Monday, April 22, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska – ‘Born of Lightning’ [2011]

Unorthodox Polish violin virtuoso Anna Karkowska’s 2011 premiere of the Robin Hoffmann Violin Concerto - commissioned as part of her ‘Virtuosity’ album release with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – 2010 Sibelius Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 25 year old VC ‘Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 Sibelius International...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Gyehee Kim – Enescu International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 23-year-old South Korean violinist Gyehee Kim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 George Enescu International Violin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider – 1997 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

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

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 | 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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Calidore Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Comp, Grand Prize [2011]

Archival footage of the VC Artists Calidore Quartet's Grand Prize winning performance at the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - in Indiana, United States. The Cleveland...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Notos Quartett – Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Comp 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the German-based Notos Quartett‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition - in...

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

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 16 year old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of...

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

Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 24 year old American violinist, and recently appointed Berlin Philharmonic 1st...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Midori Goto, 14 Years Old, 2 Broken Strings – 1985 [VIDEO]

Legendary archival footage of the then 14 year old, Midori Goto breaking not 1, but 2 E strings during the finale of the fiendishly...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Rainer Crosett – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ [2015]

2015 archival footage of American cellist Rainer Crosett performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme - with conductor Hugo Wolff and the New England Conservatory Philharmonia. The...

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

2008 1st prize winning archival footage of the then 19 year old VC Artist Ray Chen performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice at the Menuhin Competition, in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Glenn Dicterow – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from ‘Swan Lake’ [1998]

Amazing 1998 archival New York Philharmonic footage of former Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performing Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet score. Mr Dicterow this week celebrated...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts, 2010 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Chausson's 'Poeme', in the Junior Final of the 2010 Menuhin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st-prize-winning performance of the then 17 year old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

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 | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene – Menuhin Competition [2016]

The then 15-year-old Swedish VC Young Artist Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Junior Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Johan...

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 | Luciano Pavarotti – Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ [1980]

Incredible 1980 archival performance of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's 'Turandot' - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto, 9-Years-Old [2010]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 9-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Kevin was awarded 1st...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Indianapolis Competition [2014]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2014 Indianapolis...

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 | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – Menuhin Competition [2014]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi - performing Ravel's 'Tzigane' in the Semi-Final of the 2014 Menuhin...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Itzhak Perlman – Wieniawski Concerto, Live 1964 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of the then 18 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the Finale from Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto - live on a...

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 | 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 | Stern, Gitlis, Haendel & Mintz – Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins [VIDEO]

Legendary historical video footage of soloists Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Frank Peter Zimmermann – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1994 archival footage of the then 28 year old Frank Peter Zimmermann performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto - with Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch and the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Oleg Kagan – 1965 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19 year old Oleg Kagan’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1965 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 14 year old Japanese VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final of the...

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 | Diana Adamyan & Pinchas Zukerman – Bach Double Violin Concerto [2015]

2015 archival footage of the then 15-year-old Diana Adamyan performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D Minor - with luminary violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman. Recorded live with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Zach De Pue & Time for Three – Leonard Cohen ‘Hallelujah’ [2008]

Incredible 2008 footage of the genre-crossing trio, Time for Three, comprising violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer - performing Leonard Cohen's...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Augustin Dumay & Jean-Philippe Collard – Franck Violin Sonata [1984]

1984 archival performance of violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Jean-Philippe Collard performing Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major. The Violin Channel this week caught up...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival footage of the late violinist Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Sir Colin Davis...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Hilary Hahn, Beethoven Violin Concerto – 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1995 archival footage of a then 15 year old Hilary Hahn performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with Maestro Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang – 12 Years Old, 2003 [VIDEO]

Incredible 2003 archival footage of the then 12 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang, from South Korea - performing Sarasate’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Gil Shaham, Sibelius Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old – 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of the then 20 year old Gil Shaham performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Adam Fischer and the NHK...

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 | Pinchas Zukerman & Marc Neikrug – Josef Suk’s ‘Pieces’, Live from 92Y [2009]

Never-before-uploaded performance of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Marc Neikrug performing Josef Suk's 'Pieces for Violin and Piano'. Recorded on February 26, 2009 - live from New...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang, 11 Years Old – Paganini Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of the then 11 year old Korean-American wunderkind, Sarah Chang performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with the...

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 | VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna – Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 14 Years Old [2006]

2006 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major -...

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 | 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 | Chinese Prodigy Chuanyun Li, 1991 Wienaiwski Competition – Aged 11 [VIDEO]

Legendary archival footage of the then 11 year old Chinese prodigy Chuanyun Li performing Bach's 3rd Solo Partita and Paganini's 16th Solo Caprice -...

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 | 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...

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