Saturday, August 24, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Isaac Stern, British Pathé Film Archive, 1949 Interview [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released archival footage from the British Pathé Film Archive, recorded in Australia in 1949 – violinist Issac Stern discusses the value and quality of his prized Guarneri...

SAD NEWS | Isaac Stern’s Widow, Vera Stern Has Passed Away – Aged 88

It has been announced today that prominent New York arts benefactor and advocate Vera Stern (nee-Lindenblit) has passed away after a prolonged illness –...

2 VC ‘Artists’ Called Up to Replace Pregnant Hilary Hahn

It has been announced today that VC 'Artist' Ray Chen and VC 'Rising Star' Simone Porter will replace Hilary Hahn for engagements in Houston...

SAD NEWS | Pennsylvania-Based Luthier Edward Campbell has Died – Aged 89

American violin maker Edward Campbell has passed away – aged 89. Largely self-taught, he was a founding member of the Violin Society of America - and...

SAD NEWS | Czech Violinist and Pedagogue Václav Snítil Has Died – Aged 87

Bohemian-born violinist and teacher Václav Snítil has passed away – aged 87. Mr Snitil was a founding member of the Vlach String Quartet and served...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Borodin String Quartet ‘Shostakovich’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Decca, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press Borodin String Quartet 'Shostakovich' CDs. Newly-released,...

VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich ‘Bartok/Mendelssohn’ CD Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press autographed copy of VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich's new album...

Air Malta Refuse Paid-Up Cello Seat On Overbooked Flight

Air Malta has today apologised to a British passenger who booked two seats, for her and her cello on a flight from London to...

SAD NEWS | Kentucky Opera General Director Killed in Horror Car Crash

Kentucky Opera General Director, David Roth has died in a car accident, in Iowa – aged just 56. Mr Roth had worked with the company for...

UK’s Halle Orchestra to Host ‘Pay Whatever You Like’ Concert

The Manchester-based Halle Orchestra has today announced they are set to perform a concert based on a 'pay what you like' basis – whereby...

VC BUZZ | Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ [MUST SEE]

Meet the Kanneh-Mason Family Orchestra – finalists in this year's television talent quest 'Britain's Got Talent.' “I can see this act going all over the...

VC LIVE WEBSTREAM | Direct and Exclusively from Verbier Festival [WEBCAST]

  Medici.tv, in collaboration with The Violin Channel, is proud to this month present 4 free, live international webcasts – direct and exclusively from the...

Janine Jansen Awarded German Bremen Music Festival Accolade

It has been announced today that Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has been awarded the 2015 Bremen Musikfest Award. The honour will be presented during his...

Noga String Quartet Awarded 1st Prize at Melbourne Chamber Music Comp

The Noga String Quartet has been awarded the Grand Prize at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Australia. The Berlin-based ensemble, comprising...

Competitors Announced at Hannover Comp – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 39 candidates have today been announced at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, to be held in Hannover, Germany from the 27th September...

MEET THE PROS | American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC 'Artist' Stefan Jackiw - in New York City. We sat the violin virtuoso down for a game of...

2015 Beijing International Violin Competition Cancelled Due to Financial Woes

It has been announced today that the 2015 Beijing International Violin Competition, scheduled to take place in China from the 10th to the 16th...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Nigel Kennedy – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1982, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of a then 25 year old Nigel Kennedy performing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isaac Stern – Mozart ‘Adagio’, French Chamber Orch [VIDEO]

Never-before-released 1965 archival footage of Soviet-American violinist Isaac Stern performing Mozart's 'Adagio' for Violin and Orchestra. Recorded live with conductor Alexander Schneider and the Orchestre...

Violinist Joshua Bell Tasked with Changing Public Perception of Sharks

In an effort to boost the public image of sharks, The Discovery Channel as part of this week's annual 'Shark Week', has commissioned a new...

SAD NEWS|American-born Early Music Specialist Alan Curtis Has Died – Aged 81

American-born harpsichordist, conductor and early music scholar Alan Curtis has died at his home in Florence – aged 81. A phD graduate of the University of...

Finalists Announced at Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Australia. The 2015 String Quartet Finalists are: Noga Quartet (France,...

