It would not be an overstatement if someone said that YouTube has taken over the world. YouTube channels with over 100 million subscribers, and billions of views, have become household names. You probably do not go to sleep without watching at least one YouTube video forwarded to you by someone you know. And don’t get us started on the suggestions section that can lead you down into an endless rabbit hole that even Alice wouldn’t want to enter. If you are a Classical music fanatic or if you just enjoy a bit now and then, you are going to love the following YouTube channels that often mix in humour and creativity with the music.
This Violinist duo from Australia makes some pretty wild and hilarious videos, primarily due to their lack of pop music knowledge. Sometimes they bring in experts and prodigies and laugh at themselves due to their inability to play the instruments as well. With 2.91 M subscribers, their viewers range from total classical newbies to experts and young enthusiasts.
Another Australian Violinist, Ray Chen, makes videos with his covers of classical pieces and some of his compositions. His video comparing a cheap and extremely expensive violin is funny and entertaining with some impressive video editing.
AuthenticSound is the YouTube channel of Wim Winters, a Belgian Organist. His videos are more on the historical and curious side as he uses instruments from the past to play his music. If you want to enjoy music as one heard it before innovations brought in all these transformations, do check out his channel.
Sarah Joy is a cellist who, besides her covers and original compositions, also uploads instructional videos for beginners. The music she creates and her voice are delights to the ears. So, hop on over to her channel to enjoy pieces that can make you feel warm inside.
Now, you wouldn’t call Daniel Thrasher’s channel a traditional classical music channel. He is a pianist who makes comedy videos centred around him playing the piano. Being a comedian and a pianist has helped him gather over 2 million subscribers.
The videos that stand out in Tom Helps’ YouTube channel are his wild mashups made with a pop song and a classical piece. They do not sound like they’d go together, but by some miracle, they do. He also edits the videos to alternate between the orchestra/ballet performance and the music video of the song. Give these videos a try to see if they tickle your funny bones or get you interested in a genre you never thought you’d enjoy.
There are many more classical music channels out there, and we hope you find them one day when you are on a YouTube deep dive.