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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Noa Wildschut & Janine Jansen – Shostakovich ‘Duets’, 2010 [VIDEO]

2010 footage of the then 9 year old Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut performing Shostakovich's "Five Pieces for Two Violins" - with duo partner, Dutch...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Ivry Gitlis & Pianist Loredana Franceschini – 1963 Recital [VIDEO]

Incredible 1963 recital by Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis and Italian pianist Loredana Franceschini. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy – and featuring short violin and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Dmitry Sitkovetsky – Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ Trio, 1985 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1985 archival performance of violinist Dimtry Sitkovetsky's innovative string trio arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' - with acclaimed violist Gérard Caussé and cellist Mischa...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Shihan Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 11 year old Shihan Wang's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 14 years and under category...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Child Prodigy Violinist, Sarah Chang – 1985, 5 Years Old [VIDEO]

Astonishing 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso'. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted into...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sarah Christian – 2013 Michael Hill Violin Competition [VIDEO]

2013 archival footage of the then 23 year old German VC Young Artist Sarah Christian's prize winning performance - in the Final of the Michael...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Christel Lee – 2013 ARD International Violin Competition Top Prize [VIDEO]

Top prize winning performance by the then 23 year old Christel Lee – in the Final of the 2013 ARD International Violin Competition, in Munich,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Late Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live, 1972 [VIDEO]

Incredibly 1972 archival footage of the late Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Sir Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 1, 2014 [LOL]

Throwback to violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen's 2014 Volume 1 compilation of short musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... Ray...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist In Mo Yang – 2012, 16 Years Old [WOW]

Incredible archival footage of the then 16 year old VC Young Artist In Mo Yang's 4th prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2012 Joseph...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 2016 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

The then 15 year old Swedish VC Rising Star Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Semi-Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Telegraph Quartet – 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2014 archival footage of the Telegraph String Quartet's 1st prize winning performance at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in Indiana, USA. The Telegraph Quartet was...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nikolaj Znaider – 1997 Queen Elisabeth Comp, 21 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 21 year old Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider's 1st prize-winning performance - in the Final of the 1997 Queen...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Ariel Horowitz – 2012 Menuhin Comp, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 15 year old Jewish-American violinist Ariel Horowitz performing Dvorak's 'Romantic Pieces' - in the opening round of the 2012 Menuhin Competition,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – ‘Rococo’, 2013, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2013 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' - with conductor...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ioana Cristina Goicea – Saint-Saens ‘Rondo Capriccioso’, 2011 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2011 archival footage of the then 17 years old Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea performing Saint-Saens 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' - with conductor Horia...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Nikki Chooi – 2013 Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 23 year old VC Artist Nikki Chooi, from Canada in the Final of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Dover Quartet – 2013 Banff Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance by VC Artists Dover Quartet - in the Final of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada. The ensemble have this...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 24 year old VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Brahms' Concerto in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Lang Lang – Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, 1995, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1995 archival footage of the then 13 year old pianist Lang Lang's 1st prize winning performance in the final of the International Tchaikovsky Competition...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – 2012 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu's Junior 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius International Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival performance of the then 22 year old Ilya Kaler’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1985 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cho-Liang Lin – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1994 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1994 archival footage of Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto - with conductor Takashi Asahina and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. VC recently...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – 18 Years Old, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 18 year old violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performing Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' - with conductor Marek Janowski and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Janine Jansen – Brahms Violin Sonata, 1991, 13 Years Old [WOW]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of the then 13 year old Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor. Recorded live...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nicola Benedetti – 2004 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’ [VIDEO]

The then 16 year old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance of the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Grand Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – 2010 Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 12 year old VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 1st prize winning performance of Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’ - in the Final...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2011 [VIDEO]

2011 archival footage of the then 22 year old VC Artist, cellist Benedict Kloeckner performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - unconducted with the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – 2012 Hannover International Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 16 year old Dutch-American VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts performing Debussy's Violin Sonata - in the Semi-Final of the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Andres Cardenes – 1982 Tchaikovsky Violin Competition [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes' prize-winning performance - in the Final of the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. VC recently caught up...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Victor Pikayzen – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1, 1962 [WOW]

Incredible 1962 archival audio of the then 29 year old Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto - with conductor Gennady...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 11 Years Old, 2006 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of the then 11 year old, VC Young Artist Sirena Huang performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. 22 year old Sirena was this week awarded...

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