New 4 Meter Tall Octobass Unveiled in Norway

A rare and newly crafted 4 meter tall octobass has been unveiled at the Only Connect Festival of Sound, in Oslo. Invented in 1850, in...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Placed on Home Practice Curfew

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has revealed she has been placed on a 10pm practicing curfew in her apartment – following complaints from a neighbour. Nicola,...

Greek National Opera Ticket Box Robbed at Gunpoint

Athens police are searching for an armed man who held up the Greek National Opera box office on the morning of Wednesday 8th July. It...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, February 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on February 28, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. RAY CHEN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Paganini 1st Concerto, Live – 1972 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 48 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor...

MEET THE PROS | Italian-German VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German VC 'Artist' Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. We sat the 30 year old violin virtuoso...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has today announced British violinist Stephanie Gonley as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music, Juilliard School...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – 1980, Sesame Street [VIDEO]

1980 archival television footage of Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven's 'Minuet in G' with Telly. Where else? But, Sesame Street  ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN | MINUET IN...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich ‘Bartok/Mendelssohn’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich's new album 'Bartok/Mendelssohn'. Recorded with...

VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi Debut Album CD Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press autographed copy of VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi's newly-released...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Gil Shaham, Sibelius Violin Concerto, 20 Years Old – 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of the then 20 year old Gil Shaham performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Adam Fischer and the NHK...

Conductor Kirill Karabits Appointed New German Weimar Opera Music Director

The Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar, in Germany has today announced the appointment of Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits as the new General Music Director...

British Concertmaster Appointed to Vacant West Australian Symphony Position

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of British violinist Laurence Jackson as their new Concertmaster – effective from January 2016. A...

MEET THE PROS | American VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition prize winner, American VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen - in Brussels. We sat the 22 year...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St John & Philippe Quint – Igudesman ‘Klezmer’ Violin Duo [VIDEO]

Violin virtuosi Lara St John and Philippe Quint performing Aleksey Igudesman's 'Klezmer Freilach Duo' for 2 violins. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Cellist James Holesovsky Has Died – Aged 72

American cellist and orchestral manager James Holesovsky has passed away – aged 72. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Clara-Jumi Kang – 4th Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

4th prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Clara-Jumi Kang, from Germany in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of both...

SAD NEWS | BBC Symphony Cellist Denis Vigay Has Died – Aged 89

British cellist Denis Vigay has passed away – aged 89. A student of Cedric Sharpe, he served as Principal Cellist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,...

SAD NEWS | Artemis Quartet Violist Friedemann Weigle Has Died – Aged 53

German violist Friedemann Weigle has passed away after a long illness – aged just 53. Mr Weigle held a Professorship at the Hanns Eisler School of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – 3rd Prize, Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

Joint 3rd prize winning performance by VC 'Young Artist' Alexandra Conunova, from Moldova in the Final of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Performances of...

Serbian Robert Lakatos Awarded 1st at Sarasate Violin Competition

24 year old Serbian violinist Robert Lakatos has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Sarasate International Violin Competition, in Pamplona, Spain. A graduate of...

British Conductor Ivor Bolton New Music Director of Basel Symphony

The Basel Symphony Orchestra, in Switzerland has announced the 4 year appointment of British conductor and harpsichordist Ivor Bolton as their new Music Director...

VC BUZZ | Arielle Baril – ‘America’s Got Talent’ 11 Year Old Operatic Prodigy [VIDEO]

11 year old middle school student, operatic prodigy Arielle Baril performing Puccini's 'O mio babbino caro' during last Tuesday evening's auditions of 'America's Got...

New Research Finds Classical Music Physically Reduces Stress

A new scientific study, conducted by the Royal College of Music's Centre for Performance Science has made preliminary scientific findings, for the first time, that...

Tchaikovsky Comp $100,000 Grand Prize Awarded to Mongolian Vocalist

The $100,000 Grand Prix Prize at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition has been awarded to 27 year old Mongolian baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar. ARIUBAATAR GANBAATAR | FIGARO'S...

Sydney Conservatory Dean Resigns Over Corporate Credit Card Enquiry

It has been reported today that Sydney Conservatorium of Music Dean, Professor Karl Kramer has resigned amidst an ongoing investigation into an alleged misuse...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Stern, Gitlis, Haendel & Mintz – Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins [VIDEO]

Legendary historical video footage of soloists Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins...

MEET THE PROS | Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize winner, Australian VC 'Artist' Ray Chen - in Brussels. We sat the 26 year...

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