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Huge Marijuana Stash Found on Copenhagen Opera House Roof

Danish authorities have today revealed that in February of this year, a stash of more than 100 tightly packed blocks of high quality cannabis with...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Died On This Day in 1744 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri died on this day in 1744 – 273 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Kreisler’s ‘Recitativo & Scherzo Caprice’, 10 Years Old, 2017 [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Kreisler's 'Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice' - at the 2017 Newcastle "Last Night of the Proms". Recorded live in October...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s Debut Album: ‘Prokofiev Violin Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Aparté Records has this month announced the release of Moldavian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Alexandra Conunova's debut album: Prokofiev Violin Sonatas. Recorded with acclaimed German concert...

Calidore Quartet Awarded $100,000 Michigan Competition M-Prize

The New York-based Calidore String Quartet has been awarded the Grand Prize at the inaugural 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition - in Ann Arbor,...

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor premiered on this day in 1940 – 76 years ago. The first performance was given by Soviet virtuoso...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Miss America 1989 – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [VIDEO]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Carlson, from Minnesota, performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen'. MISS AMERICA 1989 | GRECHEN CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – Ysaye ‘Ballade’, 2015 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich performing Eugene Ysaye’s 3rd Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor ‘Ballade’. Recorded live in concert on October 6th, 2015 - at...

MANIC MONDAY | Uncontrollable Belly-Laughter Notated on a Stave? [WTF]

Ever wonder what uncontrollable belly-laughter looks like notated? A bored American saxophonist, Kathy Jensen and her bandmates found out. BELLY-LAUGHTER NOTATED | KATHY JENSEN |...

VERY SAD NEWS | Scottish Composer & Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died – Aged Just 66 [RIP]

Acclaimed Scottish composer & conductor Oliver Knussen has passed away, following a short illness – aged just 66. A student of John Lambert and Gunther Schuller, he...

Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann died on this day in 1767. Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one of the most prolific composers...

SAD NEWS | Russian Violist and Pedagogue Alexander Galkovsky Has Died

Russian violist Alexander Galkovsky has passed away. He served with the Shostakovich String Quartet from 1972 until 2004 - and held a long term teaching position on...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and pedagogue Jacques Thibaud died on this day in 1953, in a plane crash – aged 73. The dedicatee of Ysaye's 2nd Solo...

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Appoint New Concertmaster

The Metropolitan Opera, in New York City, has today announced the appointment of 38 year old American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman as their new Co-Concertmaster...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist, Sayaka Shoji – Schubert ‘Rondo in A Major’ [VIDEO]

Japanese violin virtuoso Sayaka Shoji performing Schubert's 'Rondo for Violin and Strings in A Major'. Recorded live at the La Folle Journee festival in Paris,...

VC Young Artist’s New Million Dollar Baby

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' and Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Noah Bendix-Balgley has announced the purchase of a 1732 Carlo...

US Ease Laws on Trade and Travel of Instruments Containing Ivory

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has today announced revisions to the US rules on the sale and transportation of African elephant ivory...

Speed and Drugs Blamed for Aspen Festival Student’s Road Deaths

Police have today indicated that drug use and speed are being investigated as contributing factors in the road deaths of Aspen Music Festival students, Alexander...

New York City’s Lincoln Center Announces Appointment of New President

The Lincoln Center, in New York City, has this week announced Henry Timms as its new President - effective from May of this year. Recognized...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Tchaikovsky ‘Meditation da Souvenir’, Oct 2016 [VIDEO]

Russian violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Andrei Korobeinikov performing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Mediation da Souvenir d’un lire cher’. Recorded live in October 1st, 2016 - at the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng – Singapore International Violin Comp 1st Prize [2015]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the inaugural 2015 Singapore International...

