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Deutsches Oper Berlin Extends Leadership Contracts

Sir Donald Runnicles, General Music Director since 2009, will hold the position until 2027. Runnicles is also the Music Director of the Grand Teton Music...

OUT NOW | Cellist Christoph Croisé's New CD: 'Haydn Vivaldi' [LISTEN]

Avie Records has this month announced the release of Swiss cellist Christoph Croisé's new album: Haydn Vivaldi. Recorded with violinist Sherniyaz Mussakhan and the Eurasian...

Austrian-Born American Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf died on this day in 1993 – aged 81. Maestro Leinsdorf served distinguished conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Frank Peter Zimmermann!

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 56th birthday!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMt1N29MCpE   FRANK PETER ZIMMERMANN | SCHUMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | JUKKA PEKKA SARASTE &...

French National Radio Announces New Quartet-In-Resident

The French National Radio has this week announced the appointment of the Paris-based Diotima String Quartet as its new Quartet-in-Residence. Founded in 1996 at the Paris Conservatoire,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang, Sia 'Chandelier' (Arr. Electric Violin) [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang presents his own original electric violin cover of electro-pop artist Sia's chart topping 'Chandelier'. All sounds in this video were...

Street in Austria Named in Honour of Violinist Gidon Kremer

It has been announced today that a street, ‘Gidon Kremer Allee’, has been named in honour of Latvian-born violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer - in...

ON THIS DAY | Violist Lionel Tertis Died in 1975

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975, aged 98.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwXpg0l2VtE&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LIONEL TERTIS & HARRIET COHEN | BRAHMS | VIOLA SONATA NO. 1...

VC LIVE | Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival Presents: VC Young Artist Viano String Quartet

We’re coming to you from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada for the 2020 Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival. The Violin Channel is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sarah Christian - 2017 ARD Violin Comp Joint-Top Prize [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Sarah Christian from Germany's joint-top prize winning performance of Prokofiev's 1st Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2017 ARD...

Toronto Symphony Announces Two New String Players

The Toronto Symphony, in Toronto, Canada, has this week announced the appointment of violinist Dasol Jeong and violist Ashley Vandiver to the ensemble. A graduate of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov - Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

Incredible 1989 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Quatuor Ebene ‘Eternal Stories’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the Quatuor Ebene's newly-released ‘Eternal Stories’ album, The Violin Channel in conjunction with our good friends at...

Conductor Riccardo Muti Lends Support to Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

The Met Orchestra Musicians & the Met Chorus Artists have not been paid for 10 months and counting. Most recently, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin...

Shanghai International Violin Competition Extends Entry Deadline

The Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition has today announced the extension of the application deadline to February 29th, 2016. “In light of the complications...



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