Thursday, April 18, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Arnaud Sussmann – Chausson Concerto in D Major [2018]

French violinist Arnaud Sussmann performing Chausson’s Concerto in D Major Op. 21 for Solo Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Recorded live in September, 2018 at the Parlance...

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 MUSIC TUESDAY | Karlo Margetic – ‘On an Imaginary Folk Song’ for Solo Violin, 2017 [VIDEO]

Czech violinist Olga Sroubkova performing New Zealand composer Karlo Margetic's newly-premiered ‘On an Imaginary Folk Song’ for Solo Violin. The 5 minute solo work was commissioned...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – “Hallelujah” [VIDEO]

17 year old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Leonard Cohen's legendary 'Hallelujah' - arranged for solo cello and chamber orchestra. The work is featured...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu Angel Comp 1st Prize [2015]

1st prize winning performance of the then 24 year old VC Artist Francisco Fullana - in the Final of the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Issai Dobrowen and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Violist’ [VIRAL]

A wacky new viral video highlighting the trials and tribulations of a lone violist - as she walks the streets of New York City. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

Incredible 1989 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – Queen Elisabeth Cello Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Santiago Cañón-Valencia from Colombia’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition. Recorded live with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Frank Peter Zimmermann – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1994 archival footage of the then 28 year old Frank Peter Zimmermann performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto - with Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Truls Mork – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor James Gaffigan and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Recorded live on March 15th, 2016 -...

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...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang – Mendelssohn D Minor Concerto [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Christoph Poppen and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live on April...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Steven was...

ARCHIVE FIND | 1949 Kubelik International Violin Comp – Loveday, Pikaizen & Bezrodny [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released archival footage from the British Pathé Film Archive, recorded live in Prague in 1949 - from the final of the Jan Kubelik International...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang, 11 Years Old – Paganini Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 11 year old Korean-American wunderkind, Sarah Chang performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – Bernstein ‘Serenade’ [2015]

American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performing Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin, Orchestra, Harp and Percussion - with conductor Salvador Brotons and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 3rd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Diana Adamyan – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan's 1st prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria Hall, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 15 Years Old [1986]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1986 archival performance of the then 15 year old wunderkind, Vadim Repin performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor...

MANIC MONDAY | Kurt Schneider – ‘All I Want for Christmas’, Major Key to Minor [VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Kurt Schneider and Chase Holfelder present Mariah Carey’s festive hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ ....arranged from major key to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2016 Wieniawski Comp Finalists & Jury ‘Romance’ [MUST SEE]

The 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition seven finalists and jury members coming together for a very special communal performance of Wieniawski's 'Romance' - from the 2nd...

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 | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 2 [LOL]

VC Artist Ray Chen's Volume 2 compilation of musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCQYrFzW84&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST RAY CHEN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1966]

Never-before-uploaded 1966 archival audio performance of American violinist Erick Friedman performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the London Symphony Orchestra.   https://youtu.be/nwka5ydoS1Q?t=8 ERICK FRIEDMAN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky ‘Meditation da Souvenir’, Oct 2016 [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Andrei Korobeinikov performing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Mediation da Souvenir d’un lire cher’. Recorded live in October 1st, 2016 - at the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | From the Top – ‘Stranger Things’ Theme & Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ [SPOOKY]

From the Top violinists, Henry Ayanna, Eleanor Markey and Hannah Ryu perform a Halloween-themed mashup - of the theme from the hit TV series...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Joshua Bell, ‘The Red Violin’ Panel Discussion [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern – for a fun Facebook...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sumina Studer – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

19 year old Sumina Studer, from Switzerland 's 2nd prize winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Igor Pikayzen – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Igor Pikayzen from Russia/United States performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major. Recorded live in Sendai Concert Hall in May 2013...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ji Young Lim – 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Ji Young Lim, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Zhao Jiping Violin Concerto No. 1 – US Premiere [2017]

Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng performing the United States premiere performance of Chinese composer Zhao Jiping's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Lu...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joshua Bell – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2010]

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell leading the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on the 28th of July, 2010...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Sarasate ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 1977 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1977 abridged video performance of Ivry Gitlis performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. Recorded live with Raymond Lefevre and the Grand Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q95uAWmL8N8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 IVRY GITLIS | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | GRAND ORCHESTRE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Blake Pouliot – Montreal Symphony Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot's 1st prize winning performance in the Final Round of the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1y9pTuK9CU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BLAKE...

MANIC MONDAY | Heavy-Metal “Metallica” for Violin & Cello [ROCK-ON]

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and cellist Mike Block performing Metallica's heavy-metal hit single 'One' - arranged for violin and cello. Recorded live on August 24th, 2014 -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Toshio Hosokawa – ‘Sublimation’ for Solo Cello & Orch, 2017 [VIDEO]

22 year old American cellist Brannon Cho performing eminent Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa’s newly-premiered ‘Sublimation’ for Solo Cello and Orchestra. “The solo cello is a lone man...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot – Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 [1960]

Incredible 1960 archival performance of Brazilian-American cellist Aldo Parisot performing Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Willis Page and...

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 | Wells Cunningham, Passacaglia, Impossible Duet

Wonderful creativity and skill by cellist Wells Cunningham performing Handel-Halvorsen's 'Passacaglia' duet for violin and cello ... with himself Wells Cunningham | Handel-Halvorsen | Passacaglia...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Seiji Okamoto – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Seiji Okamoto‘s joint 2nd prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH_o_EDO-A&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEIJI OKAMOTO...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | William McGregor – Dittersdorf Bass Concerto, 2012, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 2012 archival footage of the then 12 year old American double bassist William McGregor performing Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf's Concerto for Double Bass in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Paul Huang – Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2009]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Paul Huang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Tibor Varga International Violin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “13 Great Composers and How It Feels Playing Their Music” [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin demonstrate ... the '13 great composers and how it feels playing their music' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUS-YreXpZk

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | PUBLIQuartet – Dvorak ‘American’ String Quartet … ReImagined [2017]

2017 archival performance of the PUBLIQuartet performing a reimagined version of Dvorak’s ‘American’ String Quartet No. 12 - live from New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The...

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,...

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