Tuesday, January 24, 2017

‘Best Soundtrack’ Composer Academy Award Nominations Announced

It has been announced today that romantic musical La La Land has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards - including composer Justin Hurwitz for ‘Best Original Soundtrack’. Fellow 'Best...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet's 64th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent violists – performing regularly with the world's finest orchestras and conductors. He...

AUDITION | Minnesota Orchestra, USA – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Minnesota Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by January 23, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2iYWZP3
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VC WEB BLOG | Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones – “My New Christmas Violin Concerto” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel the week caught up with British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones - who recently wrote and recorded a Christmas-themed Violin Concerto dedicated to his brother, violinist Simon Hewitt Jones. In a...
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VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Joshua Brown – “My New Journey With My New Guarneri” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown - who was last week granted the long term use of a 1679 Pietro Guarneri violin from...
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VC WEB BLOG | American Violinist Ida Levin – In Memoriam (1963-2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Marcy Rosen, longtime colleague with violinist Ida Levin - who passed away last month, aged just 53. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Mendelssohn...
Art of the Duo

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at the 2016 ‘Art of the...
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VC WEB BLOG | Infinitus Trio – “Mission to Make Instruments & Music Accessible” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Canadian beatboxing string trio Infinitus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Infinitus talks us through their background and their goal to contribute to the society through...
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VC WEB BLOG | Youtube Sensation – ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist Matthew Olsen - aka Youtube's 'Shirtless Violinist'. In a VC-exclusive blog, the svelte fiddler talks us through his upbringing and recent international social...
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VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world's top string players to...
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VC VOX POP | “Are There Any Classical Musicians Who’ve Made You Star-Struck?” [Q&A]

"Are there any classical musicians who made you star-struck on your first meeting?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world's top string players to find out ... British...
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VC VOX POP | “Tell Us … What is Your Preferred Tuning A-Pitch Frequency?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world's top string instrumentalists for a quick Q&A quiz. This week's question: 'What is your preferred tuning A-pitch frequency?" Violin Virtuoso Itzhak...

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VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro Elman is remembered for...
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VC RISING STAR | Anne Luisa Kramb, 16 – 2016 Spohr Competition 1st Prize Winner

16 year old German violinist Anne Luisa Kramb is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential – praised for...

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