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VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos – ‘Qualities of an Effective Instrumental Teacher’ [INSIGHT]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected Chicago-based violin pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos shares her thoughts on the technical and interpersonal qualities required to become...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Louis Langrée – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director, French conductor Maestro Louis Langrée. We sat him down for a...

VC LIVE | Juilliard School Chamber Musicians – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with The Juilliard School Chamber Musicians - direct from WQXR's Greene Space in New York City. Program features selections from Mozart’s...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2018 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

The Winners and Grinners – 2018 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2018 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year’s major international competition prize winners and bursary...

VERY SAD NEWS | Legendary Yale University Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot has Died – Aged 100

Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot has passed away - aged 100. A graduate of Yale University, Professor Parisot served a long term teaching position at...

TRAGIC NEWS | Two Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Musicians Killed in Horror Car Accident

19-year-old British double bassists Alex Ross and Siân Chambers have tragically died in a car accident on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Leonard Slatkin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin – in Indianapolis, United States. We sat him down for a fun game of...

Candidates Announced for New Zealand’s 2019 Michael Hill Competition

The 16 candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - to be held in Queenstown and Auckland, New...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diana Adamyan, 18 – 2018 Menuhin Competition 1st Prize

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Klaidi Sahatci – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich 1st Concertmaster Klaidi Sahatci works us through the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded in 6 camera...

VC LIVE | Omer String Quartet – New York City Recital Debut [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of the American-based Omer String Quartet’s New York City recital debut – live from Merkin Concert Hall. Presented by Young Concert Artists,...

2019 Classical Music Grammy Award Nominees Announced

The classical music nominees for the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards have today been announced - including violinists James Ehnes, Joshua Bell and Laurie...

Applications Open for 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition - to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Gerard Schwarz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Vera Tsu – Mozart Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major [LEARN]

Beijing Central Conservatory Professor Vera Tsu works us through Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Nathan Tishin...

VC VOX POP | “Which Musicians From The Past Do You Take Your Greatest Inspiration From?” [Q&A]

“Which great musicians from the past do you take your greatest inspiration from?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 25+ of the world’s top...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We...

Applications Open for 2019/2020 LA Phil Resident Orchestral Fellowship [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 LA Phil Resident Fellowship – created to invest in the highest-level emerging professional musicians and increase diversity within American...

BREAKING | 5 1st Prizes Awarded at NY Young Concert Artists International Auditions

5 1st prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions - in New York City. The 2018 1st prize winners...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 18-year-old American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer. We sat him down for a fun game of VC...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Paris’ 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition

28-year-old Diana Tishchenko from Ukraine has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France. A graduate...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal With Your Vision Not Being In line With the Conductor’s?” [Q&A]

"As a soloist, if your vision is not in line with the conductor's, how do you deal with it?" The Violin Channel recently caught up...

Joint-1st Prize Awarded at Korea’s IsangYun International Cello Competition

27-year-old Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee from South Korea and 25-year-old Sang Eun Lee from South Korea have been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018...

Remembering Violinist Erika Morini – and Her Stolen 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius [PLEASE SHARE]

Jewish-Austrian violin virtuoso Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Kim Kashkashian ‘Solo Bach’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s new CD ‘J.S. Bach Six Suites for Solo Viola’, The Violin Channel in...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Hannover’s Joseph Joachim Competition

24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho Awarded 1st Prize at Finland’s Paulo Cello Comp

23-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello...

Semi-Finalists Announced for New York’s Young Concert Artists Auditions

The 35 candidates advancing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York City, have been announced. The 2018...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Frans Helmerson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Swedish cellist and cello pedagogue Mr Frans Helmerson. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC LIVE | 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition, Finland [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Helsinki, Lahti and Espoo, Finland     2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION SECOND...

VC LIVE | 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hannover, Germany   JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – to be held from the 14th to the...

New Loan Platform Launched to Match Fine Instrument Owners with Young Soloists

It has been announced today in New York City the launch of a new long-term rare instrument loan platform - set up to match...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji ‘Live in Montreal’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Japanese VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s debut album Live in Montreal, The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 19 – Enescu & Schoenfeld International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

19-year-old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential – praised for his virtuosity,...

Semi-Finalists Announced for Colorado’s 2018 Boulder International Duo Competition

The Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2018 'Art of the Duo' Boulder International Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Boulder, Colorado from the...

OUT NOW | New Book: ‘Aldo Parisot, the Cellist: The Importance of the Circle’ [READ]

Pendragon Press has announced the release of biographer Susan Hawkshaw's new book: Aldo Parisot, the Cellist: The Importance of the Circle. An authorized biography of 100-year-old cellist...

Applications Closing for Denmark’s 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are set to close of the 15th of October for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition – to be held in Odense, Denmark from the...

Violinist Leila Josefowicz Awarded Lincoln Center’s $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize

American violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz has today been announced as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious US $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize - in recognition of outstanding...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Vienna’s 2018 Kreisler International Violin Competition

25-year-old Milan Al-Ashhab from the Czech Republic has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition – in Vienna, Austria. A...

BREAKING | VC Artist Sergei Dogadin Awarded 1st Prize at 2018 Viktor Tretyakov Comp

30-year-old VC Artist Sergei Dogadin, from Russia, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2018 Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition...

VC LIVE | ‘CAG Live! In Conversation …’ – Cultivating Your X-Factor [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York-based artist managers Charlotte Lee from Primo Artists, Christina Baker from Opus 3 Artists and Lee...

2 VC Young Artists Awarded Fine Italian Instruments from Canadian Bank

The 24 2018 fine instrument loan recipients from the Canada Council for the Arts instrument bank have today been announced – including VC Young Artists...

BREAKING | No 1st Prize Awarded at 2018 Enescu International Violin Competition

18-year-old Italian violinist Vikram Sedona has been awarded 2nd prize at the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition - in Bucharest, Romania. No 1st prize was...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Richard Lin Awarded 1st Prize at Indianapolis Comp

27-year-old VC Young Artist Richard Lin from the Taiwan/United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin...

VC LIVE | 2018 ARD International Music Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 ARD International Music Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Munich, Germany.     ARD INTERNATONAL VIOLA COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE HERKULESSAAL,...

VC LIVE | 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Enescu International Cello Competition live and exclusively on The Violin Channel - direct from Bucharest, Romania.     CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND - TUESDAY...

VC LIVE | 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis live on The Violin Channel   https://vimeo.com/289950704   CLASSICAL FINAL ROUND - 8PM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 27-year-old VC Young Artist...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at $100,000 Shanghai Isaac Stern Comp

25-year-old VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou, from the United States, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Risa Hokamura, 17 – Indianapolis Comp & Young Concert Artists Major Prizes

17-year-old Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri at the...

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