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Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera Boris...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Paul Huang & Noreen Polera – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of violinist, VC Artist Paul Huang and pianist Noreen Polera performing recital works by Dvorak, Sarasate, Cyril Scott, Fritz Kreisler and Arthur Benjamim...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – Miró Quartet, Live from Boston, Massachusetts [LIVE]

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

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

Violist Wins Landmark Hearing Damage Case Against London’s Royal Opera House

A British violist has today won a landmark legal case against London’s Royal Opera House - after claiming his hearing was irreparably damaged during...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘9 Moves to Look Like a World-Class Soloist’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin show us the nine essential on-stage moves to look like a world-class instrumental soloist ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkchiAUO3U

Candidates Announced for Belgium’s 2018 Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The 89 candidates have been announced for the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists - to be held from the 29th of March...

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony Appoints New 30-Year-Old Music Director

The Santa Rosa Symphony in California, United States, has today announced the appointment of 30-year-old Italian-Chinese-American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong as their new Music Director...

SAD NEWS | Montreal Competition Co-Founder André Bourbeau Has Passed Away – Aged 81

Former Canadian politician, philanthropist and Montreal International Music Competition President and Co-Founder André Bourbeau has passed away from cancer - aged 81. He, alongside his...

Ohio’s Columbus Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Assistant Conductor

The Columbus Symphony, in Ohio, United States has this week announced the appointment of 34-year-old Colombian-born conductor Andres Lopera as its new assistant conductor...

AUDITION | National Orchestra of Belgium, Belgium – ‘Second Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The National Orchestra of Belgium is currently accepting applications for two ‘Second Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by April 15th, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2ERziCI  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Donghyun Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

1st prize-winning performance of 18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/vVZNsI9WB1c?t=3m16s DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Youjin Lee – Seoul International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

2nd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/lC62ZpVhmdQ?t=3m25s YOUJIN LEE | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jeein Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 3rd Prize [2018]

3rd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Jeein Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/tSeWnRFSut4?t=3m11s JEEIN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Promotes New Principal Cellist From Within

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 33 year old French-born cellist Blaise Déjardin as their new Principal Cellist. A graduate of the...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday. A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Schwarzberg currently serves a distinguished teaching position...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 91 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Serbian Composer Milica Paranosic – ‘Čoček’ for Violin & Piano [2018]

Serbian-born composer Milica Paranosic’s new virtuosic violin & piano arrangement of the traditional Macedonian circle dance: Čoček. Recorded live on the 15th of March, 2018 by violinist Lara...

Celebrated Architect Frank Gehry to Design Colburn School’s Campus Expansion

The Colburn Conservatory of Music, in Los Angeles, has today announced the appointment of world-renowned Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry as the lead designer for...

Conductor Andris Nelsons and Soprano Kristine Opolais Have Divorced

Acclaimed Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons and soprano Kristine Opolais have today announced their divorce - after 7 years of marriage. “Sharing, with regret, that Andris...

Musical Comedy Duo Igudesman & Joo to Join Dorn Music Management Roster

It has been announced today that the Igudesman & Joo comedy duo will join the artistic management roster of Dorn Music – for management representation in...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason ‘Inspiration’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Inspiration CDs - courtesy...

AUDITION | Brussels Philharmonic, Belgium – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Brussels Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 23rd of April, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FZ1pVh

Violinist Robert Mann’s ‘A Passionate Journey’ Memoir Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press copy of the-late Robert Mann’s newly-released memoir: A...

VERY SAD NEWS | Venezuela’s El Sistema Youth Orchestra Program Founder José Abreu Has Died [RIP]

Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestra initiative founder and activist Maestro José Abreu has passed away – aged 78. Founded in 1975, El Sistema has received worldwide recognition for its free...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sakura Cello Quintet – Schubert’s ‘Erlkönig’ (Arr. 5 Cellos) [2018]

The LA-based Sakura Cello Quintet performing Schubert's iconic Erlkönig - arranged for five cellos ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaSpSMRwH0w SAKURA CELLO QUINTET | SCHUBERT | ERLKÖNIG (ARR. PETER MYERS) | 2018

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Isang Yun’s ‘Königliches Thema’ [2018]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana performing Isang Yun's Königliches Thema (King's Theme) for solo violin - as featured on his newly-released debut album, Through the Lens of Time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRElvwWqE44 VC...

German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 44th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

OUT NOW | Trio Les Esprits’ New CD: ‘Brahms & Dvorak: Piano Trios’ [LISTEN]

Mirare Records has announced the release of piano trio Trio Les Esprits’ new album: Brahms & Dvorak: Piano Trios. Comprised of violinist Yang Mi-sa, cellist Victor...

SAD NEWS | Genre-Crossing Double Bassist Buell Neidlinger Has Died – Aged 82 [RIP]

American classical and jazz double bassist and cellist Buell Neidlinger has passed away from a heart attack – aged 82.  A student of Yale University, Mr Neidlinger...

VC LIVE | 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grants Ceremony – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of the prize giving ceremony of the 2018 Avery Fisher career grants, featuring 2018 recipients VC Artists Francisco Fullana and the Calidore String...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris,...

18 Year Old Donghyun Kim Awarded 1st Prize at Seoul International Violin Comp

18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South...

SAD NEWS | Slovenia’s Ljubljana Music Academy Dean Dejan Bravničar Has Died

Slovenian violinist and pedagogue Dejan Bravničar has passed away - aged 81. A graduate of the Ljubljana Music Academy, Moscow Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died on this Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Nancy Zhou, 25 – 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 1st Prize

25 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.  A graduate of Harvard...

AUDITION | Chicago Symphony Orchestra, United States – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 9th of April, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2pCsBy9

Bartók’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Béla Bartók's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 79 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

Hungarian Violinist Franz von Vecsey was Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Franz von Vecsey was born on this day in 1893. A celebrated child protege of Jenő Hubay and Joseph Joachim,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – Menuhin Comp, Junior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 12 year old American VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 1st prize winning performance – in the Junior Final...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

AUDITION | Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Europe – ‘Section 1st Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is currently accepting applications for two ‘Section 1st Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by 16th of May, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2Gwa2nx

New York’s Met Museum has Reopened Their New Musical Instrument Gallery

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the reopening of their André Mertens Musical Instrument Gallery - following a two-year renovation and re-curation....

VC WEB BLOG | Nashville Symphony’s Steve Brosvik – ‘The Violins of Hope Nashville Holocaust Initiative’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Nashville Symphony's Chief Operating Officer, Mr Steve Brosvik. In a VC-exclusive blog, Steve talks us through the orchestra's new...

OUT NOW | Violinist Renaud Capuçon’s New CD: ‘Bartók Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics and Erato has this week announced the release of French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s new album: Bartók Violin Concertos Nos. 1 &...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Nancy Zhou, 25 – 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 1st Prize

25 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.  A graduate of Harvard...

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