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OUT NOW | Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott’s New CD: ‘Trip to Russia’ [LISTEN]

Orfeo Records has announced the release of German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott's new album: Trip to Russia - Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov. Recorded with Uzbekistani conductor Aziz Shokhakimov...

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Landmark Partnership with 2014 Gay Games

The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced its community arts partnership with the 2014 Gay Games – to be held in Ohio, USA  from the...

Newly-Released Kun Solo Violin Shoulder Rest Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 6 lucky VC members will each be receiving a newly-released Kun Solo violin shoulder rest. Lightweight and sleek, with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kenneth Renshaw – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2012]

Archival footage of the then 18 year old American violinist Kenneth Renshaw‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Senior Final of the 2012 Menuhin Competition,...

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich Signed to Exclusive Warner Classics Recording Contract

Warner Classics has this week announced the signing of violin virtuoso, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich to an exclusive recording contract. A graduate of the Istituto...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Talented Teen Latest Loan Recipient from Chicago’s Stradivari Society

It has been announced today that 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown has been granted the long term use of a 1679 Pietro...

VERY SAD NEWS | Swiss Classical and Jazz Cellist Daniel Pezzotti Has Died – Aged 55

Swiss classical and jazz cellist Daniel Pezzotti has passed away from a long-term serious illness - aged 55. A graduate of the Zurich Conservatoire, where he...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue, Ida Kavafian – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Ms Ida Kavafian. We sat her down for a...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 New Formula Pirastro Tonica Viola String Sets

To help celebrate the international release of the new formula Pirastro Tonica Viola string set, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi – Tchaikovsky Concerto, 2016 [AUDIO]

Live audio recording of 22 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor, Nir Kaberetti and the Santa...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2013

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin – Bartok Solo Violin Sonata [VIDEO]

23 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin, from France/Russia performing Bartok’s Solo Violin Sonata. Recorded live in the opening round of the 2015 Jean...

MEET THE PROS | French Conductor Stéphane Denève – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail,...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss' signature works include operas 'Der Rosenkavalier' and 'Salome' and orchestral masterworks...

New Record Set for World’s Most Expensive Violin Case

A 1887 W.E. Hill & Sons violin case has been sold by Skinners Auctions, in Boston for US $17,220 - making it the highest...

VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s ‘The Polish Violin’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s new...

VC STORE | Shop & Win 1 of 5 Ultimate Christmas String Packs – Valued at Over $300 [SHOP NOW]

Make any purchase in The Violin Channel Store before December 20th and automatically go into the draw to WIN 1 of 5 Ultimate Christmas...

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Announce New Music Director

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has today announced the appointment of East German-born American conductor Eckart Preu as their new Music Director. The 47 year old...

Lyric Opera of Chicago Shut Down by Orchestral Strike

It has been announced today that the Lyric Opera of Chicago has been shut down from an industrial strike - following the breakdown of...

MANIC MONDAY | “Can’t Feel My Face” – By the Joyous String Quartet [CUTE]

The New-York based Joyous String Quartet, known as the 'youngest string quartet, ever!', performs their own new special rendition of The Weeknd’s pop hit single...

Jury and Special Prizes Awarded at the 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 10 Jury and Special Prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Closing Ceremony. The 'Best Performance...

Finalists Announced at Louis Spohr International, in Germany

The following 19 competitors have today progressed through to the Final of the 2013 7th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany Category I...

French Violinist, Composer & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas died on this day in 1849 – 168 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s birthday. A student of Karen Tuttle, Ms Kashkashian is a former prize winner at the Lionel Tertis and...

BREAKING | Junior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Menuhin Competition

The 10 candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Junior Division, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Was Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 72 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

Russian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Leo Kraemer and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live on the 3rd...

Tokyo Metro Trains to Stream Classical Music to Enhance Passenger Experience

It has been announced this week that in an effort to potentially improve the passenger experience, Tokyo Metro will this month experiment with playing...

Prizes Awarded at Inaugural Melbourne International Violin Competition

24-year-old Danish violinist Christine Bernsted has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 inaugural Melbourne International Violin Competition – in Melbourne, Australia. A student of Eszter Haffner at the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Mihaela Martin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Kronberg Academy pedagogue, violinist Mihaela Martin. We sat her down for a fun game of 'VC 20 Questions' -...

UK’s Royal Northern College Has Appointed Cellist Miklós Perényi to International Chair

The Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, UK has today announced 66 year old cellist Miklós Perényi as their new International Chair in Cello. “I...

Today is Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann died on this day in 1963 - aged 58. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often...

New Zealand Conductor Gemma New Invited to Conduct New York Phil

It has been announced this week that 31-year-old New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New will conduct the New York Philharmonic's upcoming season-opening Young People’s Concert...

BREAKING NEWS: Emotions Boil Over as Greek National Orchestra hit the Copping Block

The Greek public broadcasting network, ERT, due to economic uncertainty, has been forced to lay off 2,700 employees - including all members and management...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition, Top Prize [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old, 2015 Hannover International Violin Competition Grand Prize Winner, Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the opening...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Rachmaninoff – ‘Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini’ for Solo Violin & Piano [NEW-ARRANGEMENT]

Violinist Joo Young Oh and pianist Carlos Avila performing their own original arrangement for solo violin and piano of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of...

Hong Kong City Railway Reverse Ban on Cellos

Following a recent backlash of international publicity, the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway has today announced a plan to ease bans of cellos on...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer John Kameel Farah – ‘Ah Ya Zayn’ for Violin & Piano, 2016 [NEW]

Violinist Lara St John with pianist Matt Herskowitz performing Canadian-Palestinian composer John Kameel Farah's newly-premiered arrangement of Levantine folk song 'Ah Ya Zayn' for violin and...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Joseph Silverstein – Violin Vibrato Masterclass [LEARN]

The late Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Mr Joseph Silverstein works us through a violin masterclass on teaching methods for effective and varying vibrato. Recorded live in...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Hagai Shaham – Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ [LEARN]

Israeli violin pedagogue Hagai Shaham works us through Ravel's 'Tzigane'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Suzan Yanki Karatas – as part of the iClassical Academy's newly-launched...

VC WEB BLOG | American Violinist Ida Levin – In Memoriam (1963-2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Marcy Rosen, longtime colleague with violinist Ida Levin - who passed away last month, aged just 53. In...

VC ‘Artist’ Violinist Bella Hristova Weds Musical Partner

Bulgarian-born violin virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Bella Hristova has married partner, composer David Ludwig in a private ceremony in Vermont, USA on Sunday. Guests at the the...

AUDITION | Scottish Opera, United Kingdom – ‘Section First Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Scottish Opera is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section First Violin’ position. Applications to be received by 29th of May, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FHaTiZ

AUDITION | Verbier Festival Orchestra – String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Positions

The Verbier Festival Orchestra is currently accepting applications for string, woodwind, brass and percussion positions. Applications to be received by January 4th, 2016. For further details,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 – 1961 [AUDIO]

1961 studio audio recording of violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded with conductor Otto Ackermann and the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Ricardo Lorenz – “Dance Unlikely” Violin Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Violinist Andres Cardenes performing the world premiere performance of Venezuelan-born composer Ricardo Lorenz's "Dance Unlikely" Violin Concerto. Commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and debuted in February of...

Birmingham Symphony Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Pregnant With First Child

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has today announced she and her partner are expecting their first child...

New Research Finds Classical Music Physically Reduces Stress

A new scientific study, conducted by the Royal College of Music's Centre for Performance Science has made preliminary scientific findings, for the first time, that...

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VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Prize

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

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