Friday, April 19, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Eunae Koh – 2015 Michael Hill Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old Eunae Koh, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang, from Australia performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

MANIC MONDAY | Swedish 1-Man-Band Takes on ‘Star Wars’ Soundtrack [VIDEO]

Swedish street performer, 1-man-band Anders Flanderz performing John Williams' iconic ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack - cymbals, hooters, glockenspiel, according, kick drum and all. ANDERS FLANDERZ |...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin [VIDEO]

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of the late, great American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin. MICHAEL RABIN | KREISLER | TAMBOURIN CHINOIS | BELL...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi – Michael Hill Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi, from Canada performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International...

VC BUZZ | ‘Super Mario Bros’ Themes on Nintendo Shaped Piano [NERD HEAVEN]

In what can only be described as 'a nerdy dream come true', pianist Sonya Belousova performs a selection of medley tunes from Nintendo's 'Super...

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...

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

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

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 MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer, David Ludwig – ‘Pale Blue Dot’ for String Quartet [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet performing the world premiere performance of acclaimed American composer David Ludwig's 'Pale Blue Dot' for String Quartet. Commissioned by Caramoor - and recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | Lara St John – ‘Girl Sugarlumps’ from ‘Flight of the Conchords’ [MUST SEE]

Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St John and friend Andrea Distefano performing 'Girl Sugarlumps' - as a tribute to Bret and Jermaine from New Zealand...

VC BUZZ | 3D Varius – World’s First Stereolithographic 3D Printed Violin [MUST SEE]

Unveiled this week by French violinist and instrument maker Laurent Bernadac – meet the world's first fully playable 3D printed stereolithographic electric violin. LAURENT BERNADAC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 – 1961 [AUDIO]

1961 studio audio recording of violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded with conductor Otto Ackermann and the...

VC BUZZ | ‘What is the Impact of Classical Music on a Cow’s Milk Production?’ [VIDEO]

A project, conceived by Andreas Kern and Roberto Prosseda at the Cremona Mondomusica, puts the age old question to test: 'Does classical music have...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aerial Acrobatic Violinist – Janice Martin [VIDEO]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate, Janice Martin performing Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir', Copland's 'Rodeo' and Vivaldi's 'Summer' upside down, inside...

MANIC MONDAY | Making a Clarinet From a Carrot in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

Australian woodwind instrument maker Linsey Pollak's amazing TEDx Sydney presentation last month – on how in a mere 5 minutes one can use a carrot,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Menuhin/Karajan – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [VIDEO]

American-British virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Recorded with conductor Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Symphony. YEHUDI MENUHIN |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Leonidas Kavakos, Sibelius Violin Concerto, 24 Years Old – 1990 [VIDEO]

1990 archival footage of the then 24 year old Leonidas Kavakos performing Sibelius Violin Concerto at the 125th Anniversary Concert of Jean Sibelius -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Itzhak Perlman, 18 Years Old – 1964, Ed Sullivan Show [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of a then 18 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the 3rd movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor...

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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

22 year old VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final of the 2015...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer – Shostakovich Violin Sonata (Arr. Orch) [VIDEO]

Latvian virtuoso Gidon Kremer performing Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major - arranged for violin and chamber orchestra. Recorded live at...

MANIC MONDAY | The ViolinCopter – The World’s First Flying Violin [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Introducing …. the Violincopter - the world's first flying violin! American aerial photographer, Alejo Pesce's presents his latest creation - a violin modified for flight. VIOLINCOPTER |...

VC BUZZ | Young Girl Performs Piano Whilst Sleep Walking [MUST SEE]

An incredible viral video, receiving more than 200,000 YouTube views in its first few days, has surfaced of a child performing piano whilst apparently...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Dvorak Violin Concerto, Live February 2013 [VIDEO]

German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A Minor. Recorded live on February 9th, 2013 - with conductor Manfred Honeck and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Young Artist ‘ Yoo Jin Jang, Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasy’ – Aged 11 [VIDEO]

2002 archival footage of the then 11 year old VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang performing Franz Waxman's fiendishly difficult 'Carmen Fantasy' - live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang – Shostakovich Violin Concerto, March 2015 [VIDEO]

South Korean virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. Recorded live on March 11, 2015 -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Isaac Stern, British Pathé Film Archive, 1949 Interview [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released archival footage from the British Pathé Film Archive, recorded in Australia in 1949 – violinist Issac Stern discusses the value and quality of his prized Guarneri...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Turning Your Unwanted Viola into a Tennis Racquet [VIDEO]

British violist Graham Oppenheimer steps us through the simple and easy process of turning your unwanted viola into a tennis racquet. GRAHAM OPPENHEIMER | TURNING YOUR...

VC BUZZ | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [MUST SEE]

Meet the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – finalists in this year's television talent quest 'Britain's Got Talent.' “I can see this act going all over the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Nigel Kennedy – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1982, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of a then 25 year old Nigel Kennedy performing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isaac Stern – Mozart ‘Adagio’, French Chamber Orch [VIDEO]

Never-before-released 1965 archival footage of Soviet-American violinist Isaac Stern performing Mozart's 'Adagio' for Violin and Orchestra. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – On Beer Bottles [VIDEO]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's 'Fugue' – on beer bottles. MITSO FLOOR | BACH | FUGUE | PLAYED ON BEER BOTTLES

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, February 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on February 28, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. RAY CHEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Paganini 1st Concerto, Live – 1972 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 48 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – 1980, Sesame Street [VIDEO]

1980 archival television footage of Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven's 'Minuet in G' with Telly. Where else? But, Sesame Street  ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN | MINUET IN...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Gil Shaham, Sibelius Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old – 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of the then 20 year old Gil Shaham performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Adam Fischer and the NHK...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St John & Philippe Quint – Igudesman ‘Klezmer’ Violin Duo [VIDEO]

Violin virtuosi Lara St John and Philippe Quint performing Aleksey Igudesman's 'Klezmer Freilach Duo' for 2 violins. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang – 4th Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

4th prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Clara-Jumi Kang, from Germany in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of both...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – 3rd Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

Joint 3rd prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Alexandra Conunova, from Moldova in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Top Prize, Tchaikovsky Comp [VIDEO]

2nd prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, from Taiwan in the Final Round of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Full performances of...

VC BUZZ | Arielle Baril – ‘America’s Got Talent’ 11 Year Old Operatic Prodigy [VIDEO]

11 year old middle school student, operatic prodigy Arielle Baril performing Puccini's 'O mio babbino caro' during last Tuesday evening's auditions of 'America's Got...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Stern, Gitlis, Haendel & Mintz – Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins [VIDEO]

Legendary historical video footage of soloists Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins...

VC BUZZ | GoPro Cam Conductor – Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House Orch [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what life looked like for a top conductor? Chest mounted GoPro cam video of British conductor Antonio Pappano conducting a performance of Rossini's 'William...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Akiko Suwanai – 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 18 year old Akiko Suwanai, from Japan in the Final of the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Viktor Tretiakov, 1966 Tchaikovsky Violin Comp – 1st Prize

Incredible 1966 archival footage of the then 19 year old Viktor Tretiakov's 1st prize winning performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Valse-Scherzo' at the 1966 Tchaikovsky International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Michael Hill Comp ‘Winners Recital’ [VIDEO]

2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize recipient, VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi performing his 2015 'Winner's Recital' in Queenstown, New Zealand. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Ferras – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1966 [AUDIO]

1966 studio recording of violin virtuoso Christian Ferras performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Malcolm Sargent and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Repin – 1989 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's legendary 1st Prize winning performance in the Final of the 1989 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. At just...

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