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WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Cellist Warren Oja … and His New Stand Partner [CUTE]

American cellist Warren Oja performing Bach's 1st Cello Suite ... with the help of his new stand partner ... "This is what she gets for...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through the ‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from...

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...

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...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Pianist Sean Chen – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 (Arr. Piano) [2018]

American pianist Sean Chen performing his own solo piano arrangement of the Largo from Bach's Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the...

OUT NOW | Violin Virtuoso Ning Feng’s New CD: ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ [LISTEN]

Channel Classics has announced the release of Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng’s new album: Bach: Sonatas & Partitas. The disc features all six J.S. Bach...

OUT NOW | Violinist Isabelle Faust’s New CD: ‘Bach Violin & Harpsichord Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi has this week announced the release of German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust’s new album ‘Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord’. Recorded with acclaimed South...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Wieniawski & Chopin Double Violin Concerto’ [HUH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin give a musical tribute to Poland ... with a fun mash-up of Bach's Double Violin Concerto meets Wieniawski and Chopin ... Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Sarabande’ from Bach’s Solo Partita No. 2 [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen performing the 'Sarabande' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Filmed on January 12th, 2018 - at Costa Mesa, in California. https://youtu.be/QIA_S71minE VC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

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...

Violinist Miriam Fried ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press newly-released CD copy of violinist Miriam Fried’s new...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (Arr. String Orchestra) [NEW ARRANGEMENT]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud and composer Bernt Simen Lund's newly-premiered original arrangement of Bach's monumental 'Goldberg Variations' - for string chamber orchestra. Recorded live on...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Lara St. John – ‘Highwire’ Bach Violin Concerto, 2000 [VIDEO]

2000 archival footage of Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor with a 'Highwire' gymnast. VC recently conducted a Facebook Live...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Miriam Fried Solo Bach CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Miriam Fried’s new album ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Nimbus...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Violinist Midori – Bach ‘Chaconne’, 2017 [VIDEO]

Japanese virtuoso violinist Midori performing the 'Chaconne' from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded and produced by Accentus Music - at the Köthen Castle in...

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...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Rachel Barton Pine – Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor, 2017 [VIDEO]

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Andrew Sewell and the Hong Kong City Chamber...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ruggiero Ricci – 1982 Wigmore Hall Solo Recital [NEW VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1982 solo recital by legendary American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci. Recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall – and featuring solo violin repertoire by...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach ‘Chaconne’ (Arr. 4 Double Basses & Octobass) [VIDEO]

Introducing Bach's 'Chaconne' in D Minor .... arranged for four double basses and octobass. Recorded live at the 2015 Mardi Graves Festival, in Montpellier, France...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – Bach ‘Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude’ [LEARN]

Acclaimed Israeli-American cello pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 'Prelude' from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

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 ...    

Violinist Nigel Kennedy Announces “He’s Quitting Classical Music – Except Bach”

English violinist Nigel Kennedy has this week announced he is considering giving up performing all classical music, except Bach, to focus on other genres...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, 1971 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1971 archival audio recording of legendary Russian virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Maestro Pikayzen this week celebrated...

Laurence Lesser ‘Bach Cello Suites’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Laurence Lesser ‘J.S. Bach Cello Suites’ CD. A...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Laurence Lesser ‘Bach Cello Suites’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Laurence Lesser ‘J.S. Bach Cello Suites’ CDs. A...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Kyung Wha Chung’s newly-released...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mandolinist Avi Avital – Arr. Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor [VIDEO]

Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital performing his own arrangement of the second movement from Bach's Violin Concerto in A Minor. Recorded live with the Australian Brandenburg...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | George Enescu & Yehudi Menuhin – Bach Double Violin Concerto, 1937 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1937 audio of legendary violinists George Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin performing Bach's 'Double Violin Concerto in D Minor'. Recorded live with the New York Philharmonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6VUOZOJiI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GEORGE...

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Martha Argerich and Itzhak...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Bach ‘Goldberg Variations’ Arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, 1985 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1985 archival performance of violin virtuoso Dmitry Sitkovetsky performing his own string trio arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' - with violist Gerard Caussé and...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed New Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copies of Martha...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Paganini Caprice No. 17, 1980s [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released 1980s video footage of violin virtuoso, Ida Haendel performing Paganini’s Solo Caprice No. 17 - plus Bach's 'Andante' from the 2nd Solo Sonata. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt5pbRyZ9uk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 IDA HAENDEL...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue, Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

Original J.S. Bach Score Sold at Auction for $3.3 Million

It has been announced today that a rare original score of Johann Sebastian Bach, likely written between 1740 and 1745, has been sold by...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Igor Pikayzen – Bach ‘Chaconne’, 2016 [VIDEO]

28 year old VC 'Artist' Igor Pikayzen, from Russia/United States performing Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Chaconne' from the Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded live...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist, Lewis Kaplan: ‘My Newest Mountain to Climb’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music esteemed pedagogue, Lewis Kaplan. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr. Kaplan talks us...

Autographed Rachel Barton Pine ‘Bach’ CD Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each by receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Rachel Barton Pine ‘Testament’ CD – courtesy...

Veteran Violinist Kyung-wha Chung Returns to Recording Studio

It has been announced today that Korean violin virtuoso, Kyung-wha Chung has returned to the recording studio - after a break of more than...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Bach Solo Sonata in E Major, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Rising Star’ 15 year old South Korean violinist, SooBeen Lee performing the 'Prelude and Loure' from Bach’s Solo Partita No. 3 in E...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ilya Kaler – Bach Violin Concerto in E Major, Live 2014 [VIDEO]

Russian-born violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler performing Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major - with the Camerata OSG. Recorded live in April 2014 at...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Goldberg Variations’ – For 11 String Players and 9 Dancers [WTF]

Glasgow-based string orchestra, ‘Scottish Ensemble’ and Swedish dance company, ‘Andersson Dance’ performing an ambitious new version of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ - for 11 string...