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Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ Premiered On This Day in 1878 [ON THIS DAY]

Tchaikovsky's showpiece 'Valse-Scherzo' Op. 34 premiered on this day in 1878 – 139 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Stanislaw Barcewicz. The...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

VC BLOG | Violinist Samuel Nebyu – “Debut Album: Music by Composers of African Descent” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ethiopian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Temple University Boyer College of Music student talks...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer David Ludwig – ‘Pangaea’ for Piano and Strings, 2017 [NEW]

World premiere performance of acclaimed American composer David Ludwig’s ‘Pangaea’ for Piano and Strings. Commissioned by the Bravo! Vail Festival, the 18 minute tone poem...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Intermediate 1st prize winner, Chinese VC Young...

3 Senior Violin Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 3 Group C (17 to 23 Years Old) Violin Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former major...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

VC RISING STAR | Yesong Sophie Lee, 13 – 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

13 year old violinist, Yesong Sophie Lee from the United States is quickly building an international following as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student...

Prizes Awarded at Italy’s Lipizer International Violin Competition

31 year old Jung Yoon Yang from South Korea has been awarded 1st prize at the 36th 2017 Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition,...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Andrew Jennings – “As a Teacher, How Do You Keep Your Own Playing Up?” [ADVICE]

VC member Jonathan Attias from the United States was keen to know how music teachers manage to maintain their instrumental playing alongside teaching. We threw Jonathan’s question...

3 Intermediate Violin Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 3 Group B (13 to 16 Years Old) Violin Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Died On This Day in 1786 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini died on this day in 1786 – 231 years ago. Guadagnini is widely regarded as one of the finest string...

Violin Prizes Awarded at Hungary’s Bartok World Competition

20 year old French-Dutch violinist Cosima Soulez-Larivière has been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2017 Bartok World Competition & Festival International Violin Competition –...

Prizes Awarded at Australian 2017 Kendall National Violin Competition

22 year old Australian-violinist Riley Skevington has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Australian Kendall National Violin Competition - in Kendall, Australia. Regarded as one...

3 Junior Violin Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 3 Group A (12 Years and Under) Violin Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young...

French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Zino Francescatti died on this day in 1991 – aged 89. Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of...

Senior Semi-Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 9 Group C (17 to 23 Years Old) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for...

3 Violin Grand Finalists Announced at Hungary’s Bartok World Competition

The 3 Grand Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Bartok World Competition & Festival International Violin Competition – in Budapest, Hungary. The 2017 Grand Finalists...

America-Born Greek Soprano Maria Callas Died On This Day in 1977 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas died on this day in 1977. She is remembered as one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Daniil Bulayev – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Junior 1st prize winner, Latvian violinist Daniil...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 16 year old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the...

Intermediate Semi-Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 11 Group B (13 to 16 Years Old) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bøhn’s 72nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 72nd birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Violin Finalists Announced at Hungary’s Bartok World Competition

The 7 Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Bartok World Competition & Festival International Violin Competition - in Budapest, Hungary. The 2017 Finalists...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Samuel Nebyu ‘Music by Composers of African Descent’ Debut CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copies of Ethiopian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu’s...

Quatuor Ebene’s Newly-Released ‘Eternal Stories’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press CD copy of the acclaimed Quatuor Ebene’s newly-released...

Junior Semi-Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 12 Group A (12 Years and Under) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Child Prodigy Violinist, Sarah Chang – 1985, 5 Years Old [VIDEO]

Astonishing 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso'. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted into...

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VC RISING STAR | Yesong Sophie Lee, 13 – 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

13 year old violinist, Yesong Sophie Lee from the United States is quickly building an international following as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student...

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