Friday, April 19, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Akiko Meyers – World Premiere, Samuel Jones Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performing the World Premiere performance of acclaimed American composer, Samuel Jones’ Violin Concerto. Recorded live for PBS television broadcast - with conductor Gerard...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist InMo Yang – Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 [2019]

24-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang performing Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor – with conductor Neeme Jarvi and the Orchestre National de France. Recorded live on...

VC BUZZ | Arielle Baril – ‘America’s Got Talent’ 11 Year Old Operatic Prodigy [VIDEO]

11 year old middle school student, operatic prodigy Arielle Baril performing Puccini's 'O mio babbino caro' during last Tuesday evening's auditions of 'America's Got...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [VIDEO]

14 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major – with conductor Vladimir Spivakov...

VC BUZZ | Kent Nagano Conducts Berlin 1000 Musician Flash Mob

More than 1000s musicians, including 50 members of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and conductor Kent Nagano converged yesterday on a Berlin Shopping Mall, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Salvatore Accardo – Paganini Concerto No. 1, 1975 [AUDIO]

Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s legendary 1975 recording of Paganini’s 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded on the Deutsche Grammophon label - with conductor Charles...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinists Leia Zhu & Roby Lakatos – Monti ‘Czardas’, 10 Years Old [2017]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu and Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos performing  Monti's 'Czardas' - with conductor Darrell Ang and Evgeny Svetlanov State Academic Symphonic Orchestra of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Callisto Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize Winners [2018]

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet's grand prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer John Kameel Farah – ‘Ah Ya Zayn’ for Violin & Piano, 2016 [NEW]

Violinist Lara St John with pianist Matt Herskowitz performing Canadian-Palestinian composer John Kameel Farah's newly-premiered arrangement of Levantine folk song 'Ah Ya Zayn' for violin and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – Young Concert Artists NY Debut [2016]

Impressive flashback performance by the then 16 year old VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee - at her 2016 Young Concert Artists New York City debut recital at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Shostakovich Concerto, 1992, 20 Years Old [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1992 archival performance of the then 20 year old Vadim Repin performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. Recorded live in St....

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...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 20 in D Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. Today's challenge, the race-track that is Paganini's...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Rococo Variations’ for Orchestra and … Electric Guitar [WTF]

Ethan Winer performing Tchaikovksy's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' for Orchestra and Fender Telecaster electric guitar .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgqte_IgxlY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETHAN WINER | TCHAIKOVSKY | VARIATIONS ON A...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Donghyun Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

1st prize-winning performance of 18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/vVZNsI9WB1c?t=3m16s DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1, Live 2015 [VIDEO]

British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Recorded live with leader Anthony Marwood and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra...

MANIC MONDAY | The New Relaxed Arrangement of Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ [HUH]

Nexus Chamber Orchestra's violinist Brian Hong and cellist Alexander Hersh present a new relaxed arrangement of Dinicu's Hora Staccato ....    

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, June 2016 [VIDEO]

Russian-American violinist, Philippe Quint performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Konstantin Khvatynets and the Astana Symphony Opera Orchestra. Recorded live in Astana, Kazakhstan - on...

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 | Gil Shaham – Brahms Concerto, February 2016 [VIDEO]

Gil Shaham performing the 1st movement of Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor David Zinman and the Paris Philharmonie. Recorded live in rehearsal on February...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Itzhak Perlman, 18 Years Old – 1964, Ed Sullivan Show [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of a then 18 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the 3rd movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Fully-Playable Paper & Cardboard Organ [WOW]

Introducing the fully-playable organ ... constructed entirely from paper, cardboard and a transparent sheet of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cD1NPvRNLQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PAPER & CARDBOARD ORGAN | BY PAPER ENGINEER ALIAKSEI...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – Paganini ‘Moses’ Variations, 1996 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1996 archival footage of the then 13 year old Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov - performing Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Pinchas Zukerman – 1971, 22 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1971 archival footage, of a then 22 year old Pinchas Zukerman performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise in D Major' - with American pianist Lawrence Smith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Q0g_Er0Tk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PINCHAS...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kenneth Renshaw – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2012]

