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ON THIS DAY | Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died in 1997

  French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli passed away on this day in 1997, aged 89. After learning keyboard instruments, Grapelli took up the violin. Throughout his formative...

ON THIS DAY | Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Was Born in 1871

  Legendary Soviet violinist and teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. As a pedagogue, his impact on music education for children and his...

VC LIVE | 2021 Barbash Solo Bach String Competition Final [THIS WED 1PM LIVE]

  "This competition is unusual in that the participants are only required to play one sonata, suite, or partita of Bach," 2021 jury member, cellist Colin...

Finalists Announced For New York's 2021 Barbash Solo Bach String Competition

  Open to international string players 16 to 30 years of age, the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach String Competition is focused entirely on the...

VC INTERVIEW | Co-Founder Susan Barbash on the Uniquely Special Origins of the Barbash Bach Competition

  The Violin Channel recently discussed the uniqueness of the upcoming Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition with its co-founder Susan Barbash. The Final Round...

Winners Announced at France's 2021 Mirecourt Violin Competition

  A student of Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the Hochschule for Music, Theater and Media, Hannover, Qingzhu is a former top prize winner at the Tibor...

OUT NOW | Florence Beatrice Price's Rare Orchestral Works 

  Florence Price was one of the most prolific American musicians of her generation and the first female African-American classical composer to gain national attention. The...

VC LIVE | North Shore Chamber Music Festival: Philippe Quint & Jun Cho [WATCH NOW]

  Founded by Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe in 2010, the NSCMF aims to provide Chicago’s North Shore with musical experiences of the same caliber as those found in...

French Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière Signs with Harrison Parrott Management

  At Harrison Parrott, Victor Julien-Laferrière will be represented by François Guyard and Maarja Saue at the organization's Paris branch. Hailing originally from Paris, Julien-Laferrière studied...

Derek Zadinsky Promoted to Assistant Principal Bass of Cleveland Orchestra

  Bassist Derek Zadinsky, who initially joined the Cleveland Orchestra in 2012 after serving as a substitute, has been promoted to the position of Assistant...

Violist Mira Menza has Died, Aged 71

  Born in Jerusalem and raised in Tel Aviv to a musical family, Abia Yaakov Menza first performed in the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra. She...

Daniel Harding Extends Contract at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

  In a letter on the orchestra's website, Harding expressed his excitement to continue his work with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO). "It is one...

Berlin's Barenboim-Said Academy Appoints New Rector

  Currently President of the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts since 2012, Dr. Regula Rapp also served as the Director of the Swiss...

Germany's Württemberg Philharmonic Appoints New Chief Conductor

  Studying orchestral conducting in Vienna, Matiakh first served at the Opéra de Montpellier, where she worked closely with James Conlon, Armin Jordan, Emmanuel Krivine,...

BBC Music Magazine Announces New Editor

  Born in Australia, Smith comes from a family of musicians with whom she performed chamber music from a young age. She earned a degree...



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