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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – ‘From The Top’ 16-Years Old [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 16-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman performing Paganini's La Campanella - with pianist Christopher O'Riley on the...

Violinist & Composer Émile Sauret Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret died on this day in 1920, 99 years ago – aged 67. A protégé of Charles de Beriot and Henri Vieuxtemps, he...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s New ‘Paganini Caprices’ CD [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s new album ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’, The Violin Channel in conjunction...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – Paganini’s ‘Nel cor più non mi sento’ [2018]

2018 Paganini International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu performing Paganini's Nel cor più non mi sento for solo violin. Recorded live...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji – Indianapolis Comp, 16-Years-Old [2014]

2014 archival footage of the then 16-year-old Japanese VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji performing Paganini's 13th and 21st Solo Caprices – in the Opening Round of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – Paganini Caprice No. 2 [2018]

18-year-old American VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer performing Paganini’s Solo Violin Caprice No. 2 in B Minor. Recorded live on the 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stradivarius violin -...

Italian Violinist and Composer Niccolò Paganini Born On This Day in 1782 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782. Dying in 1840, Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

Today is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the...

OUT NOW | Violinist Lisa Jacobs’ New CD: ‘Paganini 24 Solo Caprices’ [LISTEN]

Cobra Records has this week announced the release of Dutch violinist Lisa Jacobs‘ new album: Paganini Caprices for Solo Violin. The disc features Paganini's 24 Caprices for...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Roman Simovic ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Roman Simovic's debut solo album: Paganini 24 Caprices, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

OUT NOW | Violinist Fabio Biondi’s New CD: ‘Paganini: Sonatas for Violin & Guitar’ [LISTEN]

Glossa Label has announced the release of violinist Fabio Biondi and guitarist Giangiacomo Pinardi's new album: Paganini: Sonatas for Violin & Guitar. The disc features seven of Paganini's celebrated...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 4 VC Young Artists

The 16 candidates progressing through to the semi-final stage of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy, have just minutes ago been...

OUT NOW | Violin Virtuoso Aleksey Semenenko’s New CD: ‘Romantic Brilliant Imaginative’ [LISTEN]

ARS Produktion has this week announced the release of Ukrainian violin virtuoso Aleksey Semenenko’s new album: Romantic Brilliant Imaginative. Recorded with Russian pianist Inna Firsova, the disc features Paganini's I Palpiti,...

OUT NOW | Violist Elias Goldstein’s New Album: ‘Paganini: 24 Caprices (Arr. Solo Viola)’ [LISTEN]

Centaur Records has this month announced the international release of viola virtuoso Elias Goldstein’s new album: Paganini: 24 Caprices (Arr. Solo Viola). The disc features...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Paganini ‘La Campanella’ (Arr. Solo Viola) [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing Paganini's 'La Campanella' from the 2nd Violin Concerto - arranged for solo viola...

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich ‘Paganini: 24 Caprices’ 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 VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Paganini ‘La Campanella’, 11 Years Old [2018]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Paganini's 'La Campanella' - with pianist Rustam Rahmedov. Recorded live on 7th February 2018 - at the Kieshet Eilon...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s New Album: ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s new album ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’. The acclaimed virtuoso's first recording on the label, the disc...

VC WEB BLOG | Guitarist Artyom Dervoed – ‘Violinist Niccolò Paganini: The Original Guitar Hero’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Russian classical guitarist, Artyom Dervoed. In a VC-exclusive blog, Artyom discusses 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini's secret...

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich Signed to Exclusive Warner Classics Recording Contract

Warner Classics has this week announced the signing of violin virtuoso, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich to an exclusive recording contract. A graduate of the Istituto...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ivry Gitlis & Pianist Loredana Franceschini – 1963 Recital [NEW VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1963 recital by Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis and Italian pianist Loredana Franceschini. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy – and featuring...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 10 Years Old, 2017 [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing the first movement from Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with collaborative pianist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | William Primrose – Paganini Caprice No. 5 (Arr. Viola) [AUDIO]

Legendary Scottish virtuoso violist William Primrose performing his own viola transcription of Paganini's Solo Caprice No. 5. Recorded live on May 5th, 1934 - in London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCb9QAiBiAM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WILLIAM...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ruggiero Ricci – Paganini ‘Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento’, 1970 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1970 archival audio of the late-Italian virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci performing Paganini’s virtuosic ‘Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySkFBvPC7nI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RUGGIERO RICCI | PAGANINI...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – Paganini ‘Moses’ Variations, 1996 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1996 archival footage of the then 13 year old Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov - performing Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shlomo Mintz – Paganini Violin Concerto, 1997 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1997 live archival performance of violinist Shlomo Mintz performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Yoel Levi and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 2016 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Kevin Zhu, from the United States performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with conductor Tomas Djupsjobacka and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sunghyun Park – Paganini ‘Rossini Variations’, 10 Years Old, 2016 [VIDEO]

10 year old South Korean cellist Sunghyun Park performing Paganini's "Variations on a Theme from Rossini's Moses". Recorded live on September 24th, 2016 - at the Kumho...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 22 in F Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

Violin Virtuoso Vasa Prihoda Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda was born on this day in 1900. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of...

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 Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty...

MANIC MONDAY | Steve Vai – Paganini Caprice #5 (Arr. Electric Guitar) [VIDEO]

Classic footage from the 1985 musical feature film 'Crossroads', featuring legendary electric guitarist Steve Vai - dueling it out over Paganini's 5th Violin Caprice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z071pmsu-ZU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEVE...

VC WEB BLOG | Sean Lee – “Choosing an Order for Learning Paganini’s Caprices” [VIDEO BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School Pre-College faculty member, violinist Sean Lee. In a VC-exclusive video blog, Sean takes us through his thoughts...

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 18 in C major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin...
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PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 13 in B-Flat Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin...

VC BUZZ | *** World First *** Eric Silberger, Paganini 24th Caprice Layered Variations [VIDEO]

American violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performing Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice, with all variations layered - for the first time in history. Produced and shot by Lara...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov, Paganini/Wieniawski ‘Happy Birthday’ Violin Duet

American composer and violinist Bruce Dukov performing his own original arrangement of "Variations on a Birthday Theme In the Style of Paganini & Wieniawski...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’, Violin Virtuoso Roman Kim – Paganini ‘I Palpiti’

23 year old Russian-German VC 'Young Artist', violin virtuoso Roman Kim performing this own original transcription of Paganini's 'Variations on I Palpiti' Op. 13. Recorded with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ray Chen – Paganini Caprice No. 21, Live November 2013

Australian virtuoso VC 'Young Artist' Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Solo Caprice as an encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Recorded live at The Lowy Concert...

FLY ON THE WALL | Ray Chen – Giorgio Armani, 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Amazing fly on the wall footage of Australian virtuoso Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Caprice back stage at Milan's 2013 Men's Fashion Week -...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Augustin Hadelich’s New CD ‘Histoire Du Tango’

To help celebrate the international release of German virtuoso Augustin Hadelich's new album 'Histoire Du Tango', The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

VC REVIEWS | Histoire du Tango – Augustin Hadelich & Pablo Sainz Villegas

Artists: Augustin Hadelich (Violin), Pablo Sanz Villegas (Guitar) Composer: Piazzola, Falla, Paganini & Sarasate Label: Avie ASIN:  BOOB671UQO Release: March 5th, 2013 This is the fifth CD by Hadelich I have heard AND enjoyed,...