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English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frederic Chopin was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 207 years ago. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is...

Max Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch's 'Scottish Fantasy' in E-flat Major Op. 46 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ilya Kaler – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violin virtuoso and 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition jury member, Ilya Kaler. We sat him down...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Daniel Lozakovich – Bruch Violin Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Daniel Lozakovich performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Robin Ticciati and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on February...

AUDITION | Philadelphia Orchestra, United States – ‘Section 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Philadelphia Orchestra is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by February 24th, 2017. For further details, visit:...

Prizes Awarded at Croatian Vaclav Huml International Violin Competition

20 year old Luka Ljubas from Croatia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 11th Vaclav Huml International Violin Competition, in Zagreb, Croatia....

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German violin virtuoso VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

MANIC MONDAY | The Artificial Intelligence Piano Player, 2017 [WOW]

Meet Google's latest artificial intelligence experiment ... a music-playing piano bot that takes whatever keyboard melodies you give it and responds in kind ... The A.I....

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Italian Conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 64th birthday. Maestro Chailly is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent conductors. He has held prestigious conducting positions with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1, 1985 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax performing Brahms’s 1st Cello Sonata in E Minor. Recorded live in Tokyo...

Prizes Awarded at Lithuania’s 2017 Heifetz International Violin Competition

22 year year old Yurina Arai, from Japan, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition,...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A prodigy of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live From Her 13-city North American “Vivaldi” Tour

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti - in the midst of her North American tour as soloist with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, 1971 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1971 archival audio recording of legendary Russian virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Maestro Pikayzen this week celebrated...

Conductor Bernard Haitink Appointed Highest Dutch Civil Honour

It has been announced this week that 87 year old Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink has been appointed a ‘Commander of the Order of the...

AUDITION | KBS Symphony Orchestra, South Korea – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The KBS Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by March 18th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2lv2Tv8

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Brahms 3rd Violin Sonata, Live – 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival performance of Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing Brahms’ 3rd Violin Sonata in D Minor - with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. Recorded live...

British Musicians Being Called Upon to Step Up and Help Young Dying Trombonist [PLEASE SHARE]

Musicians across Britain are this week banding together for a young English trombonist in desperate need of a matching stem cell donor - to...

Uplifting Documentary ‘Joe’s Violin’ Nominated for 2017 Oscar Award [WATCH NOW]

The inspiring heartfelt string documentary ‘Joe’s Violin’ has been nominated for a 2017 ‘Short Documentary’ Academy Award - to be announced in Los Angeles...

San Antonio Symphony’s Employee Data Stolen by Internet Hackers

It has been revealed this week that computer hackers have broken into the internal network of the San Antonio Symphony - stealing the names,...

2017 Borletti-Buitoni Young Artist Bursary Awarded to 91 Year Old Composer

91 year old Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag and his wife, pianist Márta Kurtág have today been announced as the recipients of the 2017 £30,000...

Prokofiev‘s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Cello Concerto Premiered on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s 'Sinfonia Concertante' Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 56th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Finalists Announced at Heifetz Competition – Inc. VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2017 Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, in Vilnius, Lithuania - including 17 year old...

German Violinist Willy Hess Died On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gabriel Martins – 2017 Sphinx Competition 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old American cellist Gabriel Martins‘s 3rd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – 2017 Sphinx Competition 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Colombian cellist Santiago Canon-Valencia‘s 2nd prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Sphinx Competition. Recorded live on February 12, 2017...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Victor Pikayzen – Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1, 1962 [WOW]

Incredible 1962 archival audio of the then 29 year old Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto - with conductor Gennady...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 17 – Enescu International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

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

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