The most-watched Tchaikovsky concerto on Youtube
April 27, 2015 by norman lebrecht
Someone mentioned that a violinist I was chatting to at dinner was a Yotube sensation with her 2011 recording of the Tchaikovsky concerto, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
Sure enough, Sayaka Shoji has racked up almost six million views for a performance that is intense, individual, exceptional in every desirable way (though I suspect she’d rather be playing the Ligeti).
So why isn’t Sayaka getting the big limelight dates in London and New York?
Thrills and spills (mostly spills) of the music business.
See what you think.
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