Thursday, March 30, 2017

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – Paganini ‘Moses’ Variations, 1996 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1996 archival footage of the then 13 year old Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov - performing Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Anne Akiko Meyers – 1981, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

1981 archival footage of the then 11 year old Anne Akiko Meyers performing with the Angels Ensemble of California - live on the Tonight...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old Taiwanese violinist, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng performing Brahms' Violin Concerto – in the Final of...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Erick Friedman & Georges Pretre – Bruch Concerto, 1964 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of American violinist Erick Friedman and French conductor Georges Pretre performing the third movement from Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto - with the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1995, 14 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of the then 14 year old Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - with conductor Kurt Masur and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Alena Baeva – 2007 Sendai Violin Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2007 archival footage of the then 22 year old Russian violinist Alena Baeva's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Sendai International Violin Competition,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Midori – 1991 Carnegie Hall Debut, 19 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old Japanese-American violin virtuoso Midori performing Ernst's 'Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer". Recorded live on...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Kirill Troussov – Mozart Concerto, 1989, 7 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1989 archival footage of the then 7 year old violinist Kirill Troussov performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto, 2015 [DOCUMENTARY]

A new full-length BBC documentary, 'The Making of a Concerto', following famed jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis and the creation of his newly...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | James Ehnes – ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 1989, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of the then 13 year old James Ehnes performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. VC recently caught up with James for some advice on 'Practicing...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Alisa Weilerstein – 2009, Live from the White House [VIDEO]

Incredible 2009 archival footage of American cellist Alisa Weilerstein performing the 3rd movement from Kodaly's Solo Sonata - live from the Presidential White House. VC recently...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Veriko Tchumburidze – Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasy’, 2012 [VIDEO]

2012 archival footage of the then 16 year old Veriko Tchumburidze performing Franz Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasy' - with pianist Rohan De Silva. Recorded live at the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Joshua Bell – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1990 [VIDEO]

An incredible 1990 BBC Proms archival performance of Joshua Bell performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Claus Peter Flor and the Philharmonia...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Kian Soltani – 2007, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2007 archival footage of the then 15 year old Persian-Austrian VC Artist Kian Soltani performing Friedrich Gulda’s Cello Concerto – with conductor Sebastian Tewinkel...

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

1st prize winning performance of VC Artists Dover Quartet - in the Final of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada. VC recently caught up with...

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

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2011 Michael Hill Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Young Artist, Richard Lin's 2nd prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2011 Michael Hill...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2012 Hannover Competition [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old VC Young Artist, Bomsori Kim performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – 2004, 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old Russian-French VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saens’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ - with conductor Plamen Djouroff and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nigel Armstrong – 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

The then 21 year old violinist, Nigel Armstrong performing John Corigliano’s ‘Stomp for Solo Violin' - in the laureate concert of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International...

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 | Anne Akiko Meyers – Beethoven Concerto, 1998 [VIDEO]

1998 archival footage of American violinist, Anne Akiko Meyers performing Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live at the Beethoven Festival, in Krakow, Poland -...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji – 2014 Indianapolis Comp [VIDEO]

2014 archival footage of the then 16 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji performing Paganini's Caprices No. 13 and 21 – in the Opening Round...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – 2013 Montreal Competition [AUDIO]

Archival audio of the then 16 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts’ 2nd prize winning performance of Brahms Violin Concerto in the Final...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Stefan Milenkovich, 1988 – 11 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released archival footage of the then 11 year old Stefan Milenkovich performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Lorin Maazel...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ziyu He – 2014 Eurovision Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 15 year old Ziyu He’s 1st prize winning performance in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Young...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ InMo Yang – 2014 Menuhin Comp, 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ InMo Yang’s 2nd prize winning performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2008 Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 19 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen’s 1st prize winning performance of Mendelssohn Violin Concerto – in the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Rising Star’ Rennosuke Fukuda – 2014 Menuhin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Amazing archival footage of the then 14 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Rennosuke Fukuda’s 1st prize winning performance of Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ – in...

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