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VC INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman – ‘What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – ‘Practice with Nicky’ [ADVICE]

This, the newest installment in the  ‘With Nicky’ series, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks us through a typical "Practice with Nicky” session. "Over the next...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

Phoenix Avalon from United States has been awarded 1st prize in the Senior 18-to-20-years-old category at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany. A...

VC LIVE | 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Weimar, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Weimar, Germany.   2019 LOUIS SPOHR INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE...

MEET THE PROS | Violist Kim Kashkashian – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Viola Professor, Kim Kashkashian – at the New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions‘ Festival, in Miami Beach. We sat her...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 New ‘Violin Mind: Intonation & Technique’ Teaching Books [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of respected string pedagogues Hans Jørgen Jensen and Grigory Kalinovsky’s new ‘Violin Mind: Intonation and Technique’ book, The...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ Week, Miami Beach [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the New World Symphony's 2019 'Viola Visions' Week live on The Violin Channel - direct from Miami Beach, Florida, United States   2019 NEW WORLD...

VC INTERVIEW | Luthier Julie Reed-Yeboah – 2019 Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers Exhibition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with world-renowned string instrument restorer, Ms Julie Reed-Yeboah from Reed Yeboah Fine Violins - in New York City. Julie...

BREAKING | 4 Winners Awarded at New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition

Four winners have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - in New York City. This year's winners are:...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Final, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition final audition live on The Violin Channel - direct from New York City.   2019 CONCERT ARTISTS...

VC LIVE | Odyssey : The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Greece [LIVE]

Watch The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center live on The Violin Channel – direct from Greece.   LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ODYSSEY : THE CHAMBER MUSIC...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Joel Krosnick – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up former Juilliard String Quartet member and current Juilliard School Cello Professor, Mr Joel Krosnick - at the Banff...

Prizes Awarded at Norway’s Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition

The Mithras Trio from Moldova/United Kingdom has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition – in Trondheim, Norway.  Graduates of...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Cellist Steven Isserlis – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist Steven Isserlis – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him down...

BREAKING | Simon Zhu Awarded 1st Prize at China’s Zhuhai Mozart Competition

18-year-old Simon Zhu from Germany has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians – in Zhuhai,...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at China’s Zhuhai Mozart Junior & Intermediate Violin Comps

12-year-old Jinan Woo from South Korea has today been awarded 1st prize in the 12 Years and Under Category at the 2019 Zhuhai International...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Anna Lee – Sion-Valais, Menuhin and Indianapolis Comp Prizes

24-year-old Korean-American violinist Anna Lee is establishing an international reputation a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy and Juilliard...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed New Johannes Moser ‘Mendelssohn’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser‘s new album: ‘Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn‘, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Pentatone,...

BREAKING | Haruma Sato Awarded 1st Prize at Germany’s ARD Cello Competition

21-year-old Haruma Sato from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded 1st Prize at the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition - in Munich, Germany. 2nd...

VC LIVE | 2019 ARD International Cello Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Munich, Germany.   2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE...

Boston Symphony Concertmaster Malcolm Lowe Announces Retirement After 35 Years

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced the retirement of long-serving  Concertmaster, Malcolm Lowe. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Ivan...

VC INTERVIEW | Marmen Quartet – Banff String Quartet Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition joint-1st prize winning ensemble, the London-based Marmen String Quartet. Comprising violinists...

BREAKING | Joint-1st Prize Awarded at Banff International Quartet Competition

The London-based Marmen Quartet and the Los Angeles-based Viano String Quartet have just minutes ago been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2019 Banff International...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

The category prize winners have today been announced at the 2019 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition – in Schöntal, Germany. 10-year-old Riisa Nakahara from Japan was awarded...

VC LIVE | 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Banff, Alberta, Canada.   2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION FINAL...

VC YOUNG ARTISTS | LGT Young Soloists – ‘Highly Gifted Young International String Soloists’

The Swiss-based LGT Young Soloists string ensemble is quickly building an international reputation as a youth orchestra of exceptional skill and artistic merit.  Comprising highly...

Prizes Awarded at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

22-year-old Anna Agafia Egholm from Denmark has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – in Sion, Switzerland. A graduate of...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Esther Hoppe – ‘Student Dos and Dont’s for a First Lesson’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mozarteum University Salzburg Violin Professor Esther Hoppe shares her thoughts on what should be a student's 'dos and don't's...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arabella Steinbacher – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up German violin virtuoso, Arabella Steinbacher - in Brussels. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

Prizes Awarded at Mexico’s Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition

26-year-old John-Henry Crawford from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia,...

Prizes Awarded at Inaugural Vietnam International Violin Competition

Gang Hyeon Park from South Korea and Ruslan Turuntayev from Kazakhstan have today been awarded the joint-Grand Prix at the 2019 inaugural Vietnam International...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mauricio Fuks – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mr Mauricio Fuks. We sat him down for a fun...

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Raised Against Long Time Curtis Institute Violin Teacher

Canadian violinist Lara St John has today made allegations that she was sexually abused and raped by a violin teacher at the Curtis Institute...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer – ‘The Importance of Understanding Historical Context’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Commission a Concerto from a Dead Composer, Who Would it Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could commission a concerto from a dead composer, who would it be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top...

VC LIVE | 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival – Ying & Jupiter String Quartets [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Brunswick, Maine, United States.   2019 BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL YING...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Artist Sergey Malov ‘Paganini 24 Capricci’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Sergey Malov’s new album Paganini 24 Capricci Op. 1, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Repin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist, Vadim Repin. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions - to...

STOLEN VIOLA ALERT | Giovanni Grancino Viola, Sweden [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has been issued for a Giovanni Grancino viola stolen on May 15th, 2019 from a train travelling from Copenhagen...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 Newly-Released Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the new warm and broad variant Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ A Violin String, The Violin Channel is this...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Renaud Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up superstar French violinist Renaud Capuçon - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game of...

VC LIVE | 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the opening night of the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Northbrook, Chicago   2019 NORTH SHORE...

Violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis Awarded Use of 1645 ‘Ex Christian Ferras’ Amati

It has been announced this week that 23-year-old violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis from Latvia has been awarded the 2 year use of the 1645 Ex...

BREAKING | Do Gyung Anna Im Awarded 1st Prize at New Zealand’s Michael Hill Comp

21-year-old Do Gyung Anna Im from South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition...

BREAKING | Hao Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal

22-year-old Hao Zhou from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal -...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of Three 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Comp Commemorative CD Box Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate this week's international release, The Violin Channel is giving away three 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 4-CD commemorative box sets. Relive your...

VC LIVE | 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand.   2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal live on The Violin Channel – direct from Montreal, Canada.   2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL  FINAL ROUND LIVE...

BREAKING | Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition

26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition...

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VC ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 25 – Hannover & Queen Elisabeth Comp Top Prizes

25-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi has firmly established an international reputation as a young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence...

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