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VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience’ [BLOG]

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 Young Artist Kevin Zhu Awarded Use of 1722 ‘Ex-Lord Wandsworth’ Stradivarius

It has been announced today that 18-year-old American VC Young Artist, violinist Kevin Zhu has been granted the long-term use of the 1722 Ex-Lord...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

The 12 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium. The 2019 Finalists are: VC...

OUT NOW | Composer Jonathan Leshnoff – Featuring the ‘Violins of Hope’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the release of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s new album Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’ - featuring the Violins of...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 18 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

18-year-old South Korean violinist SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A...

VC LIVE | Live Performance and Q&A with Violinist VC Artist Itamar Zorman [LIVESTREAM]

We’re coming to you live from Tarisio, in New York City, this afternoon for a VC Facebook Live performance and Q&A with Israeli violinist, VC...

Violinist Charles Castleman To Donate $1 Million Violin to Frost School of Music

It has been announced this week that American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman has donated his 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, valued at over...

Candidates Announced for 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition

The 10 opening round quartets have today been announced for the 2019 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition – to be held in Banff, Canada from...

VC LIVE | Vadim Repin – US Premiere: Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 3 [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the US-premiere performance of Lera Auerbach's Violin Concerto No. 3 live - featuring violin virtuoso Vadim Repin and The Orchestra Now.   US PREMIERE: LERA...

Guadagnini Violin Played By Joshua Bell To Be Sold This Month at Auction

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows, in New York, has this month announced the upcoming auction of a 1750 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin - previously...

Applications Open for 2020 Menuhin Competition in Richmond [APPLY NOW]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Menuhin Competition - to be held in Richmond, United States from the 14th to the 24th of...

STOLEN VIOLA ALERT | 2018 Yael Rosenblum Viola, Milan/Paris [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 2018 Yael Rosenblum viola - stolen from a bus between Milan and Paris...

VC LIVE | CAG Live! ‘Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career’ [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung, violist, composer and educator Jessica Meyer and Concert Artists Guild President...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – ‘Warming Up Before a Lesson or Performance” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Matthew Boon, from the United States, was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to warm up before a...

VC VOX POP | “What Essentials Do You Keep in Your Instrument Case?” [Q&A]

“What essentials do you keep in your instrument case?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 ‘Hilary Hahn Encores’ Sheet Music & CD Packs [ENTER]

To help celebrate this months' international release of the In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores sheet music, The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

BREAKING | London’s Royal Opera House Ordered to Pay £750,000 In Musician’s Hearing Damage Case

It has been announced today that London’s Royal Opera House has lost its legal appeal against a 2018 court decision awarding damages to a...

VC ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen – Szeryng, Wronski & Viña Del Mar Competition Major Prizes

Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

Prizes Awarded at 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

28-year-old American violist Paul Laraia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – in Port Erin, on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

New Pavarotti Documentary Set for Upcoming Cinema Release [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

It has been announced this week that a new documentary, based on the life of renowned Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, is set for international...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma To Be Awarded Dartmouth College Honorary Doctorate

Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, United States has today announced that superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be awarded a 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degree from...

Jury Announced for Belgium’s 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition

The 17 jury members for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition have today been announced - in Brussels, Belgium. The 2019 jury will comprise: ...

VC Young Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian Appointed Vienna Musikverein Artist-In-Residence

The Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall, in Vienna, has this week announced the appointment of 23-year-old Austrian violinist, VC Young Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian as its...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ida Kavafian – ‘Making Scales More Enjoyable’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincenzo Sandi, from Milan was keen to know: 'Are there any tricks or techniques to make practicing scales more enjoyable?' We threw...

VC VOX POP | “Does Your Instrument Have a Pet Name?” [Q&A]

“Does your instrument have a pet name? The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out …   Australian Soloist,...

New Documentary Based on ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Violin Robbery to Be Released

It has been announced this week that a new feature-length documentary film, based the robbery of Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster Frank Almond’s Stradivarius violin in...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene Awarded 1st Prize at Nielsen Violin Competition

18-year-old VC Young Artist Johan Dalene from Sweden has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Kathleen Winkler – “How Competitions Can Shape Your Life and Career” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Rice University's Shepherd School of Music violin pedagogue, Kathleen Winkler. In a VC-exclusive blog, Kathleen discusses how winning...

Student Suing Former Teacher Over £80,000 Landolfi Violin Sale

A London court has this week been told that a former Professor at London's Royal Academy of Music, in 2016, entered into an agreement...

Stephen Shipps To Retire from University of Michigan Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

It has been announced today that University of Michigan School of Music Violin Professor Stephen Shipps has retired from the school – just months after allegations of...

Competition Launched For Opportunity to Play with VC Artist Ray Chen and the LA Phil

The LA Philharmonic has today announced a new once-in-a-lifetime initiative offering a talented international violinist the opportunity to perform Bach's Double Violin Concerto in...

VC LIVE | Pinchas Zukerman Celebration – Live from the Manhattan School of Music [LIVESTREAM]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from violinist Pinchas Zukerman combined 70th Birthday and 25th Anniversary of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program celebration - in...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – Cellist Amanda Forsyth, Live from the Pinchas Zukerman Celebration [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by cellist Amanda Forsyth for a Facebook Livestream with her fans...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano Violin, Berlin, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano violin  – stolen in Berlin, Germany on the 11th of...

VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Prize

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

BREAKING | New York’s 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Announced

The 2019 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced, in New York City – including violinist VC Artist...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 6 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand’ [ADVICE]

This, the sixth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through the basics of the left hand. "This week, we are...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

21-year-old Ayaka Uchio from Japan has today been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Category of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

BREAKING | 7-Year-Old Wunderkind Awarded Grand Prize at Grumiaux Junior Competition

7-year-old Japanese violinist Himari Yoshimura has today been awarded the Grand Prize in the Junior 10 years and under category of the 2019 Grumiaux...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mimi Zweig – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Indiana University Jacobs School of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Mimi Zweig. We sat her down for a fun game of VC...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Cellist Amit Peled ‘Bach Suites : Casals Cello’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled‘s new album: Bach Suites : Casals Cello, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diyang Mei, 24 – ARD International Viola Competition 1st Prize Winner

24-year-old Chinese violist Diyang Mei is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Hariolf Schlichtig at the Munich University...

VC INSIDER | ‘What Must a Successful Orchestral Candidate Do To Ensure They Ace Their Probation Period?’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed orchestral members and conductors - to get the inside word on the do...

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

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VC ARTISTS | Calidore String Quartet – “Confidence”, “Finesse”, “Intellect” and “Expression”

The New York-based Calidore String Quartet has in recent years firmly established themselves as one of the most celebrated young chamber ensembles to emerge internationally - praised for...

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