Sunday, July 21, 2019

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 22 year old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada. We sat him down for a fun game of...

Veriko Tchumburidze Awarded 1st Prize at Poland’s Wieniawski Competition

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze from Georgia/Turkey has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznan, Poland. Joint 2nd prize...

Applications Open for New Zealand’s 2017 Michael Hill Competition

Applications are now open for the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition – to be held in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand from the 2nd...

Applications Open for Florida’s Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

Applications are open for the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – to be held at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca...

Fundraiser Launched to Aid Surviving Family of Australian Violinist [PLEASE SHARE]

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – An online GoFundMe campaign has today been launched to raise support for Australian violist, Belinda Williams - following the tragic car accident on...

VERY SAD NEWS | Australian Violinist and Family Killed in Horror Car Crash

HUNTLY, NEW ZEALAND – Australian violinist Stephen Phillips has been killed in a tragic car accident, in Huntly, New Zealand - aged 54. Mr Phillips...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Violinist Philippe Quint [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Lynn Harrell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary American cello virtuoso Lynn Harrell – jury chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China. We sat...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – String Trio, Time for Three [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recent caught up with the classically-trained genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 22 in F 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...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Shlomo Mintz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli violin virtuoso, Shlomo Mintz - jury Chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition. We sat him down...

VC Artist Vilde Frang Awarded Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Concerto of the Year’ Accolade

It has been announced today that 30 year old VC Artist, Vilde Frang has been awarded the prestigious ‘Concerto Recording of the Year’ accolade by...

Anne-Sophie Mutter Calling for Fans to Design her New Album Cover

Violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter has today announced the launch a new competition for fans to design the cover of her upcoming CD. “We are delighted...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist, Alexander Kerr – ‘Should Performers Also Learn to Teach?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Robert Ingridson, from the United States was keen to know: ‘Is it really important for all performers to learn to teach?’ We...

Classical Pianist Calls for Shorter Concerts to Pull New Audiences

Out-spoken British classical pianist, Stephen Hough has today called for classical concerts to be dramatically shortened - in order to attract younger audiences. “The performance...

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

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

Mahler’s Original 2nd Symphony Score to Go Under the Hammer

The highly sought-after original hand-written manuscript for Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, known as the ‘Resurrection Symphony’, is set to be sold at auction in...

British Airways Stopped Cello from Flying as it Didn’t Have a Tourism Visa

It has been reported today that a Swiss cellist was stopped from carrying her cello on a British Airways flight from Zurich to Baltimore...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Thomastik-Infeld Peter Infeld Viola String Sets

To help celebrate the international release of the new Thomastik-Infeld Peter Infeld viola strings, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist, Sean Lee – Schubert ‘Rondo in A Major’, 2016 [VIDEO]

American violin virtuoso, Sean Lee performing Schubert's 'Rondo in A Major for Violin and String Quartet'. Recorded live in March 2016 - as part of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

Prizes Awarded at 1st Dominique Peccatte International Violin Competition

27 year old Japanese violinist, Rika Masato has been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural Dominique Peccatte International Violin Competition, in Paris. She will receive €5,000...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis & Khatia Buniatishvili – 2016 Aix-En-Provence Festival [VIDEO]

93 year old violin virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing a selection of violin show-pieces by Fritz Kreisler and Maria Theresia von Paradis - at the 2016 Aix-en-Provence Festival, in...

SAD NEWS | Medici Quartet Violinist Paul Robinson Has Passed Away

British violinist Paul Robertson has died, after a long-term battle with heart disease - aged 63. Mr Robinson had served as 1st violinist with the...

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...
Paganini POV

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...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Waarts, 23 – Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin & Montreal Comp Major Prizes

23-year-old Dutch-American violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts is firmly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert artists to emerge...

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