Saturday, May 25, 2019

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Tchaikovsky, ‘Souvenir de Florence’ – Jansen, Frang, Rachlin and More [VIDEO]

Star-studded performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence' - featuring violinists Janine Jansen and Vilde Frang, violists Lawrence Power and Julian Rachlin and cellists Nicolas...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Angelo Xiang Yu – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, April 2014

25 year old Chinese VC 'Young Artist' Angelo Xiang Yu performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major with the NEC Philharmonia - and conductor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | David Garrett – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1997, Aged 18

German pop-crossover violinist David Garrett performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1997...

VC BUZZ | Man Spins Human Hair into Playable Violin Strings [VIDEO]

Bored Lithuanians have discovered another use for human hair - music. In this rather bizarre experimental video, created to promote today’s Lithuanian Street Musicians’ Day,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Filip Pogady – Schubert/Ernst ‘Erlkönig’

Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady performing Schubert/Ernst's 'Erlkönig' arranged for solo violin. FILIP POGADY | SCHUBERT/ERNST | ERLKONIG

NEW TO YOUTUBE | German-Korean Virtuoso Christian Kim – ‘Der Erlkönig’, Hohenecken Castle

German-Korean violin virtuoso Christian Kim performing Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst's transcription of Schubert's "Der Erlkönig". Beautifully filmed and produced at Hohenecken Castle, in Germany - by German film...

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES | D’Addario Orchestral Strings – Farmingdale, New York Factory Tour

Ever wondered where your strings come from? Take a fascinating 2.5 minute behind-the-scenes journey into D'Addario & Co's Farmingdale, New York factory – the world's largest...

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...

VC BUZZ | WT?!? Dvorak New World Twerking Gangnam Style #LOLz [VIDEO]

This really needs to be seen to be believed! A new project created by Belgian-based B-Classic, entitled: 'The Classical Comeback'. The first in a series of music...

VC BUZZ | WT?!?! Sibelius Horse Violin Concerto #LOLz [VIDEO]

In what appears to be the latest in a stream of young violin virtuosi turning their hands to comic relief, we present Czech Philharmonic...

VC BUZZ | Vivaldi Four Seasons Like You’ve Never Heard Before [VIDEO]

Meet the Salut Salon Quartet – an all-girl piano quartet, featuring violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, cellist Sonja Lena Schmid and pianist Anne-Monika...

VC BUZZ | Meet Inspirational One-Handed Cellist, Michael Spencer

Inspirational footage of one-handed American cellist Michael Spencer – performing François-Joseph Gossec's 'Gavotte' at a private recital in Utah, USA last month. One-Handed Cellist | Michael...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janine Jansen – Bruch Violin Concerto, Schonwandt, Netherlands Radio Chamber Phil

Acclaimed Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor – with conductor Michael Schonwandt and the Netherlands Radio Chamber...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

Menuhin Competition Juror David Kim – ‘Importance of Good Stage Presence’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim shares his thoughts on the importance of good stage presence. DAVID KIM| JURY MEMBER | MENUHIN COMPETITION |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janoska Ensemble – Original Arrangement ‘Carmen Fantasy’, January, 2014

The acclaimed Janoska Ensemble performing their own, new original arrangement of Bizet's 'Carmen Fantasy' - in the style of Franz Waxman. Recorded live on January...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Preeminent British Cello Virtuoso Jacqueline du Pré

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted British cello virtuoso Jacqueline du Pré. Passing away in 1987 - aged just 42 - after a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sergey Khachatryan – Sibelius Violin Concerto, September 2013

VC ‘Young Artist’ Sergey Khachatryan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor – with conductor Tugan Sokhiev and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on September...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged 6 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Josef Spacek – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, Czech Phil, New Years Day 2014

VC 'Young Artist' Josef Spacek performing Maurice Ravel's 'Tzigane' – with conductor Jiri Belohlavek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on January 1st ,...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Pinchas Zukerman, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 – October 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Christian Tetzlaff, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto – June, 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Gil Shaham, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – July 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen – Breathtaking Brilliance, Innate Nobility

The week VC explores the recordings of legendary Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Gergiev, US Youth Orchestra

Violinist Joshua Bell performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America – conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Igor Oistrakh – Scherzo Tarantelle, 1952 Wieniawski Competition

Incredible archival recording of a then 21 year old Igor Oistrakh performing Wieniawsk's 'Scherzo Tarantelle' in the semi-final of the 1952 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Frank Peter Zimmermann, Bach E Major ‘Preludio’ – October 13th 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from the live concert experience...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vilde Frang – Schwetzingen Castle Recital, Mozart, Faure, Brahms & Prokofiev, May 2013

Norwegian violin virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Vilde Frang with pianist Michail Lifits in recital performing Mozart's Violin Sonata in F Major KV377, Faure's Violin Sonata...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Issac Stern & Gil Shaham – Bach Double, Israel Philharmonic, Live 1996

Legendary historical footage of Issac Stern and a then 25 year old Gil Shaham performing the Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen – Paganini Caprice No. 21, Live November 2013

Australian virtuoso VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Solo Caprice as an encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Recorded live at The Lowy Concert...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein

This week VC explores the recordings of Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein A child prodigy of eminent Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, Maestro Goldstein was a former prize...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Julia Fischer, 30 – June 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zubin Mehta ‘Peace for Kashmir’ Concert – Srinagar, Kashmir

Maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Peace for Kashmir' Concert, with the Bavarian State Orchestra - recorded live on the 7th September from Srinagar, Kashmir This historic event is...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | James Ehnes, 37 – May 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 6, Joshua Bell, Wiesbaden

After successful performances in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved to Wiesbaden, in Germany – with violin virtuoso...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 5, Eschenbach, Concertgeouw

After successful performances in Germany and Austria, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved on to the iconic Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam – with violin...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 4, William Barton

After a successful opening concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Australian Youth Orchestra have now moved on to Graffenegg, Austria for the 2nd stop...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Classical Comedic-Duo Igudesman & Joo ‘Mozart Will Survive!’

The latest offering from chamber-duo funny-men Igudesman and Joo - 'Mozart Will Survive' from their new show 'And Now Mozart' Igudesman & Joo | Mozart Will...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 3, Berlin

After sold-out performances in both Sydney and Melbourne, the acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra has now arrived in Berlin for the commencement of their 2...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 2, Maestro Eschenbach

The acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra are currently in final preparations in Sydney, before embarking on an International tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands next week –...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 1, Sydney Rehearsals

The acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra is currently in final preparations in Sydney, before embarking on an International tour of Germany, Austria and The Netherlands next week...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | David Garrett, 32 – April 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jascha Heifetz – 1952, LIFE Magazine

Captured in 1952 for LIFE magazine, Albanian-American photographer Gion Mili attached a light to Jascha Heifetz’s bow and had him play in a darkened...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Ivry Gitlis, 90 – June 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Ida Haendel, 83 – August 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Kyung-wha Chung, 63 – January 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso Ginette Neveu

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted French virtuoso Ginette Neveu Ginette Neveu | Chausson | Poeme | Charles Munch | Prague | 1946 A...

FLY ON THE WALL | Ray Chen – Giorgio Armani, 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Amazing fly on the wall footage of Australian virtuoso Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Caprice back stage at Milan's 2013 Men's Fashion Week -...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Itzhak Perlman, 67 – September 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

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