Saturday, August 24, 2019

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin – 11-Years-Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11-year-old Russian-French VC Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saëns’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Plamen Djouroff and the Sofia Soloists...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ … For Double Bass and Vocals [ROFL]

Meet Baltimore Symphony bassist Jonathan Jensen … and his own unique double bass version of Ravel’s Bolero …. with added lyrics … "Though I've probably played...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mairead Hickey – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Mairead Hickey's 3rd prize-winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for Young...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

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...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1991 archival performance of violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live at Orchard Hall in Tokyo -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival performance of the then 32 year old South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss...

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 | Anne Luisa Kramb – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Anne Luisa Kramb‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 15 to 17 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 12 Cellists of the Berlin Phil – 2016 Cello Biennale Amsterdam [VIDEO]

The acclaimed 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic performing original cello arrangements of works by Bach, Poulenc, Piazzolla, Sebastian Currier, Chiel Meijering and Horacio Salgán. Recorded live on...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Paganini’s ‘Il Carnevale di Venezia’ [WTF]

VC Artist Sergey Malov performing Paganini's Il Carnevale di Venezia ...     https://www.facebook.com/smalov/videos/2415671915345316/

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Top Prize [2011]

The then 22-year-old Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the Opening Round of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Sergei was awarded...

MANIC MONDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Euphonium & Brass Band) [WHAT]

American euphoniumist Joel Collier performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ... arranged for solo euphonium and brass band ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmUEGARtexw&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOEL COLLIER & BRASS ENSEMBLE...

MANIC MONDAY | Lola & Hauser – Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ (Arr. Cello/Piano) [EPIC]

Instagram phenoms Lola Astanova and Hauser present Queen's epic classic We are the Champions ... arranged for piano and cello ...   https://youtu.be/1gJadngAhfk LOLA ASTANOVA & HAUSER |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' Star-Spangled Banner in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin ....   https://youtu.be/hlIeAP51jOE?t=7 LI CHUAN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Pop Violinist Daniel Jang – The Chainsmokers, ‘All We Know’ [VIDEO]

YouTube sensation, pop violinist Daniel Jang’s latest upload – an original cover to The Chainsmokers’ ‘All We Know’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXUHhy1ynXI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DANIEL JANG | THE CHAINSMOKERS | ALL WE KNOW (ARR....

VC LIVE | Direct From the 2018 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival - in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist, Katica Illenyi – The ‘Bolero’ Twist [VIDEO]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi's 'Bolero' twist ... Recorded live with conductor Istvan Sillo - and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XAjbPCDmc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | RAVEL | BOLERO | ISTVAN SILLO & GYOR...

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...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Russian-Ukrainian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky 

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted Russian-Ukrainian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky. A student of eminent Soviet teacher Abram Yampolsky, Maestro Sitkovetsky is remembered...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Happy Birthday in the Style of a Shostakovich Quartet [WOWZA]

Dutch cellist and composer Martijn Dendievel's original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' .... in the style of a Shostakovich String Quartet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsgKtw71HM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARTIJN DENDIEVEL | HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 2016 [VIDEO]

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - with conductor Joshua Weilerstein and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live in August 2016 at the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Julia Adolphe – ‘Unearth, Release’ Viola Concerto [VIDEO]

Set to be premiered on November 17th in New York City, violist Cynthia Phelps, conductor Jaap van Zweden and The New York Philharmonic, will present acclaimed...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aleksey Semenenko – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto … Kind of?!?! [WOW]

Ukrainian violinist, Aleksey Semenenko performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... or so we thought ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ4awGeA0RU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ALEKSEY SEMENENKO | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO...MAYBE 

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Legendary Violinist Joseph Szigeti – Brahms Violin Concerto [1928 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1928 archival audio recording of luminary Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded with conductor Hamilton Harty and...

