Thursday, March 29, 2018

VC BUZZ | Franck Sonata for Violin, Piano and Fire Alarm [FAIL]

A little unexpected accompaniment during Montclair State University student, Aurora Mendez's recent junior recital ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euEBI-Bs9dY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AURORA MENDEZ & DR. SOYEON KIM | FRANCK VIOLIN SONATA | FIRE ALARM 

VC BUZZ | 3D-Printed Acoustic Violin From White Resin [VIDEO]

Introducing the world's first Formlabs' 3D-printed white-resin acoustic violin ... Constructed by engineer Brian Chan, the instrument is printed with StereoLithoGraphy printing technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQWnSOo0uA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 FORMLABS' 3D-PRINTED VIOLIN |...

VC BUZZ | Yo-Yo Ma & the Waltzing Cellos [MUST SEE]

Cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma, with members of the Chicago Symphony giving an impromptu dancing performance of Strauss' 'Blue Danube Waltz' - featuring the new over-the-shoulder cello...

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...

VC BUZZ | Meet the 3Dvarius – 3D-Printed Heavy Metal Violin [VIDEO]

Introducing the 3D-printed 3Dvarius violin … built to produce the grunt a heavy metal guitar solo. Designed by inventor and violinist Laurent Dernadac, the project is...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Charles Yang – ‘Stand By Me’ Violin/Vocal Encore! [VIDEO]

VC 'Artist' Charles Yang performing his own unique arrangement of Ben E. King's classic 'Stand by Me' for Violin and Vocals - as an...

VC BUZZ | What Does Your Brain Look Like While Thinking About Music?

Ever wondered what your brain looks like when you’re listening to music? Scientists at Duke University put American violinist, Jennifer Koh under the microscope...

VC BUZZ | Man’s Duet With Himself – As a Baby [WTF]

Spanish guitarist Publio Delgado’s new duet with himself - singing in the bathtub 30 years earlier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHQNhKNI5c&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PUBLIO DELGADO & PUBLIO DELGADO | MYSELF - HARMONIZATOR

VC BUZZ | Marble Machine – Musical Instrument Using 2000 Marbles [WOWZA]

Introducing the Wintergartan Marble Machine … The hand-made music box, built by Swedish musician Martin Molin, powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and other instruments...

VC BUZZ | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [LOL WTF]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms' Concerto … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uro6H_CvZec&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEBASTIAN GURTLER | CONQUERING THE BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO

VC BUZZ | Meet the Dancing (And Singing) Conductor [MUST SEE]

Meet the dancing (and singing) conductor, Maestro Joseph Olefirowicz - leading the Volksoper Vienna Orchestra and Chorus in a joyous rendition of Bob Wright and Chet...

VC BUZZ | Bernie Sanders Conducting Classical Music? [LOL]

Senator Bernie Sanders conducting Classical Music? BERNIE SANDERS CONDUCTING CLASSICAL MUSIC | FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE | TBS

VC BUZZ | “The Concertmaster Changes Bowings … Again” [ROFL]

Violist Nicolo Eugelmi’s satirical reworking of the 2004 movie “Downfall” - where we find out the real reason for Hitler’s rage … THE CONCERTMASTER CHANGES BOWINGS …....

VC BUZZ | ‘The Magic Flute’ (Arr. for Professional Whistler) [OMG-WTF]

Professional whistler, Michael Barmio performing Mozart’s virtuosic, coloratura aria ‘Queen of the Night’ from ‘The Magic Flute’. MOZART | THE MAGIC FLUTE | QUEEN OF THE...

VC BUZZ | Debussy Sonata – Page-Turning Catastrophe [ROFL]

A recital in Poland by violinist Patrycja Piekutowska and pianist Maria Szwajger-Kulakowska last month went slight awry … PATRYCIA PIEKUTOWSKA & MARIA SZWAIGER-KULAKOWSKA | DEBUSSY...

VC BUZZ | Meet Nuno Santos – World’s First Water-Skiing Violinist [WTF]

Portuguese water-sports enthusiast and violinist Nuno Santos tests the age old question: ‘Can one really water ski and play the violin at the same...

VC BUZZ | Filip Pogady – Violin Fugue on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” [WOW]

Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady performing an original solo violin Fugue based on pop singer Adele’s smash hit “Rolling in the...

VC BUZZ | Fox Reporter Accidentally Drops Mic in Tuba [LOL]

While reporting on a high school marching band segment, enthusiastic Fox 10 reporter Cory McCloskey accidentally drops his microphone down the horn a sousaphone...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Miss Mississippi performing ‘Zapateado’ (We Think) [VIDEO]

Recorded live on national US television this evening, Miss Mississippi pageant contestant performing her own very special arrangement of Sarasate's 'Zapateado' - in the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Jascha Heifetz – ‘How Not to Play Vieuxtemps’ [VIDEO]

Jascha Heifetz's comedic imitation of how not to present Vieuxtemps' 4th Violin Concerto. Who said 'Heifetz never sounded bad?' JASCHA HEIFETZ | HOW NOT TO PLAY...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist, Wilbur Francis Hall [VIDEO]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of “Pop Goes the Weasel” - in the 1930 classic film 'The King of Jazz'. Get...

MANIC MONDAY | 2Cellos’ Stjepan Hauser – ‘Imitating the Great Cellists’ [VIDEO]

2Cellos' Stjepan Hauser performing uncanny impersonations of his cello colleagues. Includes imitations of the great Mischa Maisky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo Yo Ma, Pablo Casals and...

