Thursday, April 18, 2019

London’s Guildhall School of Music Appoints New Cello Professor

The Guildhall School of Music, in London has today announced the appointment of British cellist, Rebecca Gilliver to the position of 'Professor of Cello'...

VERY SAD NEWS | Serbian Violinist Dejan Mihailovic Has Died – Aged 84

Serbian violinist and pedagogue Dejan Mihailovic has passed away - aged 84. A student of David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, he served a long...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles "Zino" Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘How to Choose the Right Strings’ [BLOG]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with D'Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

19 Year Old Canadian Cellist Awarded $25,000 Michael Measures Bursary

19 year old Israeli-born Canadian cellist, Daniel Hass has today been announced as the recipient of the 2016 $25,000 ‘Michael Measures’ Prize. Presented by the Canadian...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Mihaela Martin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Kronberg Academy pedagogue, violinist Mihaela Martin. We sat her down for a fun game of 'VC 20 Questions' -...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Kian Soltani – “Verbier: A Really Special Time” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist William Hagen – “Verbier: Inspiring to be Amongst All That Talent” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Igor Pikayzen – ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Igor Pikayzen, from Russia/United States performing Willy Burmester's transcription of the 'Scherzo' from Mendelssohn's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. Recorded live at New York City – on June 11th,...

VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng Signed to Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon China has today announced the signing of 21 year old Taiwanese violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng. A graduate of the...

BREAKING | Christoph Croise Awarded 1st Prize at Harbin’s Schoenfeld International Cello Comp

HARBIN ― 22 year old Christoph Croise, from France has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition,...

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Harbin’s Schoenfeld International Violin Comp

HARBIN ― 23 year old Andi Zhang, from China and 24 year old Yun Tang, from China have been awarded Joint-1st prize at the 2016...

VC WEB BLOG | Eric Silberger – ‘Introduction to the Bow Strokes’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the first installment of a new video project "The Bow Series", American violinist Eric Silberger...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Rodda – ‘Hosting a Fair International Violin Comp’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Michael Hill International Violin Competition Executive Director, Ms Anne Rodda. In a VC-exclusive blog, Anne talks us through the essential elements...

Competitors Announced for 2016 Schoenfeld String Comp – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The violin, cello and chamber ensemble candidates have today been announced for the 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition – to be...

Competitors Announced for 2016 Wieniawski Competition – Including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 52 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, to be held in Poznań, Poland from October...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old Canadian VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong. We sat him down for a fun game of 'VC...

VC BUZZ | Every Violin Soloists’ Biggest Nightmare … [COVER YOUR EYES]

Violinist Romulo Assis performing Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Orquestra do Norte, in Portugal last week ... on his 19th Century Nicola Lupot violin - when all...
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PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 9 in E Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. This...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1928 Carl Becker Violin Stolen in Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued in Germany today for a 1928 Carl Becker violin - stolen from a train traveling between Berlin to...

Petition Launched to Change British Airways’ Instrument Baggage Policy [PLEASE SHARE]

A change.org petition has been launched today calling for British Airways to change their instrument baggage policy - following a June 4th incident at...

Angry David Garrett Says “I’ve Been Blackmailed by My Ex-Girlfriend”

Violinist David Garrett has today told the German Die Welt Newspaper that he has been blackmailed by his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Youdan - who yesterday lodged a...

3 VC ‘Young Artists’ Advance to Montreal Violin Competition Final

The 6 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, in Montreal, Canada – including 3 VC ‘Young...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violin virtuoso, Julia Fischer – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

VC RISING STAR | Kevin Miura, 13 – 2016 Menuhin Competition Major Prize Winner

13 year old violinist, Kevin Miura from the United States/Japan is quickly building an international following as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Danielle...

2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant Winners Announced

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows Auction House has today announced 4 recipients of 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artist grants. This year’s bursary winners are: VC...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guinness Book Record Holder Bassist Jane Little Has Died

Record breaking Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist, Jane Little has passed away - aged 87. Ms Little had actively served with the ensemble for 71 years -...

VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj Awarded 1st Prize at Spivakov International Competition

15 year old VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden has today been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2016 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition,...

European Union Youth Orchestra to Close Due to Funding Cuts [PLEASE SHARE]

It has been announced today that the European Union Youth Orchestra will cease operations from September 1st of this year - due to a...

VC RISING STAR | Johan Dalene, 15 – Menuhin and Kocian Competition Major Prizes

15 year old Swedish violinist, Johan Dalene is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Professor Per Enoksson, Johan was...

MEET THE PROS | Chinese Violinist, Ning Feng – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese violin virtuoso, Ning Feng – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat him down for...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released London Symphony String Ensemble CDs

To help celebrate the international release of the London Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble’s new CD, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

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...

Finalists Announced for Britain’s 2016 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year‘

16-year-old English cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason has today been announced as the winner of the string category of the 2016 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’...

Missing Malcolm Arnold Symphony Score Found on eBay

The missing 7th Symphony score of English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold has been rediscovered by his family on eBay - more than 30 years after...

Maurice Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ Enters Free Public Domain

Almost 90 years after it was first performed, in Paris in 1928, the copyright to Maurice Ravel’s one-movement orchestral work ‘Bolero’ has today expired - with...

American Airlines Refuse Soloist Rachel Barton Pine’s Violin in Cabin

It has been announced today that American concert violinist, Rachel Barton Pine was refused entry on her April 27th American Airlines flight from Chicago...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 D’Addario Kaplan Amo & Vivo Viola String Packs [ENTER-TO-WIN]

To help celebrate the international release of the new D’Addario Kaplan Amo and Vivo viola strings, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

BREAKING | VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah Bendix-Balgley Form New String Ensemble

An exciting new chamber music string collective has been unveiled today, called ‘Made in Berlin’ - featuring violinists, VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah...

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

23 year old Ji Yoon Lee, from South Korea and 25 year old Liya Petrova, from Bulgaria have just minutes ago been awarded joint-1st Prize...

SAD NEWS | American Violin Dealer Dan Schab Has Died in a House Fire

American stringed instrument dealer and cellist, Dan Schab has passed away from injuries sustained in house fire in Georgia, United States. It has been reported...

VERY SAD NEWS | American Film Score Composer Terry Plumeri Found Murdered

Prominent American film-score composer and double bassist Don "Terry" Plumeri has been found murdered - in his home in Dunnellon, Florida, USA. "This homicide was...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo Debut CDs

To help celebrate the international release of VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo’s debut album, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, 1976 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1976 never-before-released footage of Soviet legend Leonid Kogan performing Shostakovich’s 1st Violin Concerto - with conductor Evgeny Svetlanov and the State Academy Symphony...

New Study Finds Drumming Can Aid Anxiety and Depression

A new study, conducted by London’s Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science has found that group drumming classes can have positive effects...

BREAKING NEWS | Stolen Joseph Curtin Viola Found Undamaged in Miami

The Joseph Curtin modern viola stolen in Miami, United States, on Friday evening has been found undamaged and returned to its owner. The instrument, case and...

Juilliard Announced as World’s Top University for Performing Arts

The QS World University Rankings has today announced The Juilliard School as the world’s top university for the performing arts – with a total aggregate score...

2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Announced – Including VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark

The 2016 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced – including VC ‘Artist’ Tessa Lark and VC ‘Paganini...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

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VC ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen – Szeryng, Wronski & Viña Del Mar Competition Major Prizes

Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

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