Tuesday, April 23, 2019

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Italian Violin Virtuoso, Salvatore Accardo

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Italian violin virtuoso, Salvatore Accardo. Now 74 years old, Maestro Accardo is a former 1st prize winner...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Harpo Marx – *Wreck*maninoff ‘Prelude in C# Minor’ [CLASSICAL LOL]

Harpo Marx performing not Rachmaninoff, but Wreck-maninoff's destructive 'Prelude in C# Minor'. Excerpt from the Marx Brothers' 1937 movie 'A Day at the Races'. HARPO MARX...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Oleksii Semenenko – 2nd Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

26 year old Oleksii Semenenko, from Ukraine performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Brussels. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | How Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesu Instruments Were Made [VIDEO]

A short video, made by acclaimed violin maker Andrew Fairfax, exploring how the golden age of stringed instruments were constructed. Produced to accompany the Christie's 'Art of...

MANIC MONDAY | Twelve-Tone TV Commercial [CLASSICAL LOL]

Produced by Robert Conrad, the founder of the WCLV Classical Radio in Cleveland in 1977, introducing the 187 all-time greatest hits from the beloved...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Tobias Feldmann – 4th Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

24 year old VC 'Young Artist' Tobias Feldmann, from Germany performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 5th Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, from Holland/United States performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Tetzlaff – Bach ‘Largo’ from C Major Solo Sonata [VIDEO]

Live concert footage of German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff performing 'Largo' from Bach's C Major Solo Sonata. Recorded at the Berlin Waldbühne amphitheatre, in 2013 -...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 2010 Menuhin Comp, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Chausson's 'Poeme', in the Junior Final of the 2010...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang, 11 Years Old – Paganini Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 11 year old Korean-American wunderkind, Sarah Chang performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Perlman & Mehta – ‘A Very Romantic Mendelssohn Concerto’ [VIDEO]

Backstage before a 1969 performance of Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet, virtuosi Itzhak Perlman and Zubin Mehta share a very special 'romantic' moment. Filmed at London's Queen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Tchaikovsky Concerto, Vienna Phil, 2015 [VIDEO]

German virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter performing the 2nd movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on the 16th August, 2015 - with conductor...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso, Oscar Shumsky

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso and conductor, Oscar Shumsky. A student of Leopold Auer and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Shumsky was widely respected amongst...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | William Hagen – 3rd Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition [VIDEO]

22 year old VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen, from the United States performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

MANIC MONDAY | 5 Year Old Violinist – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 [MUST SEE]

Incredible 2001 archival footage of the then 5 year Anna JiEun Lee, from South Korea - performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded...

VC BUZZ | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [VIDEO]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A new-to-youtube step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! HOW...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Issac Stern – Beethoven Violin Sonata in C Minor, 1969 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded archival audio of violinist Isaac Stern, with pianist Eugene Istomin performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor. Recorded in studio in 1969. ISSAC STERN...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Fumiaki Miura – 1st Prize 2009 Hannover Violin Competition [VIDEO]

1st prize winning archival footage of the then just 16 year old Fumiaki Miura, from Japan - in the Final of the 2009 Hannover...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 20 in D Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. Today's challenge, the race-track that is Paganini's...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Miss America 1989 – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [VIDEO]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Carlson, from Minnesota, performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. MISS AMERICA 1989 | GRECHEN CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Arthur Grumiaux – Mozart Concerto in G, 1955 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded archival audio of Belgian-born virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux performance Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded with conductor Bernhard Paumgartner and the the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Chineke! – Europe’s First Black Orchestra Concert Debut [VIDEO]

Debut concert performance of the Chineke! Orchestra – Europe's first professional orchestra made up entirely of musicians of colour. The 60-piece ensemble, founded by British...

MANIC MONDAY | Miss Mississippi performing ‘Zapateado’ (We Think) [VIDEO]

Recorded live on national US television this evening, Miss Mississippi pageant contestant performing her own very special arrangement of Sarasate's 'Zapateado' - in the...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violinist, Aaron Rosand – Legendary ‘Rosand Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinists, Trilogy – ‘Mission Impossible Soundtrack’ [VIDEO]

Belgium-based violin cross-over trio, Trilogy  - performing their new and original arrangement of the 'Mission Impossible Soundtrack'. Group comprising VC 'Artists' Hrachya Avanesyan, Lorenzo Gatto...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Jascha Heifetz – ‘How Not to Play Vieuxtemps’ [VIDEO]

