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20 Things Never to Say to a Classical Musician …

Unfortunately, they don't come with a manual. So here's 20 things you really shouldn't say to a classical musician ... 1. So, what's your day job? 2....

MANIC MONDAY | Richardo from Sweden – Violinist & World Glass Balance Champion [MUST SEE]

Glass balance world champion and violinist, Richardo from Sweden performing Offenbach's 'Can Can' - with 10 wine glasses and a rubber balloon balanced on his...

MANIC MONDAY | Video Guide to Becoming a Classical Musician [LOL VIDEO]

Canada’s CBC Music presents a newly-released video guide to becoming a classical musician. “Step 4. Practice for the rest of your life …. Step 5....

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens [VIDEO]

Sit back, relax and enjoy ... the bizarre and exuberant showmanship of the 1940s - with Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tQNqQqIU8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 REG...

VC BUZZ | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [LOL WTF]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms' Concerto … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uro6H_CvZec&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEBASTIAN GURTLER | CONQUERING THE BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO

MANIC MONDAY | Uncontrollable Belly-Laughter Notated on a Stave? [WTF]

Ever wonder what uncontrollable belly-laughter looks like notated? A bored American saxophonist, Kathy Jensen and her bandmates found out. BELLY-LAUGHTER NOTATED | KATHY JENSEN |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Emanuel Ax) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on special guest: ‘Yo-Yo Ma’s accompanist’ Emanuel Ax. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | YO-YO MA’S...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | YouTuber, Andrew Huang – ‘Air on an Actual G String’ [WTF]

Um …. Youtube sensation Andrew Huang takes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’ …. played entirely on ladies' underwear. Ok. We have...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Conversations with Nick Canellakis’ (& Leon Fleisher) [ROFL]

Youtube sensation talk-show hosts Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown take on ‘pianist and musician’ Leon Fleisher. CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK CANELLAKIS | LEON FLEISHER | JULY,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Violist’ [VIRAL]

A wacky new viral video highlighting the trials and tribulations of a lone violist - as she walks the streets of New York City. The...

MANIC MONDAY| Fiddlerman – Violin Party Tricks for Fooling Your Friends [VIDEO]

Internet sensation Fiddlerman shares a few violin practical jokes - useful for trickings your colleagues and orchestral stand partners. FIDDLER MAN | FUNNY TRICKS THAT...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – ‘How to Become a Violin YouTube Sensation!’ [VIDEO]

Australian violin blog stars, TwoSetViolin talk us through the crucial dos and don'ts of becoming a violin YouTube sensation. HOW TO BECOME A VIOLIN YOUTUBE...

MANIC MONDAY | The 7-Tone Fart Symphony [CLICK AT OWN RISK]

Introducing Shonky Brothers' symphonic composer Loz's newest composition - 'The 7 Tone Fart Symphony' - based on the dulcet tones of his own flatulence. THE 7...

VC BUZZ | Fox Reporter Accidentally Drops Mic in Tuba [LOL]

While reporting on a high school marching band segment, enthusiastic Fox 10 reporter Cory McCloskey accidentally drops his microphone down the horn a sousaphone...

MANIC MONDAY | Twelve-Tone TV Commercial [CLASSICAL LOL]

Produced by Robert Conrad, the founder of the WCLV Classical Radio in Cleveland in 1977, introducing the 187 all-time greatest hits from the beloved...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Jascha Heifetz – ‘How Not to Play Vieuxtemps’ [VIDEO]

Jascha Heifetz's comedic imitation of how not to present Vieuxtemps' 4th Violin Concerto. Who said 'Heifetz never sounded bad?' JASCHA HEIFETZ | HOW NOT TO PLAY...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist, Wilbur Francis Hall [VIDEO]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of “Pop Goes the Weasel” - in the 1930 classic film 'The King of Jazz'. Get...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – On Beer Bottles [VIDEO]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's 'Fugue' – on beer bottles. MITSO FLOOR | BACH | FUGUE | PLAYED ON BEER BOTTLES

VC BUZZ | One Man Orchestra – 75 Different Orchestral Versions of Himself [VIDEO]

British musician Ben Morfitt's sensational new CGI video of himself performing every instrument in the orchestra. The hyper gifted 24 year old shot 75 different versions of...

VC BUZZ | Bach ‘Prelude’ No. 1 in C – Performed on Broomwhackers [VIDEO]

Bach's 'Prelude' No.1 in C Major performed on elementary classroom pentatonic boomwackers. BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1 IN C MAJOR (ARR. FOR 5 BROOMWHACKERS)

VC BUZZ | Beyonce and Her ‘Single Ladies’ Put a Ring on Shostakovich 10 [VIDEO]

Who would have ever thought the choreography to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)' fits so seamlessly to Shostakovich's 10th Symphony? Well, heck...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSetViolin – Hans Zimmer, ‘Interstellar’ Space Cover [VIDEO]

TwoSetViolin comedic duo, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, with cellist Oliver Scott performing a self-produced cover of German composer Hans Zimmer's spacey 'Interstellar' - for...

VC BUZZ | How to Effectively Unassemble a Violin in Under 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

Not entirely sure how, what, where or why, but American electric violinist Jason Hurwitz reveals his latest time-lapse art project - 'How to easily...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Piano Guys – Jackson 5 Meets Bach “I Want You Bach” [VIDEO]

Out this week, the latest from the The Piano Guys' YouTube releases explores 'What if the 1770s collided with the 1970s?' - where Johann...

MEET THE PROS | The Best of VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – The Comedian [VIDEO]

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of the synonymous Ray Chen social media comedy video. On this day in 2014, the 25...

VC BUZZ | 300 Android Phones Performing Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’ [VIDEO]

300 Android phones and tablets performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony's 'Ode To Joy'. Arranged by Google Japan using Android's Androidify app. 300 ANDROID PHONES & TABLETS |...

VC BUZZ | What happens when an entire orchestra eats the world’s hottest chili?

In a video uploaded just Friday, each member of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra eats one of the world's hottest chili peppers before the...

VC BUZZ | SouthWest Airlines Inflight Cello & Beat-Boxing Air Steward Duet

Southwest Airlines beat-boxing flight attendant, Maximilian with cellist, passenger Francisco Vila – performing Bach's 'Bouree' from the Solo Cello Suite No. 3. Filmed mid-flight, earlier...

MEET THE PROS | Cho-Liang Lin, Juilliard School & Rice University – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin – jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat the Taiwanese-born...

VC BUZZ | Air Canada, Musical Instrument Transportation Policy – Spoof LOLz [VIDEO]

In light of this week's social media furor surrounding Air Canada's controversial instrument transportation policy, Toronto's Opera Five have put together a little something...
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