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VC LIVE | Pianist Nathan Lee – New York City Recital [LIVESTREAM]

Watch pianist Nathan Lee – direct from the Morgan Library & Museum, in New York City.   PIANIST NATHAN LEE PRESENTED BY YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS LIVE FROM THE...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A protégée of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – Ysaye Violin Concerto [RECENT DISCOVERY]

VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky rehearsing prior to the world premiere recording of the recently discovered Violin Concerto of 20th Century Belgian violin virtuoso and...

Prokofiev’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Premiered on this Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor Op. 125 premiered on this day in 1952. The first performance was given by legendary cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich - with...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Died On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori died on this day in 1894. He is remembered in history as Niccolo Paganini's only student.

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stella Chen – Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

27-year-old violinist Stella Chen is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory,...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 59th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 59th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at...

Today is American Composer John Corigliano’s 82nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Corigliano's 82nd birthday. A graduate of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, his signature works include...

VC LIVE | A Far Cry & Reuning & Son Violins Presents: ‘A Stradivari Serenade’ [LIVESTREAM]

Watch A Far Cry and Reuning & Son Violins Presents: 'A Stradivari Serenade' - direct from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, in Boston.   A FAR...

AUDITION | Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Switzerland – ‘Tutti Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, in Switzerland, is currently accepting applications for two 'Tutti Violin' positions. Applications to be received by February 29th, 2020. For Further Details, Visit:https://bit.ly/37elfpa

SAD NEWS | Croatian Conductor Vladimir Kranjčević Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Croatian conductor Vladimir Kranjcevic has passed away – aged 83. Throughout his 60 year conducting career, Maestro Kranjcevic served Principal conducting positions with the HRT Symphony...

Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso, Leopold Auer...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 87th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Marmen Quaret – Royal Over-Seas League Comp 1st Prize [2018]

The VC Artist Marmen String Quartet's 1st prize winning performing in the Final of the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition - in...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded as one of the...

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich Awarded Use of Ex-Henryk Szeryng del Gesù

It has been announced this week that German-American violin virtuoso, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich has been granted the extended long-term use of the 1744...

SAD NEWS | French Violist Christophe Desjardins Has Died – Age 57 [RIP]

French violist Christophe Desjardins has passed away from cancer – aged just 57. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and the Hoschschule der Kunste Berlin, Christophe...

The Juilliard School Announces New Provost

The Juilliard School, in New York City has this week announced the promotion of Adam Meyer to the conservatory's Provost - effective from July...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | VC Artist Calidore Quartet – Live from Spain [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the VC Artist Calidore String Quartet for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Barcelona's L’Auditori and...

Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar to Step Down

The Oregon Symphony, in Portland, Oregon, United States has this week announced that long-serving Music Director, Carlos Kalmar will step down from the ensemble...

VC INTERVIEW | Reuning & Son Violins & A Far Cry’s $90 Million ‘Stradivari Serenade’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Reuning & Son Violins President, Christopher Reuning and violist Sarah Darling from the A Far Cry chamber...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shumsky, Rose & Lhevinne – Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 [1959 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1959 archival audio recording of violinist Oscar Shumsky, cellist Leonard Rose, and pianist Rosina Lhevinne performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1. Recorded live on the 28th...

Today is VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 25th birthday. A graduate of the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Nam-Yun Kim, and current student of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Joseph Summer – ‘Sea Change’ String Quartets 1 & 2 [PREMIERE]

The Juilliard School's String Quartet-in-Residence, Ulysses Quartet performing the world premiere performance of American composer Joseph Summer’s ‘Sea Change’ String Quartets No. 1 and...

AUDITION | Minnesota Orchestra – ‘Section Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, United States, is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Viola’ position. Applications to be received by January 27th, 2020. For further...

Semi Finalists Announced for Canada’s Bader & Overton Cello Competition

The 8 Semi-Finalists have this week been announced for the 2020 Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition – to be held in in Kingston, Ontario,...

