Tuesday, August 20, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Incredible 2015 footage of the then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Finding Time to Practise And Workout Everyday … [WHAT]

Polish flautist Krzysztof Kaczka shows us there are no excuses for not practising and working out everyday ...  

VC LIVE | 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [FINAL ROUND]

Catch up on the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Final Round – direct from Brussels, Belgium.   2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Clarice Assad – ‘Metamorfose’ for Viola & Piano [PREMIERE]

Violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman and pianist Henry Kramer performing the world premiere performance of Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose for Viola and Piano. “Matthew Lipman,...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Mendelssohn Octet (Arr. For One Man) [WOW]

VC Artist violinist, violist and violoncello da spallist Sergey Malov ... performing the Mendelssohn Octet ... all by himself ...  

VC LIVE | 2019 Stulberg International String Competition, Kalamazoo, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Stulberg International String Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.   2019 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION SEMI-FINAL ROUND LIVE...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Junior Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2012]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s Junior 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Menuhin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung-Wha Chung & Heinz Holliger – Bach Concerto for Violin & Oboe [1982]

1982 archival footage of violinist Kyung-Wha Chung and oboist Heinz Holliger performing Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor. Recorded live with conductor...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Vadim Repin – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [1989]

Incredible archival footage of Russian violinist Vadim Repin's legendary 1st Prize winning performance in the Final of the 1989 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. At...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Aerial Acrobatic Violinist … Janice Martin [WHAT]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate Janice Martin performing Vivaldi's Summer upside down ... inside out ... and back-to-front ...   https://youtu.be/HGggxiHK8Gg?t=6   JANICE MARTIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Jeremy Gill – ‘Lascia fare mi’ for 2 Violins [PREMIERE]

Violinists Mandy Wolman and Beverly Shin performing the world premiere performance of American composer Jeremy Gill’s Lascia fare mi Duet for 2 Violins. "Violinist Mandy...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Ponce ‘Estrellita’ (Arr. Heifetz) [2019]

VC Artist Ray Chen performing Jascha Heifetz's arrangement of Manuel M. Ponce's Estrellita (My Little Star) – with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Recorded live on the...

MANIC MONDAY | Richardo – Violinist & World Glass Balance Champion [MUST SEE]

Glass balance world champion and violinist, Richardo from Sweden performing Offenbach's Can Can - with 10 wine glasses and a rubber balloon balanced on his...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Dami Kim – Dvorak Violin Concerto [2018]

South Korean violin virtuoso, VC Artist Dami Kim performing Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor – with conductor Damian Iorio and the Slovenska Filharmonia. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Itamar Zorman – Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition [2011]

The then 25-year-old VC Artist Itamar Zorman’s top-prize winning performance in the Final of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition - in St Petersburg, Russia. The...

VC LIVE | Live Performance and Q&A with Violinist VC Artist Itamar Zorman [LIVESTREAM]

We’re coming to you live from Tarisio, in New York City, this afternoon for a VC Facebook Live performance and Q&A with Israeli violinist, VC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Stravinsky Violin Concerto [2017]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana performing Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa. Recorded live on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi Concerto – On The World’s Smallest Violin [HUH]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor ... on the world's smallest violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVjcsHKKKc  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Bruch Violin Concerto [2019]

22-year-old VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Kasparov Zehnder and the Orchestre Symphonique...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh – ‘Veiled’ for Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE]

New York-based cellist Amanda Gookin performing the world premiere performance of Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh’s new work: ‘Veiled’ for Solo Cello and Looping Electronic Elements. “This...

MANIC MONDAY | Step-By-Step Guide for Building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO [WHAT]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial on building Itzhak Perlman from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and...

