Saturday, June 16, 2018

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [WOW]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms Violin Concerto …   https://youtu.be/uro6H_CvZec

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Nuno Santos – World’s First Water-Skiing Violinist [WTF]

Portuguese water-sports enthusiast and violinist Nuno Santos tests the age-old question: ‘Can one really water ski and play the violin at the same time?’ Apparently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major … on a Glass Cello [WHOA]

Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro performing the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ... on a glass cello .... Glass instrument made...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘9 Moves to Look Like a World-Class Soloist’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin show us the nine essential on-stage moves to look like a world-class instrumental soloist ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkchiAUO3U

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ [AHH…]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Eric Whitacre's song, Sleep ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOGOOEDRg0 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor for TWO VIOLINS’ [WHAT]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong rehearsing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto in G Minor ... overlaid for TWO VIOLINS ... "Was having some fun in rehearsal...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Pizzicato Madness by Violinist Dmitry Rotkin [WHOA]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition - the spirited, fast fingered ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ ... as captured on a GoPro camera ... https://youtu.be/8yf31HO8PnI?t=4s DMITRY ROTKIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Olympic Fanfare & Theme’ [GO FOR GOLD]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present John Williams' 'Olympic Fanfare and Theme' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwChbcL9UTc JOE BUONO & TRISTAN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Bartok Duets’ … with Himself [TWINNING]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong ... performing Bartok's 'Ruthenian Kolomeika for Two Violins' .... with .... himself ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pWdqanQy8 VC YOUNG ARTIST KERSON LEONG (2X) |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... arranged for four mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmwXi4TL3Y JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sakura Cello Quintet – Tribute to the Late-Princess Leia [RIP]

The Sakura Cello Quintet performing their tribute to the late Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia from the Star Wars saga film series ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fup24ONw9HU SAKURA | JOHN WILLIAMS...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The Violin Concerto Battle’ [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin fight for stage stardom ... in the 'Concerto Battle' ... Recorded live as part of the TwoSet Violin 2017-18 World Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4c97p02cE TWOSET VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Dinicu’s ‘Hora Staccato’ for Orchestra and … Solo Pan Flute! [WTF]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of 13 year old, Stefan Stanciu performing Dinicu’s virtuosic 'Hora Staccato' with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra … on solo pan flute! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaDkUPrdpt4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DINICU |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | T-Rex Violist Performs the “Theme from Jurassic Park” [WILD]

Meet T-Rex violist Aaron Hilsinger .... performing John William's "Theme from Jurassic Park" ... of course ...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Prelude’ … for Boomwhackers [WTF]

Bach’s piano ‘Prelude No.1 in C Major' performed by French juggling company, Les Objets Volants ... on tuned musical percussive Boomwhackers plastic tubes ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5seI0eJZCg BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQyqKN9G0Fk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Margarita Balanas – ’20 Cellos in 1 Minute’ [WOW]

London-based cellist Margarita Balanas presents '20 Cellos in 1 Minute' ... a skillful demonstration of the differences in sound and look of 20 fine instruments...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Learning to Practice the Cello Like Mr. T! [WHAT]

1980s American wrestler and tv star Mr. T demonstrates the frustrations - and the value of the hard work required to master the cello. “Boy, it...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

Just what you've wanted to know, right? A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s HOW TO...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Jesse Ahmann … The Glass Improvisational Cellist [WOAH]

Meet Jesse Ahmann ... Seattle's glass improvisational cellist. Crafted by instrument maker Gary Word, the fully playable cello uses a loop pedal and regular cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist & Model Filip Pogady – ‘Passacaglia’ Violin/Cello Duet With Himself [WOAH]

Violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogady performing Handel-Halvorsen’s ‘Passacaglia’ for violin and cello … with himself.  Cello part recorded using D’Addario Orchestral’s Helicore Octave...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (Arr. Two Violas & Guitar) [WOW]

Introducing Luis Fonsi's hit track 'Despacito' ... arranged for 2 violas and guitar ... Filmed in August 2017 at the Molyvos International Music Festival in...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Moscow Boys String Quartet – Clownesque Joy + Jaw-Dropping Skill [LOL]

Meet The Moscow Boys ... the musically eclectic quartet combining clownesque joy with jaw-dropping skill ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHRhvjVqG4k&autohide=1 MOSCOW BOYS | TCHAIKOVSKY | DANCES OF THE SWANS...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet YuMi … The Collaborative Orchestral Conducting Robot [WOW]

Meet YuMi ... the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm orchestral conducting robot ... Created by ABB Robotics, YuMi recently made its international conducting debut leading...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Opera Favourites …. (Arr. for Cello and 2 Voices) [LOL]

British duo Rebecca Carrington and Colin Brown present ... a selection of comedic operatic favorites .... arranged for cello and two voices ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxdnzaWdC4&autohide=1 CARRINGTON-BROWN DUO |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet AquaSonic – The World’s First Underwater Band [VIDEO]