Archival footage of the then 18 year old American violinist Kenneth Renshaw‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Senior Final of the 2012 Menuhin Competition,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ass-Dur – Switching Clothing During a Performance [WTF]

Meet cabaret comedy-duo, Ass-Dur. Classically trained, the Berlin-based pair enjoy switching clothing with each other during a piano recital …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5jiekqGANA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ASS-DUR | CHANGING CLOTHES...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Elli Choi – Mendelssohn Concerto, 2008, 7 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2008 archival footage of the then 7 years old violinist Elli Choi performing the third movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Recorded live at the Strings...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Paganini 1st Concerto, Live – 1972 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 48 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor...

MANIC MONDAY | Kurt Schneider – ‘All I Want for Christmas’, Major Key to Minor [VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Kurt Schneider and Chase Holfelder present Mariah Carey’s festive hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ ....arranged from major key to...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Head-Banging Metal Vivaldi Cello Concerto [AUDIO]

German heavy metal guitarist, Wolf Hoffman performing Vivaldi's 'Double Cello Concerto in G Minor' - from his newly-released solo album 'Headbangers Symphony'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZEcr6o6PU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WOLF HOFFMAN | VIVALDI | DOUBLE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 [VIDEO]

18 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final of the 2015 Queen...

Injured Violinist David Garrett Hopeful of Return to Stage in September [VIDEO]

German violinist David Garrett has this week released a video to his fans, announcing he's on track to make a return to the concert stage...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Fumika Mohri – 6th Prize, 2015 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

21 year old Fumika Mohri, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Brussels. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Brahms Concerto, 2017, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

16 year old American VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing the first movement from the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live in New York City...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Handel’s ‘Violin Sonata in E Major’, 1962 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1962 archival performance of violinist Leonid Kogan performing Handel's 'Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E Major - with collaborative pianist Andrei...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2016 Wieniawski Comp Finalists & Jury ‘Romance’ [MUST SEE]

The 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition seven finalists and jury members coming together for a very special communal performance of Wieniawski's 'Romance' - from the 2nd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Oistrakh & Richter – Brahms Sonata No. 3, Live 1967 [AUDIO]

Luminaries David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor Op. 108. Recorded live in Moscow in 1967. DAVID OISTRAKH &...

VC BUZZ | 3D Varius – World’s First Stereolithographic 3D Printed Violin [MUST SEE]

Unveiled this week by French violinist and instrument maker Laurent Bernadac – meet the world's first fully playable 3D printed stereolithographic electric violin. LAURENT BERNADAC...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Kenji Sakai – ‘Violin Concerto On the G String’ [AUDIO]

VC 'Young Artist' Tatsuki Narita performing Japanese composer, Kenji Sakai’s ‘Violin Concerto On the G String’ for Solo Violin and Orchestra. The 19 minute concerto was composed...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ioana Cristina Goicea – Saint-Saens ‘Rondo Capriccioso’, 2011 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2011 archival footage of the then 17 years old Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea performing Saint-Saens 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' - with conductor Horia...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Luke Hsu – 2017 Windsor Festival String Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

26 year old American violinist Luke Hsu‘s 3rd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Windsor Festival International String Competition. Recorded live on...

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 | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman & Orion Weiss – Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 [2018]

VC Artist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major. Recorded live on 11th of March, 2018 -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nikolaj Znaider – Beethoven Violin Concerto, September 2016 [VIDEO]

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto - with conductor Yuri Temirkanov and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on September 2nd, 2016 -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Daniel Lozakovitj, 8 Years Old – 2010 Sweden’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

We know him now as the super affable 13 year old Menuhin Competition Junior Prize winner, but we weren't the first, it seems, to fall under...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor [1995]

Incredible 1995 never-before-uploaded archival performance of British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Tadaaki Otaka and...

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