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NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Charles Yang – Arr. Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan performing an original violin, piano and vocal arrangement of Sam Cooke's legendary 'A Change is Gonna Come'. Recorded...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Goldstein International Violin Competition

The 14 2nd round candidates for the 2015 Boris Goldstein International Violin Competition, in Bern, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced. They are: Benjamin Baker (24,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’ [HUH]

YouTube sensation Joe Buono from The Melodica Men presents Bernstein's 'Candide Overture' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDX97Z7rIDs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JOE BUONO | MELODICA MEN | LEONARD BERNSTEIN |...

Vanessa Mae Finishes 74th in Giant Slalom at Sochi Winter Olympics

Violinist Vanessa Mae has finished 74th in the Women's Giant Slalom Final at the Sochi Winter Olympics, this morning. Mae, 35 finished the course in...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 – Aged 58 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 34 years ago – aged 58. A former 1st prize winner at the Queen...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Veteran Margaret Pardee Has Died – Aged 95

American violinist and pedagogue Margaret Pardee has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivan Galamian, Sascha Jacobsen, Albert Spalding and Louis Persinger, she received...

VC Artist Bella Hristova Launches Kickstarter for New Violin Work Commission

VC Artist Bella Hristova has today announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to generate support for the commission of a new work...

OUT NOW | Philharmonix’s Debut Album: ‘The Vienna Berlin Music Club’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has announced the release of multi-genre septet, Philharmonix's debut album: The Vienna Berlin Music Club.  Recorded with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | David Garrett – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1997, Aged 18

German pop-crossover violinist David Garrett performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1997...

Minnestota Orchestra Announces New Principal Double Bassist

The Minnesota Orchestra has today announced Kristen Bruya as their new Principal Double Bassist – the first principal appointment since the 15-month lockout ended...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Artist Benjamin Beilman ‘Spectrum’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s new album ‘Spectrum’, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press...

1-on-1 Live-Video Lesson Site Launched – Offering Access to Juilliard and Curtis Faculty

It has been announced today the launch of Jukubox.com – a new 1-on-1 online music lesson videoconferencing website offering high quality lessons from faculty...

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...

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...

VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich Awarded $100,000 Warner Music Prize

Italian-German violin virtuoso, VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich has today been announced as the inaugural recipient of the US $100,000 Warner Music Group classical music...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978 – aged 52. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

Cremona Mondomusica Exhibition Double Pass Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 10 lucky VC members will each be receiving a double passes to the 2017 Cremona Mondomusica international exhibition...

United States’ Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, in Michigan, United States, has this week announced the appointment of Canadian conductor Julian Kuerti as its new Music Director. "From the first moment...

Violinist & Composer Gaetano Pugnani Born On This Day in 1731 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani was born on this day in 1731. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name to publish a...

Vienna Philharmonic Promotes New Principal Violist From Within

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 32 year old Viennese violist Gerhard Marschner as their new Principal Viola - effective from...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 Newly-Released D’Addario Helicore Octave Violin Strings [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with D’Addario Orchestral is this week giving away 10 sets of D’Addario’s newly-released...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Pinchas Zukerman – 1971, 22 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1971 archival footage, of a then 22 year old Pinchas Zukerman performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise in D Major' - with American pianist Lawrence Smith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Q0g_Er0Tk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PINCHAS...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 36th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett's 36th birthday. A protege of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David at the age of 13 became the youngest...

Renowned Hate Group Protests Juilliard for Promoting ‘The Arts’

The infamous Kansas-based religious hate group, The Westboro Baptist Church has today picketed The Juilliard School in New York City - holding signs protesting...

Hungarian-British Conductor Sir Georg Solti Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-British conductor Sir Georg Solti was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Maestro Solti is remembered as one of the finest conductors of...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo Debut CD Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each by receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo debut album...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Quick Guide: How Violin Gut Strings Are Made [VIDEO]

A 5 minute step-by-step guide to the process of making gut strings for bowed instruments. Warning – video does contain images of animal intestines. HOW GUT...

VC Artists Notos Quartett Awarded 1st Prize at Dutch Almere Chamber Comp

VC Artists Notos Quartett has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Almere International Chamber Music Competition, in Almere, Holland. Comprising violinist Sindri Lederer, violist Andrea...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Elene Meipariani – Tonali Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old Elene Meipariani from Germany’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in Hamburg, Germany. Recorded live on the...

Boston’s New England Conservatory Gifted 1714 ‘Joachim’ Stradivarius

It has been announced today that the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston has been generously gifted the 1714 ‘Joachim-Ma’ Stradivari violin -...

VC WEBSTREAM | 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Final [LIVE]

  2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | GUILLERMO FIGUEROA | LYNN PHILHARMONIA   Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Day 1 Hannah Tarley...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Shlomo Mintz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli violin virtuoso, Shlomo Mintz - jury Chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition. We sat him down...

Violin Virtuoso Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960 - aged 59. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Peter Zimmermann – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Sawallisch, 1996 [VIDEO]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of German virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch & The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live on...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

VC INSIDER | “What Should Be Considered When Choosing Repertoire for a Competition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on which repertoire a...

VC WEB BLOG | Dmitry Sitkovetsky: “Greensboro Symphony’s Going … Not So Classical” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born violinist and conductor, Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In a VC-exclusive blog, he talks us through the inspiration behind...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Steven Isserlis – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis - at the Juilliard School, in New York City. We sat him down for...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider’s 43rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Znaider's 43rd birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

American Violinist Becomes 1st Person to Play Inside a Volcano [VIDEO]

American violinist Eric Silberger has made history – becoming what's believed to maybe be the first violinist to play inside a volcano. The 25 year...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 206 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 112 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Harriet Krijgh – Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major [2017]

Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major - with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live, and led by concertmaster...

VERY SAD NEWS | Australian Violist & Teacher has Tragically Drowned – Aged 48

Australian violist Paul Leggett has died in a tragic swimming accident - aged just 48. Local media reports have suggested the musician was swimming in...

Today is Armenian Violin Virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 33rd birthday! Sergey is a former 1st prize winner at the Louis Spohr, Jean Sibelius and Queen Elisabeth...

Today is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 69th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

St Paul Chamber Orchestra to Offer Free Student Concert Tickets

It has been announced today that the St Paul Chamber Orchestra is set to offer unlimited free concert tickets, during their 2016-17 season - to...

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VC ARTIST | Tessa Lark – 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Recipient

American violinist Tessa Lark has in recent years firmly established herself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of the New England...

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