Monday, February 18, 2019

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'...

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 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...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet the 12 Year Old Perfect Pitch Wizard [WTF]

12 year old child prodigy Dylan Beato shows us his freakishly impressive auditory note identification skills … DYLAN BEATO | NOTE IDENTIFICATION WHIZ | 12 YEARS...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Indianapolis Competition [2014]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2014 Indianapolis...

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...

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...

VC LIVE | 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition – Los Angeles, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition -  Live from Los Angeles, United States   2018 Primrose International Viola Competition | FINAL...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 [1994]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1994 archival performance of Latvian violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer with Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10. Recorded live on...

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)  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Lara Boschkor – Wieniawski 1st Concerto [AUDIO]

17 year old VC Rising Star Lara Boschkor, from Germany performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto in F Sharp Minor. Recorded live on October 15th 2016...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Symphoniacs – Electro-Classical Chamber Orchestra, ‘Animals’ [VIDEO]

Meet the newly-formed Berlin-based electro-classical chamber orchestra, Symphoniacs - performing a classical and club mix of Martin Garrix's 'Animals'. Group comprises young classical virtuosi, violinists VC...

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...

VC BUZZ | Every Violin Soloists’ Biggest Nightmare … [COVER YOUR EYES]

Violinist Romulo Assis performing Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Orquestra do Norte, in Portugal last week ... on his 19th Century Nicola Lupot violin - when all...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 15 Years Old [AUDIO]

Amazing 1978 archival audio recording of the then 15 year old violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Meltzer – 2017 Windsor Festival String Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

16 year old American violinist Nathan Meltzer‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Windsor Festival International String Competition. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Dong-Suk Kang – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1990 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1990 archival footage of South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – Queen Elisabeth Comp Final [2009]

Archival footage of the then 24 year old VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley - in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. VC recently...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 7 Different Types of Musician’s Mothers’ [LOLZ]

In celebration of this year's Mother's Day, Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through the 7 different types of musician's mothers ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvokwz5PbI4

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Game of Thrones’ Violin Concerto [WTF]

TwoSet Violin violinists Eddy Chen and Bretty 'Bangs' Yang performing the 'Game of Thrones' Violin Concerto ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGm7BFBbNrs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TWOSET VIOLIN | GAME OF THRONES X SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Mozart Violin Concerto in A, 10 Years Old, 2016 [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing and leading Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Recorded live on December 10th, 2016 –with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Milstein – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1963 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1963 archival performance of legendary Ukrainian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Walter Hendl and the Chicago Symphony...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julia Fischer – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Live [VIDEO]

German virtuoso Julia Fischer performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor - with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and the Bavarian Radio Symphony. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2006]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of Italian-born German violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Chopin's Nocturne in C Sharp Minor - with pianist Rohan de Silva. Recorded...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Filip Pogady – Wieniawski ‘Variations’, 2003, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2003 archival footage of the then 15 year old Filip Pogady - performing Wieniawski’s ‘Variations on an Original Theme’. VC recently caught up with violinist...

MANIC MONDAY | Nielsen International Flute Competition’s ‘Surprise Visitor’ [VIDEO]

Yukie Ota from Japan was busy performing Sancan's 'Sonatine' in the opening round of the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, when a surprise...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Arr. Violin & Torso) [NEW]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from 'Les Misérables' ... arranged for...

MANIC MONDAY | Steve Vai – Paganini Caprice #5 (Arr. Electric Guitar) [VIDEO]

Classic footage from the 1985 musical feature film 'Crossroads', featuring legendary electric guitarist Steve Vai - dueling it out over Paganini's 5th Violin Caprice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z071pmsu-ZU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVE...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Glenn Dicterow – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from ‘Swan Lake’ [1998]

Amazing 1998 archival New York Philharmonic footage of former Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performing Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet score. Mr Dicterow this week celebrated...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 5th prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012...

MANIC MONDAY | ThatViolaKid & Friends – ‘Holiday Mash Up’ [MERRY XMAS]

Juilliard's ThatViolaKid, Drew Alexander Forde and friends present: 'Holiday Mash Up'. Featuring cellists Nathan Chan and Ken Kubota and pianist Brandon Ilaw - performing Mariah Carey's...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider – 1997 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1997 archival footage of the then 21 year old Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the Queen Elisabeth...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shlomo Mintz – Paganini Violin Concerto, 1997 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1997 live archival performance of violinist Shlomo Mintz performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Yoel Levi and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Shihan Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 11 year old Shihan Wang's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 14 years and under category...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1998 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1998 archival footage of the then 26 year old Russian violin virtuoso, Vadim Repin performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – Brahms Violin Concerto, May 2017 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live this week on April 8th,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Nathan Milstein’s ‘Paganiniana’ Arr. Solo Cello [WOW]

Italian cellist Matteo Tabbia performing his own original transcription of Nathan Milstein's virtuosic violin work 'Paganiniana' - arranged and recorded for solo cello. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZvA6ZqNPq0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MATTEO TABBIA...

VC BUZZ | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [VIDEO]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A new-to-youtube step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! HOW...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D Minor, 11 Years Old [2018]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Rustem Abyazov and the Kazan Chamber Orchestra La Primavera. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 8 Things Tone Deaf People Struggle With’ [LOLZ]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through the 8 things tone deaf people struggle with ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FbRyg_gG_Y

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘9 Moves to Look Like a World-Class Soloist’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin show us the nine essential on-stage moves to look like a world-class instrumental soloist ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkchiAUO3U

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Uto Ughi & Marco Grisanti – Tartini’s ‘Devil’s Trill’ Sonata [2014]

Never-before-uploaded live performance of Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi and pianist Marco Grisanti performing Tartini's 'Devil's Trill' Sonata. Recorded on February 14th, 2014 - at the Palazzo...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Lalo ‘Symphonie Espagnole’, 9 Years Old, 2016 [VIDEO]

9 year old British violinist, Leia Zhu performing the 5th movement from Lalo’s 'Symphonie Espagnole'. Recorded live on June 13th, 2016 at the Bozar in...

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