Tuesday, April 23, 2019

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Boston...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Steven was...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist & Model Filip Pogady – Milstein’s ‘Paganiniana’, 2017 [VIDEO]

Violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogady performing Nathan Milstein's fiendishly difficult 'Paganiniana'. Recorded live on the 25th March. 2017 - at the Lotte Concert...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer David Ludwig – ‘Pangaea’ for Piano and Strings, 2017 [NEW]

World premiere performance of acclaimed American composer David Ludwig’s ‘Pangaea’ for Piano and Strings. Commissioned by the Bravo! Vail Festival, the 18 minute tone poem...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Beatles – Hey Jude’ Meets Solfege [NERD-OUT]

One for the Solfege nerds! Composer, conductor and solfege fanatic Kathleen Allen present ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles - in traditional Kodály Method solemnisation. KATHLEEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shihan Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

11 year old Shihan Wang's 1st prize winning performance in the 2nd round of the 14 years and under category of the 2016 International Louis...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Composer David Teie – Orchestral Music for Kitty Cats [VIDEO]

American composer and researcher David Teie, back in November 2015, explaining his vision … to compose an entire CD album ... specifically for cats. Following a successful...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, 1971 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1971 archival audio recording of legendary Russian virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Maestro Pikayzen this week celebrated...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | New York Virtuosi Quartet – Philip Glass’s ‘Mishima’ [MUSIC VIDEO]

The New York Virtuosi Quartet, featuring violinist and fashion model Filip Pogady, performing the closing movement to American composer Philip Glass’s String Quartet No....

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, 1976 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1976 never-before-released footage of Soviet legend Leonid Kogan performing Shostakovich’s 1st Violin Concerto - with conductor Evgeny Svetlanov and the State Academy Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

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...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artist Tessa Lark, Live from New York’s Central Park [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Tessa Lark for a Facebook Livestream with their...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1992 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival performance of violinist Viktoria Mullova performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic. Recorded live on January 25th,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Singapore International Violin Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the inaugural 2015 Singapore International...

Injured Violinist David Garrett Hopeful of Return to Stage in September [VIDEO]

German violinist David Garrett has this week released a video to his fans, announcing he's on track to make a return to the concert stage...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gil Shaham – Mozart G Major Concerto, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Gil Shaham performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major with - conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' national anthem,‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin .... Li...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Issac Stern – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1975, Live [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1975 archival performance of Isaac Stern performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre de...

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 | Igor Oistrakh – Scherzo Tarantelle, 1952 Wieniawski Competition

Incredible archival recording of a then 21 year old Igor Oistrakh performing Wieniawsk's 'Scherzo Tarantelle' in the semi-final of the 1952 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Stefan Milenkovic – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major [2018]

Serbian-born violinist Stefan Milenkovic performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major – with conductor Andrea Fuoli & the Orchestra Giovanile Trentina OGT. Recorded live on 23th of September,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Kian Soltani – Schubert, ‘Nacht & Traume’, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Kian Soltani and pianist Aaron Pilsan performing Franz Schubert's 'Nacht und Traume' for Cello and Piano. Recorded live in April 2016 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Rudolf Koelman – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1980, 20 Years Old [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded footage of the then 20 year old Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman performing the 3rd movement from the Sibelius Violin Concerto Recorded live in 1980 -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Michael Jarrell ‘..aussi peu que les nuages..’ – Ji Young Lim [VIDEO]

2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Ji Young Lim from South Korea performing Swiss composer Michael Jarrell's 'aussi peu que les...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Huang & Tao Lin – Strauss Violin Sonata [2018]

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang and pianist Tao Lin performing Strauss' Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 16th of January, 2018...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | American Composer Tom Vignieri – #Note4Note For Violin & Piano, 2017 [NEW]

American composer Tom Vignieri’s newly commissioned 2 1/2 minute piece ‘#Note4Note’ for violin and piano. Premiered by From the Top alumni, 22 year old VC...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | The-Late Wanda Wilkomirska – Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

1983 archival footage of Polish-Australian violinist Wanda Wilkomirska performing Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Niklaus Wyss and the Sydney Symphony...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Daniel Lozakovitj, 8 Years Old – 2010 Sweden’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

We know him now as the super affable 13 year old Menuhin Competition Junior Prize winner, but we weren't the first, it seems, to fall under...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita – Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata, 2017 [VIDEO]

25 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita performing Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Yun-Yang Lee. Recorded live at a private...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Peter Zimmermann – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Sawallisch, 1996 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of German virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch & The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Mierdl – Menuhin Competition, Senior 2nd Prize [2018]

20-year-old French-German violinist Nathan Mierdl's 2nd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ivry Gitlis & Pianist Loredana Franceschini – 1963 Recital [NEW VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1963 recital by Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis and Italian pianist Loredana Franceschini. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy – and featuring...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

MANIC MONDAY | Kurt Schneider – ‘All I Want for Christmas’, Major Key to Minor [VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Kurt Schneider and Chase Holfelder present Mariah Carey’s festive hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ ....arranged from major key to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Glière’s ‘Intermezzo and Tarantella’ [2018]

American double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley and pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh performing Reinhold Glière's Intermezzo and Tarantella. Recorded live on 22nd of March, 2018 – at the 2018 Avery...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 9 Year Old Leia Zhu – Russian ‘Nutcracker’ Competition [VIDEO]

9 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Fritz Kreisler’s ‘Tambourin Chinois’ in the opening round of the 2015 International ‘Nutcracker’ Television Competition for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Vienna Chamber Orchestra [VIDEO]

13 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Stefan Vlader and the Vienna...

VC BUZZ | 3D-Printed Acoustic Violin From White Resin [VIDEO]

Introducing the world's first Formlabs' 3D-printed white-resin acoustic violin ... Constructed by engineer Brian Chan, the instrument is printed with StereoLithoGraphy printing technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQWnSOo0uA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 FORMLABS' 3D-PRINTED VIOLIN |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – Paganini ‘Moses’ Variations, 1996 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1996 archival footage of the then 13 year old Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov - performing Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

VC BUZZ | What Does Your Brain Look Like While Thinking About Music?

Ever wondered what your brain looks like when you’re listening to music? Scientists at Duke University put American violinist, Jennifer Koh under the microscope...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Küchl & Koll – Mozart ‘Sinfonia Concertante’, Vienna Phil [1991]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival footage of Vienna Philharmonic former Concertmaster Rainer Küchl and former Principal Violist Heinrich Koll performing Mozart’s 'Sinfonia Concertante' - with conductor Zubin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Gyehee Kim – Enescu International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 23-year-old South Korean violinist Gyehee Kim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 George Enescu International Violin...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Conrad Tao – ‘Threads of Contact’ for Violin & Piano [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Paul Huang and pianist Orion Weiss performing the first movement from American composer and piano virtuoso Conrad Tao's newly-premiered Threads of Contact for Violin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Arr. Violin & Torso) [NEW]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from 'Les Misérables' ... arranged for...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | David Oistrakh – 1935 Wieniawski International Violin Competition [AUDIO]

Incredible 1935 archival recital of the then 27 year old David Oistrakh performing in the inaugural Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Warsaw. Oistrakh was awarded 2nd...

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