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Knoxville Symphony Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist William Shaub as their new Concertmaster - effective immediately....

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – 2012 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu‘s Junior 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Nikki Chooi – “Inside the Infamous Queen Elisabeth Comp Chapelle”

As we standby in anticipation for Monday evening's commencement of the final round of the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, each of the...

London Philharmonic Announce New 24 Year Old Co-Leader

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist Kevin Lin as their new Co-Leader - effective from...

Cellist Steven Isserlis Awarded Dresden’s €25,000 Glashütte Grant

It has been announced today that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the 14th annual Glashütte Original Music Festival Award - in recognition...

Prizes Awarded at Osaka International Chamber Music Competition

The New York-based Aizuri String Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, in Japan. The ensemble, comprising Juilliard...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 24 year old VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Brahms' Concerto in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International...

Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago. The first performance...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Augustin Dumay – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1988 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded 1988 performance of French violinist Augustin Dumay performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with the Toulouse National Chamber Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz13BdNT244&showinfo=0&autohide=1 AUGUSTIN...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu, 16 – Youngest Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

16 year old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential. A student of...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Awarded 2016 Queen’s Medal for Music

It has been announced today that Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti has been awarded the 2016 Queens Medal for Music - presented to an outstanding British...

VC WEB BLOG | Gilles Colliard – “Benefits of Synthetic Violin Bow Hair” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Toulouse Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster and Coruss Synthetic Bow Hair spokesperson, Mr Gilles Colliard.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Gilles guides us through...

Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell Featured in New Children’s Book

A new children’s book has been released this month, by author Kathy Stinson, based on a real life childhood performance mishap of violinist Joshua...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Male Model Filip Pogady’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC VOX POP | “What Work in Another Instrument’s Repertoire Are You Jealous That It’s Not In Yours?” [Q&A]

“What work in another instrument's repertoire are you jealous that it's not in yours?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist & Composer Joshua Roman – “Riding Light” for Solo Cello [NEW]

American cellist and composer Joshua Roman performing his original 11 minute composition "Riding Light" for Solo Cello. Recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in New York...

Today is Violinist and Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 76th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman to Join Harrison Parrott Management Roster

It has been announced today that 19 year old Finnish/Dutch VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman will join the roster of Harrison Parrott, in London -...

Violinist and Composer Emile Sauret Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852 – 165 years ago. A protege of Charles de Beriot and...

VC WEB BLOG | Kristóf Baráti – “Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC Artists Dover Quartet Launch Kickstarter to Fund Behind-the-Scenes Documentary

VC Artists Dover Quartet have this week announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign - aimed at funding a full-length documentary film about...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released The Knights’ ‘Azul’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights' new album ‘Azul’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner...

Newly-Released Emerson Quartet ‘Britten & Purcell’ CD Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed newly-released CD copy of the Emerson String Quartet’s...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Russian Cellist and Pedagogue Natalia Shakhovskaya has Died

Russian cellist Natalia Shakhovskaya has passed away - aged 82. A protégé of Semon Kosolupov and Mstislav Rostropovich, Ms Shakhovskaya is a former 1st prize winner...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony – ‘Assistant Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony is currently accepting applications for the ‘Assistant Principal Cello’ position. Applications to be received by June 12th, 2017. For further details, visit:...

Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition

The 12 Finalists have been announced at the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, in Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Finalists are: Santiago Cañón-Valencia (21,...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 54th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Mr Apap is a former 1st prize winner the Menuhin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman – Vieuxtemps Cello Concerto No. 1, 2017 [VIDEO]

Finnish-Dutch cellist VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman performing Vieuxtemps' Cello Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | William McGregor – Dittersdorf Bass Concerto, 2012, 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 2012 archival footage of the then 12 year old American double bassist William McGregor performing Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf's Concerto for Double Bass in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nicola Benedetti – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, April 2017 [VIDEO]

Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Thomas Sondergard and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on April...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Simone Lamsma – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu, 16 – Youngest Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

16 year old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential. A student of...

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