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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...

BREAKING | Japan’s Aoi Trio Awarded 1st Prize at 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Comp

The Aoi Trio from Japan has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition – in Munich, Germany. Comprising Tokyo University...

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...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Joshua Bell ‘Bruch: Scottish Fantasy’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of superstar violinist Joshua Bell’s new album Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Sony Classical,...

Candidates Announced for Romania’s 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition

The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition – to be held in Bucharest, Romania from the 2nd to the...

Violinist David Garrett Announces Comeback Following 9 Months Off With Back Injury

It has been announced today that German crossover violinist David Garrett is set to return to his concert touring schedule next month - following...

Classical Music Power Couple Accused of Drugging & Raping Young Opera Singer [#MeToo]

The New York Daily News has today reported a police complaint has been filed in Houston, Texas, alleging American countertenor David Daniels and his...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Guy Braunstein – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli violinist Guy Braunstein – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down to pick...

Applications Open for New Zealand’s 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition – to be held in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand - from the 31st...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 24 – Menuhin & Michael Hill Competition Prizes

24-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi is firmly establishing a reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence and...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Donald Weilerstein – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School violin pedagogue, Mr Donald Weilerstein – for a fun game of VC Desert...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1927 August Friedrich Herrmann Violin – Milano, Italy [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has been issued for a 1927 August Friedrich Herrmann violin – stolen from a Trenitalia Intercity train travelling between Rimini...

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 'Verbier Festival Academy Prix...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – ‘Physically & Mentally Recovering from an Injury’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC Artist Stefan Jackiw. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Stefan talks us through his personal experience physically and...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Fedor Rudin, 25 – Khachaturian, Lipizer & Marteau Comp 1st Prizes

25-year-old Russian-born, French violinist Fedor Rudin is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation's most exciting and gifted young concert soloists - praised...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Joshua Bell, ‘The Red Violin’ Panel Discussion [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern – for a fun Facebook...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Festival Napa Valley – Live from Napa Valley, California [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Festival Napa Valley for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Napa Valley, California, with superstar violinist...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Harbin’s 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition

24-year-old Lorenz Chen, from Germany, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition – in Harbin, China. A student of...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung Awarded 1st Prize at 2018 Schoenfeld International Cello Comp

19-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Cello Competition – in Harbin,...

BREAKING | Ulysses Quartet Awarded 1st Prize at Harbin’s Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Comp

The Ulysses Quartet, from the United States, has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition, in Harbin, China. Comprising violinists Christina...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Barry Shiffman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Canadian violinist & violist, Barry Shiffman - Artistic Director of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts,...

BREAKING | Violinist Emily Sun Awarded Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’

26-year-old Australian violinist Emily Sun has just minutes ago been announced as the 2018 Australian ‘ABC Young Performer of the Year’ – in Sydney, Australia. Regarded as...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

26-year-old Maria Wloszczowska, from Poland, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition – in Leipzig, Germany. 2nd...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Belgium’s Inaugural Ysaye International Violin Competition

28-year-old Johanna Pichlmair, from Austria, has been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2018 Ysaye International Violin Competition - in Liège, Belgium. 2nd prize was...

Angry Ex-Wife Jailed For Trashing Husband’s $1.5 Million Violin Collection

A 35-year-old woman, in Nagoya, Japan has this week been sentenced to two years imprisonment - after being found guilty of violently trashing a...

BREAKING | Legendary Yale Cello Teacher Aldo Parisot Has Retired – After 60 Years On Faculty

It has been announced today that 99-year-old legendary Brazilian-born American cello pedagogue Aldo Parisot has officially retired from his position at the Yale School of...

Candidates Announced for Harbin’s 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition

The opening-round violin, cello and chamber music candidates have been announced for the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition – to be held in...

Semi-Finalists Announced for Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Awards

The 12 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 Australian ABC Young Performer of the Year awards - including 4 violinists, a violist and 2...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced – in Leipzig, Germany. The 2nd round violin candidates...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Competition Jury?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

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

Applications are now open for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition – to be held in Odense, Denmark from the 21st to the 31st of March,...

STOLEN CELLO ALERT | 2003 Frank Denti Modern Cello – San Diego, California [PLEASE SHARE]

A stolen instrument alert has been issued for a 2003 Frank Denti Model #C200 modern cello – stolen in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States...

VERY SAD NEWS | Scottish Composer & Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died – Aged Just 66 [RIP]

Acclaimed Scottish composer & conductor Oliver Knussen has passed away, following a short illness – aged just 66. A student of John Lambert and Gunther Schuller, he...

BREAKING | 10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition

10-year-old Natsuho Murata from Japan has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, in San Vito al...

BREAKING | Trio Marvin Awarded Grand Prize at Melbourne International Chamber Music Comp

The Berlin-based Trio Marvin has today been awarded 1st prize in the Trio division, plus the 2018 Grand Prize, at the Melbourne International Chamber...

VC INSIDER | “Should A Student Take a Lesson With a Prospective Teacher Before a Conservatory Audition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on whether it's advisable...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Lisa Batiashvili ‘Visions of Prokofiev’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili’s new album Visions of Prokofiev, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates for the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have been announced – to be held in Munich, Germany from the 7th - 16th of...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘5 Common Technical Problems & How to Fix Them’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Ole discusses the 5 most common technical problems...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Leonard Slatkin – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed American conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Leonard Slatkin – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

Indianapolis Symphony Concertmaster Zach De Pue Announces Abrupt Resignation

It has just been announced this week that American violinist Zachary De Pue will step down from his role as Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter To Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Artist Alexandra Conunova ‘Prokofiev’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Alexandra Conunova's debut albums: Prokofiev Violin Sonatas, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Aparté Records...

New World Record Set For Sale of a Guadagnini Violin at Auction

Tarisio Auctions in London has today announced the £1,587,000 (US $2,105,305) sale of the 1773-75 ‘Sinzheimer’ Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin – the highest price ever paid at auction for a...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nikolaj Znaider – ‘Top Tips for Leading a Concerto Without a Conductor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Danish-Israeli violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Nikolaj, who's recently released Mozart's 4th and 5th Violin...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Denis Zhdanov – Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Cello Sonata [LEARN]

Siberian cellist Denis Zhdanov works us through the first movement of Schubert's 'Arpeggione' Cello Sonata in A Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist...

J & A Beare Announces New Partnership with Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival

J & A Beare, London, has today announced a new long-term partnership with the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. Launched in 2009, and held...

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