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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

The 12 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium. The 2019 Finalists are: VC...

BREAKING | 7-Year-Old Wunderkind Awarded Grand Prize at Grumiaux Junior Competition

7-year-old Japanese violinist Himari Yoshimura has today been awarded the Grand Prize in the Junior 10 years and under category of the 2019 Grumiaux...

New 3D-Printed Arm Unveiled to Aid 10 Year Old Girl Play Violin [VIDEO]

A team of final-year engineering students at the George Mason University, in the United States, have today unveiled a new 3D-printed ‘arm’ - now used...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘Best Tips For Impressing a School Audition Panel’ [ADVICE]

Raymond Tengku from Malaysia was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for impressing a school entrance audition panel?’ We threw Raymond's question over to...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1700 Matteo Goffriller Violin, London [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued today for a 1700 Matteo Goffriller violin - stolen from a Gatwick Express train on Friday 24th March,...

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...

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Has Withdrawn From Boston Symphony Due to Arm Injury

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a number of upcoming performances with the ensemble, on advice...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Janine Jansen – Brahms Violin Sonata, 1991, 13 Years Old [WOW]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of the then 13 year old Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor. Recorded live...

MEET THE PROS | TwoSetViolin, Eddy Chen & Brett Yang – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian violin blog stars Eddy Chen and Brett Yang - in Brisneyland, Australia. We sat the TwoSetViolin duo down for...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist 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 | ‘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...

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Junior Menuhin Competition

10 year old Christian Li from Australia and 11 year old Chloe Chua from Singapore have just minutes ago been awarded joint 1st prize...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at 2018 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, United States – including...

Anne-Sophie Mutter Releases Emotional Statement Following Death of Her ‘Soulmate’ Sir André Previn

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has today released an emotional statement - following the announcement of the passing of her former husband and close collaborator, Sir...

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...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

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...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano Violin, Berlin, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano violin  – stolen in Berlin, Germany on the 11th of...

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...

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...

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...

TRAGIC NEWS | Andre Rieu’s Long-Serving Trombonist Has Died – Aged 47

Dutch trombonist Ruud Merx has died this morning, aged just 47, following a massive heart attack on Saturday morning - whilst on tour in...

15 Things, You Know You’re a String Player, When …

Yup! You know you're a string player, when ….   1.  Your instrument costs way more than your car ...   2.  You've got a hickey, but no...

American Violin Virtuoso Hilary Hahn Pregnant With First Child

American violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn has today announced, via social media, she and her husband are expecting their first child. “My husband and I are...

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...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 16 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, United States - including 5 VC...

VERY SAD NEWS | Berklee College Early Music Specialist Janet Haas Has Died – Aged 59

Boston-based early music expert and viola da gamba performer and educator Janet Haas has passed away - aged 59. Mrs Haas served as a member...

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...

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...

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...

Candidates Announced for Brussel’s 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

The 70 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – to be held in Brussels, Belgium from the 29th of April...

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...

BREAKING | Berlin Philharmonic Announces Appointment of New Concertmaster

The Berlin Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of Polish-born violinist Krzysztof Polonek as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Berlin University of the...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

Applications Open for 2020 Menuhin Competition in Richmond [APPLY NOW]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Menuhin Competition - to be held in Richmond, United States from the 14th to the 24th of...

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...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Tutti 1st & 2nd Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti First and Second Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by April 19th, 2019. For further details,...

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...

VC ARTIST | Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – Tchaikovsky, Monte-Carlo, Queen Elisabeth & Sibelius Comp Prizes

Russian violin virtuoso Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has firmly established himself as one of the new generation's eminent young European concert artists - praised for his...

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...

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...

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...

2019 Classical Music Grammy Award Nominees

The classical music nominees for the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards have been announced - including violinists James Ehnes, Joshua Bell and Laurie Anderson...

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

TRAGIC NEWS | Zurich Opera Orchestra Oboist Samuel Bastos Has Died – Aged Just 32 [RIP]

Portuguese-born oboist Samuel Bastos has died – aged just 32. He served as Principal English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Zurich Opera Orchestra. No cause...

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...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

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...

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VC ARTISTS | Calidore String Quartet – “Confidence”, “Finesse”, “Intellect” and “Expression”

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