Saturday, August 24, 2019

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [CHILLY]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud performing Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Recorded in Winter 2019 outdoors at the Fjellheisen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [1959 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1959 archival audio of luminary Russian violinist Leonid Kogan performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Constantin Silvestri and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Boston...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old wunderkind, VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Benjamin Northey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene – Menuhin Competition [2016]

The then 15-year-old Swedish VC Young Artist Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Junior Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Johan...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Isabelle Faust – Schumann Violin Concerto [2019]

German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust performing Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor – with conductor Francois-Xavier Roth and the Gurzenich-Orchester Koln. Recorded live on the 10th of February, 2019...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Lord of the Rings’ … Arranged for 13 Cellos [WHAT]

Internet sensation Cellofrag performing ‘Song of Durin’ from composer Clamavi De Profundis' 'Lord of the Rings' movie soundtrack ... self-arranged and performed for 13...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Er-Gene Kahng – Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 [RECENT DISCOVERY]

American violinist Er-Gene Kahng performing the world premiere recording of the recently discovered 2nd Violin Concerto of 20th Century African-American composer, Florence Price. “Florence Price was...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto BACKWARDS … [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major ... BACKWARDS!   https://youtu.be/O2KZ7BWlut4

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize [2008]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin...

VC LIVE | Pinchas Zukerman Celebration – Live from the Manhattan School of Music [LIVESTREAM]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from violinist Pinchas Zukerman combined 70th Birthday and 25th Anniversary of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program celebration - in...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – Cellist Amanda Forsyth, Live from the Pinchas Zukerman Celebration [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by cellist Amanda Forsyth for a Facebook Livestream with her fans...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joseph Swensen – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1987 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 audio recording of American violinist Joseph Swensen performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major- with conductor André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist Julia Kent – ‘Floating City’ for Solo Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE]

Vancouver-born New York-based cellist Julia Kent performing the world premiere performance of her own original new work: 'Floating City' for Solo Cello and Looping...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto [1967]

Incredible 1967 archival footage of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Reynold Giovaninetti and the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout & Frank Dupree – Bowen Viola Sonata No. 1 [2019]

23-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout and pianist Frank Dupree performing York Bowen's Viola Sonata No. 1 in C Minor Op. 81. Recorded live...

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 | Zukerman Trio – Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor [2019]

The New York-based Zukerman Trio, comprising violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng performing Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D...

MANIC MONDAY | The ‘Absolute Mind-Blowing’ Pyro-Trombone [WTF]

Introducing the ‘Pyro-Trombone!’ ... “The public dislikes trombone concerts … we must therefore innovate and be absolutely mind blowing,” inventor, Valentin Guerin has said.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcm0igXG1oI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PYRO-TROMBONE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Yuri Bashmet – Berlioz ‘Harold in Italy’ [1985 ARCHIVES]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival footage of Russian viola virtuoso Yuri Bashmet performing Berlioz’s Harold in Italy – with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p__u-kFDoEo YURI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2018]

Superstar violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Danbi Um & Amy Yang – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 [2019]

South Korean violinist Danbi Um and pianist Amy Yang performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major - live from the Astral Artists...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kyung-Wha Chung – William Walton’s 80th Birthday Celebration [1982]

Incredible 1982 archival performance of South Korean superstar violinist Kyung-Wha Chung performing William Walton’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Andre Previn and the Philharmonia...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Emma Gibout – Grumiaux Violin Competition 1st Prize [2018]

20-year-old Emma Gibout’s 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Category Final of the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists. The 70 candidates for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Gangnam Style – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ [ROFL]

South Korean internet sensation, singer and rapper Psy presents Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ... Gangnam style ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaqwCP4Hy0  

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Christopher L. Stone – ‘Siddhartha Cello Concerto’ [2018]

Cellist Andrew Shulman performing American composer Christopher L. Stone's newly-premiered tone poem 'Siddhartha Cello Concerto' - with the composer conducting the Pro Arte Orchestra...

MANIC MONDAY | Maissi Juttu – Concerto for Vacuum Cleaner, Clothes Line & Feather Duster … [WHAT]

Multi-talented Finnish musician and internet personality Maissi Juttu performing the vacuum cleaner, clothes line, feather duster and more …   https://www.facebook.com/classicalmusicdaily/videos/342932829763739/?v=342932829763739

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mihaela Martin & Deanna Aikman – James Aikman Violin Sonata No. 1 [1986]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival footage of violinist Mihaela Martin and pianist Deanna Aikman performing contemporary composer James Aikman's Violin Sonata No. 1. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter & Sir André Previn – ‘Tango, Song & Dance’ [2002]

2002 archival footage of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Tango, Song and Dance - written and performed with her by her then husband, celebrated pianist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3, Proms Festival [1989]

Never-before-uploaded 1989 archival footage of luminary violinist Ida Haendel performing Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor - with conductor John Pritchard and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist YooJin Jiang – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2019]

27-year-old VC Young Artist YooJin Jiang performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Barbara Schubert and the DuPage Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Augustin Dumay & Jean-Philippe Collard – Franck Violin Sonata [1984]

1984 archival performance of violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Jean-Philippe Collard performing Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major. The Violin Channel this week caught up...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen – Tartini ‘Devil’s Trill’ Sonata [2019]

Superstar violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen performing Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata - arranged for solo violin and chamber orchestra. Recorded live on the 17th of February,...

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

MANIC MONDAY | The Violinist’s Personal Care Routine [ROFL]

Turkish violinist Efdal Altun steps us through his own unique morning personal care routine ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFD3qkxJHaw  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout – Mendelssohn Double Concerto [2019]

Violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performing Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D Minor. Recorded live at London’s Barbican Hall on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan – Grieg Violin Sonata No. 2 [2019]

18-year-old Armenian violinist, VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan and pianist Polina Sasko performing Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major. Recorded live on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major [1987]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 archival footage of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ 13-Years-Old [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 13-year-old violinist James Ehnes performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. The Violin Channel recently caught up with James - for some...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung – 14-Years-Old [2014]

Incredible 2014 archival performance of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. This week, the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Verona Quartet – Janáček String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’ [2019]

VC Artist Verona Quartet performing Leoš Janáček's String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters. Recorded at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall - in Boston.   https://youtu.be/KfG271cXFco VC ARTISTS VERONA QUARTET |...

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...

VC LIVE | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's New York City Recital Debut - direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

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