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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...

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...

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...

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...

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VC ARTIST | Tessa Lark – 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Recipient

American violinist Tessa Lark has in recent years firmly established herself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of the New England...

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