VC LIVE | Vadim Repin – US Premiere: Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 3 [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the US-premiere performance of Lera Auerbach's Violin Concerto No. 3 live - featuring violin virtuoso Vadim Repin and The Orchestra Now.   US PREMIERE: LERA...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Calidore Quartet – M-Prize Comp Grand Prize [2016]

VC Artist Calidore String Quartet’s Grand Prize winning performance the Final of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition - in Michigan, United States. It was...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2018]

The then 18-year-old VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva. Applications have...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – Arranged For Beer Bottles [HUH]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's Fugue ... on beer bottles ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNqds1vHZ34

VC LIVE | CAG Live! ‘Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career’ [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung, violist, composer and educator Jessica Meyer and Concert Artists Guild President...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Danny Elfman – ‘Eleven Eleven’ Violin Concerto [NEWLY-PREMIERED]

Acclaimed American film-score composer Danny Elfman discusses his newly world-premiered Eleven Eleven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The 4 movement dramatic, lyrical, highly-rhythmical and virtuosic work...

MANIC MONDAY | The ViolinCopter – The World’s First Flying Violin [WHAT]

Introducing …. the Violincopter - the world's first flying violin! American aerial photographer, Alejo Pesce's presents his latest creation - a violin modified for flight...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist Wilbur Francis Hall [WHAT]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel ... Taken from the 1930 classic film: The King of Jazz.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meuNWgl2ko8 WILBUR HALL...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Peabody Institute Cello Gang – Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [2019]

Cellist Amit Peled and Peabody Institute students Jiaoyang Xu, Mafalda Santos, Joseph Staten, Ismael Guerrero and Tzu Jou Yeh performing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody - newly...

MANIC MONDAY | YouTuber Andrew Huang – ‘Air’ on an Actual G String [WTF]

Um …. Youtube sensation Andrew Huang takes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on the G String …. played entirely on ladies' underwear. We have no more...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [1948 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1948 archival performance of luminary violinist Mischa Elman performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Antal Dorati and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Baiba Skride – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2001]

The then 20-year-old Latvian violinist Baiba Skride’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2001 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. The jury for...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Luciano Pavarotti – Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ [1980]

Incredible 1980 archival performance of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's 'Turandot' - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Pat Ernst … The Skiing Violinist [BRRRRR]

Violinist Pat Ernst, from the band The Whiskeydicks, warming up on his way to work at Whistler's Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub ...   https://youtu.be/IFslN5fbOSI    

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Kurth – ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ [PREMIERE RECORDING]

American composer Michael Kurth’s world premiere recording of ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ for Orchestra - with conductor Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. "I've been...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Bruch Violin Concerto [1956 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1956 archival performance of luminary violinist Mischa Elman performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Sir Adrian...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Moto-Viola … [VROOM]

Turkish violist Efdal Altun takes us on a high-speed two-stroke crisp-downshifting spin....  

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergey Khachatryan – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2005]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 20-year-old Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan's 1st prize winning performance in the Semi-Final Round of the 2005...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Milwaukee Breaking News – ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Robbery [2014]

2014 Milwaukee breaking news report of the theft of the $6 Million Lipinski Stradivarius violin - following a brazen attack and robbery of Milwaukee...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gérard Poulet – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 [1952 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1952 archival audio recording of violinist Gérard Poulet performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Rudolf Paumgartner...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – $1000 Violin vs $10,000,000 Violin [ULTIMATE TEST]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin and VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng undertake the ultimate challenge, to find out …. "What’s better, a $1000 violinist...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Tyshawn Sorey – ‘Everything Changes, Nothing Changes’ For String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The New York-based JACK Quartet performing the American premiere performance of American composer Tyshawn Sorey’s new work: Everything Changes, Nothing Changes for String Quartet. "Last summer,...

MANIC MONDAY | J.S. Bach … As A Pancake [WHAT]

Washington State illustrator Nathan Shields steps us through the art of baking your own Johann Sebastian Bach pancakes …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAdoVyT8Xg0    

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Dvorak ‘Sonatina’, 11-Years-Old [2019]

2018 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, 11-year-old violinist VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Dvorak’s 'Sonatina' in G Major - with pianist Laurence...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Alena Baeva & Vadym Kholodenko – Respighi Violin Sonata [2018]

Russian-born violinist Alena Baeva and pianist Vadym Kholodenko performing Respighi's Violin Sonata in B Minor. Recorded live on the 22nd of August 2018 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1956 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1956 archival audio recording of legendary violinist Mischa Elman performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Georg Solti and...

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