Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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'...

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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 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 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...

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 | 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 | 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...

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  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 -...

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 | Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Issai Dobrowen and...

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...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

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....

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

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