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New York Philharmonic Musicians Take 25% Pay Cut

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The annual compensation changes remain in effect until September 20, 2024. Until August 31st, 2023, the New York Philharmonic musicians will continue to be paid...

OUT NOW | Ilya Gringolts’ New CD: ‘Stravinsky: Music for Violin Volume 2’ [LISTEN]

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BIS Records has this week announced the release of Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts' new album: Stravinsky: Music for Violin Volume 2. Recorded with pianist Peter Laul, conductor Dima Slobodeniouk and...

Qantas Airlines Serves Australian Cellist Crushing Blow

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A professional cellist, travelling domestically in Australia on Qantas Airlines, has had his $8000 instrument crushed into multiple pieces Peter Hollo, 39, who performs with...

Solti Foundation Awards Conductors Career Assistance Prizes

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The first recipient of the award goes to Nathaniel Efthimiou, who is the Founder and Music Director of Orchestra Contempo, the Assistant Conductor of...

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Renews Music Director

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James Ross has served as music director since 2018, being the fifth music director in the orchestra’s 78 years. Ross previously led orchestras including the...

Houston Symphony Orchestra Has Today Laid Off 21 Staff Members

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The Houston Symphony, in Houston, United States has today announced the layoff of 21 full-time and part-time staff members – due to the ongoing economic...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 83rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Russian-Icelandic piano virtuoso and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 83rd birthday. A student of Lev Oborin and Boris Zemliansky, Maestro Ashkenazy is a former prize...

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

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Archival footage from the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year old VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded...

Competitor Order and Schedule Announced for $100,000 Shanghai Competition

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The competitor order and opening round schedule has today been announced at the 2016 inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China...

VC LIVE | Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann & Brahms

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We’re coming to you from The Queen's Hall, in Edinburgh, for a concert with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The Violin Channel is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bruce Dukov - ‘Star Wars Fanfare' for 2 Solo Violins [VIDEO]

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Violinist and composer Bruce Dukov presents John Williams’ ‘Star Wars Fanfare’ - arranged in the style of Wieniawski for 2 solo violins. BRUCE DUKOV |...

VC INTERVIEW | Meet the 'The King of Waltz' - Violinist and Entrepreneur André Rieu

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra founder, André Rieu, in Maastricht, Holland - as he was busily making final...

SAD NEWS | Former Princeton Symphony Concertmaster Joseph Kovacs Has Died

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Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor Joseph Kovacs has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the Franz Liszt Royal Hungarian Academy of Music, where...

VC Artist Brannon Cho Awarded 2020 János Starker Cello Prize

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The János Starker Foundation announced 25-year-old cellist, VC Artist Brannon Cho as the recipient of the 2020 Starker Foundation Award. Brannon is a graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 'Pianist With the Hair' Julian Gargiulo - 'Confined We Stand' [COVID-19]

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Newly-uploaded video by composer and 'pianist with the hair' Julian Gargiulo featuring his original composition 'Verita' ... "No matter the view we are all looking...

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