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David Garrett Reaches Settlement Over Alleged Ex-Girlfriend Abuse Claims

It has been reported that violinist David Garrett has reached an undisclosed settlement in a New York Supreme Court with ex-girlfriend Ashley Youdan -...

The Piano Guys Confirmed to Perform at Controversial Trump Inauguration

American musical group The Piano Guys have confirmed they will perform at the controversial inauguration ceremony of American President-elect Donald Trump. The Utah-based piano and...

Anne-Sophie Mutter Awarded World Economic Forum Humanitarian Accolade

It has been announced today that German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter has been awarded a 2017 'Crystal Award' by the World Economic Forum - for...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, he currently serves distinguished teaching...

Singapore Symphony Music Director Lan Shui to Stand Down in January 2019

It has been announced today that Singapore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lan Shui is set to stand down from the role in January 2019. Maestro...

London’s Royal College and Shanghai Conservatory Announce New Collaboration

London’s Royal College of Music and the Shanghai Conservatory have announced the establishment of a new joint-Institute of Music in China. Situated in Shanghai, the...

SAD NEWS | Leading Macedonian Conductor Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar Has Died – Aged 50

Macedonian conductor Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar has died - aged just 50. He served as Music Director of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic and...

Berlin Philharmonic Violinist Signed to Conducting Artist Management

It has been announced that Australian-German violinist and conductor Stanley Dodds will join the artist management roster of Dorn Music, in Hannover. A violin and conducting...

SAD NEWS | Decorated Australian Conductor Richard Divall Has Died – Aged 71

Australian conductor, composer and musicologist Richard Divall has died following a long illness - aged 71. A world-leading expert in Maltese sacred music and early Australian...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

Today is British Violinist and Fashion Model Charlie Siem’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 31st birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with...

Today is Latvian Conductor Mariss Jansons’ 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons' 74th birthday. Maestro Jansons is widely regarded as one of today's pre-eminent conductors – he currently serves as Chief...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Vadim Gluzman [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

VC ARTIST | Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize Winner

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself is one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi. A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born On This Day in 1923 – 94 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one...

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – 2012, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2012 archival footage of the then 15 year old American VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing Jacob Gade's 'Tango Jalousie' - with pianist Anton...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, United States – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by January 15th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1uk08Zx

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mitzi Gardner – Australian National Youth Concerto Competition, 2016 [VIDEO]

16 year old Australian violinist Mitzi Gardner's 1st prize winning performing in the Final of the 2016 Australian National Youth Concerto Competition. Widely regarded as...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

2009 archival footage of the then 20 year old Australian VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen...

VC Artist Ray Chen Signed to Decca Recording and Media Partnership

Decca Classics has today announced the signing of Australian VC Artist Ray Chen to a major new recording deal and multimedia partnership. “We are very...

Rumours Circulating That SoundCloud Streaming Service on Verge of Bankruptcy

Reports are today circulating that the SoundCloud streaming platform is on the verge of bankruptcy - following the apparent presentation to share holders of...

Ireland’s RTE National Symphony Announce New Principal Guest Conductor

The RTE National Symphony Orchestra, in Dublin, Ireland has today announced the appointment of French opera singer and orchestral conductor Nathalie Stutzmann as their...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Heinrich Schiff – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2002 [VIDEO]

The late-Austrian cellist Heinrich Schiff performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Christian Zacharias and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Recorded live...

Today is Israeli Violin Virtuoso and Pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 76th birthday. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Was Born On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding was born on this day in 1856 – 161 years ago. Dying in 1941, his signature works include 4 symphonies, an...

Today is Polish-Australian Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska’s 88th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-Australian virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 88th birthday. A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, Ms Wilkomirska is a former prize winner...

Russian-American Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 – Aged 85 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of the most influential...

VC BUZZ | 7 Year Old Leukemia Patient Fulfills Dream to Conduct a Symphony [MUST SEE]

7 year old Stage 4 leukemia-patient Jordan Cartwright fulfilled a lifelong dream this week, in Canada ... to conduct a symphony orchestra. The elementary school student,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jan Vogler – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

German-born cellist Jan Vogler performing Dvorak Cello Concerto - live with conductor Yoel Levi and KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on January 5th, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJplAWO4c0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JAN VOGLER...

Violinist Simone Lamsma Departs IMG for Paris Boutique Talent Agency

It has been announced today that Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma has left management agency IMG - to join the roster of the Paris-based...

Germany’s Kronberg Academy Announces 3 New String Faculty Appointments

The Kronberg Academy, in Germany has today announced the appointment of violinist Antje Weithaas, violist Tabea Zimmermann and cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt to their...

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VC ARTIST | Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize Winner

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself is one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi. A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and...

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