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Deutsches Oper Berlin Extends Leadership Contracts

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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]

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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]

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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!

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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]

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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]

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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

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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

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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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