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VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “Composing Your Own Violin Concerto Cadenzas” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley on the eve of his Berlin Philharmonic solo concerto debut...

VC GIVEAWAY | Be One of the First to Own a New Pirastro Viola KorfkerRest [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the much-anticipated Pirastro viola KorfkerRest, The Violin Channel is this week giving away one of the first...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Menuhin International Violin Competition

The Menuhin Competition has today announced the 22 Junior and 22 Senior candidates for the 2018 competition – to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Sergei Dogadin – Shanghai, Hannover & Tchaikovsky Comp Major Prizes

Russian violin virtuoso Sergei Dogadin has established himself as one of the foremost young concert soloists to emerge internationally in recent years. A student of Boris Kuschnir...

Six More Sexual Assault Claims Leveled at Conductor Charles Dutoit

It has been reported today by the Associated Press, that troubled Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit has now been accused of a further six sexual...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s New Album: ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s new album ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’. The acclaimed virtuoso's first recording on the label, the disc...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Violin Pedagogue Shirley Givens Has Passed Away – Aged 86

Respected American violin pedagogue and children's music teaching book author, Ms Shirley Givens has passed away - in New York City, aged 86. A graduate of...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Robert Mann – ‘Memories & the Meaning of His Legacy’ (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Juilliard String Quartet members - violinists Earl Carlyss and Joel Smirnoff, violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist Joel Krosnick. In a VC blog, the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 ‘Jacqueline Du Pre: The Heart of the Cello’ Double CD Sets [ENTER TO WIN]

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passing of luminary cello virtuoso Jacqueline du Pre, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

Alitalia Airline Accused of “Savagely Vandalizing” a 17th Century Viola Da Gamba [PLEASE SHARE]

Distressing pictures of a severely damaged 17th century viola da gamba have today surfaced on social media - following an Alitalia flight from Rio...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Quartet Violinist & Pedagogue Robert Mann – In Memoriam (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violinist Elly Suh, longtime student of violin pedagogue and Juilliard String Quartet founding member, Robert Mann – who passed away earlier...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 2003 Modern ‘Chris Johnson’ Violin – London [PLEASE SHARE]

A stolen instrument alert has been issued for a 2003 'Chris Johnson' modern violin – stolen from Swiss Cottage, London - on Monday December...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Juilliard Quartet Violinist Robert Mann Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violinist Robert Mann has passed away at his home in New York City - aged 97. Mr Mann was a founding member of the...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Strangest Fan Question You’ve Ever Been Asked?” [Q&A]

“What's the strangest fan question you've ever been asked?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

Candidates Announced for the Inaugural 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition

The 28 violin candidates have been announced for the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin – to be held at the Harbin Conservatory of Music, in China...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – ‘How Do You Put Together a Solo Recital Program?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Josephine Lee from the United States was keen to know: "How do you go about putting together a solo recital...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition Commemorative CD Box Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away five 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition 4-CD commemorative box...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 17 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

17 year old Korean wunderkind SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent...

Online Appeal Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for New York Violinist [PLEASE SHARE]

An online GoFundMe campaign has been launched this month to help raise urgent funds for New York-based freelance violinist Elektra Kurtis – who is battling an...

The Winners and Grinners – 2017 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2017 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year's major international competition prize winners and bursary...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2017 [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...

OUT NOW | Remembering Jacqueline du Pré – ‘The Heart of the Cello’ CD Compilation [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has announced the release of a new 2 CD compilation set celebrating the life of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Released to mark the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2017]

Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Klaidi Sahatci – Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Concertmaster and University of Music of Italian Switzerland faculty member Klaidi Sahatci works us through the first movement of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang Debut Albums

To help celebrate the international release of 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner, Australian VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang’s debut album,...

Applications Open for 2018 Indianapolis International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – to be held in Indianapolis, United States from 31 August to 16...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Yizhak Schotten – ‘The Importance of Students Studying Orchestral Excerpts’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan School of Music viola pedagogue, Professor Yizhak Schotten. In a VC-exclusive blog, Yizhak discusses the importance...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Jonathan Koh – ‘Cello Scales, Exercises & Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Patricia Yu from the United States was keen to know: "What cello scales, exercises, and etude books do you recommend...

VC ARTIST | Augustin Hadelich – 2018 Musical America ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi. A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Gilles Apap – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French classical, gypsy jazz and folk violinist, Gilles Apap.   We sat him down for a fun game of...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 19 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

19 year old Japanese violinist, Minami Yoshida is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international concert stage. A student of Koichiro...

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