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English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 115 years ago. His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar's Feast’,...

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera 'Boris...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Russian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all time...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor Louis Fremaux Has Died – Aged 95

French conductor Louis Fremaux has passed away - aged 95. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Louis Fourestier and Jacques Chailley,...

SAD NEWS | Italian Violin Maker Luigi Lanaro Has Passed Away – Aged 96

Italian luthier Luigi Lanaro has died - aged 96. A student Giuseppe Pedrazzini and Gaetano Sgarabotto, Mr Lanaro was awarded 1st prize at the 1949...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso Dora Schwarzberg's birthday. A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Schwarzberg currently serves a distinguished teaching position...

Italian-born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

BREAKING | TwoSet Violin Raise $17,000+ On Day 1 of Tour-Funding Busking Marathon [HELP]

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Today is Russian-American Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American virtuoso Philippe Quint's 43rd birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's foremost...

Today is Korean-American Virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American virtuoso Kyung-wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of the 20th...

Curtis To Launch New On-Demand Library with 90 Years of Student Performances

It has been announced this week that the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, has begun the arduous process of digitizing over 90 years...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Issac Stern – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1975, Live [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1975 archival performance of Isaac Stern performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre de...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris,...

Hungarian Composer Bela Bartok was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Bela Bartok was born on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 150 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

TwoSet Violin Funsters Launch Kickstarter to Fund Live World Tour [PLEASE HELP]

Australian TwoSet Violin funsters Brett Yang and Eddy Chen have today announced the upcoming launch of a new crowdsourced kickstarter campaign - to fund...

American Violinist and Pedagogue Oscar Shumsky was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky was born on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. Passing away in 2000, Mr Shumsky...

Jury Announced for Belgium’s Inaugural Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition

The 16 jury members for the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition have today been announced. The 2017 cello jury will comprise: Gautier Capuçon Marta Casals...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Gluzman – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1999 [VIDEO]

1999 archival footage of Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Gunther Herbig and the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. The...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2011 [VIDEO]

2011 archival footage of the then 22 year old VC Artist, cellist Benedict Kloeckner performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - unconducted with the...

Bartok’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bela Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

Hungarian Violinist Franz von Vecsey was Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Franz von Vecsey was born on this day in 1893. A celebrated child protege of Jenő Hubay and Joseph Joachim,...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Gluzman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

Charitable Anne-Sophie Mutter Donates Entire Concert Fee to Refugee Support

It has been announced that violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra have donated their performance fees from...

Isabelle van Keulen Announced New Leader of Germany’s Obscure Music Ensemble

The German Chamber Academy Neuss in Germany has today announced the appointment of Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen as their new Artistic Director -...

100th Anniversary Concert Announced for Legendary Violin Teacher Dorothy DeLay

A special celebratory concert is set to be hosted in New York City on April 2nd to honour the life and legacy of the-late...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra to Offer Free Tickets to Under 18s and Teachers

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has today unveiled an innovative new initiative allowing audience members under the age of 18 free admission to all 2017/18 season...

SAD NEWS | New York-Based Violin Teacher Kati Gerson Has Died

Romanian-born American violin pedagogue Dr Ecaterina (Kati) Gerson has passed away from cancer - aged 64. A PhD graduate from the Bucharest Academy of Music, Ms...

VC WEB BLOG | Coregami Creator, Kevin Yu – Changing Formal Wear for Musicians [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the creator of Coregami concert dress shirts – the world’s first moisture-wicking high-performance tuxedo shirt. In a VC-exclusive...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

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