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Finalists Announced at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. The 6 Finalists are: Rio Arai (20, Japan) Chihiro Kitada (22,...

AUDITION | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by August 10th, 2019. For further...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 308 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Cello Finalists are: VC Young Artist Zlatomir...

Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition – in Moscow, Russia. The 2019 Violin Finalists are: VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov (Belgium) ...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Top Prize [2011]

The then 22-year-old Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the Opening Round of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Sergei was awarded...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Cello Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Violin Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

Today is American Violinist Pamela Frank’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank's birthday! Pamela currently holds teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 16-year-old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the 2016 Menuhin...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival – ‘Pieter Wispelwey’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Rockport, Massachusetts. 2019 ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 'PIETER WISPELWEY' LIVE FROM...

Masterclass.com Launches New Itzhak Perlman Violin Masterclass Series

Masterclass.com has this week announced the launch of a new 4-hour 19-lesson online violin masterclass series - hosted by legendary violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. The...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. The 12 Semi-Finalists are: Rio Arai (20, Japan) ...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Music Festival – ‘Mozart & Brahms’ [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the 2019 Rockport Music Festival – in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program entitled 'Mozart & Brahms', performance featuring violist Barry...

Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Announces Violist Marina Thibeault To Its Faculty

University of British Columbia School of Music, in Vancouver, Canada has this week announced the appointment of Canadian violist Marina Thibeault to its teaching...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2019]

22-year-old Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Daniel Myssyk and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. Recorded...

Reykjavik’s Iceland Symphony Announce New Chief Conductor

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, in Reykjavik, Iceland has this week announced the appointment of 37-year-old Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen as its new Chief Conductor –...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony – ‘Assistant Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Milwaukee, United States is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by August 23rd,...

Prizes Awarded at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition

The UK-based Marmen Quartet and the Vienna-based Simply Quartet have this week been awarded joint top prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Do Gyung Anna Im – Michael Hill Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2019]

21-year-old South Korean violinist Do Gyung Anna Im’s 1st prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Eric Tsai – Michael Hill Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [2019]

22-year-old American violinist Eric Tsai‘s 2nd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Recorded live on the 8th of June...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jevgenijs Cepoveckis – Michael Hill Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [2019]

23-year-old Latvian violinist Jevgenijs Cepovecki‘s 3rd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Recorded live on the 8th of June...

J & A Beare Fine Instrument Dealers To Expand to New German Office

J & A Beare, in London, has this week announced the opening of its new branch, J & A Beare Europe GMBH, in Germany. The...

Finalists Announced For Opportunity to ‘Play with Ray’ and the LA Phil

The 3 Finalists have today been announced for the 'Play With Ray' initiative - offering a talented international violinist the opportunity to perform Bach’s...

Conductor Arie Lipsky to Step Down from Ann Arbor Symphony

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States has this week announced Israeli-American conductor Arie Lipsky has stepped down as Music...

AUDITION | Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec – ‘Assistant Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec in Quebec City, Canada is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by July 31st, 2019. For...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ziyu He, 20 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

20-year-old Chinese violinist Ziyu He is firmly establishing an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of exceptional promise. A student of Benjamin Schmid at the University Mozarteum Salzburg,...

VC LIVE | 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – in Northbrook, Illinois, United States. Program including...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2019 Rockport Music Festival – in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Entitled ‘The Roaring 20s’, the...

Luminary Dutch Conductor Bernard Haitink Has Announced His Retirement

Legendary Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink has this week announced he will retire from conducting - in September of this year. The 90-year-old previously announced in...

Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Herman Krebbers was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2018, aged 94, Mr Krebbers served as long-term Concertmaster of the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Oesterle – ‘Stand Alone’ for Solo Violin [PREMIERE]

Austrian violinist Johanna Pichlmair performing German-born Canadian composer Michael Oesterle’s new-premiered Stand Alone for Solo Violin. "Stand Alone is a monologue of brooding nostalgia with flashes...

Composer, Pianist & Conductor Igor Stravinsky Was Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day in 1882. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important...

French Virtuoso Christian Ferras Was Born On This Day In 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Christian Ferras was born on this day in 1933 – 86 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ilya Grubert – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1992]

Incredible 1992 archival footage of Latvian violinist Ilya Grubert performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Ermir Krantja and the Filarmonica...

VC INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER | Philharmonix – Live from Washington Performing Arts Center

VC recently caught up with the Berlin Vienna chamber group Philharmonix for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the Washington Performance Arts Center,...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Born On This Day in 1843 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was born on this day in 1843 – 176 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909. He served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1936 until...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, he is remembered as one of the...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 36th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hao Zhou – Montreal International Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2019]

22-year-old American violinist Hao Zhou‘s 1st prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of June...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Johanna Pichlmair – Montreal International Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [2019]

28-year-old Austrian violinist Johanna Pichlmair‘s 2nd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Fumika Mohri – Montreal International Violin Comp, 3rd Prize [2019]

25-year-old Japanese violinist Fumika Mohri‘s 3rd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of June...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Renaud Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up superstar French violinist Renaud Capuçon - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game of...

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt Awarded Vienna Philharmonic Honorary Member

The Vienna Philharmonic has this week announced 91-year-old Swedish-American conductor Herbert Blomstedt as the ensemble's newest Honorary Member. Maestro Blomstedt first conducted the orchestra in...

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Awarded Sweden’s ‘Nobel Prize for Music’

Superstar German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has this week been announced as 1 of 3 recipients of the prestigious 2019 Polar Music Prize - in...

AUDITION | Melbourne Symphony – ‘Associate Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Australia is currently accepting applications for the Associate Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by July 15th, 2019. For further details,...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ziyu He, 20 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

20-year-old Chinese violinist Ziyu He is firmly establishing an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of exceptional promise. A student of Benjamin Schmid at the University Mozarteum Salzburg,...

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