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Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st prize winner at the...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 97 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the greatest...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Luke Hsu, 26 – Isangyun, Michael Hill, Nielsen & Wieniawski Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Chinese-American violinist Luke Hsu is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Shepherd...

SAD NEWS | Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Cellist José Bragato Has Passed Away – Aged 101

Italian-born Argentinian cellist, composer and arranger José Bragato has passed away - aged 101. He served as Principal Cellist with the Colón Theatre in Buenos...

VC Artist Cellist Kian Soltani Signed to Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon has today announced the signing of 25 year old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani. Kian’s debut album, entitled ‘HOME’, will be...

Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, at Oberlin College, in Ohio, United States...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 2016 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

The then 15 year old Swedish VC Rising Star Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Semi-Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Nicola is a former 1st prize winner at the BBC Young Musician of...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth  Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

Stage 3 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 6 Stage 3 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, at Oberlin College, in Ohio,...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New Album ‘Russian Soul’ [LISTEN]

The VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists have this month announced the release of their second album ‘Russian Soul’ - recorded on the RCA Red...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1699 Rogeri Violin, Freiburg, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued today for a 1699 Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin - stolen from the Brandensteinstrasse district in Freiburg, Germany on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Paganini’s 5th Caprice Meets Eminem [JAM]

Youtube violin star AnarViolin performing Paganini's 5th Solo Caprice ... meets rapper Eminem's "Lose Yourself" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMpiorXN_0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ANAR IBRAHIMOV (AKA ANARVIOLIN) | PAGANINI & EMINEM | CAPRICE...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

Today is American Violinist Robert Mann’s 97th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann’s 97th birthday. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann was a founding member and first violinist with the Juilliard...

Stage 2 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 10 Stage 2 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, at Oberlin College, in Ohio,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Great Violinists of NBC TV’s “Bell Telephone Hour”, 1959-1964 [LEGENDS]

Never-before-uploaded in its entirety, a 90 minute compilation of many of the greatest violinists of the 20th century’s appearances on NBC’s “The Bell Telephone...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Recently Re-Discovered Johan Halvorsen (b.1864) Violin Concerto [NEW-AGAIN]

Lost for over a century after its original low-key premiere in 1909, the 22 minute Violin Concerto of Johan Halvorsen (b. 1864) was re-premiered in...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Masur served distinguished...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Died On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served as...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 31st birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former prize winner at the...

New Academic Study Makes Claims 1/3 of all Musicians Will Battle an Eating Disorder

A new academic study published, this week by the scientific ‘Eating and Weight Disorders' journal, in the United Kingdom, has made startling claims that a...

Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 23 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, at Oberlin College, in Ohio, United States -...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatory Violin Pedagogue Maya Glezarova has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Maya Glezarova has passed away - aged 92. A student and assistant of legendary Russian teacher Yuri Yankelevich, she served a long-term...

AUDITION | Tonhalle Orchester Zürich – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Tonhalle Orchester Zürich is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by October 10th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1jf4G0H    

Leonidas Kavakos to Cancel Upcoming Concerts Due to ‘Family Emergency’

It has been announced today that violinist Leonidas Kavakos has withdrawn from his Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd performances at the Bravo!...

OUT NOW | D’Addario New ‘Ascenté’ Synthetic Violin Strings [NEW]

D’Addario Orchestral has today announced the launch of the new 'Ascenté' violin strings - a full synthetic violin string set for string players of all...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a student violin masterclass on the 1st movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor. Recorded live...

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Sensation, Violinist Jenny Yun – “Russian Roulette” [CRAY]

Meet South Korean YouTube sensation, Jenny Yun and her newly-released energetic K-Pop violin cover of Red Velvet's 'Russian Roulette' ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym2MIjiGIXQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VIOLINIST JENNY YUN  | RED VELVET...

ASK THE PROS | Patinka Kopec – ‘Telling a Student a Career in Performance May Not Be for Them’ [ADVICE]

VC member Nicole Wang from the United States was keen to know if and how music teachers should advise students that music performance may not be the...

Omer Quartet Awarded Audience-Voted Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows has this week announced the Omer String Quartet as the 5th recipients of 2017 US $5000 Tarisio Trust Young...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Luke Hsu, 26 – Isangyun, Michael Hill, Nielsen & Wieniawski Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Chinese-American violinist Luke Hsu is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Shepherd...

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