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Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue, Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

VC LIVE | ‘The Day of Listening’ Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest [LIVE]

      Watch the Concerto Budapest's 'The Day of Listening' contemporary music festival live on The Violin Channel - direct from the Budapest Music Center, in...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist, VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama & the University of Oxford,...

Today is VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 27th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Robert...

Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein died on this day in 1987 – aged 65. A former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International...

Marmen Quartet To Join London’s Sulivan Sweetland Management Roster

It has been announced this week that the London-based Marmen String Quartet will join the roster of Sulivan Sweetland Artists Management, in London -...

Cellist Steven Isserlis To Join Management Roster of Columbia Artists New York

It has been announced this week that British cellist Steven Isserlis will join the roster of Columbia Artists, in New York City - for...

SAD NEWS | Australian Violinist & Conductor John Curro Has Died – Aged 86 [RIP]

Australian violinist, violist and conductor John Curro has passed away - aged 86. Mr Curro will be remembered for his immense commitment to the development...

VC INTERVIEW | Dallas Symphony CEO Kim Noltemy – ‘Women in Classical Music’ Symposium

The Violin Channel this week caught up with Dallas Symphony President and CEO, Ms Kim Noltemy - at the DSO's inaugural 2019 'Women in...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Was Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh once suggested that had...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka died on this day in 1992 – aged 85. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was...

Prizes Awarded at Prague’s Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition

MinGwan Kim from South Korea has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition – in Prague, Czech Republic. A graduate of...

Dallas Symphony To Host New ‘Women in Classical Music’ Symposium

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the upcoming launch of a new 3-day inaugural Women in Classical Music Symposium - set to...

Today is VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violinist, VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea's 27th birthday! A former major prizewinner at the Brahms, Postacchini, Valsesia Musica, Fritz Kreisler and...

American Composer Elliott Carter Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter died on this day in 2012 – aged 103. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to the string repertoire...

Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio For Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was conducted by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The highly-emotive masterwork...

OUT NOW | Composer Ted Hearne’s New CD: ‘Hazy Heart Pump’ [VIDEO PREMIERE]

New Focus Recordings has announced the release of American composer Ted Hearne's new album: 'Hazy Heart Pump'. Recorded with poet Saul Williams, violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Lisa Bielawa – ‘Sanctuary Songs’ For Violin & Voice [PREMIERE]

Violinist Jennifer Koh performing the world premiere recording of American composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa’s Sanctuary Songs for Solo Violin and Voice. “The idea came to me after...

OUT NOW | Kali Bate’s New Children’s Book: ‘Bailey Brings Her Friends Together with Music’ [READ]

15-year-old American violinist Kali Bate has announced the release of her first children's book: 'Bailey Brings Her Friends Together with Music'. The book was written...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman – ‘What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

Prizes Awarded at Ukraine’s Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition

24-year-old Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis, from Latvia, has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition - in Lviv, Ukraine. A graduate...

AUDITION | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai, China is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 2nd, 2020. For further details, visit:...

OUT NOW | Copenhagen Piano Quartet’s New CD: ‘Kuhlau & Malling Piano Quartets’ [LISTEN]

Dacapo Records has announced the release of the Copenhagen Piano Quartet's new album: 'Friedrich Kuhlau & Otto Malling Piano Quartets'. The disc features Danish composers...

French Composer Gabriel Fauré Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Gabriel Fauré died on this day in 1924 – aged 79. He is remembered as one of the most prominent French composers of...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Died On This Day in 1847 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn died on this day in 1847. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream, his Italian and...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – ‘Practice with Nicky’ [ADVICE]

This, the newest installment in the  ‘With Nicky’ series, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks us through a typical "Practice with Nicky” session. "Over the next...

Curtis Institute Appoints Midori to Dorothy Richard Starling Violin Chair

The Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, has this week announced the appointed of Japanese-born American violin virtuoso Midori to the Dorothy Richard Starling...

SAD NEWS | Czech Violinist Jitka Šuranská Has Died – Aged 41 [RIP]

Czech violinist Jitka Šuranská has passed away following a battle with cancer - aged just 41. A graduate of the Šuranská Conservatory in Brno, Czech...

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso, Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

Legendary Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos died on this day in 1960 – aged 64. He is remembered as one of the most celebrated conductors...

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1922. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef Ozimiński - in Warsaw. Extremely...

VC INTERVIEW | Friedemann Eichhorn – 2019 Spohr Violin Competition Jury Chair

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition Jury Chair, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn. Full livestream of this year's competition...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

Phoenix Avalon from United States has been awarded 1st prize in the Senior 18-to-20-years-old category at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany. A...

Jewish-Austrian Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Austrian violin virtuoso Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 62nd birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

Today is Greek Violin Virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos’ 52nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Greek violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos' 52nd birthday. A former 1st prize winner at Sibelius, Naumburg and Paganini International Violin Competitions, he is widely respected...

VC LIVE | 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Weimar, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Weimar, Germany.   2019 LOUIS SPOHR INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE...

MEET THE PROS | Violist Kim Kashkashian – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Viola Professor, Kim Kashkashian – at the New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions‘ Festival, in Miami Beach. We sat her...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

The Category Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany. The 14-Years-and-Under Category Finalists are: Mona Endo (Japan) Emiri...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian Composer Zoltan Jeney Has Died – Aged 76 [RIP]

Hungarian composer Zoltan Jeney has passed away - aged 76. A graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa...

OUT NOW | Violinist Bohuslav Matoušek’s New CD Set: ‘Martinů – Complete Violin Works’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has announced the release of violinist Bohuslav Matoušek's new 4-CD set: 'Martinů - The Complete Music for Violin and Orchestra'. Recorded with conductor Christopher...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Aurélien Pascal, 24 – Queen Elisabeth, Paulo & Feuermann International Cello Comp Prizes

24-year-old French cellist Aurélien Pascal is building an international reputation as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string soloists. A graduate of the...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Momenta Quartet – Live from NYC’s Tenri Cultural Institute [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Momenta Quartet for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from the Tenri Cultural Institute and the...

Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 Premiered On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99 premiered on this day in 1955. The first performance was given by David Oistrakh...

Today is Armenian-American Violinist Ida Kavafian’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violinist and pedagogue Ida Kavafian's birthday. A student of Oscar Shumsky and Ivan Galamian, Ida currently serves distinguished teaching positions on faculty at...

OUT NOW | Cuarteto Casals String Quartet’s New CD: ‘Revelations Vol. 2’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi Records has announced the release of the Spanish-based string quartet, Cuarteto Casals' new 3-CD set: 'Revelations - The Complete String Quartets of...

AUDITION | Dallas Symphony Orchestra – ‘Section Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Dallas, Texas, United States is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Cello’ position. Applications to be received by December 8th, 2019. For...

SAD NEWS | Swiss Violinist Hansheinz Schneeberger Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Swiss violinist Hansheinz Schneeberger has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Berlin Conservatoire, where he studied of Walter Kägi, Mr Schneeberger served...

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