Monday, February 18, 2019

VC LIVE | 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition live and exclusively on The Violin Channel - direct from Bucharest, Romania.     CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND - TUESDAY...

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 TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

17-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s 1st prize-winning performances - in the Final round of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter – Kreisler ‘Caprice Viennois’ [VIDEO]

18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter from the United States performing Fritz Kreisler’s ‘Caprice Viennois’. Recorded live with pianist Meng-Chieh Liu - for the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita – Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata, 2017 [VIDEO]

25 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita performing Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Yun-Yang Lee. Recorded live at a private...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Beatles – Hey Jude’ Meets Solfege [NERD-OUT]

One for the Solfege nerds! Composer, conductor and solfege fanatic Kathleen Allen present ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles - in traditional Kodály Method solemnisation. KATHLEEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Maxim Calver – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ String Category Winner [2018]

18-year-old British cellist Maxim Calver's 1st prize-winning performance in the string category final of the 2018 BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' Competition. Maxim will now...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor – Tonali Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

17 year old VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor from Germany’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ [2019]

VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme – with conductor Elim Chan and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Recorded live on the 20th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | New England Conservatory Faculty – Mozart’s Trio Divertimento [2017]

New England Conservatory string faculty members, violinist Soovin Kim, violist Marcus Thompson and cellist Laurence Lesser performing Mozart's Trio Divertimento in E Flat for violin,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – Paganini International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

25-year-old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin‘s 2nd prize-winning performances – in the Final round of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy. Recorded live on the...

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'...

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 | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Schnittke Violin Sonata No. 1, May 2017 [VIDEO]

Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Charles Owen performing Schnittke’s Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano. Recorded live on May 9th, 2017 –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Christian Ferras – Sibelius Violin Concerto, Live [1965]

Incredible never-before-uploaded live 1965 archival performance by legendary French violin virtuoso Christian Ferras performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the French National...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 5th Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC Young Artist Richard Lin's 5th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA6B5UQbznI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RICHARD...

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 | 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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – Bach Double Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Croatian cello duo, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos performing the 2nd movement from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto - arranged for 2 cellos. 2CELLOS |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Christel Lee – 2013 ARD International Violin Competition Top Prize [VIDEO]

Top prize winning performance by the then 23 year old Christel Lee – in the Final of the 2013 ARD International Violin Competition, in Munich,...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li, ‘Carmen Fantasy’, 2010 – Aged 14 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then prodigious 14 year old VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li - performing Sarasate's 'Carmen Fantasy' live on Chinese television. Victor was...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Vocalist’ Florence Foster Jenkins – ‘Der Holle Rache’ [WTF]

Umm …. American socialite and ‘vocalist’ Florence Foster Jenkins' infamous rendition of ‘Der Holle Rache’ from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’. Recorded in 1943, Ms Jenkins has...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quick Guide: How Violin Gut Strings Are Made [VIDEO]

A 5 minute step-by-step guide to the process of making gut strings for bowed instruments. Warning – video does contain images of animal intestines. HOW GUT...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – 1980, Sesame Street [VIDEO]

1980 archival television footage of Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven's 'Minuet in G' with Telly. Where else? But, Sesame Street  ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN | MINUET IN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Benjamin Baker & Shir Semmel – Janacek Violin Sonata [VIDEO]

Recent 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition prize winner, Benjamin Baker from New Zealand, performing Janacek's Violin Sonata - with collaborative pianist Shir Semmel. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Franck Cello Sonata, Live Performance [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing a cello arrangement of César Franck's Violin Sonata...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens [VIDEO]

Sit back, relax and enjoy ... the bizarre and exuberant showmanship of the 1940s - with Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tQNqQqIU8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 REG...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Roxanna Panufnik – ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist, Ariel Horowitz performing Polish-British composer, Roxanna Panufnik’s newly-premiered work ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin. "For my piece, Hora Bessarabia, I have drawn...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gil Shaham – Berg Violin Concerto, Mariss Jansons, 2014 [VIDEO]