SAD NEWS | 12-Tone Russian Composer Sergei Slonimsky Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Russian composer Sergei Slonimsky has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, throughout his 6 decade career he composed 34 symphonies,...

Applications Open for Australia’s Musica Viva’s ‘Strike a Chord’ Chamber Music Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Musica Viva ‘Strike A Chord’ Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 5th through the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Johannes Moser – ‘Top 10 Cello Travel Hacks’ [2020]

German-Canadian cello soloist, Johannes Moser offers his top 10 tips for traveling with a cello ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVP4NSEuMx4&feature=youtu.be  

Violist Tabea Zimmermann Awarded €250,000 Siemens Music Bursary

It has been announced this week that acclaimed German violist Tabea Zimmermann has been awarded the prestigious 2020 International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize -...

VC ARTIST | Marmen String Quartet – Banff Quartet Competition 1st Prize Winners

The London-based Marmen String Quartet has in recent seasons established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally. Comprising violinists Johannes Marmen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2019]

VC Artist Bomsori Kim performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – with conductor Fabio Luisi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 13th of December,...

Violinist & Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, Guila Bustabo,...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 19th...

BREAKING | Cellist Gabriel Martins Awarded 1st Prize at 2020 Sphinx Competition

21-year-old American cellist Gabriel Martins has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division at the 2020 Sphinx Competition - in...

VC LIVE | Sphinx Competition Senior Final – Live From Detroit [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Sphinx Competition Senior Final - direct Detroit, Michigan, United States.   2020 SPHINX COMPETITION SENIOR FINAL LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL AT THE MAX M....

Original Version of Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

The original version of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1904. The first performance was given by Finish...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 88th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 88th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

Prizes Awarded at Salzburg’s Mozart International Violin Competition

18-year-old Clarissa Bevilacqua from Italy has been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Mozart International Violin Competition - in Salzburg, Austria. A graduate of the...

SAD NEWS | Germany Conductor Othmar Mága Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

German conductor Othmar Mága has passed away - aged 90. Throughout his 60 year conducting career, Maestro Mága served principal conducting positions with the Göttingen,...

Hilary Hahn to be Featured on New Suzuki Violin Book Recordings

The International Suzuki Association in collaboration with Alfred Music have this week announced that American violinist Hilary Hahn will be the featured violinist on...

Prizes Awarded at Berlin’s Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation String Quartet Competition

The Austrian-based Adelphi Quartet has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation String Quartet Competition – in Berlin, Germany. Comprising...

Dresden Music Festival Extends Director Jan Vogler to 2026

The Dresden Music Festival, in Germany has this week announced the contract extension of Festival Director, cellist Jan Vogler – through to the conclusion...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Sarasate ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 8-Years-Old [2019]

8-year-old Japanese violinist Himari Yoshimura's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2019 Nutcracker International Television Contest for Young Musicians, in...

SAD NEWS | Dallas Symphony Bassist Dwight Shambley Has Died – Age 70 [RIP]

American double bassist Dwight Shambley has passed away – aged 70. A graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Mr Shambley had served as a member of the...

SAD NEWS | Canadian Composer & Educator John Burke Has Died – Age 68 [RIP]

Canadian composer and educator John Burke has passed away – aged 68. A graduate of McGill University and the University of Michigan, Mr Burke served a...

VC Artist Attacca Quartet Announce New 2nd Violinist

The New York City-based VC Artist Attacca Quartet has this week announced the appointment of American violinist Domenic Salerni to the ensemble – effective immediately. A graduate...

Applications Open for Philadelphia’s 2020 Astral Artists Auditions [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Astral Artists National Auditions – to be held from the 26th-29th of May, in Philadelphia. The 2020 winners...

Japan’s Sapporo Symphony Extends Conductor Matthias Bamert to 2024

The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, in Sapporo, Japan, has this week announced the contract extension of Chief Conductor Matthias Bamert – until the conclusion of...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Youth Music Culture Guangdong– Live from Guangzhou, China [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently stopped by the 4th annual Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival in Guangzhou, China - for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover.     View this...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stella Chen – Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

27-year-old violinist Stella Chen is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory,...

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