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MANIC MONDAY | ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ (Arr. Solo Erhu) [MUST SEE]

Acclaimed Chinese traditional stringed instrument soloist Sun Huang performing Saint-Saens' 'Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso' ... arranged for solo erhu ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4aOmJgUbM4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO...

Conflict of Interest Concerns Raised at Poland’s ‘Young Paganini’ Competition

17 year old Sara Dragan from Poland has been awarded the Grand Prize at the 2017 ‘Young Paganini’ International Violin Competition, in Legnica, Poland. A...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Repertoire Do You Still Want to Learn?” [Q&A]

"What piece of repertoire do you still want to learn?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1747 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Violin, Geneva [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued in Switzerland today for a 1747 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin - stolen from a Geneva train station at...

ASK THE PROS | James Ehnes – “Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Benjamin Chung, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are some essential tips for practicing at home without...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach – Solo Duet for Violin & Organ Pedal Accompaniment [VIDEO]

Ukrainian violinist and organist, Ivan Dekhnych performing Bach's Cantata No 156 - arranged as a solo duet for violin and organ pedal self-accompaniment ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1YbpfuHGOs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOHANN...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Taiwanese violinist, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng. We sat him down for a fun game of VC...

Renowned Hate Group Protests Juilliard for Promoting ‘The Arts’

The infamous Kansas-based religious hate group, The Westboro Baptist Church has today picketed The Juilliard School in New York City - holding signs protesting...

VERY SAD NEWS | American Violinist Ida Levin has Passed Away – Aged 53

American concert violinist Ida Levin has passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia - aged just 53. Ms Levin made her professional debut with...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Yoojin Jang, 25 – Munetsugu Angel & Sendai Competition 1st Prizes

25 year old Korean violinist Yoojin Jang is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's brightest young string virtuosi – praised for...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Mayuko Kamio – ‘Recovering After Messing Up on Stage’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Tina Lee, from China was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to recover when you mess up on stage?’ We threw...

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi Was Born On This Day in 1683 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi was born on this day in 1683. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's...

Applications Open for 2018 Menuhin Competition in Geneva [APPLY NOW]

Applications are now open for the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition - to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from the 12th-22nd April, 2018. Widely...

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...

VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim to Join Liu Kotow’s Artist Management Roster

It has been announced today that 27 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim, from South Korea, will join the roster of the Hannover-based...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [AUDIO]

15 year old VC Rising Star Daniel Lozakovich performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Hartmut Haenchen and Orchestre...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Russian Violinist & Teacher Grigori Zhislin Has Died

Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Grigori Zhislin has passed away - aged 71. A student of Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory, he was a former...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Josephine Knight – “Overcoming Stage Anxiety” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Janet Johnson, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for overcoming stage anxiety?' We threw...

ASK THE PROS | Pierre Amoyal – “Do Music Competitions Really Matter?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andy Kippins, from Canada was keen to know: ‘Does success in a music competition really matter these days?’ We threw Andy’s question...

MEET THE PROS | Russian Violinist Alena Baeva – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition jury member, Alena Baeva. We sat her down for a fun...

VC ARTISTS | Attacca Quartet – ‘Vivacious … exuberant, funky, and … exactingly nuanced’

The internationally acclaimed, New York-based Attacca String Quartet have firmly been establishing themselves as one of the new generation’s premier, young chamber ensembles. Comprised of violinists Amy...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Thomas Hewitt Jones: ‘Christmas Violin Concerto’ [NEW]

English violinist Simon Hewitt Jones, performing composer Thomas Hewitt Jones' newly-premiered special Christmas holiday-themed Violin Concerto: 'Christmas Party'. Recorded on the Signum Classics label - with conductor Gavin...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win a Rostropovich ‘Cellist of the Century’ Box Set [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the new ‘Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century’ box set, The Violin Channel in conjunction with our...

Soviet-born American Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, Maestro...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Shirtless Violinist – “A Very Shirtless Christmas” [VIDEO]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs holiday favorites 'Deck the Halls', 'Come All Ye Faithful', 'We Wish You a Merry...

VERY SAD NEWS | Maggini Quartet Violinist David Angel Has Died Suddenly

British violinist David Angel has passed away unexpectedly from a suspected heart attack - aged just 62. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Arr. Goats) [WTF]

Taking inspiration from the Youtube craze of inserting farm animal noises into hit songs, Swedish charity Action Aid's choir presents ... "We Wish You...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Nicola Benedetti & Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Gilles Apap – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French classical, gypsy jazz and folk violinist, Gilles Apap.   We sat him down for a fun game of...

UK Violist Sets World Record For Fastest Runner Dressed as a Musical Instrument

A viola student in the United Kingdom has this week entered the Guinness Book of World Records for running the fastest half marathon in...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

Musicians’ Union Publish New Airline Cabin Policy Rating System [PLEASE SHARE]

The International Federation of Musicians has today published a 3-tiered rating system - based on how accommodating airlines' cabin policies are for musicians traveling...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 19 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

19 year old Japanese violinist, Minami Yoshida is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international concert stage. A student of Koichiro...

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