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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...

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 | 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 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 | 300 Android Phones Performing Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’ [VIDEO]

300 Android phones and tablets performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony's 'Ode To Joy'. Arranged by Google Japan using Android's Androidify app. 300 ANDROID PHONES & TABLETS |...

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...

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 | 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...

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 | Seattle Symphony String Quartet Surprise Delayed Passengers [VIDEO]

Seattle Symphony musicians, violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston, violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and cellist Walter Gray, en route to Palm Springs make surprise...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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...

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 | 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...

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 | 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 ‘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 | “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 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 | World’s First Life-Sized Playable LEGO Grand Piano [WOW]

Introducing the world's first 29,000-piece life-sized fully-playable LEGO grand piano ... Assembled by self-described Dutch 'LEGO freak' Jeroen van Veen, the plastic brick pile with...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Pianist & Vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu – ‘True Talent Knows No Boundaries’ [INSPIRATIONAL]

Romanian pianist and vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu leaves the judges and audience in total disbelief - after last months’ live audition for TV talent-quest ‘Romania’s...

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 | 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...

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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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...

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 | *** 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...

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,...

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 | 7 Year Old Leukemia Patient Fulfills Dream to Conduct a Symphony [MUST SEE]

7 year old Stage 4 leukemia-patient Jordan Cartwright fulfilled a lifelong dream this week, in Canada ... to conduct a symphony orchestra. The elementary school student,...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Risa Hokamura, 17 – Indianapolis Comp & Young Concert Artists Major Prizes

17-year-old Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri at the...

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