Violin Pedagogue Pamela Frank to Join Los Angeles’ Thornton School of Music Faculty

It has been announced today that violinist Pamela Frank has been appointed as an adjunct Professor and visiting artist on faculty at the University...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | HyunJae Lim – Menuhin Competition, Senior 3rd Prize [2018]

20-year-old South Korean violinist HyunJae Lim's 3rd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso, Sarah Chang – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violin superstar, Sarah Chang – in her home town of Philadelphia. We sat the virtuoso down for...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 61st birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Hungary’s 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition

The 4 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. The 2018 finalists are: ...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas Marries Partner of 38 Years, Manager Joshua Robison

The San Francisco Gate is today reporting Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas has married his partner of 38 years, Joshua Robison in a private ceremony yesterday, in...

Finalists Announced at South Korea’s IsangYun International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced for the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea. The 2017 Finalists are: Nigel Armstrong (USA) ...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Eunae Koh – 2015 Michael Hill Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

24 year old Eunae Koh, from South Korea performing Brahms Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 1 ‘Back to Basics’ [ADVICE]

This, the first in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes it 'back to basics' - addressing stance, violin hold, bow hold and...

London’s Wigmore Hall to Commence Live Concert Webstreaming

London's Wigmore Hall has today announced they are set to commence live concert and event webstreaming during their 2015-16 season. “Following this year's building work,...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New ‘Nordic Dream’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ new album Nordic Dream, The Violin Channel in conjunction with RCA...

VC LIVE | 2017 ARD International Violin Competition – Munich, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition Final Round - Live from Munich, Germany.     2017 ARD International Violin Competition | FINAL...

The London Symphony has Announced an 18 Year Old Principal Trombonist

The London Symphony Orchestra has today announced 18 year old Peter Moore as their new Co-Principal Trombone – the orchestra's youngest member in history. Peter...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2016 Wieniawski Comp Finalists & Jury ‘Romance’ [MUST SEE]

The 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition seven finalists and jury members coming together for a very special communal performance of Wieniawski's 'Romance' - from the 2nd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist William Hagen – Korngold Violin Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist William Hagen performing the Korngold Violin Concerto - with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Recorded live on September 29th,...

Israel’s Jerusalem Symphony Announces New Music Director

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, in Jerusalem, Israel, has today announced the appointment of American conductor Steven Sloane as its new Music Director - effective...

All New Girls-Only Orchestra Launched in Canada

A newly-launched all-female’s Chamber Orchestra has this week given its inaugural performance in Vancouver, Canada. The Allegra Chamber Orchestra, lead by Artistic Director Janna Sailor...

Marin Alsop Appointed New Chief Conductor of Vienna Radio Symphony

The Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of American conductor Marin Alsop as their new Chief Conductor - effective from September 2019. Maestra Alsop,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, 20 – Brahms, Kreisler & Sibelius Comp Prize Winner

20 year old Armenian-Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is quickly building an impressive reputation as a rising young virtuoso of enormous potential. A student of Professor Gerhard...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin – Montreal Competition Final [VIDEO]

23 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin, from France/Russia performing Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp Minor - in the Final...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – 2009 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance of Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major -...

AUDITION | Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Austria – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Concertmaster' position. Applications to be received by April 21st, 2015. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1zZKnXC

French Composer Gabriel Fauré Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Gabriel Fauré died on this day in 1924 – aged 79. He is remembered as one of the most prominent French composers of...

AUDITION | Munich Chamber Orchestra, Germany – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Munich Chamber Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by August 15th, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1HWI0jn

SAD NEWS | English String Composer Malcolm Lipkin Has Died – Aged 85

English pianist and composer Malcolm Lipkin has passed away - aged 85. A prodigy of Hungarian composer Matyas Seiber, his major contributions to the string...

VC Artist Ray Chen to Guest-Lead New Century Chamber Orchestra

It has been announced today that VC Artist Ray Chen is this month set to Guest Concertmaster with the San-Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – Bach Double Violin Concerto [VIDEO]

Croatian cello duo, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos performing the 2nd movement from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto - arranged for 2 cellos. 2CELLOS |...

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