Jascha Heifetz's comedic imitation of how not to present Vieuxtemps' 4th Violin Concerto. Who said 'Heifetz never sounded bad?' JASCHA HEIFETZ | HOW NOT TO PLAY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxim Vengerov – Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto [LIVE VIDEO]

Russian-Israeli virtuoso Maxim Vengerov performing the Chinese 'Butterfly Lovers Concerto' – live with conductor Yu Long and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on September...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer, Kenneth Young ‘Gone for Solo Violin’ [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang performing New Zealand composer Kenneth Young's newly-premiered work 'Gone for Solo Violin.' . Commissions by the Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

MANIC MONDAY | Andy Akiho’s ‘Ping Pong Concerto’ [VIDEO]

In a world-premiere performance, introducing Andy Akiho's Concerto for Orchestra and Ping Pong players'. Recorded live on July 18th, 2015 at the Shanghai Symphony Hall...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist, Sayaka Shoji – Schubert ‘Rondo in A Major’ [VIDEO]

Japanese violin virtuoso Sayaka Shoji performing Schubert's 'Rondo for Violin and Strings in A Major'. Recorded live at the La Folle Journee festival in Paris,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Yo-Yo Ma, 1985, Bach ‘Bourree’– [VIDEO]

1985 archival footage of the then 29 year old cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 'Bourrée' - live on a national broadcast of children's television...

VC HIDDEN GEMS |Virtuoso Erick Friedman – ‘One of the Most Gifted Violinists of the 20th Century’

This week VC explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso Erick Friedman. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Daniel Hope, Live – 2006 Echo Klassik Awards [VIDEO]

2006 archival footage of British violinist Daniel Hope performing John William's 'Theme from Schindler's List' - live on television broadcast from the ECHO Klassik...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1998 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded audio of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Derrick Inouye and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Masterfully recorded in 1998. AARON...

MANIC MONDAY | 2Cellos’ Stjepan Hauser – ‘Imitating the Great Cellists’ [VIDEO]

2Cellos' Stjepan Hauser performing uncanny impersonations of his cello colleagues. Includes imitations of the great Mischa Maisky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo Yo Ma, Pablo Casals and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final of the 2015 Queen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Benedict Kloeckner– Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata [VIDEO]

25 year old German VC 'Artist' Benedict Kloeckner performing Rachmaninoff 's Cello Sonata Op. 19. Recorded live at the Rudolfinum, in Prague in April, 2015 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | American Violinist Aaron Rosand – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, 1957 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded audio of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Ravel's 'Tzigane (Rapsodie De Concert)' - with conductor Tibor Szoke and the Southwest German Radio...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Glenn Dicterow – Bruch Concerto, Live, New York Phil, 2014 [AUDIO]

Former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow performing the 3rd movement from Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live in concert at...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Viktoria Mullova – Tchaikovsky Concerto, 1985, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1985 archival footage of a then 25 year old Viktoria Mullova performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Maxim Shostakovich...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ji Young Lim – 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Ji Young Lim, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Midori Goto, 14 Years Old, 2 Broken Strings – 1985 [VIDEO]

Legendary archival footage of the then 14 year old, Midori Goto breaking not 1, but 2 E strings during the finale of the fiendishly...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Strauss Violin Sonata, Live Rehearsal, 2001 [AUDIO]

Never-before-released audio recording of Israeli virtuoso Ivry Gitlis performing Richard Strauss' Violin Sonata in E Flat Major - live in rehearsal with pianist Ana-Maria Vera. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Wieniawski 1st Concerto, 1st Mvt [VIDEO]

14 year old VC 'Rising Star' and Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, SooBeen Lee performing the 1st movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Charles Yang – Korngold Violin Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

25 year old American VC 'Artist' Charles Yang performing Korngold Violin Concerto - with conductor Benjamin Wallfisch and the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded live on July 7th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Making of a String Bow – Start to Finish [MUST SEE]

Take a fascinating 28-minute look into the precise world of string instrument maker Dominique Nicosia – as he completes a violin bow from the...

MANIC MONDAY | WT?!?! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – For Heifetz & Goat [VIDEO]

Introducing the latest in the recent epidemic of violin viral buzz sweeping social media: 'Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto  - performed by Maestro Jascha Heifetz and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti – Korngold Violin Concerto, Proms 2015 [VIDEO]

Scottish virtuoso Nicola Benedetti performing Korngold Violin Concerto - with Conductor Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung-Wha Chung – Bruch Violin Concerto, August 2015 [VIDEO]

South Korean virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 – with conductor Si-Yeon Sung and the Gyeonggi Philharmonic. Recorded live on August 15th,...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 16 [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique, new and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. First up, the speed-track that...

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