Thursday, March 21, 2019

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...

VC BUZZ | P*ssed Off Parrot Sinks Titanic [VIDEO]

Candid fly-on-the-wall footage, doing the viral rounds this week of a pet parrot attacking his violinist owner during a cage-by performance of Celine Dion's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos, ‘The Trooper Overture’ – Rossini & Iron Maiden Cover [VIDEO]

Released just this week, 2Cellos' latest video: 'The Trooper Overture' – featuring a rock club mash-up of Rossini's 'William Tell Overture' with rock legends...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen Visits The Violin Studio, Brisbane Australia [VIDEO]

Interesting fly-on-the-wall short video, filmed by Musica Viva, of Australian violinist VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen stopping by to visit stringed instrument maker Olaf Grawert at the The Violin Studio,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Chinese Prodigy Chuanyun Li, 1991 Wienaiwski Competition – Aged 11 [VIDEO]

Legendary archival footage of the then 11 year old Chinese prodigy Chuanyun Li performing Bach's 3rd Solo Partita and Paganini's 16th Solo Caprice -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes, Walton Violin Concerto, 2014 BBC Proms [VIDEO]

Canadian-born violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing Walton Violin Concerto - live from the 2014 BBC Proms Festival, in London. Recorded with the BBC National Orchestra...

VC BUZZ | Air Canada, Musical Instrument Transportation Policy – Spoof LOLz [VIDEO]

In light of this week's social media furor surrounding Air Canada's controversial instrument transportation policy, Toronto's Opera Five have put together a little something...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Grace Clifford, 13 – 2012 Menuhin Competition

2012 archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Rising Star', Grace Clifford performing Saint-Saens' 'Havanaise' in the Junior Final of the Menuhin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Interview – Taiwanese-American VC ‘Young Artist’, Paul Huang [VIDEO]

A beautifully-filmed up-close and personal video biography with 23 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Paul Huang. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | ‘History of the Violin’ – By VC ‘Young Artist’ Charles Yang [VIDEO]

Take an amusing and informative 12 minute 'History of the Violin' lesson - with none other than VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang. THE HISTORY OF THE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Grace Clifford – Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’ [AUDIO]

16 year old VC 'Rising Star' Grace Clifford performing the 3rd movement from Beethoven's Violin Concerto -  in the Grand Final of last week's...

VC BUZZ | Bach, Double Violin Concerto – for Dancing Elephants [VIDEO]

Watch what happens when Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum, in Wisconsin approaches the elephant enclosure. Not...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin, Shostakovich Violin Concerto, Conductorless – World Premiere

Violin virtuoso Vadim Repin performing Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto in A Minor sans conductor - with the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra. Believed to be the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand, Dvorak Violin Concerto, Maazel, Cleveland – 1982 [AUDIO]

Incredible live, never-before-released 1982 archival audio of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing the 1st movement from Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A Minor –...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Beethoven Violin Concerto – 1997 [VIDEO]

1997 archival video footage of the then 42 year old Soviet Russian-born violin virtuoso Dmitri Sitkovetsky performing the 3rd movement from Beethoven's Violin Concerto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim – ‘Bach, Chaconne’, Kaiserslautern Church

German-Korean violinist Christian Kim performing Bach's 'Chaconne', from the Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Beautifully filmed and produced at the 14th Century Collegiate church in...

VC BUZZ | Rival Violinists of the US National Youth Orchestra Settle the Score [VIDEO]

The rival violin sections of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, settle the score, once and for all - in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Aaron Rosand, Paganini Caprice #24, Live, 1970 [AUDIO]

Incredible archival audio of the then 43 year old American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice. Recorded in 1970 - live at Chicago's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Uto Ughi, Beethoven Violin Concerto, 34 Years Old, 1978 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released 1978 archival footage of the then 34 year old Italian virtuoso Uto Ughi, performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with...

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