Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Morgan Gerstmar – ‘In Seconds, Then Beats’ for String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The world premiere performance of Los Angeles-based violist and composer Morgan Gerstmar's 'In Seconds, then Beats' for string quartet. The 12 minute work was composed as part...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kenneth Renshaw – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2012]

Archival footage of the then 18 year old American violinist Kenneth Renshaw‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Senior Final of the 2012 Menuhin Competition,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Moscow Boys String Quartet – Clownesque Joy + Jaw-Dropping Skill [LOL]

Meet The Moscow Boys ... the musically eclectic quartet combining clownesque joy with jaw-dropping skill ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHRhvjVqG4k&autohide=1 MOSCOW BOYS | TCHAIKOVSKY | DANCES OF THE SWANS...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Rennosuke Fukuda – 2014 Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 14 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Rennosuke Fukuda’s 1st prize winning performance of Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ – in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2, 1983, Live [AUDIO]

Legendary American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor - with conductor Ferdinand Leitner and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Audio...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Notos Quartett – Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the German-based Notos Quartett‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition - in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cho-Liang Lin – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1994]

Amazing 1994 archival footage of the then 34 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with conductor Takashi Asahina and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li, from China performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final Round...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [CHILLY]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud performing Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Recorded in Winter 2019 outdoors at the Fjellheisen...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter – 2012, 15 Years Old [#TBT]

2012 archival footage of the then 15 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter performing the 2nd movement of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Artist Pablo Ferrández – Strad Cello Vs Guarneri [$$$]

VC Artist Pablo Ferrández puts the 1696 Lord Aylesford Stradivarius cello to test ... up against the 1694 Joseph Filius Guarnerius .... Instruments courtesy of the Nippon Music Foundation...

VC LIVE | ‘Learning to Listen’ – Black Experience Within Classical Music [DISCUSSION]

We're coming to you from New York City for a roundtable open discussion - focused on the Black experience within the classical music community...

VC LIVE | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – With Violinist Joshua Bell

We’re coming to you from London for a 2019 rebroadcast of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration. The program...

MANIC MONDAY | Cellist, Nicholas Yee – ‘Star Wars’ Medley for Solo Cello [MUST SEE]

Canadian cellist, Nicholas Yee performing his own original 10 minute 'Star Wars' Medley - arranged for Solo Cello .... Funeral Theme ... Imperial March ... Across...

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The Verona Quartet has firmly established themselves as one of the most compelling young chamber music ensembles to emerge in recent years - praised...

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