Friday, April 19, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Pinchas Zukerman – Wieniawski ‘Polonaise in D’, 22 Years Old [1971]

Amazing 1971 archival footage of the then 22 year old Pinchas Zukerman performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise in D Major' - with American pianist Lawrence Smith. The...

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 Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2012]

Archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final of the 2012 Menuhin...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Kyung-Wha Chung – Bruch Violin Concerto, 1974 [VIDEO]

The then 26 year old South Korean violin virtuoso, Kyung-Wha Chung performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live in 1974 -...

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 | 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 | Daniel Lozakovitj, 8 Years Old – 2010 Sweden’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

We know him now as the super affable 13 year old Menuhin Competition Junior Prize winner, but we weren't the first, it seems, to fall under...

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 | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1975]

Refined 1975 archival performance of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw...

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 | 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 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 ‘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 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 | Amadeus Leopold, Sibelius Violin Concerto – Aged 14

2002 archival footage of the then 14 year old Hahn-Bin (aka Amadeus Leopold) performing Sibelius Violin Concerto, live in Germany. HAHN-BIN | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ivan Galamian – 1981 Meadowmount Masterclass [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of legendary Iranian-Armenian violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian guiding violinist Emmanuelle Boisvert through Bach’s ‘Chaconne’. Filmed at Meadowmount School of Music in the...

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 | Milwaukee Breaking News – ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Robbery [2014]

2014 Milwaukee breaking news report of the theft of the $6 Million Lipinski Stradivarius violin - following a brazen attack and robbery of Milwaukee...

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 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 | 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 | Jiyoon Lee – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [2015]

Archival footage of the then 22-year-old South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee performing Brahms Violin Concerto - at the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth...

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’ 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 | 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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – 1st Prize 2012 Hannover Comp [VIDEO]

The then 23 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova, from Moldova performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2012 Joseph...

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...

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