Saturday, August 24, 2019

MANIC MONDAY | A Violin Made Entirely From Popsicle Sticks [WHAT]

YouTube phenon Geno Samuel presents his latest creation ... a violin made entirely from popsicle sticks .... "It took me a few months to make a...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2012 Hannover Competition [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

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 MUSIC TUESDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – Samuel Jones Violin Concerto, 2014 [VIDEO]

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' World Premiere performance of acclaimed American composer, Samuel Jones’ new Violin Concerto. Recorded live in August 2014 for PBS television – with conductor Gerard...

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,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand – Bruch Violin Concerto No. 2, 1970 [AUDIO]

Incredible 1970 archival recording of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded with conductor Peter Richter de Rangenier...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung Wha Chung – Franck Violin Sonata, July 2016 [VIDEO]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – Veteran Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung performing Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major -  with collaborative pianist Kevin Kenner. Recorded live on July...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2016 Wieniawski Comp Finalists & Jury ‘Romance’ [MUST SEE]

The 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition seven finalists and jury members coming together for a very special communal performance of Wieniawski's 'Romance' - from the 2nd...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Mauricio Fuks – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ [1965]

1965 archival audio recording of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mauricio Fuks performing Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole‘ – with conductor Jascha Horenstein and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre. The...

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 | Philippe Quint – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, March 2017 [VIDEO]

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Carl St. Clair and the Costa Rican National Orchestra. Recorded live on March 3rd, 2017 - at the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | CNN’s New Micro-Documentary – “Cremona: The City of Violins” [VIDEO]

CNN's 'Great Big Story' micro documentary series this week explores Cremona, Italy - The City of Violins ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ilO5Kvens&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WELCOME TO THE CITY OF VIOLINS |...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Daniel Hope – Alan Fletcher Violin Concerto, Aspen Festival [2018]

British violin virtuoso Daniel Hope leading and performing American composer Alan Fletcher’s newly-premiered Violin Concerto - with the Aspen Festival Ensemble. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old [1995]

Amazing 1995 archival performance of the then 20 year old violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Violin Channel...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek – 2008 Carl Nielsen Competition [AUDIO]

Archival audio of the then 21 year old VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek, from the Czech Republic performing Carl Nielsen’s Violin Concerto in the Final...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

26 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's joint 2nd prize winning performances - in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 15 Years Old [AUDIO]

Amazing 1978 archival audio recording of the then 15 year old violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly Commissioned – Helen Grime Violin Concerto, 2016 [AUDIO]

Swedish violinist Malin Broman performing the world premiere performance of Scottish composer Helen Grime’s Violin Concerto. Commissioned and performed by the Swedish Radio Symphony, the 22 minute...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 15 Years Old [1986]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1986 archival performance of the then 15 year old wunderkind, Vadim Repin performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas L. McKinley – ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck performing American composer Thomas L. McKinley’s newly-premiered ‘Dialogues’ for Solo Violin. The 4 minute solo work was commissioned for the Semi Final...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 14 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final of the...

VC BUZZ | Beyonce and Her ‘Single Ladies’ Put a Ring on Shostakovich 10 [VIDEO]

Who would have ever thought the choreography to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)' fits so seamlessly to Shostakovich's 10th Symphony? Well, heck...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1998 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1998 archival footage of the then 26 year old Russian violin virtuoso, Vadim Repin performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Ivry Gitlis & Pianist Loredana Franceschini – 1963 Recital [VIDEO]

Incredible 1963 recital by Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis and Italian pianist Loredana Franceschini. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy – and featuring short violin and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | German-Korean Virtuoso Christian Kim – ‘Der Erlkönig’, Hohenecken Castle

German-Korean violin virtuoso Christian Kim performing Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst's transcription of Schubert's "Der Erlkönig". Beautifully filmed and produced at Hohenecken Castle, in Germany - by German film...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Prague Cello Quartet – ‘Phantom of the Opera’ [WOW]

The acclaimed Prague Cello Quartet's latest release ... from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical: 'The Phantom of the Opera'. Comprises Czech cello virtuosi: Jan Zvěřina, Petr Špaček,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 32 year old South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Benjamin Marquise Gilmore – 2015 Hannover Comp 4th Prize [VIDEO]

27 year old violinist from the Netherlands/United States Benjamin Marquise Gilmore‘s 4th prize winning performance of Beethoven Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2015 Joseph...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 11 Years Old [2017]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Julian Clayton and the Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Fumika Mohri – Montreal International Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [2019]

25-year-old Japanese violinist Fumika Mohri‘s 3rd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of June...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Do Gyung Anna Im – Michael Hill Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2019]

21-year-old South Korean violinist Do Gyung Anna Im’s 1st prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Recorded live on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How do Elephants React to Classical Music? [WOW]

Ever wondered what elephants think about classical music - and what their reaction might be? Belgium Royal Chamber Orchestra violinists, Jean-Francois Chamberlan and Anne Pigen recently put...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Alexandra Soumm – Conus Violin Concerto, 2013 [VIDEO]

Violinist Alexandra Soumm performing Jules Conus Violin Concerto in E minor – with conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk and the Orchestre National de Lyon. Recorded live on July 13,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Roxanna Panufnik – ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist, Ariel Horowitz performing Polish-British composer, Roxanna Panufnik’s newly-premiered work ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin. "For my piece, Hora Bessarabia, I have drawn...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Hilary Hahn, Beethoven Violin Concerto – 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1995 archival footage of a then 15 year old Hilary Hahn performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with Maestro Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene – Menuhin Competition [2016]

The then 15-year-old Swedish VC Young Artist Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Junior Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Johan...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Klein International String Comp 1st Prize [2014]

2014 archival performance of the then 15-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the Irving M....

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 20 Years old [1995]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of the then 20 year old violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh...

MANIC MONDAY | Luthier Jacob von der Lippe – ‘Five Most Common Types of Violin Makers’ [LOLZ]

Norwegian luthier Jacob von der Lippe walks us through the 5 most common types of violin makers ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjgrRzJSwY JACOB VON DER LIPPE | FIVE MOST COMMON TYPES...

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...

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 | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

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

VC BUZZ | ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ via GoPro Cam [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition, the spirited, fast fingered 'Mad Fingers Pizzicato' - as captured on Go Pro camera. DMITRY ROTKIN | MAD FINGERS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Yoonshin Song – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [2019]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Yoonshin Song performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Rafael Payare and the Detroit Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Li – Menuhin Competition, Junior Joint 1st Prize [2018]

10-year-old Australian violinist Christian Li's joint 1st prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Junghoon Nam – ‘Tastes for the Arts’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old Chinese VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li performing South Korean composer Junghoon Nam’s newly commissioned ‘Taste for the Arts’ for Solo...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – Tchaikovsky Concerto, August 2016 [VIDEO]

19 year old VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Donald Runnicles and the 2016 Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Josef Spacek – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [2009]

The then 22-year-old VC Artist Josef Spacek's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. The 16 candidates...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto, 9-Years-Old [2010]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 9-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Kevin was awarded 1st...

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29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

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