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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

David Garrett Reaches Settlement Over Alleged Ex-Girlfriend Abuse Claims

It has been reported that violinist David Garrett has reached an undisclosed settlement in a New York Supreme Court with ex-girlfriend Ashley Youdan -...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lord Yehudi Menuhin Born On This Day 102 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day 102 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered as one of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Debussy Violin Sonata, Live, 1958 [AUDIO]

An incredible never-before-uploaded 1958 live archival performance of violinist Ivry Gitlis and pianist Kostas Kidoniatis performing Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor. Recorded in July 1958 - in Athens,...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Announce New Section Violinist

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Lisa Ji Eun Kim to their violin section - effective from September 2017. A graduate of the Juilliard...

MEET THE PROS | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana.  We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

TRAGIC NEWS | African-American Double Bassist Killed in Possible Racial Hate Crime

17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed - following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States. An...

Semi-Finalists Announced for $25,000 Houston Symphony Concerto Competition

The 10 Semi-Finalists have today been announced for the 2017 42nd annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Music Competition, in Houston, USA. Open to competitors of...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Live Recital, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival recital by violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich.  Recorded live in Moscow, the programme includes selections from Franck, Beethoven, Jancek, Schumann and Kreisler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kK9LZ9SPU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER...

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet - beginning...

20 Things Never to Say to a Classical Musician …

Unfortunately, they don't come with a manual. So here's 20 things you really shouldn't say to a classical musician ... 1. So, what's your day job? 2....

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...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Second Violin’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Principal Second Violin’ position. Applications to be received by 23rd of March, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

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