Thursday, August 22, 2019

VC BUZZ | Arielle Baril – ‘America’s Got Talent’ 11 Year Old Operatic Prodigy [VIDEO]

11 year old middle school student, operatic prodigy Arielle Baril performing Puccini's 'O mio babbino caro' during last Tuesday evening's auditions of 'America's Got...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Stern, Gitlis, Haendel & Mintz – Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins [VIDEO]

Legendary historical video footage of soloists Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins...

VC BUZZ | GoPro Cam Conductor – Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House Orch [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what life looked like for a top conductor? Chest mounted GoPro cam video of British conductor Antonio Pappano conducting a performance of Rossini's 'William...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Akiko Suwanai – 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 18 year old Akiko Suwanai, from Japan in the Final of the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Viktor Tretiakov, 1966 Tchaikovsky Violin Comp – 1st Prize

Incredible 1966 archival footage of the then 19 year old Viktor Tretiakov's 1st prize winning performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Valse-Scherzo' at the 1966 Tchaikovsky International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Michael Hill Comp ‘Winners Recital’ [VIDEO]

2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize recipient, VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi performing his 2015 'Winner's Recital' in Queenstown, New Zealand. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Ferras – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1966 [AUDIO]

1966 studio recording of violin virtuoso Christian Ferras performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Malcolm Sargent and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Live – 1968 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 44 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Edouard Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' – with conductor John Frandssen and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 26 year old VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded at the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year VC 'Young Artist' Tatsuki Narita, from Japan – performing...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktoria Mullova – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2, 2003 [VIDEO]

Russian-born virtuoso Viktoria Mullova performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto – with conductor Daniel Harding and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live in Ferrara, Northern Italy...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Prokofiev G Minor Concerto [VIDEO]

Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto in G Minor – with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. Recorded live on 26th...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 24 year old American violinist, and recently appointed Berlin Philharmonic 1st...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell & Philippe Quint – Sarasate ‘Navarra’ [VIDEO]

Violinists Joshua Bell and Philippe Quint performing Sarasate's 'Navarra'. Recorded live on May 11th, 2015 at a private function at Joshua's Manhattan home. JOSHUA BELL &...

VC BUZZ | One Man Orchestra – 75 Different Orchestral Versions of Himself [VIDEO]

British musician Ben Morfitt's sensational new CGI video of himself performing every instrument in the orchestra. The hyper gifted 24 year old shot 75 different versions of...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman, Bach ‘Gavotte’, 13 Years Old – 1958 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1958 archival footage of the then 13 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the 'Gavotte En Roudeau' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 3 in...

VC BUZZ | ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ via GoPro Cam [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition, the spirited, fast fingered 'Mad Fingers Pizzicato' - as captured on Go Pro camera. DMITRY ROTKIN | MAD FINGERS...

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 |...

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