MANIC MONDAY | Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’ – Arr. Rockn Electric Guitar [VIDEO]

Latvian electric guitarist teen, Laura Lace performing a rockn' cover to 'Summer' from Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVa37f67Hnc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LAURA LACE | VIVALDI | SUMMER FROM 'THE FOUR SEASONS'...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Emerson String Quartet – Mozart Quintet No.4, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival performance of Mozart's String Quintet No.4 - performed by the formidable Emerson String Quartet with guest violist Kim Kashkashian.  VC recently caught up with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Igor Oistrakh – Brahms Violin Concerto [1981 ARCHIVES]

Incredible 1981 never-before-uploaded archival footage of violinist Igor Oistrakh performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Odon Alonso and the RTVE Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sirena Huang – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Sirena Huang, from the United States performing Wieniawski’s 'Faust Fantasie Brillante' and Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 – in the Final of the...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Matthew Olshefski … ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [WTF]

Meet Matthew Olshefski  ... a.k.a 'The Shirtless Violinist' performing a violin cover of Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ's pop hit 'Cold Water'. Filmed on-location...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shi Han Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

11 year old Shi Han Wang‘s 1st prize winning performance in the 14 years and younger category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist David Garrett – 2016 New Year’s Eve Performance [VIDEO]

German violinist David Garrett performing Bazzini’s 'Dance of the Goblins' - with pianist Denis Matsuev. Recorded live on December 31, 2016 - for Russia's Kultura television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFshJBe8BY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DAVID...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Augustin Dumay & Jean-Philippe Collard – Franck Sonata, 1984 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1984 archival performance of the then 35 year old French violin virtuoso Augustin Dumay performing Franck Violin Sonata - with pianist Jean-Philippe Collard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Od1XSSGKtQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AUGUSTIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Pop Violinist Daniel Jang – The Chainsmokers, ‘Closer’ [VIDEO]

YouTube sensation, pop violinist Daniel Jang’s latest upload – an original cover to The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7OBCY2X7e0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DANIEL JANG | THE CHAINSMOKERS | CLOSER (ARR. ELECTRIC VIOLIN)  

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

1st prize winning performance by Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition - in Shanghai, China. The 12 Semi-Finalists...

VC LIVE | 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Final, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition final audition live on The Violin Channel - direct from New York City   CONCERT ARTISTS GUILD VICTOR...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Turning An Unwanted Viola into a Tennis Racquet [WHAT]

British violist Graham Oppenheimer steps us through the process of turning an unwanted viola into a tennis racquet ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxP3qlWDuU  

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival footage of the late violinist Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Sir Colin Davis...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Solo Trumpet) [WOWZA]

American trumpeter extraordinaire Malcolm McNab performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto .... arranged for solo trumpet. Recorded with conductor Gary Grant and the Altadena Pro Musica - for...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | William Primrose – Paganini Caprice No. 5 (Arr. Viola) [AUDIO]

Legendary Scottish virtuoso violist William Primrose performing his own viola transcription of Paganini's Solo Caprice No. 5. Recorded live on May 5th, 1934 - in London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCb9QAiBiAM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WILLIAM...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Violin Arrangement of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ [NEW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein's new and original violin and piano arrangement of Puccini's beloved aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from 'Tosca'. Recorded with pianist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | George Enescu & Yehudi Menuhin – Bach Double Violin Concerto, 1937 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1937 audio of legendary violinists George Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin performing Bach's 'Double Violin Concerto in D Minor'. Recorded live with the New York Philharmonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6VUOZOJiI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GEORGE...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

2015 footage of the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra's crowd-roaring appearance on the British television talent-quest ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ Brother, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 'BBC Young...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSURHWgA6OA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVEN ISSERLIS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Great Violinists of NBC TV’s “Bell Telephone Hour”, 1959-1964 [LEGENDS]

Never-before-uploaded in its entirety, a 90 minute compilation of many of the greatest violinists of the 20th century’s appearances on NBC’s “The Bell Telephone...

VC LIVE | Heifetz International Music Institute – ‘On Tour in Charlottesville’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Heifetz International Music Institute Stars of Tomorrow concert live on The Violin Channel – direct from Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.   HEIFETZ INTERNATIONAL...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Midori – 1991 Carnegie Hall Debut, 19 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old Japanese-American violin virtuoso Midori performing Ernst's 'Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer". Recorded live on...

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