Meet AquaSonic - the world’s first underwater music ensemble to perform in giant aquariums …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhJLO5pFKTI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AQUASONIC | WORLD’S FIRST UNDERWATER BAND | NEW...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Australian Naked Skydiving Violinist [GO-PRO]

Australian violinist Glen Donnelly celebrating his 30th birthday this week ... performing Vaughan Williams' 'Lark ... Descending' ... naked - whilst skydiving above Coffs Harbour,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Billie Jean’ For Violin … and Fidget Spinner [HUH]

Violinist Rob Landes performing Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' for violin and ... fidget spinner ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSx4OpbnyYU&autohide=1 ROB LANDES | MICHAEL JACKSON | BILLIE JEAN | VIOLIN...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Shostakovich’s ‘Festive Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Shostakovich's 'Festive Overture’ … arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUexzSNFB28&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | SHOSTAKOVICH |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Konzerthausorchester Berlin Present “The Sounds of Berlin” [LOL]

The 13-part witty new compositional project by Michael Edwards and Christian Tschuggnall and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin ... "The Sounds of Berlin" ... featuring the sizzle of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Joshua Emara … Boise’s Dancing Violinist [WOOT]

Meet Joshua Emara .... the dancing violinist .... Inspired by Lindsey Stirling and Madonna, 13 year old Joshua performs every Sunday in the Boise Street...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Bernstein's 'Candide Overture' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDX97Z7rIDs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | LEONARD BERNSTEIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Paganini’s 5th Caprice Meets Eminem [JAM]

Youtube violin star AnarViolin performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice ... meets rapper Eminem's "Lose Yourself" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMpiorXN_0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANAR IBRAHIMOV (AKA ANARVIOLIN) | PAGANINI & EMINEM | CAPRICE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Making Your Own Playable Recorder … From a Carrot [WHAT]

British musician and comedian Dan Woods steps us through the process of turning an edible carrot into a fully-playable musical recorder. With nothing more than a large carrot,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “The Swan Prelude” – Bach’s Cello ‘Prelude’ Meets Saint-Saens’ ‘Swan’ [VIDEO]

Eclectic Italian music ensemble Decostruttori Postmodernisti present 'The Swan Prelude' - Bach's 'Prelude' from the 1st Solo Cello Suite combined with Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' .... arranged for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Introducing … The 16,000 Matchsticks Violin [KOOKY]

Introducing ... the matchsticks violin. Made in 1937 by Polish bricklayer Jan Gwizdz, the fully playable, yet brittle, instrument is constructed from 16,000 matchsticks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tBXHhS6q8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MATCHSTICKS VIOLIN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra [WHAT!]

Meet, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the 'click', 'clack', 'ding'...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra [KOOKY]

Ever wondered what orchestral musicians do in a car en route to a concert? Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Nathan Chan – Debussy “La Mer” on La Mer [KOOKY]

YouTube sensation, cellist Nathan Chan performing an excerpt from Debussy's "La Mer" .... on la mer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa7cPYZ_Gg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NATHAN CHAN | DEBUSSY | LA MER (CELLO EXCERPT)

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Fully-Playable Paper & Cardboard Organ [WOW]

Introducing the fully-playable organ ... constructed entirely from paper, cardboard and a transparent sheet of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cD1NPvRNLQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PAPER & CARDBOARD ORGAN | BY PAPER ENGINEER ALIAKSEI...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Arr. Solo Trumpet) [WOWZA]

American trumpeter extraordinaire Malcolm McNab performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto .... arranged for solo trumpet. Recorded with conductor Gary Grant and the Altadena Pro Musica - for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Happy Birthday in the Style of a Shostakovich Quartet [WOWZA]

Dutch cellist and composer Martijn Dendievel's original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' .... in the style of a Shostakovich String Quartet ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsgKtw71HM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARTIJN DENDIEVEL | HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Game of Thrones’ Violin Concerto [WTF]

TwoSet Violin violinists Eddy Chen and Bretty 'Bangs' Yang performing the 'Game of Thrones' Violin Concerto ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGm7BFBbNrs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TWOSET VIOLIN | GAME OF THRONES X SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [WTF]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MODULIN | MARTIN MOLIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet London’s Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra [VIDEO]

Meet British conductor Rainer Hersch and his Apple iPhone Ringtone Orchestra ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMH_UMOlzz0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RAINER HERSCH ORKESTRA | ORCHESTRAL APPLE RINGTONES 

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the World’s 1st GoPro Camera Orchestra [MUST SEE]

Conductor Manfred Honeck and the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic performing Richard Strauss' 'Death and Transfiguration' - as seen and heard via 24 strapped-on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

London's Royal Opera House's humorous new take on Shostakovich's satirical operatic masterpiece: 'The Nose' .... The adventurous new production ran from the 20th October — 9th...

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