MANIC MONDAY | WT?!?! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – For Heifetz & Goat [VIDEO]

Introducing the latest in the recent epidemic of violin viral buzz sweeping social media: 'Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto  - performed by Maestro Jascha Heifetz and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Shostakovich 5th Symphony – Heavy Metal Version [VIDEO]

Composer and musician Connor Gallagher performing the final movement of Shostakovich's 5th Symphony – on heavy metal electric guitar. Get a load of this ... SHOSTAKOVICH...

MANIC MONDAY | Swedish 1-Man-Band Takes on ‘Star Wars’ Soundtrack [VIDEO]

Swedish street performer, 1-man-band Anders Flanderz performing John Williams' iconic ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack - cymbals, hooters, glockenspiel, according, kick drum and all. ANDERS FLANDERZ |...

VC BUZZ | ‘Super Mario Bros’ Themes on Nintendo Shaped Piano [NERD HEAVEN]

In what can only be described as 'a nerdy dream come true', pianist Sonya Belousova performs a selection of medley tunes from Nintendo's 'Super...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor – World’s Smallest Violin [VIDEO]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor - on what has been described as 'the world's smallest violin.' WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer, David Ludwig – ‘Pale Blue Dot’ for String Quartet [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet performing the world premiere performance of acclaimed American composer David Ludwig's 'Pale Blue Dot' for String Quartet. Commissioned by Caramoor - and recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | Lara St John – ‘Girl Sugarlumps’ from ‘Flight of the Conchords’ [MUST SEE]

Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St John and friend Andrea Distefano performing 'Girl Sugarlumps' - as a tribute to Bret and Jermaine from New Zealand...

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...

VC BUZZ | ‘What is the Impact of Classical Music on a Cow’s Milk Production?’ [VIDEO]

A project, conceived by Andreas Kern and Roberto Prosseda at the Cremona Mondomusica, puts the age old question to test: 'Does classical music have...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Aerial Acrobatic Violinist – Janice Martin [VIDEO]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate, Janice Martin performing Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir', Copland's 'Rodeo' and Vivaldi's 'Summer' upside down, inside...

MANIC MONDAY | Making a Clarinet From a Carrot in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

Australian woodwind instrument maker Linsey Pollak's amazing TEDx Sydney presentation last month – on how in a mere 5 minutes one can use a carrot,...

MANIC MONDAY | The ViolinCopter – The World’s First Flying Violin [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Introducing …. the Violincopter - the world's first flying violin! American aerial photographer, Alejo Pesce's presents his latest creation - a violin modified for flight. VIOLINCOPTER |...

VC BUZZ | Young Girl Performs Piano Whilst Sleep Walking [MUST SEE]

An incredible viral video, receiving more than 200,000 YouTube views in its first few days, has surfaced of a child performing piano whilst apparently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Turning Your Unwanted Viola into a Tennis Racquet [VIDEO]

British violist Graham Oppenheimer steps us through the simple and easy process of turning your unwanted viola into a tennis racquet. GRAHAM OPPENHEIMER | TURNING YOUR...

VC BUZZ | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [MUST SEE]

Meet the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – finalists in this year's television talent quest 'Britain's Got Talent.' “I can see this act going all over the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – On Beer Bottles [VIDEO]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's 'Fugue' – on beer bottles. MITSO FLOOR | BACH | FUGUE | PLAYED ON BEER BOTTLES

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...

VC BUZZ | GoPro Cam Conductor – Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House Orch [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what life looked like for a top conductor? Chest mounted GoPro cam video of British conductor Antonio Pappano conducting a performance of Rossini's 'William...

VC BUZZ | One Man Orchestra – 75 Different Orchestral Versions of Himself [VIDEO]

British musician Ben Morfitt's sensational new CGI video of himself performing every instrument in the orchestra. The hyper gifted 24 year old shot 75 different versions of...

VC BUZZ | ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ via GoPro Cam [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition, the spirited, fast fingered 'Mad Fingers Pizzicato' - as captured on Go Pro camera. DMITRY ROTKIN | MAD FINGERS...

VC BUZZ | Bach ‘Prelude’ No. 1 in C – Performed on Broomwhackers [VIDEO]

Bach's 'Prelude' No.1 in C Major performed on elementary classroom pentatonic boomwackers. BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1 IN C MAJOR (ARR. FOR 5 BROOMWHACKERS)

VC BUZZ | Beyonce and Her ‘Single Ladies’ Put a Ring on Shostakovich 10 [VIDEO]

Who would have ever thought the choreography to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)' fits so seamlessly to Shostakovich's 10th Symphony? Well, heck...

VC BUZZ | 8 Year Old Joyous String Quartet – Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ [VIDEO]

The Joyous String Quartet, comprising four uber-talented 8 year olds performing Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' - arranged for solo cello, 2 violins and bass. New...

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...

VC BUZZ | How to Effectively Unassemble a Violin in Under 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

Not entirely sure how, what, where or why, but American electric violinist Jason Hurwitz reveals his latest time-lapse art project - 'How to easily...

VC BUZZ | ‘Mini Maestros’ – Conductor Teaches 15 Tots to Play Piano in Just 5 Weeks [VIDEO]

Inspiring 150 second television commercial by Swedish insurance company, Folksom entitled 'Mini Maestros' - documenting an inspiring conductors 5 week journey to transform fifteen...

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