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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition – in Leipzig, Germany. The 2018 Finalists are: Maia Cabeza (25, United States/Canada) ...

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...

Kronberg Academy Defend Claims of Apparent Racist Treatment

Marika Hughes, the granddaughter of acclaimed Austro-Hungarian cello virtuoso Emanuel Feuermann, has this week made public accusations - accusing Kronberg Academy founder and president Raimund Trenkler of racist...

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...

VC INSIDER | “What Should Be Considered When Choosing Repertoire for a Competition?”

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

VC VOX POP | “If You Weren’t A String Player, What Other Profession Do You Think You Would Have Pursued?” [Q&A]

“If you weren’t a string player, what other profession do you think you would have pursued?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Russian Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

Legendary Soviet-born conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has passed away – aged 87. A piano and conducting graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he served as Chief Conductor of the BBC...

BREAKING | 18-Year-Old Hae-Sue Lee Awarded 1st Prize at LA’s Primrose Viola Competition

18-year-old Hae-Sue Lee from South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 15th Primrose International Viola Competition – at the...

VC LIVE | Direct From the 2018 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival - in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter To Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Artist Kian Soltani ‘HOME’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Kian Soltani's new debut album HOME, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Deutsche Grammophon is this week giving...

BREAKING | Danish Cellist Jonathan Swensen Awarded 1st Prize at Armenia’s Khachaturian International Cello Comp

21-year-old Jonathan Swensen from Denmark has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia. A student of Professor...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artist Tessa Lark, Live from New York’s Central Park [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Tessa Lark for a Facebook Livestream with their...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’ [LISTEN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Taiwanese-American violinist, Mr Cho-Liang Lin – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him down to pick his...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Armenia’s 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition

The 2018 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia. The 2018 finalists are: Fedor Amosov...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee. We sat her down for...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Hungary’s 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition

29-year-old Nagao Haruka from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – in Mosonmagyaróvár,...

Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Instrument Fellowship Recipient Announced

The Tarisio Trust has today announced New York-based violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud as the recipient of the 2018 Tarisio Trust: Eric Sun – Karen Law Vuillaume Fellowship. A...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

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

Stolen 2016 Douglas C. Cox Violin Found Undamaged in Jacksonville, Florida [HOORAY]

A missing Douglas C. Cox modern violin, stolen in Jacksonville, Florida, United States on the 3rd of June has been found and returned to...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at USA’s 2018 Klein International String Competition

16-year-old American violinist Alex Zhou has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 33rd Irving M. Klein International String Competition - in...

Candidates Announced for Hungary’s 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – to be held in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary from the 3rd...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets. Designed for new levels...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

OUT NOW | Pirastro Unveil New Perpetual Violin String Set [NEW]

Pirastro Strings has announced the launch of the new Perpetual Violin String Set - designed for new levels of volume, power and focused sound projection. "The new-to-market...

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

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Beau Soir’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s new album Beau Soir, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics, is...

Aizuri Quartet Awarded $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize

The New York-based Aizuri Quartet has been awarded the US $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Comprising...

SAD NEWS | Former Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers Has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Dutch violinist and pedagogue Herman Krebbers has passed away - aged 94. A student of Oscar Back, Mr Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Bassist Xavier Foley, 23 – 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23-year-old American double bassist Xavier Foley is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New ‘Nordic Dream’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ new album Nordic Dream, The Violin Channel in conjunction with RCA...

Opportunity Announced to Appear in Upcoming VC Artist Ray Chen Music Video

To help celebrate the upcoming 8th of June release of VC Artist Ray Chen‘s new album The Golden Age, the superstar Australian violinist has...

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