Violinist Gil Shaham performing Berg Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded like at Munich’s Philharmonic Hall -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | That Viola Kid – ‘How to Make Money as a Musician’ [VIDEO BLOG]

That Viola Kid, The Juilliard School graduate Drew A. Forde guides us through his step by step guide to making money and building a career from classical...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Royal Wedding Performance [2018]

19 year old VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s stunning performance of Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Fauré’s Après un rêve and Schubert’s Ave Maria -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 5th Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, from Holland/United States performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – ‘How To Play the Paganini Caprices’ [LOL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin walk us through step-by-step ... 'how to play the Paganini Caprices' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCX4HG31XCc

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky ‘Meditation da Souvenir’, Oct 2016 [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Andrei Korobeinikov performing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Mediation da Souvenir d’un lire cher’. Recorded live in October 1st, 2016 - at the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – Tchaikovsky Concerto, August 2016 [VIDEO]

19 year old VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Donald Runnicles and the 2016 Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded...

VC LIVE | ‘Forward Movement’ – Live from Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in Hong Kong [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival — in Hong Kong. Program including Vivaldi’s Mandolin Concerto, Dvorak’s Terzetto, Spohr’s Double Quartet and Elgar’s...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Violist’ [VIRAL]

A wacky new viral video highlighting the trials and tribulations of a lone violist - as she walks the streets of New York City. The...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1958, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1958 archival footage of the then 13 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the Finale from Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor – live on a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maxim Vengerov – ‘Original’ 1904 Sibelius Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Maxim Vengerov live in rehearsal of the 1904 original version of the Sibelius Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris. 3rd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist William Hagen – Vivaldi & Piazzolla’s ‘Autumn’ [2017]

VC Young Artist William Hagen performing Autumn from both Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons - with the Brussel-based YES Young European String Camerata. Recorded live in...

VC LIVE | ‘Viva Tango!’ – Live from Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in Hong Kong [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival — in Hong Kong. Program entitled ‘Viva Tango!’ includes the Hong Kong premiere of Lalo Schifrin’s...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Baby Mouse Violin Virtuoso [LOL]

Introducing, Rattle ... the baby mouse violinist ... performing the Prelude from Bach's E Major Solo Partita ...  

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | JP Jofre – ‘Tangodromo’ for Violin & Bandoneon, 2016 [VIDEO]

Argentinian bandoneon virtuoso and composer JP Jofre performing his newest work -  ‘Tangodromo’ for violin & bandoneon. Premiered in September 2016 - with Spanish VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYES9zE0RBo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 FRANCISCO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra [WOW]

Meet the Korean All-Double Bass Symphony Orchestra performing Schubert's 'March Militaire' ... Recorded live at the Seoul Korea Arts Center on October 3rd, 2011 - with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Veriko Tchumburidze – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze‘s 1st prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSXJ2gIxI10&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VERIKO TCHUMBURIDZE |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nigel Kennedy – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1992 [NEW VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1992 performance of British violinist Nigel Kennedy preforming Beethoven’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Klaus Tennstedt and the NDR Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Paganini’s 5th Caprice Meets Eminem [JAM]

Youtube violin star AnarViolin performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice ... meets rapper Eminem's "Lose Yourself" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMpiorXN_0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANAR IBRAHIMOV (AKA ANARVIOLIN) | PAGANINI & EMINEM | CAPRICE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Maxim Vengerov – Grammy Awards, 21 Years Old [1996]

Never-before-uploaded 1996 performance of the then 21 year old wunderkind Maxim Vengerov - live at the 38th annual Grammy Awards. Recorded with conductor Zdenek Macal and the New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Youjin Lee – Seoul International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

2nd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/lC62ZpVhmdQ?t=3m25s YOUJIN LEE | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN...

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