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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition

The 12 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - in New York City. The 2018...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Colorado’s 2018 Boulder International Duo Competition

Polish accordionist Iwo Jedynecki and pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski have just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 ‘Art of the Duo’ Boulder...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Colorado’s 2018 Boulder International Duo Competition

The Finalists have been announced at the 2018 ‘Art of the Duo’ Boulder International Chamber Music Competition –  in Boulder, Colorado. The 2018 ‘Art of...

VC LIVE | 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hannover, Germany     JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION PRELIMINARY ROUND 1 LIVE...

Italian Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Born On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born on this day in 1935 – 83 years ago. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on this day in 1872. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with...

Candidates Announced for Hannover’s 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition

The 32 opening-round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition - to be held in Hannover, Germany from the 11th...

Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – to be held from the 14th to the...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and Chinese conductor Tan Dun for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from this...

Cleveland Orch Concertmaster William Preucil Accused of Further Sexual Misconduct [#METOO]

It has been reported this week that two further female musicians have stepped forward to level sexual misconduct accusations against suspended Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil. In August...

Finland’s Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra Announces New Artistic Director

The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, in Finland, has this week announced the appointment of violinist Malin Broman as its new Artistic Director - effective from September...

Lyric Opera of Chicago Shut Down by Orchestral Strike

It has been announced today that the Lyric Opera of Chicago has been shut down from an industrial strike - following the breakdown of...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Today is American Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s birthday. Rachel is a former prize winner at the Bach, Szigeti, Kreisler, Montreal, Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions. Her...

Scotland’s University of St Andrews Announces New Quartet-In-Residence

The University of St Andrews, in Scotland, has today announced the appointment of the British-based Fitzwilliam String Quartet as its new Quartet-in-Residence. As part of...

Toronto Symphony Announces Two New String Players

The Toronto Symphony, in Toronto, Canada, has this week announced the appointment of violinist Dasol Jeong and violist Ashley Vandiver to the ensemble. A graduate of...

Today is Russian Pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of today's foremost virtuosi musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0U73NRSIkw&autohide=1 EVGENY...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 205 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer Awarded Use of 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’ Stadivarius

It has been announced today that 18-year-old American VC Young Artist, violinist Nathan Meltzer has been granted the long-term use of the 1734 ‘Ames/Totenberg’...

New Loan Platform Launched to Match Fine Instrument Owners with Young Soloists

It has been announced today in New York City the launch of a new long-term rare instrument loan platform - set up to match...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson and Delilah, his...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji ‘Live in Montreal’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Japanese VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s debut album Live in Montreal, The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 19 – Enescu & Schoenfeld International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

19-year-old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential – praised for his virtuosity,...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

SAD NEWS | French Violist Claude Ducrocq Has Passed Away [RIP]

French violist Claude Ducrocq has passed away. He served a long term appointment as Principal Violist with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra - and held an influential teaching...

Semi-Finalists Announced for Colorado’s 2018 Boulder International Duo Competition

The Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2018 'Art of the Duo' Boulder International Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Boulder, Colorado from the...

OUT NOW | New Book: ‘Aldo Parisot, the Cellist: The Importance of the Circle’ [READ]

Pendragon Press has announced the release of biographer Susan Hawkshaw's new book: Aldo Parisot, the Cellist: The Importance of the Circle. An authorized biography of 100-year-old cellist...

Conductor Marek Janowski to Return to Dresden Philharmonic

The Dresden Philharmonic, in Dresden, Germany, has this week announced the re-appointment of 79-year-old German conductor Marek Janowski as its new Principal Conductor - effective from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Stefan Milenkovic – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major [2018]

Serbian-born violinist Stefan Milenkovic performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major – with conductor Andrea Fuoli & the Orchestra Giovanile Trentina OGT. Recorded live on 23th of September,...

Medallists Announced at 2018 Cremona Stringed Instrument Making Competition

The category prize winners have been announced at the 2018 15th Cremona Triennale Luthiere Competition - at the Museo del Violino Instrument Museum, in Cremona, Italy. The 2018 medalists...

New Zealand Conductor Gemma New Invited to Conduct New York Phil

It has been announced this week that 31-year-old New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New will conduct the New York Philharmonic's upcoming season-opening Young People’s Concert...

Applications Closing for Denmark’s 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are set to close of the 15th of October for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition – to be held in Odense, Denmark from the...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Was Born on This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was born on this day in 1798. Widely regarded as one of the eminent stringed instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Guy Braunstein & Anna Gebert – Bach Double Violin Concerto [2018]

Israeli violinist Guy Braunstein and Finnish violinist Anna Gebert performing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor – with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

Manchester’s BBC Philharmonic Announces New Chief Conductor

The BBC Philharmonic, in Manchester, United Kingdom, has announced the appointment of Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber as its next Chief Conductor - effective from September...

Violinist Leila Josefowicz Awarded Lincoln Center’s $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize

American violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz has today been announced as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious US $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize - in recognition of outstanding...

Canada’s Kingston Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Kingston Symphony Orchestra, in Ontario, Canada has today announced 29-year-old Canadian violinist Yolanda Bruno as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of McGill University and London's...

Israel Philharmonic Announces New Principal Second Violinist

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has this week announced Icelandic violinist Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson as its new Principal Second Violinist - effective from March 2019. A graduate...

OUT NOW | Violinist Roman Simovic’s New CD: ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ [LISTEN]

LSO Live has announced the release of London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Ukrainian violin virtuoso Roman Simovic’s new album: Paganini 24 Caprices. The disc features all 24 of Paganini's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Tasmin Little & Tony Lee – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 [2016]

English violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Tony Lee performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor. Recorded live on the 15th of July, 2016 – at the Sydney International...

Veteran Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Violinist Tony Burrage Announces Retirement

It has been announced this week that British violinist Martin Anthony Burrage has retired from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, in the United Kingdom - after 47 years...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Franck Violin Sonata [2018]

South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist Jeung Beum Sohn performing Franck Violin Sonata in A Major. Recorded live on 10th of August, 2018 – at the Kumho...

Hungarian Violinist & Composer Zoltán Székely Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely died on this day in 2001 – aged 97. He is remembered for having given the world premiere of...

Indiana University’s Pacifica Quartet Announces Viola Switch-Out

The Indiana University-based Pacifica Quartet has announced the appointment of violist Mark Holloway to the ensemble. He will replace violist Guy Ben-Ziony - who joined the quartet in 2017. A graduate...

Vienna Piano Trio Announces Appointment of New Cellist

The Vienna Piano Trio has this week announced the appointment of Austrian-born cellist Clemens Hagen to the ensemble. A graduate of the Mozarteum University and...

Oslo Philharmonic Announces New 22-Year-Old Chief Conductor

The Oslo Philharmonic in Oslo, Norway, has this week announced the appointment of 22-year-old Finnish cellist and conductor Klaus Mäkelä as its new Chief...

VERY SAD NEWS | New York Violinist Naira Cola Has Died – Aged Just 37 [RIP]

American violinist Naira Cola has passed away - aged just 37. A graduate of the Mannes School of Music, New York University and the Juilliard...

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VC RISING STAR | Chloe Chua, 11 – Menuhin, Zhuhai, & Postacchini International Violin Competition Prizes

11-year-old violinist Chloe Chua from Singapore is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Yin Ke at the Singapore Nanyang Academy...

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