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Australian Chamber Orchestra Leader Richard Tognetti Awarded ‘Keys to the City’

Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti has this week been awarded the 'Keys to the City' of Wollongong, in Australia - in recognition to his excellence...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s New ‘City Lights’ CD [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Lisa Batiashvili new CD: ‘City Lights’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Deutsche Grammophon is this...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s 2020 Mahler Conducting Competition

30-year-old British conductor Finnegan Downie Dear has been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition – in Bamberg, Germany. A graduate of...

Junior Prizes Awarded at Belgium’s Leonid Kogan Violin Competition

The 1st and 2nd junior category prize winners have this week been announced at the 2020 Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists – in...

OUT NOW | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s New CD: ‘City Lights’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has announced the release of Georgian-born German violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s new album: 'City Lights'. Joined for the project by composer-arranger Nikoloz Rachveli, the disc...

VC Young Artist Santiago Canon Valencia Signed to Diamond Artists Management Roster

It has been announced this week that 25-year-old Colombian-born cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Canon Valencia will join the management roster of Diamond Artists – for...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin – With Bienen School of Music Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery [EPISODE 2]

Social entrepreneur, author and artist, Aaron Dworkin has this week released the second episode of the new arts video series: ‘Arts Engines.’ Produced in partnership...

Austrian-Born Violinist Max Rostal Was Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent violin...

Composer & Conductor Gustav Mahler Was Born On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as one of the most...

VC ARTIST | Violin Virtuoso Augustin Hadelich – ‘The Musician’s Musician’

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself in recent years as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi - sometimes described...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist & Composer Callum Smart – ‘Amazing Grace’ [PREMIERE]

British violinist Callum Smart premiering his own original 'Amazing Grace’ for Solo Violin. Recorded live on May 12th, 2020 – as part of the ‘VC...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 83rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-Icelandic piano virtuoso and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 83rd birthday. A student of Lev Oborin and Boris Zemliansky, Maestro Ashkenazy is a former prize...

Today is VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is a...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer died on this day in 1973 – aged 88. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Was Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik was born on this day in 1880. Dying in 1940, aged 60, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

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VC ARTIST | Violin Virtuoso Augustin Hadelich – ‘The Musician’s Musician’

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself in recent years as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi - sometimes described...

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