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BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Violin Comp

The 24 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition –in Brussels, Belgium. The 24 Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, 10 Years Old, 2017 [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing the first movement from Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major - with collaborative pianist...

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...

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...

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...

TRAGIC NEWS | 17-Year-Old International Violinist Found Dead from Drug Overdose [RIP]

It has been reported today that 17-year-old Russian-British violinist Katya Tsukanova has died in London - from a suspected accidental recreational drug overdose. A student...

Hilary Hahn to Take 1 Year Sabbatical From Performing – Effective Immediately

Violinist Hilary Hahn has this week announced her intention to take a 1 year sabbatical from performing concerts - effective from September 1st, 2019. The...

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...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at 2019 Montreal International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal – in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The 2019 Finalists are: ...

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,...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Cellist Anner Bylsma Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has passed away - aged 85. A student of Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Mr...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at New Zealand’s Michael Hill Violin Competition

The 3 2019 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2019...

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...

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...

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...

Superstar Pianist Lang Lang Has Wed His Longterm Girlfriend

It has been announced this week that superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang has married his longterm girlfriend, 24-year-old German/Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger - in a...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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