Sunday, February 17, 2019

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 ‘Rising Star’ Simone Porter – Prokofiev ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Suite [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Rising Star' Simone Porter, from the United States performing Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' Suite - arranged for violin and piano. Recorded...

VC BUZZ | Bach ‘Prelude’ No. 1 in C – Performed on Broomwhackers [VIDEO]

Bach's 'Prelude' No.1 in C Major performed on elementary classroom pentatonic boomwackers. BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1 IN C MAJOR (ARR. FOR 5 BROOMWHACKERS)

NEW TO YOUTUBE | ‘Game of Thrones’ Cover – Cello Rock Band, Break of Reality [VIDEO]

'Game of Thrones' television theme song arranged and performed by American cello rock band, Break of Reality. GAME OF THRONES (ARR. CELLO ROCK BAND) |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Gil Shaham, 1991 – 20 Years Old, Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

1991 archival footage of a then 20 year old Gil Shaham performing the 1st movement of Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Adam Fischer...

VC BUZZ | Beyonce and Her ‘Single Ladies’ Put a Ring on Shostakovich 10 [VIDEO]

Who would have ever thought the choreography to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)' fits so seamlessly to Shostakovich's 10th Symphony? Well, heck...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sarah Chang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1991, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 11 year old Sarah Chang performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Charles Dutoit and...

VC BUZZ | 8 Year Old Joyous String Quartet – Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ [VIDEO]

The Joyous String Quartet, comprising four uber-talented 8 year olds performing Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' - arranged for solo cello, 2 violins and bass. New...

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

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Recorded live on March 26, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Charles Yang, Sia ‘Chandelier’ (Arr. Electric Violin) [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang presents his own original electric violin cover of electro-pop artist Sia's chart topping 'Chandelier'. All sounds in this video were...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Suliman Tekalli, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

27 year old Suliman Tekalli, from the United States performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Repin – Ysaye ‘Ballade’, Aged 15, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 15 year old Vadim Repin performing Ysaye's 3rd Solo Sonata 'Ballade' in D Minor - live in recital...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ayana Tsuji, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

17 year old Ayana Tsuji, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in South Korea. Ayana...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts, 2010 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

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

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

13 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSetViolin – Hans Zimmer, ‘Interstellar’ Space Cover [VIDEO]

TwoSetViolin comedic duo, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, with cellist Oliver Scott performing a self-produced cover of German composer Hans Zimmer's spacey 'Interstellar' - for...

VC BUZZ | *** World First *** Eric Silberger, Paganini 24th Caprice Layered Variations [VIDEO]

American violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performing Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice, with all variations layered - for the first time in history. Produced and shot by Lara...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Kim, ‘Carmen Fantasies’ for Two Violins [VIDEO]

Korean-German violin virtuoso Christian Kim performing an original arrangement of Sarasate & Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasies' for Two Violins. Beautifully filmed and produced at the Deutschordensaal, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Maxim Vengerov, 1986 – 12 Years Old, ‘Last Rose of Summer’ [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 live archival recording of a prodigious 12 year old Maxim Vengerov performing Ernst's 'The Last Rose of Summer' -  in the opening...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2008 Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2008 1st prize winning archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Artist Ray Chen performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice at the Menuhin Competition, in...

VC BUZZ | How to Effectively Unassemble a Violin in Under 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

Not entirely sure how, what, where or why, but American electric violinist Jason Hurwitz reveals his latest time-lapse art project - 'How to easily...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Piano Guys – Jackson 5 Meets Bach “I Want You Bach” [VIDEO]

Out this week, the latest from the The Piano Guys' YouTube releases explores 'What if the 1770s collided with the 1970s?' - where Johann...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov, Paganini/Wieniawski ‘Happy Birthday’ Violin Duet

American composer and violinist Bruce Dukov performing his own original arrangement of "Variations on a Birthday Theme In the Style of Paganini & Wieniawski...

VC BUZZ | ‘Mini Maestros’ – Conductor Teaches 15 Tots to Play Piano in Just 5 Weeks [VIDEO]

Inspiring 150 second television commercial by Swedish insurance company, Folksom entitled 'Mini Maestros' - documenting an inspiring conductors 5 week journey to transform fifteen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sir Simon Rattle – Vision for the London Symphony Orchestra [VIDEO]

Sir Simon Rattle, this week announced as the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra discusses his vision for the ensemble and his important...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Rare New Recording – ‘Capriccio for 3 Violins’ by Friedrich Hermann [VIDEO]

Rare new performance of 'Capriccio for 3 Violins', composed in 1856 by German classicist Friedrich Hermann. Performed by international prize winners, 22 year old Jiyoon...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Ryu Goto, Paganini Violin Concerto, 1995 – Aged 7

Incredible 1995 archival footage of Japanese virtuoso Ryu Goto, aged just 7 at the time, performing the 3rd movement from Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – ‘Hysteria’ by Muse Psychiatric Hospital Cover [VIDEO]

2Cellos duo, in their latest video, take on modern space-rock classic 'Hysteria', by British band Muse – set in a psychiatric hospital. 2CELLOS | HYSTERIA...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Amadeus Leopold, Sibelius Violin Concerto – Aged 14

2002 archival footage of the then 14 year old Hahn-Bin (aka Amadeus Leopold) performing Sibelius Violin Concerto, live in Germany. HAHN-BIN | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO |...

