Friday, April 19, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Midori – Bach Violin Concerto in D Minor [2018]

Japanese-American violin virtuoso, Midori performing Bach's Violin Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052 - with conductor Ivan Ostapovych and the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra. Recorded live on the 24th...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Roman Simovic – Wieniawski International Violin Competition [2001]

Incredible 2001 archival footage of Ukrainian violin virtuoso Roman Simovic performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto in F Sharp Minor - in the Final of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor for TWO VIOLINS’ [WHAT]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong rehearsing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto in G Minor ... overlaid for TWO VIOLINS ... "Was having some fun in rehearsal...

VC LIVE | Concert Artists Guild – Career Intentions with Violinist Jennifer Koh [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with American violinist Jennifer Koh – direct from Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows in New York City. Hosted by Concert Artists Guild President Tanya Bannister, the 1994...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata [2018]

Eastman School of Music Viola Professor Masumi Per Rostad and pianist Alan Chow performing Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Recorded live at Kilbourn Hall, in Rochester, New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Live [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D Minor. Recorded live on...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Christopher Cerrone’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ‘Breaks and Breaks’ [2018]

Violinist Jennifer Koh performing American composer Christopher Cerrone‘s world-premiere performance of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra 'Breaks and Breaks' - with conductor Peter Oundjian and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | A Violin Made Entirely From Popsicle Sticks [WHAT]

YouTube phenon Geno Samuel presents his latest creation ... a violin made entirely from popsicle sticks .... "It took me a few months to make a...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – Leopold Mozart Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2016]

2016 1st prize winning performance by South Korean violinist VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – in the Final of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shihan Wang – il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, 3rd Prize [2018]

13-year-old Shihan Wang‘s 3rd prize-winning performance – in the Final of the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mayuko Kamio – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 21-year-old Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 [2009]

2009 archival performance of violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Franz Welser-Möst and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Recorded live on...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska – ‘Born of Lightning’ [2011]

Unorthodox Polish violin virtuoso Anna Karkowska’s 2011 premiere of the Robin Hoffmann Violin Concerto - commissioned as part of her ‘Virtuosity’ album release with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st prize winning performance of the then 17-year-old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Antônio Meneses – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Live [1993]

Never-before-uploaded 1993 archival performance of Brazilian cellist Antônio Meneses performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the 13th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Franck Cello Sonata, Live Performance [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing a cello arrangement of César Franck's Violin Sonata...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Julian Rachlin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old [1995]

Amazing 1995 archival performance of the then 20 year old violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Violin Channel...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Pianist Sean Chen – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 (Arr. Piano) [2018]

American pianist Sean Chen performing his own solo piano arrangement of the Largo from Bach's Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova & Charles Abramovic – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 [1989]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 performance by the then 29 year old violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major - with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 14 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – Corigliano ‘Lullaby for Natalie’, World Premiere [2011]

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Reiko Uchida's 2011 world premiere performance of American composer John Corigliano's 'Lullaby for Natalie' for violin and piano. Anne will this weekend...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Liya Petrova – Carl Nielsen International Violin Concerto, Joint-1st Prize [2016]

Archival video of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark. Applications...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Arabella Steinbacher – Brahms Violin Concerto [2015]

Never-before-uploaded performance of German-Japanese violinist Arabella Steinbacher performing the Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Sir Roger Norrington and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Recorded live in...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flintstones Theme’ (Arr. for 52 Double Basses) [WHAT]

The 52 double bass ensemble ... performing the theme from the Hanna-Barbera classic American animated sitcom, The Flintstones ... Recorded this week at the Make Music...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova & Charles Abramovic – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 [1989]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 performance by the then 29 year old violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – with pianist Charles...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Tobias Feldmann – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 [2018]

VC Artist Tobias Feldmann performing Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor – with conductor Łukasz Borowicz and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [AWESOME]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Queens’ iconic, Bohemian Rhapsody… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://youtu.be/-vqRuoctWnk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | QUEENS...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Barry Shiffman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Canadian violinist & violist, Barry Shiffman - Artistic Director of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – ‘Allegro Assai’ from Bach’s C Major Solo Sonata [2018]

Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing the Allegro Assai from Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major. Recorded as an encore performance on the...

MANIC MONDAY | Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ in Violin Virtual Reality [WHOA]

Inspired by the science fiction film Ready Player One, violinist Margarita Krein presents Blondie's hit single, 'Call Me' ... in violin virtual reality ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f9962m5rfg&feature=youtu.be MARGARITA KREIN...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | David Castro-Balbi – Louis Spohr Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2013]

The then 21 year old French violinist David Castro-Balbi's 1st prize winning performance - in the final of the 2013 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | The-Late Wanda Wilkomirska – Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

1983 archival footage of Polish-Australian violinist Wanda Wilkomirska performing Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Niklaus Wyss and the Sydney Symphony...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘1812 Overture’ [BOOM]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Tchaikovsky's iconic, 1812 Overture… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3L_jYY2KC8 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | TCHAIKOVSKY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ning Feng – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2018]

Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Rune Bergmann and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on the 3rd of March,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Renaud & Gautier Capuçon – Brahms Double Concerto [2004]

Impressive 2004 archival footage of French siblings Renaud and Gautier Capuçon performing Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello - with conductor Ligia Amadio and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Callisto Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize Winners [2018]

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet's grand prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah...

MANIC MONDAY | The New Relaxed Arrangement of Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ [HUH]

Nexus Chamber Orchestra's violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh present a new relaxed arrangement of Dinicu's Hora Staccato ....    

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Guido Sant’Anna – Menuhin Competition, Junior 6th Prize [2018]

12-year-old Brazilian violinist Guido Sant'Anna's 6th prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of April...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Mendelssohn Octet (Arr. Full Orchestra With Winds) [2017]

New York's Ensemble 212 performing Mendelssohn's Octet in E Flat Major Op. 20 - arranged for full orchestra with winds. Recorded live on the 17th...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cho-Liang Lin – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1994]

Amazing 1994 archival footage of the then 34 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with conductor Takashi Asahina and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana & Jiayi Shi – Granados Violin Sonata [2018]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana and pianist Jiayi Shi performing Enrique Granados' Sonata for Violin & Piano - live at the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kyung Wha Chung – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 24 Years Old [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival performance of the then 24-year-old Kyung Wha Chung performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Albert Rosen and the RTÉ National Symphony...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | T-Rex Violist Performs the “Theme from Jurassic Park” [WILD]

Meet T-Rex violist Aaron Hilsinger .... performing John William's "Theme from Jurassic Park" ... of course ...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kevin Lin – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

25-year-old London Philharmonic Co-Leader Kevin Lin performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - with the conductor Daniel Feng and the International Chamber Orchestra of America. Recorded live on the 31st...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Gil & Orli Shaham – Avner Dorman’s Violin Sonata No. 3 ‘Nigunim’, 92Y [2011]

Incredible never-before-uploaded archival performance of violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Orli Shaham performing the 'Presto' from Avner Dorman's Violin Sonata No. 3 Nigunim. Recorded live...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Conrad Tao – ‘Threads of Contact’ for Violin & Piano [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Paul Huang and pianist Orion Weiss performing the first movement from American composer and piano virtuoso Conrad Tao's newly-premiered Threads of Contact for Violin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Glière’s ‘Intermezzo and Tarantella’ [2018]

American double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley and pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh performing Reinhold Glière's Intermezzo and Tarantella. Recorded live on 22nd of March, 2018 – at the 2018 Avery...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – Paganini International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

25-year-old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin‘s 2nd prize-winning performances – in the Final round of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy. Recorded live on the...

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