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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – ‘From The Top’ 16-Years Old [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 16-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman performing Paganini's La Campanella - with pianist Christopher O'Riley on the...

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1945. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with...

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 86th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 86th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

AUDITION | Netherlands Philharmonic – ‘Tutti 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, in Amsterdam, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by February 24th, 2019. For further details, visit:...

VC INSIDER | “When You Only Have a Short Amount of Rehearsal Time, What Are the Priorities?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international collaborative pianists – to get the inside word on the top priorities to ensure...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Liya Petrova – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The 24 candidates...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894 – 125 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded...

15 Things, You Know You’re a String Player, When …

Yup! You know you're a string player, when ….   1.  Your instrument costs way more than your car ...   2.  You've got a hickey, but no...

MEET THE PROS | LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, Violinist Alexander Gilman [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, violinist Alexander Gilman. Founded by Alexander and pianist Marina Seltenreich in collaboration with the LGT Private Bank, in Switzerland, the...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal with the Side Effects of Traveling?” [Q&A]

"How do you deal with the side effects of traveling?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Awarded Prestigious Swedish Polar Music Prize

It has been announced today that superstar German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has been awarded the 2019 Swedish Polar Music Prize - in international recognition of her significant...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major. Recorded live with conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Olga … The Double Bass Foot Juggler [WHAT]

Meet Olga Gayeva … the double bass foot juggler … Performed live for Russian-TV’s Minute of Fame talent quest.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMozOJb_cA

AUDITION | Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Paris – ‘Co-Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Chamber Orchestra of Paris, in Paris, is currently accepting applications for the Co-Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by March 29th, 2019. For Further Details, Visit:...

OUT NOW | Cellist Steven Isserlis’ New CD: ‘Chopin & Schubert’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has announced the release of British cellist Steven Isserlis' new album: 'Chopin & Schubert'. Recorded with Hungarian-born pianist Dénes Várjon, the the disc features...

Composer Richard Wagner Died On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, Richard Wagner died on this day in 1883 – 136 years ago, aged 69. His signature works...

Candidates Announced for Ravinia’s Discover National Pre-College Chamber Music Competition

The 25 opening-round ensembles have been announced for the 2019 Discover National Chamber Music Competition - to be held in Ravinia, United States, on Sunday the...

Candidates Announced for England’s Windsor Festival International String Competition

The 12 Semi-Final candidates have today been announced for the 2019 7th Windsor Festival International String Competition – to be held in Windsor, England from the 26th...

AUDITION | Helsinki Symphony, Finland – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, in Helsinki, Finland is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by February 28th, 2019. For further...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released Gautier Capuçon ‘Schumann’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon’s new album Schumann, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics &...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Kernis Violin Concerto [NEW]

Violinist James Ehnes performing the 2017 world-premiere of the Aaron Jay Kernis Violin Concerto - with conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The new three movement...

Violinist & Composer Émile Sauret Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret died on this day in 1920, 99 years ago – aged 67. A protégé of Charles de Beriot and Henri Vieuxtemps, he...

Today is VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 24th birthday. A graduate of the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Nam-Yun Kim, and current student of...

VC Young Artist InMo Yang ‘Paganini’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in!   The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of VC Young Artist InMo...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 3 ‘The Basics of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the third in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the fundamentals of vibrato. “This video takes you on an exploration...

AUDITION | Halle Orchestra, Manchester, UK – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, United Kingdom is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by February 18th, 2019. For further details,...

Applications Open for American Orchestral Musicians’ Community Engagement Awards

The League of American Orchestras has this week announced they are currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2019 Ford Musician Awards - in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Attacca Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 Op. 132 [2019]

VC Artist Attacca Quartet performing the Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart from Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132. Recorded...

OUT NOW | Violist VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman’s New CD: ‘Ascent’ [LISTEN]

Cedille Records has this week announced the release of American violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman's new album: Ascent. Recorded with pianist Henry Kramer, the disc features...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist – Themes From ‘Mary Poppins’ [WHAT]

Youtube phenom, Matthew Olshefski (aka The Shirtless Violinist) and pianist Johnny Walsh performing the themes from the Mary Poppins soundtrack. “The songs from the classic 60s musical are some of the best and...

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

SAD NEWS | Maine Opera Conductor Andrew McMullan Has Died – Aged 95

American conductor and french hornist Andrew J. McMullan Jr has passed away - aged 95. Maestro McMullan performed for 21 years as a member of the...

Israel’s Jerusalem Symphony Announces New Music Director

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, in Jerusalem, Israel, has today announced the appointment of American conductor Steven Sloane as its new Music Director - effective...

Candidates Announced for Denmark’s 2019 Nielsen International Violin Competition

The 24 candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition – to be held in Odense, Denmark from the 21st to the...

BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards

Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have just minutes ago been awarded double...

2019 Classical Music Grammy Award Nominees

The classical music nominees for the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards have been announced - including violinists James Ehnes, Joshua Bell and Laurie Anderson...

OUT NOW | Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott’s New CD: ‘Trip to Russia’ [LISTEN]

Orfeo Records has announced the release of German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott's new album: Trip to Russia - Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov. Recorded with Uzbekistani conductor Aziz Shokhakimov...

AUDITION | Saint Louis Symphony, United States – ‘Associate Principal Double Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Saint Louis Symphony, in Saint Louis, United States is currently accepting applications for the Associate Principal Double Bass position. Applications to be received by February 15th, 2019. For...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan-Academy Orchestra. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti & Alexei Grynyuk – Strauss Violin Sonata [2019]

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and pianist Alexei Grynyuk performing Strauss Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 16th of January, 2019 - at the WQXR Greene Space in...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert...

OUT NOW | Cellist Gautier Capuçon’s New CD: ‘Schumann’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics & Erato has this month announced the release of superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon’s new album: Schumann. Recorded with pianist Martha Argerich, violinist Renaud...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Mischa Maisky – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 6 [1991]

1991 archival performance of acclaimed cellist Mischa Maisky performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. Recorded live on the 5th of July, 1991–...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Gautier Capucon – Gulda Cello Concerto [2005]

Incredible 2005 archival performance of the then 23-year-old French cellist Gautier Capucon performing Friedrich Gulda’s (1930-2000) Cello Concerto for Solo Cello and Wind Orchestra – with conductor...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

American Violinist Louis Kaufman Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Louis Kaufman died on this day in 1994 – aged 88. It is estimated he is possibly the most recorded musical artist in...

Composer and Music Publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and music publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister died on this day in 1812 – 207 years ago. Hoffmeister's major contributions to the string repertoire...

Applications Open for Nippon Music Foundation Fine Instrument Loan Project [APPLY]

The Tokyo-based Nippon Foundation has this week announced they are currently accepting applications for their 2019 Fine Instrument Loan Project. Founded in 1994, and open...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

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