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Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major Premiered On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major premiered on this day in 1962. The first performance was given by Czech virtuoso Miloš...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anssi Karttunen – Magnus Lindberg’s Cello Concerto No. 2 [2015]

Never-before-uploaded performance of Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen performing Magnus Lindberg's Cello Concerto No.2 – with conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in August 2015...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Barber Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the first movement of the Barber Cello Concerto in A Minor. Recorded at the New England Conservatory on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Kian Soltani – 2013 Paulo International Cello Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old Persian-Austrian VC Artist Kian Soltani's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2013...

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 145 years ago. The first performance was...

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...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor [1995]

Incredible 1995 never-before-uploaded archival performance of British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Tadaaki Otaka and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jacqueline du Pré – Dvorak Cello Concerto, Barenboim, 1968 [NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED]

Incredible recently rediscovered 1968 video recording of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Daniel Barenboim and...

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...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly-Premiered Esa-Pekka Salonen Cello Concerto, 2017 [AUDIO]

German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt performing acclaimed Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's newly-premiered Cello Concerto - for solo cello, orchestra and electronic feedback loops. Recorded live...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Elgar Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on the 1st movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on April 11th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Johannes Moser – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and Warsaw National Philharmonic. Recorded live on June 2nd, 2017...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released The Knights’ ‘Azul’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights' new album ‘Azul’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner...

VC WEB BLOG | Brinton Averil Smith – ‘Reviving the Lost Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – who will later this week give only the 2nd performance in...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Lost 1935 Cello Concerto [NEW AGAIN]

Houston Symphony Principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith will this week give only the 2nd performance in history of Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Cello Concerto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic. Recorded live on 1st September...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gabriel Martins – 2017 Sphinx Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old American cellist Gabriel Martins‘s 3rd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – 2017 Sphinx Competition 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Colombian cellist Santiago Canon-Valencia‘s 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Truls Mork – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor James Gaffigan and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Recorded live on March 15th, 2016 -...

Camille Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. The first performance was...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Heinrich Schiff – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2002 [VIDEO]

The late-Austrian cellist Heinrich Schiff performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Christian Zacharias and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jan Vogler – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

German-born cellist Jan Vogler performing Dvorak Cello Concerto - live with conductor Yoel Levi and KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on January 5th, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJplAWO4c0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JAN VOGLER...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist, Cellist Pablo Ferrandez – 2008, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2008 archival footage of the then 16 year old VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with conductor Ros Marba and the Queen...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSURHWgA6OA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVEN ISSERLIS...

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...