VC BUZZ | 300 Android Phones Performing Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’ [VIDEO]

300 Android phones and tablets performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony's 'Ode To Joy'. Arranged by Google Japan using Android's Androidify app. 300 ANDROID PHONES & TABLETS |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Maxim Vengerov – Tchaikovsky Concerto, Aged 15, 1990 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1990 archival footage of the then 15 year old Maxim Vengerov performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Pavel Kogan and the Moscow State Symphony...

VC BUZZ | Seattle Symphony String Quartet Surprise Delayed Passengers [VIDEO]

Seattle Symphony musicians, violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston, violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and cellist Walter Gray, en route to Palm Springs make surprise...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe – Offer Thanks at the Grammy’s [VIDEO]

2015 ‘Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance’ Grammy Award recipients Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe reflect on the ten year process that led up to their...

VC BUZZ | Lara St John, Vivaldi ‘Spring’ for Violin, Orchestra and GoPro Camera [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what life looked and sounded-like for a soloist? Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St John performing Vivaldi's 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Roman Simovic, London Symphony Concertmaster – Ravel, ‘Tzigane’ [VIDEO]

London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Roman Simovic performing Ravel's 'Tzigane', live in solo recital. Recorded live at Kolarac Hall, in Belgrade - with pianist Simon Trpceski...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxine Kwok-Adams, London Symphony Orchestra – Concert Shoes [VIDEO]

London Symphony Orchestra's resident 'Queen of Bling', 1st violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams discusses the paramount importance of wearing nice concert shoes. MAXINE KWOK-ADAMS | LONDON SYMPHONY...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Unassuming American Violin Virtuoso, David Nadien

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of unassuming American violin virtuoso David Nadien. DAVID NADIEN | TCHAIKOVSKY | 'PAS DE DEUX' FROM SWAN...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2 Cellos + Maisky & Sollima – AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck’ [VIDEO]

2 Cellos' Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser with virtuosi Mischa Maisky and Giovanni Sollima performing AC/DCs classic 'Thunderstruck' - as arranged for 4 cellos. Recorded...

VC BUZZ | The Piano Guys – World’s Largest Christmas Nativity Scene [VIDEO]

Youtube viral sensations, The Piano Guys have this week released a new Christmas video – featuring what's believed to be the world's largest nativity...

VC BUZZ | Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Cover – Cellist, Kevin Fox & Tobby the Tiger [VIDEO]

Canadian cellist Kevin Fox performing a cover of Katy Perry's smash hit single 'Roar' - featuring guest artist, Tobby the Tiger. "I don't think there's anything...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Benedict Kloeckner, Dvorak Cello Concerto – Sept 2014 [VIDEO]

25 year old German VC 'Young Artist' Benedict Kloeckner preforming Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Rolf Gupta and the Camerata Oslo. Recorded live on the 24th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Igudesman & Joo, League of X-traordinary Musicians – Samba Violinists

Rehearsal footage of samba violinists preparing for comedic duo Igudesman & Joo's upcoming world premiere of 'League of X-traodinary Musicians'. The show will premiere on...

VC BUZZ | Cellist Johannes Moser, Klengel ‘Hymmus’ for 12 Cellos – With Himself [VIDEO]

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performing Klengel's 'Hymmus' for 12 Cellos – with himself. JOHANNES MOSER | JULIUS KLENGEL | HYMMUS FOR 12 CELLOS, OP. 57

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Chargaux Violin/Viola Duo – Taylor Swift, ‘Shake It Off’ Cover [VIDEO]

American violinist and violist Chargaux, who recently opened for Glee star Darren Criss' sold-out 'Listen Up' North American tour, performing their own youtube duo cover...

VC BUZZ | Nicola Benedetti, Shostakovich Violin Concerto – Flying Bow [VIDEO]

Fly-on-the-wall concert hall youtube footage of Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti losing control of her bow during Friday's rehearsal of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto - with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major – Arranged for 7 Cellos

Newly released performance footage of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, from the Peabody Conservatory performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major – as...

VC BUZZ | What happens when an entire orchestra eats the world’s hottest chili?

In a video uploaded just Friday, each member of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra eats one of the world's hottest chili peppers before the...

VC BUZZ | SouthWest Airlines Inflight Cello & Beat-Boxing Air Steward Duet

Southwest Airlines beat-boxing flight attendant, Maximilian with cellist, passenger Francisco Vila – performing Bach's 'Bouree' from the Solo Cello Suite No. 3. Filmed mid-flight, earlier...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Bruch Violin Concerto, St Petersburg State Orchestra

VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, from Canada performing the 2nd movement from Bruch's Violin Concerto in G Minor with the St Petersburg State Orchestra...

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