Thursday, August 22, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Josef Spacek – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [2009]

The then 22-year-old VC Artist Josef Spacek's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. The 16 candidates...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Itzhak Perlman, 18 Years Old – 1964, Ed Sullivan Show [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of a then 18 year old Itzhak Perlman performing the 3rd movement from Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor...

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 | 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 | Christian Stadelmann – ‘Don Juan’ Orchestral Excerpts Masterclass [2016]

2016 violin orchestral excerpts masterclass with the then Principal 2nd Violinist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Mr Christian Stadelmann.   Recorded live at New York’s Carnegie...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark – 2004, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2004 historical footage of the then 14 year old VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark - performing the cadenza from Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg – ‘Johnny Carson Show’, 1988 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1988 archival footage of the then 27 year old Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performing the 3rd movement from Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto – live on international television. Broadcast...

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 | 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 Ji Young Lim – Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Incredible 2015 footage of the then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2015 Queen...

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 | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

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 | Double Bassist VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Sphinx Competition 1st Prize [2014]

The then 19-year-old double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2014 Sphinx Competition - in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Maxim Vengerov – Tchaikovsky Concerto, Aged 15, 1990 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1990 archival footage of the then 15 year old Maxim Vengerov performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Pavel Kogan and the Moscow State Symphony...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Liya Petrova – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The 24 candidates...

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 | 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...

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 Artist Jennifer Pike – 2002 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [VIDEO]

The then 12-year-old British VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Grand Final of the 2002 BBC ‘Young Musician of the...

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

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

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 | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – Hannover International Violin Comp, 16 Years Old [2012]

Impressive 2012 footage of the then 16 year old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts performing Debussy's 'Violin Sonata in G Minor' - with pianist Melanie...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung – 14-Years-Old [2014]

Incredible 2014 archival performance of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. This week, the...

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 | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Klein International String Comp 1st Prize [2014]

2014 archival performance of the then 15-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the Irving M....

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

Amazing archival footage of the then 12 year old VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2010...

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 | 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 Stephen Waarts – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the...

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 | 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 | 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,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2006]

Incredible 2006 archival footage of Italian-born German violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Chopin's Nocturne in C Sharp Minor - with pianist Rohan de Silva. Recorded...

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 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 | Violinist Suyoen Kim – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [2009]

The then 21-year-old Korean-German violinist Suyoen Kim’s 4th prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition - in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Renaud & Gautier Capuçon – Brahms Double Concerto [2004]

Impressive 2004 archival footage of French siblings Renaud and Gautier Capuçon performing Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello - with conductor Ligia Amadio and the...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – Menuhin Comp, Junior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old American VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final...

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 ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter – 2012, 15 Years Old [#TBT]

2012 archival footage of the then 15 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Simone Porter performing the 2nd movement of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Alena Baeva – Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2007]

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 - in...

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...

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