Saturday, August 24, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christel Lee – 2015 Sibelius Violin Comp 1st Prize Winner [VIDEO]

25 year old Christel Lee, from the United States’ 1st prize winning performance of Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 - in the Final of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian– Sibelius Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old VC 'Young Artist' Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, from Austria performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Jean Sibelius International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – 2010 Sibelius Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 25 year old VC ‘Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 Sibelius International...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Leon Fleisher) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on ‘pianist and musician’ Leon Fleisher. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | LEON FLEISHER | JULY,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang – ‘Paganiniana’ Live, 2015 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang, from South Korea performing Nathan Milstein’s fiendishly difficult ‘Paganiniana’. Recorded live on November 10th, 2015 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Benjamin Beilman – Schubert ‘Fantasy’ [VIDEO]

26 year old VC ‘Artist’ Benjamin Beilman with pianist Juho Pohjonen performing Schubert’s ‘Fantasy in C Major’ for Violin & Piano. Recorded live on March...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 22 year old Ilya Kaler’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1985 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Oleg Kagan – 1965 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19 year old Oleg Kagan’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1965 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang – Ysaye ‘Ballade’, 2015 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang, from South Korea performing Ysaye’s Solo Sonata No. 3 in D Minor ‘Ballade’. Recorded live on November 10th,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Osmo Vänskä) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on conductor Osmo Vänskä (of the Minnesota Orchestra fame). CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | OSMO VANSKA, OF MINNESOTA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – ‘What New Yorkers Think About Classical Music’ [SHOCK]

Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint has taken to the streets of New York City to ask 30 random young people what they thought about...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zino Francescatti – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, Live 1974 [AUDIO]

Incredible 1974 archival recording of French virtuoso Zino Francescatti performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Moshe Atzmon and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Elena Urioste – Beethoven Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

American VC ‘Young Artist Elena Urioste performing the 2nd movement from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on July 3rd, 2015 with conductor...

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 | VC ‘Artists’ Nikki & Timothy Chooi – Sarasate, ‘Navarra’ [VIDEO]

Brothers, VC ‘Artists’ Nikki & Timothy Chooi performing Sarasate’s ‘Navarra’ for 2 Violins. Recorded live with pianist Jeanie Chung - at Toronto’s Walter Hall on...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Viktoria Mullova – 1980 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 21 year old Viktoria Mullova’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1980 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ & Itzhak Perlman [ROFL]

The latest installment from youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown - as they take on ‘special guest celebrity violinist’ Itzhak Perlman. CONVERSATIONS WITH...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Oistrakh & Richter – Brahms Sonata No. 3, Live 1967 [AUDIO]

Luminaries David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor Op. 108. Recorded live in Moscow in 1967. DAVID OISTRAKH &...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Itzhak Perlman – Wieniawski Concerto, Live 1964 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of the then 18 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the Finale from Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto - live on a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1, Live 2015 [VIDEO]

British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Recorded live with leader Anthony Marwood and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vilde Frang – Korngold Violin Concerto, Live 2013 [VIDEO]

Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang performing Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste and the WDR Symphony Orchestra -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang – Schumann Sonata No. 2 [VIDEO]

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Yuja Wang performing Schumann’s 2nd Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded live at New York’s Carnegie Hall, on November, 22,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Valery Klimov – Khachaturian Violin Concerto, Live 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of legendary Soviet violin virtuoso Valery Klimov performing Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded live with conductor Evgeny Svetlanov and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lone Violinist’s Vigil to Paris Terrorist Victims [MUST SEE]

Royal College of Music student, violinist Bar Markovich’s candlelight vigil in London’s Trafalgar Square - to the victim of Paris’ 13th November, 2015 terrorist...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Fur Elise’ for 5 Guitars …. at Once [VIDEO]

Canadian guitarist Steven Onotera aka ‘The Samurai Guitarist’ performing Beethoven’s iconic ‘Fur Elise’ … on five guitars … all at the same time. BEETHOVEN |...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 7 in A Minor [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. This...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julia Fischer – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Live [VIDEO]

