Mozart Quintet No.4, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival performance of Mozart's String Quintet No.4 - performed by the formidable Emerson String Quartet with guest violist Kim Kashkashian.  VC recently caught up with the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Julia Adolphe – ‘Unearth, Release’ Viola Concerto [VIDEO]

Set to be premiered on November 17th in New York City, violist Cynthia Phelps, conductor Jaap van Zweden and The New York Philharmonic, will present acclaimed...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Happy Birthday in the Style of a Shostakovich Quartet [WOWZA]

Dutch cellist and composer Martijn Dendievel's original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' .... in the style of a Shostakovich String Quartet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsgKtw71HM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARTIJN DENDIEVEL | HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sumina Studer – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

19 year old Sumina Studer, from Switzerland 's 2nd prize winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aleksey Semenenko – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto … Kind of?!?! [WOW]

Ukrainian violinist, Aleksey Semenenko performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... or so we thought ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ4awGeA0RU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEKSEY SEMENENKO | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO...MAYBE 

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sirena Huang – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Sirena Huang, from the United States performing Wieniawski’s 'Faust Fantasie Brillante' and Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 – in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shi Han Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

11 year old Shi Han Wang‘s 1st prize winning performance in the 14 years and younger category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Augustin Dumay & Jean-Philippe Collard – Franck Sonata, 1984 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1984 archival performance of the then 35 year old French violin virtuoso Augustin Dumay performing Franck Violin Sonata - with pianist Jean-Philippe Collard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Od1XSSGKtQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AUGUSTIN...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

1st prize winning performance by Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition - in Shanghai, China. The 12 Semi-Finalists...

VC LIVE | 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Final, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition final audition live on The Violin Channel - direct from New York City   CONCERT ARTISTS GUILD VICTOR...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Matthew Olshefski … ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [WTF]

Meet Matthew Olshefski  ... a.k.a 'The Shirtless Violinist' performing a violin cover of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ's pop hit 'Cold Water'. Filmed on-location...

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...

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