Thursday, June 27, 2019

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 | 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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | ‘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 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | ‘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...

15 Things, You Know You’re a String Player, When …

Yup! You know you're a string player, when ….   1.  Your instrument costs way more than your car ...   2.  You've got a hickey, but no...

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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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...

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 | “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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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)

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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....

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...

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