Saturday, June 15, 2019

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...

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...

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 | The ViolinCopter – The World’s First Flying Violin [WHAT]

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

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 | Best Way for an Orchestra to Kill Time During a Flight Delay [VIDEO]

When the musicians of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra were recently caught in a flight delay at New York's JFK airport ... what better way...

VC BUZZ | Man Spins Human Hair into Playable Violin Strings [VIDEO]

Bored Lithuanians have discovered another use for human hair - music. In this rather bizarre experimental video, created to promote today’s Lithuanian Street Musicians’ Day,...

VC BUZZ | Vivaldi Four Seasons Like You’ve Never Heard Before [VIDEO]

Meet the Salut Salon Quartet – an all-girl piano quartet, featuring violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, cellist Sonja Lena Schmid and pianist Anne-Monika...

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 | Wells Cunningham, Passacaglia, Impossible Duet

Wonderful creativity and skill by cellist Wells Cunningham performing Handel-Halvorsen's 'Passacaglia' duet for violin and cello ... with himself Wells Cunningham | Handel-Halvorsen | Passacaglia...

VC BUZZ | WT?!? Dvorak New World Twerking Gangnam Style #LOLz [VIDEO]

This really needs to be seen to be believed! A new project created by Belgian-based B-Classic, entitled: 'The Classical Comeback'. The first in a series of music...

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 | Bach, Double Violin Concerto – for Dancing Elephants [VIDEO]

Watch what happens when Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum, in Wisconsin approaches the elephant enclosure. Not...

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 | 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...

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...

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 | 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 | Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Cover – Cellist, Kevin Fox & Tobby the Tiger [VIDEO]

Canadian cellist Kevin Fox performing a cover of Katy Perry's smash hit single 'Roar' - featuring guest artist, Tobby the Tiger. "I don't think there's anything...

VC BUZZ | Rival Violinists of the US National Youth Orchestra Settle the Score [VIDEO]

The rival violin sections of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, settle the score, once and for all - in...

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...

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 | 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 | 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...

VC BUZZ | Air Canada, Musical Instrument Transportation Policy – Spoof LOLz [VIDEO]

In light of this week's social media furor surrounding Air Canada's controversial instrument transportation policy, Toronto's Opera Five have put together a little something...

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...

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 | 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 | Lara St John, Vivaldi ‘Spring’ for Violin, Orchestra and GoPro Camera [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what life looked and sounded-like for a soloist? Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St John performing Vivaldi's 'Spring' from 'The Four Seasons' with the...

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 | The Piano Guys – World’s Largest Christmas Nativity Scene [VIDEO]

Youtube viral sensations, The Piano Guys have this week released a new Christmas video – featuring what's believed to be the world's largest nativity...

VC BUZZ | Cellist Johannes Moser, Klengel ‘Hymmus’ for 12 Cellos – With Himself [VIDEO]

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performing Klengel's 'Hymmus' for 12 Cellos – with himself. JOHANNES MOSER | JULIUS KLENGEL | HYMMUS FOR 12 CELLOS, OP. 57

VC BUZZ | SouthWest Airlines Inflight Cello & Beat-Boxing Air Steward Duet

Southwest Airlines beat-boxing flight attendant, Maximilian with cellist, passenger Francisco Vila – performing Bach's 'Bouree' from the Solo Cello Suite No. 3. Filmed mid-flight, earlier...

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 | ‘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...

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...

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...

VC BUZZ | What happens when an entire orchestra eats the world’s hottest chili?

In a video uploaded just Friday, each member of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra eats one of the world's hottest chili peppers before the...

VC BUZZ | Nicola Benedetti, Shostakovich Violin Concerto – Flying Bow [VIDEO]

Fly-on-the-wall concert hall youtube footage of Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti losing control of her bow during Friday's rehearsal of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto - with...

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 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 | 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 | 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 | ‘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 | WT?!?! Sibelius Horse Violin Concerto #LOLz [VIDEO]

In what appears to be the latest in a stream of young violin virtuosi turning their hands to comic relief, we present Czech Philharmonic...

VC BUZZ | P*ssed Off Parrot Sinks Titanic [VIDEO]

Candid fly-on-the-wall footage, doing the viral rounds this week of a pet parrot attacking his violinist owner during a cage-by performance of Celine Dion's...

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 …....

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 | ‘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...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Johan Dalene, 18 – Carl Nielsen International Violin Comp 1st Prize

18-year-old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A student of Per...

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