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MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lara St. John – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John - at the Crypt Sessions in New York City. We sat her...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Mark Holloway, longtime student of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who passed away earlier this week,...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Have Perfect Pitch? Were You Born With It?” [Q&A]

“Do you have perfect pitch, and if so, were you born with it ... or did you develop it?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 6 VC Young Artists

The 32 opening round candidates for the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, to be held in Genoa, Italy from the 4th to the 15th...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guarneri String Quartet Violist Michael Tree has Died – Aged 83

American violist Michael Tree has passed away from Parkinson's disease - aged 83. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leah...

Violist Wins Landmark Hearing Damage Case Against London’s Royal Opera House

A British violist has today won a landmark legal case against London’s Royal Opera House - after claiming his hearing was irreparably damaged during...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Donghyun Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

1st prize-winning performance of 18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/vVZNsI9WB1c?t=3m16s DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason ‘Inspiration’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Inspiration CDs - courtesy...

18 Year Old Donghyun Kim Awarded 1st Prize at Seoul International Violin Comp

18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Nancy Zhou, 25 – 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 1st Prize

25 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.  A graduate of Harvard...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC Artists Francisco Fullana and the Calidore Quartet Awarded 2018 Avery Fisher Grants

The 2018 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced, in New York City – including VC Artists Francisco Fullana and...

Appeal Launched to Raise Memorial Funds for Double Bassist Killed in Hate Crime This Week [PLEASE SHARE]

An online YouCaring campaign has been launched today to support the family of 17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason -  who was killed by...

TRAGIC NEWS | African-American Double Bassist Killed in Possible Racial Hate Crime

17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed - following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States. An...

OUT NOW | The-Late Robert Mann’s Memoir – ‘A Passionate Journey’ [READ]

East End Press has this month announced the release of 'A Passionate Journey' - the memoir of American violinist, and founding member of The...

VERY SAD NEWS | Staatskapelle Berlin Concertmaster Axel Wilczok Has Died [RIP]

German violinist and pedagogue Axel Wilczok has passed away from cancer - aged 66. A graduate of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik...

Albert Einstein’s Violin Has Sold for Record $516,500 in New York Auction

A violin, believed once owned and played by German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, has sold at auction in New York City for $516,500 -...

$85,000 Violin Run Over by a New York Parking Garage Attendant

The New York Post has today reported a court battle is underway in a Manhattan Supreme Court after a New York City parking garage...

OUT NOW | Nikolaj Znaider & London Symphony – ‘Mozart Violin Concertos No. 4 & 5’ [LISTEN]

The London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO Live label has this week announced the CD release of ‘Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5’. The first of...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Use Any Technology or Apps to Help You Practice?” [Q&A]

“Do you use any technology or apps to help you practice?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Experimental Violinist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with boundary-pushing Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violin virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat her down to...

New York Auction House Announce Upcoming Sale of Einstein’s Violin

Bonhams fine art and antiques auction house in New York has announced the upcoming sale of a violin - believed to be once owned and...

13 Year Old Prodigy Composer Signed to Prestigious NY Management Roster

Columbia Artists Management, in New York City, has this week announced the signing of 13 year old musical prodigy Alma Deutscher to their roster -...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed, Cellist Gautier Capuçon ‘Intuition’ CDs [ENTER TO WIN]

To help celebrate the international release of cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon’s new album ‘Intuition’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics & Erato...

VC INTERVIEW | Anne-Sophie Mutter – March 4th’s World Premiere of Sir André Previn’s ‘The Fifth Season’

The Violin Channel recently sat down with German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter as she was in final preparations for her upcoming US tour -...

Violinist David Garrett Cancels More Concerts Due to Ongoing Back Injury

It has been announced today that German violin soloist David Garrett has cancelled four more upcoming performances, in Monaco, Basel, Luxembourg and Dresden –...

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Appoint New Concertmaster

The Metropolitan Opera, in New York City, has today announced the appointment of 38 year old American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman as their new Co-Concertmaster...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Pedagogue Charles Castleman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected American violinist and former long-term Eastman School of Music violin pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman. We sat him down...

Applications Open for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola & Piano Trio Competitions [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2018 ARD International Music Competition - to be held in Munich, Germany from the 3rd to the 21st...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – ‘My Experience on the Astral Artists Roster’ [BLOG]

With the applications set to close on March 7th for the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, VC recently caught up with 2016 1st prize winner, VC...

VERY SAD NEWS | Unorthodox Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska Has Passed Away

Polish-born American violinist Anna Karkowska has died from breast cancer - aged just 36. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE Viola & Cello String Set Packs

To help celebrate this month’s international release of the new Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE viola and cello strings set, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

VC LIVE | Adam Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto World Premiere – Anne Akiko Meyers [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of Liszt's 'Les preludés' and the world premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg's Violin Concerto 'Orchard in Fog' - performed...

New Itzhak Perlman Documentary to be Released in Theaters Next Month

A new documentary film, entitled 'Itzhak', about the life of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, is set to be released in theaters next month. Directed by filmmaker Alison...

VERY SAD NEWS | Golden Globe-Winning Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Found Dead – Aged 48

Golden Globe-winning Icelandic classical, ambient and experimental music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died - aged 48. Jóhann was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Best...

VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Debut Album Hits No. 1 on UK Charts

It has been announced this week that cellist, VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason's debut album 'Inspiration' has hit No. 1 on the UK classical music...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Preparing a Newly Commissioned Work’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers - ahead of her upcoming world premiere performances on February 10th and 11th of Adam Schoenberg's...

VC VOX POP | “What Do You Do Every Day to Avoid Playing Injuries?” [Q&A]

“What do you do every day to avoid playing injuries?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE Viola & Cello String Sets [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the international launch of the new Thomastik ALPHAYUE viola and cello string...

Applications Open for Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Instrument Fellowship

Applications are open for the newly-established 'Tarisio Trust: Eric Sun - Karen Law Vuillaume Fellowship' - offering an outstanding international violinist aged 18 to 35...

VC Artist Ray Chen to Replace Injured David Garrett in Germany

It has been announced today that Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen will replace David Garrett in a series of upcoming concerts in Hamburg and Düsseldorf - following...

OUT NOW | The New Attachable BAM A+ Case Backpack [NEW]

BAM France this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show, in Los Angeles, the launch of the new 'A+ Case Backpack' - a brand...

MISSING BASS BOW ALERT | c. 1800 Dodd Double Bass Bow – London [PLEASE SHARE]

An alert has been issued today for missing c.1800 Dodd double bass bow and case - last seen on an eastbound District Line train...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released ‘Debussy Sonates & Trios’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press newly-released ‘Debussy Sonates & Trios’ CDs - courtesy of...

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded 2018 Grammys

The winners of the 2018 60th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced in New York City – including experimental Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and celebrated American...

David Garrett To Cancel Upcoming European Concerts Due to Serious Back Injury

It has been announced today that German violin soloist David Garrett has cancelled a number of upcoming performances - due to a herniated disc in...

BREAKING | Nancy Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at Harbin International Violin Competition

25 year old Nancy Zhou from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the violin division of the 2018...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Berent Korfker – “My Inspiration for Inventing the Pirastro KorfkerRest” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro KorfkerRest inventor, violin pedagogue Mr Berent Korfker. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Dutch-born Royal College of Music violin professor...

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 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...

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VC ARTIST | Cellist Benedict Kloeckner – “Really Remarkable, Perfect Playing”

German cello virtuoso Benedict Kloeckner has firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most gifted young string virtuosi - praised by Maestro...

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