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NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Charles Yang – Korngold Violin Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

25 year old American VC 'Artist' Charles Yang performing Korngold Violin Concerto - with conductor Benjamin Wallfisch and the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded live on July 7th,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang – Mendelssohn D Minor Concerto [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Christoph Poppen and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live on April...

Cellist Maya Beiser Awarded $50,000 USA Artists Fellowship

Israeli-American cellist Maya Beiser has today been announced as 1 of 37 recipients of a 2015 United States Artists Distinguished Fellow in Music prize. Organized...

Chetham’s Head Resigns Just Months Before Assault Trials of Two Former Teachers

It has been announced today that Chetham's School of Music headteacher, Claire Moreland has announced her resignation after 16 years - just months before...

Finalists Announced at Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, in London. The 2015 Finalists are: Aizuri Quartet (USA) Piatti Quartet (United...

Australian Orchestra Appoints 1st Australian Principal Conductor in 30 Years

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 29 year old Australian conductor Nicholas Carter as their new Principal Conductor – the first...

W.A. Mozart Was Born on This Day – 260 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 260 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the...

INTERNATIONAL ALERT | 100+ String Instruments Valued at $200,000+ Stolen From Bremen, Germany

An international alert has been issued for more than 100 string instruments stolen from a private dealer's home in Gröpelingen, Bremen-Oslebshausen, Germany on Friday...

Applications Open for 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Belgium – to be held in Brussels from the 4th to...

Violin Virtuoso Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American virtuoso Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the eminent violinists for the...

Hungarian Conductor Ferenc Fricsay Born On This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 103 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ann Setzer – “Dealing with Students Who Don’t Practice” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Xiao Mao, from Singapore was keen to know: ‘What should the teacher do when the student doesn't practice?’ We threw Xiao’s question...

New Guinness World Record Set for Fastest Piano Playing Fingers [VIDEO]

Portuguese-American pianist Domingos-Antonio Gomes has set a new Guinness World Record for the most piano keys hit in one minute. The pianist, who broke the...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Period Cellist and Educator Jennifer Ward-Clarke has Died

Distinguished British baroque cellist and pedagogue Jennifer Ward-Clarke has passed away. A student of Ivor James, Harvey Philips and Paul Tortelier, Ms Ward-Clarke served as a member...

VC Artist Charles Yang Awarded Germany’s €10,000 Bernstein Prize

It has been announced today that American genre-crossing violin virtuoso, VC Artist Charles Yang has been awarded the 2018 €10,000 ’Leonard Bernstein Award’. Presented annually...

Perlman Airport Abandonment Prompts Air Canada Charity Donation

Days after an airport disability assistant abandoned virtuoso Itzhak Perlman at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his luggage, crutches and 1714 Stradivarius, Air Canada...

VC BUZZ | *** World First *** Eric Silberger, Paganini 24th Caprice Layered Variations [VIDEO]

American violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performing Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice, with all variations layered - for the first time in history. Produced and shot by Lara...

French Conductor Stéphane Denève Named New Chief at Brussels Philharmonic

42 year old French conductor Stéphane Denève has been announced as the new Chief Conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic - replacing Michel Tabachnik as of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Benedict Kloeckner– Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata [VIDEO]

25 year old German VC 'Artist' Benedict Kloeckner performing Rachmaninoff 's Cello Sonata Op. 19. Recorded live at the Rudolfinum, in Prague in April, 2015 -...

Prizes Awarded at Australian National Youth Concerto Competition

17 year old Australian violinist, Yebin Yoo has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Australian National Youth Concerto Competition – in Brisbane, Australia. The Australian...

Violinist Vilde Frang’s Newly-Released ‘Homage’ 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 copy of Norwegian-born violinist Vilde Frang’s new...

MANIC MONDAY | Miss Mississippi performing ‘Zapateado’ (We Think) [VIDEO]

Recorded live on national US television this evening, Miss Mississippi pageant contestant performing her own very special arrangement of Sarasate's 'Zapateado' - in the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Late Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live, 1972 [VIDEO]

Incredibly 1972 archival footage of the late Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Sir Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior...

AUDITION | Rotterdam Philharmonic, The Netherlands – ‘Principal Viola’ Position

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by October 1st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1PhTmfP

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 120 years ago. He passed away from liver/pancreas cancer - aged 63. He...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Beethoven Violin Concerto Premiered on This Day 209 Years Ago [VIDEO]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 209 years ago. The first performance was given by Austrian...

Finalists Announced at Freiburg International Violin Competition, Germany

The 3 finalists have today been announced at the Freiburg International Violin Competition, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This year's finalists are: 23 year old Angelo De...

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...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – VC Artists The Chooi Brothers [LIVE]

The Violin Channel caught up with VC Artists, Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi - for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.        

100 Pre-Release D’Addario Kaplan Amo and Vivo Violin String Set Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! To help celebrate the upcoming international release of the new D'Addario Kaplan Amo and Vivo violin strings, the following lucky...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 5th Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC Young Artist Richard Lin's 5th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA6B5UQbznI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RICHARD...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 19 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

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