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Finalists Announced at 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The 6 ensembles progressing to the Grand-Final stage of the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition have today been announced at the Australian National Academy of...

Jacqueline du Pre Tribute Concert to be Held in London

It has been announced today that conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are set to host a tribute concert at London’s Royal...

Prizes Awarded at Korea’s 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition [VIDEO]

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South...

VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor Awarded 1st Prize at Germany’s Tonali Violin Comp

17 year old German VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition - in Hamburg, Germany. A...

Violinist Josef Suk Jr Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Suk Jr was born on this day in 1929 – 89 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Stephen Wyrczynski – “What Do You Look For In Undergraduate vs Graduate Students?” [ADVICE]

VC member Sofia Yatsyuk from Ukraine was keen to know what conservatory audition panelists look for in undergraduate vs graduate students for admissions. We threw Sofia's...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 58th birthday. A student of Jan Bor, Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz, Rudolf is a former Concertmaster of...

Trio Violinists Denied Access to Carry Violins On US Airways Flight [VIDEO]

Violinists Zach de Pue and Nick Kendall, from the string trio Time for Three have today released a fly-on-the-wall YouTube video – after being...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “Composing Your Own Violin Concerto Cadenzas” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley on the eve of his Berlin Philharmonic solo concerto debut...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1928 Carl Becker Violin Stolen in Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued in Germany today for a 1928 Carl Becker violin - stolen from a train traveling between Berlin to...

Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Inaugural Jan Rakowski International Viola Competition

25 year old Sejune Kim, from South Korea, and 20 year old Karolina Errera, from Russia, have been awarded joint 1st prize at the...

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Announces New Resident Conductor

The St. Louis Symphony has today announced the appointment of New Zealand-born conductor, Gemma New to the position of ‘Resident Conductor’ - effective from the...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 26th birthday! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

Applications Open for Japan’s 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition, to be held in Sendai, Japan – from May 21st to June 5th. Open...

Man Sentenced to 25+ Years Jail for Killing New York Violinist

Jonathan M Conklin, 45 has today been sentenced to 25 years to life imprisonment, in a Chautauqua County Court, for the second-degree murder of...

Prizes Awarded at Moscow’s Yampolsky International Violin Competition

30 year old Hiroko Ninagawa from Japan has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 VII Yampolsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow, Russia. A student...

Korean Novus String Quartet Awarded 1st Prize at Mozart International

The South-Korean based Novus String Quartet has been awarded the €20,000 (USD $27,000) 1st Prize at the 11th International Mozart Competition, in Salzburg. Founded in...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Violinist & Composer Bernard van Beurden Has Died

Dutch violinist, composer and educator Bernard van Beurden has passed away - aged 82. A student of Rudolf Escher at the Amsterdam Conservatory, he composed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & …. Condoleezza Rice – Schumann’s ‘Fantasiestücke’ [VIDEO]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performing a surprise performance of Schumann's 'Fantasiestücke'. Recorded live on May 6th, 2017...

Today is Soviet-born Virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th birthday. A protege of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one...

Coregami Moisture-Wicking Concert Dress Shirt Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a Coregami concert dress shirt - the world’s first moisture-wicking...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’ Premiered on this Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Time for Three – ‘Stand By Me’ (Arr. String Trio), August 2016 [VIDEO]

Genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three performing an improvised encore of Ben E. King's classic 'Stand by Me' - featuring VC Artist Charles Yang. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Huang & Tao Lin – Strauss Violin Sonata [2018]

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang and pianist Tao Lin performing Strauss' Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 16th of January, 2018...

NEWS: Royal Title for Britain’s only Full-time Professional Chamber Orchestra

It has been announced today that for the first time in over 20 years, the Queen has bestowed a royal title on an UK...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Liya Petrova – Carl Nielsen International Violin Concerto, Joint-1st Prize [2016]

Archival video of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark. Applications...

10 Junior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2016 Menuhin Competition

The 10 Junior Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. For the Semi-Final round, to be held on...

Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2017 Annual Sphinx String Competition

21 year old American violinist Annelle K. Gregory has just minutes ago been awarded the $50,000 Senior 1st Prize at the 2017 20th Annual...

MANIC MONDAY | Star Wars Lightsaber Violin Bows [VIDEO]

The students of the École de l'Harmonie St Édouard and École secondaire de La Seigneurie, in Quebec performing John Williams' classic 'Star Wars' Theme -...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Borodin String Quartet ‘Shostakovich’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Decca, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press Borodin String Quartet 'Shostakovich' CDs. Newly-released,...

Prizes Awarded at Belgium’s 2017 Grumiaux International Junior Violin Comp

The category prizes have been announced at the 2017 Grumiaux International Violin Competition, in Brussels, Belgium. 1st prize in the 10 years and under category...

AUDITION | City of Birmingham Symphony, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Violin No. 4’ Position

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Violin No. 4’ position. Applications to be received by December 12th, 2016. For...

Shock Study Finds Soloists Unable to Tell $Million+ Strads from Modern Violins

An academic study, published today in the American scientific journal PNAS, is set to send shockwaves through the 100s of millions of dollar international...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died on this Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

Prizes Awarded at Washington International String Competition

24 year old Russian-born violinist Nadir Kashimov has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Washington International Competitions for Strings, in Washington DC, USA. A...

Virtuoso Violinist Louis Krasner Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner was born on this day in 1903 - 115 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Eurovision Contest 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 15-year-old VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2014 Eurovision Young Musicians Contest...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist David Garrett – 2016 New Year’s Eve Performance [VIDEO]

German violinist David Garrett performing Bazzini’s 'Dance of the Goblins' - with pianist Denis Matsuev. Recorded live on December 31, 2016 - for Russia's Kultura television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFshJBe8BY&showinfo=0&autohide=1 DAVID...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 LGT Young Soloists Chamber Orchestra Debut Albums

To help celebrate the international release of LGT Young Soloists' debut 'Italian Journey' CD, The Violin Channel in conjunction with RCA Red Seal Records,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Luisa Kramb – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Anne Luisa Kramb‘s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 15 to 17 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition...

Tarisio to Host London Exhibition for Violin Maker Vincenzo Panormo

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows is set to host an exhibition in London on October 23rd and 24th dedicated to the instruments of Italian-British...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Noa Wildschut – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 3rd Mvt, 16 Years Old [VIDEO]

16 year old Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut performing the 3rd movement from Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with the Netherlands...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Fédor Roudine Awarded 1st Prize at Marteau International Violin Competition

21 year old 'VC Young Artist' Fédor Roudine, from Russia/France has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the Henri Marteau International Violin...

Colburn’s Danielle Belen Announced as Associate Professor at Michigan University

The University of Michigan School of Music has today announced 29 year old American violinist Danielle Belen as a new Associate Professor of Violin. A...

VC BUZZ | Seattle Symphony String Quartet Surprise Delayed Passengers [VIDEO]

Seattle Symphony musicians, violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston, violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and cellist Walter Gray, en route to Palm Springs make surprise...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito died on this day in 1994. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Shostakovich 5th Symphony – Heavy Metal Version [VIDEO]

Composer and musician Connor Gallagher performing the final movement of Shostakovich's 5th Symphony – on heavy metal electric guitar. Get a load of this ... SHOSTAKOVICH...

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