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English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Was Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on this day in 1872. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with...

London to Host 2016 Menuhin Competition – in Celebration of Yehudi’s 100th Anniversary

It has been announced that the Menuhin Competition, the world's leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, will return to London in...

VC ‘Artist‘ Augustin Hadelich Awarded Classical Music Grammy Award

Italian-German VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich has just minutes ago been awarded the ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ accolade at the 2016 Grammy Awards - in...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ingolf Turban – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist and pedagogue, Mr Ingolf Turban. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

OUT NOW | Violinist Fabiola Kim’s Debut Album: ‘1939’ [LISTEN]

Solo Musica has announced the release of Korean-American violinist Fabiola Kim's debut album: 1939. Recorded with conductor Kevin John Edusei and the Munich Symphony Orchestra,...

Today is American Violinist Aaron Rosand’s 92nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 92nd birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific recording...

Prizes Awarded at Mexico’s Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition

21 year old Colombian cellist, Santiago Canon Valencia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition, in Morelia, Mexico. A...

SAD NEWS | Utah Symphony Principal Cellist Has Passed – Aged 66

American cellist Ryan Selberg has died – aged 66 Mr Selberg had served as Principal Cellist of the Utah Symphony since 1975 Our condolences are with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [1959 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1959 archival audio of luminary Russian violinist Leonid Kogan performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Constantin Silvestri and the...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Gerard Drozd – ‘String Quartet No. 3, Op. 155’ [VIDEO]

The Camerata Quartet performing Polish composer, Gerard Drozd’s newly-written four-movement 'String Quartet No.3, Op. 155'. Drozd has composed over 250 works - including 4 Concertos, 3 String Quartets...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Miriam Fried – Bach Solo Partita No.1 in B Minor [LEARN]

Respected violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the Allemande from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

BREAKING | 1715 ‘Lipinski’ Strad Recovered in Milwaukee in Perfect Condition

The Milwaukee Police Department have today announced the recovery of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius violin, stolen in a violent armed robbery on Monday January...

New Report Finds UK Orchestras are Working More but Earning Less

A new report published today has revealed that Britain’s top orchestras are reaching more people through concerts and youth engagement than ever before -...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

The category Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany. The Semi-Finalists in the 14 Years and Under Category are: ...

Kazuki Yamada Appointed New Music Director of Monte-Carlo Phil

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo has today announced Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada as their new Music Director – effective from the 2016/2017 season. A...

AUDITION | Nashville Symphony Orchestra – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ [APPLY]

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra in Nashville, United States is currently accepting applications for the Associate Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by June 23rd, 2019. For further...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French violin...

Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet to Split After Over a Decade Together

The Canadian-based Cecilia String Quartet has today announced the ensemble are set to disband at the end of the 2017-18 season. Since winning 1st prize...

Italian Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini Died On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76. One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

The 12 opening round ensembles for the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, to be held in London from the 10th to the...

Albuquerque’s New Mexico Philharmonic Announce New Music Director

The New Mexico Philharmonic, in Albuquerque, USA, has this week announced the appointment of Brazilian-born conductor Roberto Minczuk as their new Music Director -...

OUT NOW | Albion String Quartet’s New CD: ‘Dvorák : Suk’ [LISTEN]

Signum Records has announced the release of the British-based Albion String Quartet's new album: 'Dvorák : Suk'. The disc features Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet No....

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, 22 – Sarasate, Tchaikovsky & Singapore Comp Winner

22 year old Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng is explosively building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of enormous promise – praised for...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Filip Pogady – Wieniawski ‘Variations’, 2003, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2003 archival footage of the then 15 year old Filip Pogady - performing Wieniawski’s ‘Variations on an Original Theme’. VC recently caught up with violinist...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Anne Akiko Meyers ‘Fantasia’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Avie Records, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copies...

Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced the appointment of former Dudamel Conducting Fellow, Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli as their new Assistant Conductor...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Awarded British Empire CBE Chivalry Title

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has this week been presented a CBE Order of the British Empire honour - at a private ceremony with Prince...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist, Russian-born violin virtuoso Yury Revich's 25th birthday! A protege of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is...

Conductor Mariss Jansons Awarded Salzburg Easter Festival’s €50,000 Karajan Prize

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons has this week been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Herbert von Karajan Music Prize - in recognition...

International Hotel Chain to Host 24 Hour John Cage Birthday Marathon

The American-based Ace Hotel Group has this week announced they are set to host an upcoming 24 hour celebration in honor of American composer John...

VERY SAD NEWS | The Piano Guys Co-Founder’s Daughter Found Dead in Oregon

The body of Annie Schmidt, daughter of The Piano Guys co-founder Jon Schmidt, has been found in the Oregon Mountains - several weeks after she...

VC VOX POP | “Which Teachers Were Your Greatest Influences Growing Up?” [Q&A]

“Which teachers were your greatest influences growing up?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … German-American...

MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Tasmin Little – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English concert violinist, Tasmin Little – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2016 [RIP]

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...

SAD NEWS | Russian Conductor & Violinist Fedor Glushchenko Has Died – Aged 73

Russian conductor and violinist Fedor Glushchenko has passed away - aged 73. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied...

Candidates Announced for Düsseldorf’s 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Comp

The 20 final round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition – to be held in Düsseldorf, from the 7th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – Brahms Violin Concerto, May 2017 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Brahms' Violin Concerto - with conductor Yoel Levi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live this week on April 8th,...

SAD NEWS | Salomon Quartet Founding Violist Trevor Jones has Passed Away

British violist and Salomon String Quartet founding member Trevor Jones has passed away. Formed in 1982, the Salomon Quartet was one of the first string...

AUDITION | Sinfonieorchester Basel, Switzerland – ‘Tutti Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Symphonieorchester Basel, in Basel, Switzerland is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Bass position. Applications to be received by March 11th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2CT5PbW  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Step-By-Step Guide to Building the Kronos Quartet from LEGO [MUST SEE]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial on building the Kronos String Quartet from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’21 Excuses For Not Practicing’ [YAAAS]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present …. '21 excuses for not practicing' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC4qJJdjQc  

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces New Composer-In-Residence

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of American composer and pianist Missy Mazzoli as its new Mead Composer-In-Residence - effective...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Grigory Kalinovsky – “How to Achieve a Great Left Hand” [ADVICE]

VC member Josephine Harley from the United States was keen to know the properties of a great left hand for string players and how to...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Harbin’s 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition

The 5 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition – in Harbin, China. The 2018 Finalists are: Lorenz Chen (Germany) Felicitas Schiffner (Germany) ...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – 2016 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’

17 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A junior scholarship student of...

Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Complete Decca Recordings’ CD/DVD Box Set Winner Announced!

And the winner is in! The following lucky VC member will be receiving a personally-autographed Kyung Wha Chung 20 CD/DVD 'Complete Decca Recordings' box set –...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Classical Musician of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated classical musician of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 20+ of the world’s top string players to...

OUT NOW | Violinist Rachel Podger’s New CD: ‘Bach Cello Suites (Arr. Violin)’ [LISTEN]

Channel Records has this week announced the release of acclaimed baroque violinist Rachel Podger's new CD: J.S. Bach Cello Suites' (Arr. Solo Violin). The disc...

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VC ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 25 – Hannover & Queen Elisabeth Comp Top Prizes

25-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi has firmly established an international reputation as a young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence...

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