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Today Is Double Bass Virtuoso Edgar Meyer’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is classical, jazz and bluegrass double bass virtuoso and composer Edgar Meyer’s 57th birthday. A musician of great diversity, his collaborations have spanned a...

VC LIVE | Lara St. John & Pablo Ziegler Present ‘Piazzolla’s Central Park Concert’ [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of violinist Lara St. John and pianist Pablo Ziegler performing a recreation of Astor Piazzolla's famous 1987 Central Park Concert - live and...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 56th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

Anne-Sophie Mutter Honored with German State Artistic and Philanthropic Prize

German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter has today been announced as one of three recipients of an annual Bavarian State Foundation cultural award - honoring...

Britain’s BBC Concert Orchestra Announce New Principal Conductor

The BBC Concert Orchestra has announced the appointment of British conductor Bramwell Tovey as their new Principal Conductor - effective from January 2018. One of...

Mexico City National Symphony Announce New American Concertmaster

The Mexico City National Symphony has today announced the appointment of 33 year old American violinist William Harvey as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Steven Isserlis – Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor [1995]

Incredible 1995 never-before-uploaded archival performance of British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Tadaaki Otaka and...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at England’s Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Comp

The 5 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition – at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Osmo Vänskä – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed Finnish conductor and clarinetist, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Osmo Vänskä - for a fun game of VC...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Oleg Kagan Born On This Day in 1946 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Oleg Kagan was born on this day in 1946. A student of Boris Kuznetsov and David Oistrakh, he is a former major...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: 'Peter Grimes', 'Billy Budd'...

Siberian Opera Star Dmitri Hvorostovsky Has Died of Cancer – Aged 55

Eminent Siberian operatic baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died from a brain tumor - aged just 55. “On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song, 25 – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Miriam Fried Solo Bach CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Miriam Fried’s new album ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Nimbus...

VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin ‘Reflets’ Signed CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a newly-released personally-autographed CD copy of VC Young Artist Fedor...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2017 Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert, London’s Wigmore Hall [CONCERT]

British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis with VC Artists William Hagen, Stephen Waarts, Ziyu Shen, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani and Pablo Ferrández coming together for...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – ThatViolaKid Drew Forde, Live from the D’Addario Factory [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … ThatViolaKid, Drew Forde for a Facebook Livestream with his...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli died on this day in 2001. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term teaching Professorship at Indiana...

OUT NOW | Anne-Sophie Mutter & Daniil Trifonov’s New ‘Trout Quintet’ Album [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this month announced the release of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Daniil Trifonov’s new album ‘Trout Quintet’. Recorded with Mutter Foundation alumni, violist...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Born on this Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Died On This Day in 1828 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert died on this day in 1828 – 189 years ago. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 15 Years Old [1986]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1986 archival performance of the then 15 year old wunderkind, Vadim Repin performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor...

Eugene Ormandy Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy was born on this day in 1899. Dying in 1985, Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the eminent...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jacqueline du Pré – Dvorak Cello Concerto, Barenboim, 1968 [NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED]

Incredible recently rediscovered 1968 video recording of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Daniel Barenboim and...

Austrian Violin Virtuoso & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont died on this day in 1888 – 129 years ago. Dont is remembered in history as one of the greatest...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel was born on this day in 1890. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of the finest...

Portugal’s Gulbenkian Orchestra Announce New Principal Guest Conductor

The Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal has today announced the appointment of Costa Rican-born conductor Giancarlo Guerrero as their new Principal Guest Conductor. Maestro Guerrero...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin – 11 Years Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11 year old Russian-French VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saens’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ - with conductor Plamen Djouroff...

OUT NOW | Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s Debut Album ‘Wieniawski & Shostakovich’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist, violinist Bomsori Kim’s debut album ‘Wieniawski & Shostakovich’. Recorded with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the...

VC WEB BLOG | American Cellist & Pedagogue Phyllis Young – In Memoriam (1925-2017) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Idaho Cello Professor Miranda Wilson, former doctoral student of American cello pedagogue Phyllis Young – who passed away earlier this...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner at the Tadeusz Wronski,...

VC LIVE | Violin Channel Takeover – Ariel String Quartet, Live from New York City [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … the Ariel Quartet for a Facebook Livestream with their fans - directly...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song, 25 – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of...

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