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NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Fritz Kreisler – Brahms Violin Concerto [1927 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1927 archival audio recording of legendary Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler performing Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Leo Blech and the Berlin...

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Join Salzburg Mozarteum Teaching Faculty

The Salzburg Mozarteum University, in Salzburg, Austria, has today announced the appointment of violinist Maxim Vengerov to its violin teaching faculty - effective from...

Man Arrested In Connection With a Stolen Violin From a London Train

A 38-year-old man, in London, has this week been arrested on suspicion of theft - following the robbery of a valuable violin on June...

VC ARTIST | Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu & Brahms Violin Competition 1st Prizes

29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Esther Hoppe – ‘Student Dos and Dont’s for a First Lesson’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mozarteum University Salzburg Violin Professor Esther Hoppe shares her thoughts on what should be a student's 'dos and don't's...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Goldberg Variations’ (Arr. 11 String Players & 9 Dancers) [WHAT]

The Scottish Ensemble and Swedish dance company, Andersson Dance performing an ambitious new interoperation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations - for 11 string players and 9...

Today is Norwegian Violin Virtuoso Vilde Frang’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and the...

Violinist George Enescu Was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win of 1 of 5 Signed New Rodney Friend ‘Violin In 5ths’ Technique Books [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of British violin pedagogue Rodney Friend’s new book ‘The Violin in 5ths – Developing Intonation and Sound’, The...

Candidates Announced for 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition

The 10 opening round quartets have been announced for the 2019 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition – to be held in Banff, Canada from the...

Candidates Announced for Switzerland’s 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – to be held in Sion, Switzerland from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mendelssohn Octet – Heifetz Institute ‘Festival of Concerts’ [2019]

Violinists Nicholas Kitchen, Hagai Shaham, Ani Kavafian and Shmuel Ashkenasi, violists Katharina Kang and Paul Neubauer and cellists Antonio Lysy and Beiliang Zhu performing the...

Australian National Academy and Bavarian State Opera Announce New Partnership

The Australian National Academy of Music, in Melbourne, and the Bavarian State Opera Orchestral Academy, in Munich, have this week announced a new joint...

Cellist Alexander Ramm To Join New York’s Primavera Consulting Management Roster

It has been announced this week that 31-year-old Russian-born cellist Alexander Ramm will join the management roster of Primavera Consulting, in New York City – for...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arabella Steinbacher – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up German violin virtuoso, Arabella Steinbacher - in Brussels. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Classical Musician of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated classical musician of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 20+ of the world’s top string players to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Amit Peled – Elgar Cello Concerto 2nd Mvt [LEARN]

Israeli-American cellist and pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 2nd movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

Rotterdam Philharmonic Announces New Assistant Conductor

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands has this week announced the appointment of British conductor Adam Hickox as its new Assistant Conductor...

Curtis Institute Announces New Confidential Abuse Reporting Hotline

The Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, has this week announced that a new toll-free confidential hotline has been set up - as a...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist John-Henry Crawford – 17-Years-Old [2010]

The then 17-year-old American cellist John-Henry Crawford performing Prokofiev’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ at the 2010 Meadowmount School of Music - with pianist Fumiko Jensen. John-Henry has...

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces New Principal Guest Conductor

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in Cincinnati, Ohio has this week announced the appointment of American actor and conductor Damon Gupton as its new Principal...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Australia’s ‘Waltzing Matilda’ (Arr. Solo Violin) [2019]

Superstar violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen performing his own original arrangement of Australia's bush ballad 'Waltzing Matilda' for solo violin. Recorded live on the 8th...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Klein International String Comp 1st Prize [2014]

2014 archival performance of the then 15-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the Irving M....

American Violinist Albert Spalding Was Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding was born on this day in 1888. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and is remembered in history for having...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was the dedicatee of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Saint-Saëns’ ‘Swan’ for Double Bass … Neck [WHAT]

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin's bassist Rolf Jansen performing Saint-Saëns' 'The Swan' .... for harp and double bass ... neck ...   https://youtu.be/LGc0UNiMoYI?t=8

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | USA National Youth Orchestra – Live from Carnegie Hall [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Carnegie Hall’s USA National Youth Orchestra 2 for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Miami and...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – Bach Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas [NEW SERIES]

In a new 26-part weekly VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of J.S. Bach's Six Solo...

Baroque Chamber Orchestra Apollo’s Fire To Join Opus 3 Roster

It has been announced this week that the Cleveland-based baroque chamber orchestra, Apollo's Fire will join the roster of Opus3 Artists New York - for...

VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung To Join Kirshbaum Associates Management Roster

It has been announced today that 20-year-old cellist, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung will join the management roster of Kirshbaum Associates, in New York...

Romanian Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996 - aged 82. Maestro Celibidache is remembered as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Was Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted violinists...

Conductor Georges Prêtre Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of the world’s finest...

Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Extends Music Director Jane Glover to 2023

The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, in Chicago, has this week announced the contract renewal of Music Director Jane Glover - through...

Philadelphia Orchestra Cancels Plácido Domingo Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today withdrawn all upcoming invitations to opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo - following the publishing of allegations today that...

Opera Star Plácido Domingo Accused of Sexually Harassing Nine Women

It has been reported today by the Associated Press that eight female singers and a dancer have come forward making claims that they were...

AUDITION | Kansas City Symphony – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra in Kansas City, United States, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by October 1st, 2019. For...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Avner Dorman – Double Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth rehearsing prior to the world premiere performance of Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello...

VC ARTIST | Paul Huang – Avery Fisher & Lincoln Center Award Recipient

Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang is building an impressive international reputation for his eloquent music making​, distinctive sound and effortless virtuosity. ​A graduate of...

French Composer Jules Massenet Died On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago – aged 70. Massenet's signature works include operas Manon, Werther and Esclarmonde. His major contribution...

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Announces New 1st Concertmaster

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, in Berlin, Germany, has this week announced the appointment of 24-year-old Russian-born violinist Marina Grauman as its new 1st Concertmaster -...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Anders Flanderz …. The Swedish 1-Man-Band [WHAT]

Meet Swedish street performer, Anders Flanderz (a.k.a. the 1-Man-Band), performing John Williams' ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack - arranged for cymbals, hooters, glockenspiel, accordion, kick drum...

SAD NEWS | Cincinnati-Based Violinist Paul Bartel Has Died – Aged 67 [RIP]

Cincinnati-based violinist, educator and luthier Paul Bartel has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 67. A graduate of Miami University, Mr...

AUDITION | Vienna Symphony Orchestra – ‘1st Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria, is currently accepting applications for the 1st Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by September 18th, 2019. For further details, visit:...

Prizes Awarded at Mexico’s Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition

26-year-old John-Henry Crawford from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia,...

Czech Composer Leoš Janáček Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer Leoš Janáček died on this day in 1928 – aged 74. Janáček, Dvořák and Smetana are widely regarded as the three most influential Czech composers...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 49th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 49th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Alexander currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra –...

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VC ARTIST | Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu & Brahms Violin Competition 1st Prizes

29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

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