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Sphinx Organization Announce $180,000 2017 MPower Artist Grant Recipients

The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latin classical musicians, has today announced the 15...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 244 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz To Step Down as Heifetz Institute Head

It has been announced this week that Heifetz International Music Institute Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz is set to step down from the helm in August 2019.  Mr...

AUDITION | Houston Symphony, USA – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Houston Symphony is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by September 1st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/29NoGbS

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Isang Yun’s ‘Königliches Thema’ [2018]

VC Artist Francisco Fullana performing Isang Yun's Königliches Thema (King's Theme) for solo violin - as featured on his newly-released debut album, Through the Lens of Time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRElvwWqE44 VC...

AUDITION | Australian Chamber Orchestra – ‘Ripieno Viola ’ Position [APPLY]

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is currently accepting applications for a ‘Ripieno Viola’ position. Applications to be received on a rolling basis. For further details, visit:...

SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor Alberto Zedda Has Died – Aged 89

Italian conductor and musicologist Alberto Zedda has passed away in Pesaro, Italy - aged 89. A specialist of the 19th Century Italian repertoire, he conducted...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Leopold Mozart International Competition

The 5 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 9th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in Augsburg, Germany. The 2016 Semi-Finalists are: 23...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janine Jansen – Bruch Violin Concerto, Concertgebouw [2018]

Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Recorded...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 21st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 21st birthday. A student of Robert Lipsett, at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient of a prestigious Avery...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed, Cellist Gautier Capuçon ‘Intuition’ CDs [ENTER TO WIN]

To help celebrate the international release of cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon’s new album ‘Intuition’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics & Erato...

VC WEB BLOG | Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘New York’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York City-based violin luthier and restorer, Mrs Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julie talks us through...

BREAKING | 3 VC Artists Awarded 2017 Avery Fisher Career Development Grants

The 2017 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced – including VC Artists Dover Quartet, Chad Hoopes and...

Violinist Tasmin Little Awarded Birmingham City University Honorary Doctorate

It has been announced today that British violinist Tasmin Little has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Birmingham City University, in the United...

British Cellist Guy Johnston Appointed to Eastman School of Music Teaching Faculty

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester has today announced the appointment of 36 year old British cellist Guy Johnston to their...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Solo Prizes Awarded at American String Teachers Association Competition

21 year old Belgian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu has been awarded 1st Prize in the Senior Violin Division and the $5000 Grand Prix Prize at...

Cuban National Orchestra Cancels 2019 US Tour Due to Visa Difficulties

It has been announced today that the National Symphony of Cuba has cancelled their upcoming United States tour - due to increased difficulties for...

UK Brain Study Commissioned to Understand and Treat Chronic Earworms

Scientists at Newcastle University, in England have began complex analysis of a 69 year old woman's brain activity in a hope to gain a...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Billie Jean’ For Violin … and Fidget Spinner [HUH]

Violinist Rob Landes performing Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' for violin and ... fidget spinner ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSx4OpbnyYU&autohide=1 ROB LANDES | MICHAEL JACKSON | BILLIE JEAN | VIOLIN...

Finalists Announced at New York Young Concert Artists International Auditions

The 9 finalists have today been announced for the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York. This year’s finalists are: violinist Christine Lim,...

Prominent British Cellist Christine Jackson Has Passed Away – Aged 53

British-born Australian cellist, Christine Jackson has passed away from the effects of a brain aneurysm - aged just 53. She served Principal positions with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Enrique Granados Violin Sonata [2018]

Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana and pianist Jiayi Shi performing Enrique Granados' Sonata for Violin and Piano. Recorded live on 22nd of March, 2018 -...

VC WEB BLOG | Guitarist Artyom Dervoed – ‘Violinist Niccolò Paganini: The Original Guitar Hero’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Russian classical guitarist, Artyom Dervoed. In a VC-exclusive blog, Artyom discusses 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini's secret...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

Prizes Awarded at Canada’s Inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Violin Competition

27 year old Canadian violinist Yolanda Bruno has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, in Ontario,...

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Building Bulletproof Memorisation’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sarah Yang, from Toronto was keen to know: ‘Are there any tips and techniques for ensuring rock solid memorisation of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ (Arr. Violin & Torso) [NEW]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from 'Les Misérables' ... arranged for...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Introducing … the Jennifer Higdon Viola Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Introducing Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon's recently-premiered Viola Concerto. The 22 minute, three movement work was jointly commissioned by the Library of Congress,...

VC INTERVIEW | Professor Bernard Lanskey, Artistic Committee Member – Singapore International Violin Competition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Professor Bernard Lanskey, Director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, in Singapore and Artistic Committee...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist, Wilbur Francis Hall [VIDEO]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of “Pop Goes the Weasel” - in the 1930 classic film 'The King of Jazz'. Get...

Today is Spanish Tenor & Conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th birthday. Maestro Domingo is widely regarded as one of the finest and most versatile musicians of the...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

VC RISING STAR | Eugene Kawai, 14 – Wieniawski-Lipinski & Tchaikovsky Young Musicians Competitions 1st Prize

14 year old Japanese violinist Eugene Kawai is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Akiko Tatsumi at...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 54th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Mr Apap is a former 1st prize winner the Menuhin Competition...

Instrument Recovery – Break-Through New Lost and Found Phone App

An amazing new smartphone app has been launched in the United States allowing owners the ability to track distance to, and the whereabouts of...

2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Announced – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 2015 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced – including VC 'Artist' Paul Huang and VC 'Rising Star'...

Quatuor Ebene’s Newly-Released ‘Eternal Stories’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press CD copy of the acclaimed Quatuor Ebene’s newly-released...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 21st Annual Sphinx String Competition Senior Final [2018]

Final Round of the 2018 21st Annual Sphinx Competition - recorded with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Featuring 2018 Senior Prize...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Charles Yang, Sia ‘Chandelier’ (Arr. Electric Violin) [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang presents his own original electric violin cover of electro-pop artist Sia's chart topping 'Chandelier'. All sounds in this video were...

Cellist David Watkin Announced as Scottish Conservatoire Head of Strings

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has today announced cellist and conductor David Watkin as their new Head of Strings. A student of William Pleeth, he...

American Music School to Give $10 Million in New Student Scholarships

The DePauw School of Music, in Indiana, USA has today unveiled plans to invest US $10 Million in scholarship funds for undergraduate music students...

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 28th birthday. A post graduate student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes at The Juilliard School, Bomsori...

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...

Minnesota Orchestra Lock Out Resolved. Orchestra To Resume in February

The acrimonious 15-month stand off between the Minnesota Orchestra and its management has today ended – with a new 3 year contract agreed upon. It's believed...

2nd Round Competitors Announced for Leopold Mozart International Competition

The 12 candidates progressing through to the 2nd round of the 2016 9th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in Augsburg, Germany have today been...

Riccardo Muti Cancels Upcoming Concerts Due to ‘Minor Accident’

It has been announced today that Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Riccardo Muti has withdrawn from a number of upcoming concerts - due to...

Early Music Expert Philip Pickett Has Been Sentenced to 11 Years Jail for Attacks on Students

Recorder virtuoso and international early music expert, Philip Pickett has been sentenced, in a London court to 11 years imprisonment for the rape and...

VC LIVE | Violinist Lara St John – VC Takeover, Live from Wolf Trap [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … Canadian violinist Lara St John for a Facebook Livestream with...

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