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OUT NOW | Cellist Mats Lidström’s New Album: ‘Shostakovich & Lidström: Works for Cello & Orchestra’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has this month announced the release of Swedish cellist Mats Lidström‘s new album: Shostakovich & Lidström – Works for Cello & Orchestra.  Recorded with conductor...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st prize winning performance of the then 17-year-old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Live [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D Minor. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Maxim Vengerov – Grammy Awards, 21 Years Old [1996]

Never-before-uploaded 1996 performance of the then 21 year old wunderkind Maxim Vengerov - live at the 38th annual Grammy Awards. Recorded with conductor Zdenek Macal and the New...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st-prize-winning performance of the then 17 year old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2017]

Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

OUT NOW | Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s Debut Album ‘Wieniawski & Shostakovich’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist, violinist Bomsori Kim’s debut album ‘Wieniawski & Shostakovich’. Recorded with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

Incredible 1989 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

2016 1st prize winning performance by Japanese virtuoso Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China. Applications are...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Noa Wildschut & Janine Jansen – Shostakovich ‘Duets’, 2010 [VIDEO]

2010 footage of the then 9 year old Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut performing Shostakovich's "Five Pieces for Two Violins" - with duo partner, Dutch...

New Shostakovich Viola & Piano Work Discovered in Moscow Archives

It has been announced that a previously unknown short work for viola and piano, composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1931, has been discovered in...

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 |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, April 2017 [VIDEO]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Thomas Sondergard and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on April...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Shostakovich Concerto, 1992, 20 Years Old [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1992 archival performance of the then 20 year old Vadim Repin performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. Recorded live in St....

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

26 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's joint 2nd prize winning performances - in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Veriko Tchumburidze – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze‘s 1st prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSXJ2gIxI10&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VERIKO TCHUMBURIDZE |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Hyuk-Joo Kwun – Shostakovich Concerto, 2009 Hannover Comp [VIDEO]

South Korean violinist Hyuk-Joo Kwun performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2009 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover. Hyuk-Joo sadly passed away...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julian Rachlin – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Live, 2016 [VIDEO]

Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso, Julian Rachlin performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Daniele Gatti and the Orchestre National de France. Recorded live on January...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mayu Kishima – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima's 1st prize winning performance of Chausson's 'Poème' and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sergei Dogadin – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Sergei Dogadin, from Russia performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern...

Nicola Benedetti ‘Shostakovich | Glazunov’ Signed 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 copy of Scottish violinist, Nicola Benedetti’s new...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Nicola Benedetti ‘Shostakovich Glazunov’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Nicola Benedetti’s new album ‘Shostakovich | Glazunov’, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

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...