German virtuoso Julia Fischer performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor - with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and the Bavarian Radio Symphony. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – Bach Double Violin Concerto (Arr. 2 Cellos) [VIDEO]

Croatian cello duo, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos performing the 1st movement from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto - arranged for 2 cellos. 2CELLOS |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Oleg Kagan & Sviatoslav Richter – Shostakovich Violin Sonata [VIDEO]

Legendary Soviet violinist Oleg Kagan and pianist Sviatoslav Richter performing Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata Op. 134. Recorded live in Freiburg, Germany in 1985 - as part...

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 from South Korea performing the 2nd movement from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Igor Pikayzen – Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres I’Etude’ [VIDEO]

27 year old Russian-American VC ‘Young Artist’ Igor Pikayzen performing Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns’. Recorded live with pianist Matthew...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sibelius ‘Valse Triste’ – Arranged for 6 Double Basses [VIDEO]

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra double bassist Charles De Ramus’ original arrangement of Jean Sibelius’ ‘Valse Triste Op.44’ - for 6 double basses. Composed in honour of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li – Mendelssohn Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

19 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li, from China performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on September 4th, 2015 -...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Jewish Polish-Mexican Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Jewish Polish-Mexican violin virtuoso, Henryk Szeryng. A protégé of Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud, he fled Poland under persecution during...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Kyung-Wha Chung – Bruch Violin Concerto, 1974 [VIDEO]

The then 26 year old South Korean violin virtuoso, Kyung-Wha Chung performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live in 1974 -...

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

South Korean virtuoso, Kyung-Wha Chung performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live on October 5th, 2015 - with conductor Long Yu and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist, Lara St. John – Nicki Minaj ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO]

Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John and some talented friends take on Nicki Minaj's smash hit 'Anaconda'. LARA ST. JOHN & FRIENDS | NICKI MINAJ | ANACONDA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Ysaye Solo Sonata No.2 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC 'Rising Star' and Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, SooBeen Lee performing the 4th movement from Ysaye's Solo Sonata No....

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Vykintas Baltakas – ‘Recitative’ for Violin and Piano [VIDEO]

18 year old American/Dutch VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts and pianist Thomas Hoppe performing composer Vykintas Baltakas’ newly-premiered work ‘Recitative’ for Violin and Piano. A composition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Beethoven Violin Concerto, August 2015 [VIDEO]

Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performing Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on August 30th, 2015 - with conductor Yuri Temirkanov and the St...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – ‘How to Become a Violin YouTube Sensation!’ [VIDEO]

Australian violin blog stars, TwoSetViolin talk us through the crucial dos and don'ts of becoming a violin YouTube sensation. HOW TO BECOME A VIOLIN YOUTUBE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Mr. Bean, the Conductor [VIDEO]

British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony - like no other. Filmed in 1981, at the Amnesty International 'Secret Policeman's Ball'. MR....

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso, Christian Ferras

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted French violin virtuoso, Christian Ferras. A protégé of George Enescu, and once a favoured soloist of conductor Herbert...

MANIC MONDAY | The 7-Tone Fart Symphony [CLICK AT OWN RISK]

Introducing Shonky Brothers' symphonic composer Loz's newest composition - 'The 7 Tone Fart Symphony' - based on the dulcet tones of his own flatulence. THE 7...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong – 2010 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

The then 13 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong, from Canada’s 1st prize winning performance of Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’ - in the Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – Bach Double Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Croatian cello duo, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos performing the 2nd movement from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto - arranged for 2 cellos. 2CELLOS |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Salvatore Accardo – Paganini Concerto No. 1, 1975 [AUDIO]

Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s legendary 1975 recording of Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded on the Deutsche Grammophon label - with conductor Charles...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Lego Star Wars Orchestra – ‘Darth Vader’s Theme’ [VIDEO]

To help celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, we present to you Darth Vader and the Lego Stormtrooper Orchestra -...

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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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