Saturday, February 16, 2019

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Young Concert Artists & Menuhin Competition 1st Prizes

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, in Philadelphia - where he studies at the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Aaron Rosand, Curtis Institute, ‘The Lost Art of Violin Recital Programming’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand, from the Curtis Institute of Music, who provided some fascinating thoughts on...

VC BUZZ | WT?!? Dvorak New World Twerking Gangnam Style #LOLz [VIDEO]

This really needs to be seen to be believed! A new project created by Belgian-based B-Classic, entitled: 'The Classical Comeback'. The first in a series of music...

Violinist Anne-Marie Johnson Awarded Australian $40,000 ‘Dorcas McClean’ Travel Bursary

22 year old Anne-Marie Johnson, from Melbourne has today been announced as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Australian ‘Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship'. Regarded as...

Composer and Environmentalist John Luther Adams Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Music

Alaskan-based composer and environmentalist John Luther Adams has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music - for his 2013 composition 'Beneath Ocean'. The sonic work,...

VC BUZZ | WT?!?! Sibelius Horse Violin Concerto #LOLz [VIDEO]

In what appears to be the latest in a stream of young violin virtuosi turning their hands to comic relief, we present Czech Philharmonic...

Vadim Repin Gives Last-Minute Conductor-less Shosta Concerto Premiere

Violin virtuoso Vadim Repin inadvertently gave what's believed to be the conductor-less world premiere of Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto at the Trans Siberian Arts...

Chetham’s Abuse Victim’s Suicide ‘Should Have Been Prevented’

A serious case review, handed down in the United Kingdom has found the suicide of Chetham's School of Music abuse whistleblower, violinist Frances Andrade 'could...

Remembering Legendary Teacher Ivan Galamian – Died on this Day in 1981 [VIDEO]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian passed away on this day in 1981 – aged 78. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, Mr Galamian is remembered as one...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘Training Your Left Hand to Think Like a Singer’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Italian-German violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, who provided some great insights into sound production -...

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to Return Nazi-Looted Painting

It has been announced that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is set to return a valuable painting, looted by the Nazis and gifted to the...

Finalists Announced for Australian ‘Dorcas McClean’ $40,000 Travel Scholarship

The 3 finalists have today been announced for the 2014 Australian 'Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship', in Melbourne. They are: 23 year old Emily Sun from Sydney,...

Michael Nyman to Premiere Symphony for ’89 Hillsborough Football Disaster

English composer Michael Nyman is set to unveil a new hour-long symphonic work, inspired by the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster – in which...

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini’s Amati Violin For Sale

It has been announced that an 18th Century Hieronymus Amati violin, once owned and played by fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is set to be...

World 1st – $Multi-Million Strad Purchased with Virtual Currency

In a world first, it has been announced that New York wealth management firm Leo Group LLC has purchased a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin...

VC BUZZ | Vivaldi Four Seasons Like You’ve Never Heard Before [VIDEO]

Meet the Salut Salon Quartet – an all-girl piano quartet, featuring violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, cellist Sonja Lena Schmid and pianist Anne-Monika...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Welcomes MondoMusica ’14 to New York

With this year's MondMusica New York international string trade fair just hours away from show time, New York City Major Bill de Blasio has...

Vienna Philharmonic Awarded $1,000,000 Brigit Nilsson Memorial Prize

The Vienna Philharmonic have been announced as the recipients of the coveted 6.9 Million Swedish Krona 2014 Brigit Nilsson Prize. Endowed by legendary Swedish Wagnerian soprano...

VERY SAD NEWS | Veteran Vermeer Quartet Cellist Marc Johnson Has Passed Away

American cellist Marc Johnson, from the famed Vermeer String Quartet, has passed away. A student of Carol Work, Ronald Leonard and Janos Starker, he served...

Dutoit and LA Philharmonic Play On Un-Rattled by 5.1 Earthquake [AUDIO]

Incredible audio has been released by the LA Philharmonic of the moment when March 28th's 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

VC BUZZ | Meet Inspirational One-Handed Cellist, Michael Spencer

Inspirational footage of one-handed American cellist Michael Spencer – performing François-Joseph Gossec's 'Gavotte' at a private recital in Utah, USA last month. One-Handed Cellist | Michael...

SAD NEWS | Russian-American Violinist Abram Shtern Has Died – Aged 96

Russian-born American violinist Abram Shtern has passed away – aged 96. Before emigrating to the United States in 1990, aged 71, Mr Shtern served as...

Virtuoso Renaud Capucon to Join UK’s Royal Northern College String Faculty

The Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, has today announced a number of new key teaching faculty appointments - including violinists Renaud Capucon...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Tessa Lark Awarded $50,000 Leonore Annenberg Bursary

24 year old American VC 'Young Artist' Tessa Lark has been announced as 1 of 7 recipients of a coveted 2014 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship. Now...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janine Jansen – Bruch Violin Concerto, Schonwandt, Netherlands Radio Chamber Phil

Acclaimed Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor – with conductor Michael Schonwandt and the Netherlands Radio Chamber...

SAD NEWS | Russian National Orchestra Violinist Edward Yatsun Has Passed Away – Just 45

Russian violinist Edward Yatsun has passed away from a sudden heart attack – aged 45. Mr Tatsun served with the Russian National Orchestra for 19...

Shock Study Finds Soloists Unable to Tell $Million+ Strads from Modern Violins

An academic study, published today in the American scientific journal PNAS, is set to send shockwaves through the 100s of millions of dollar international...

VC MASTERCLASS | Lucie Robert, Manhattan School & Mannes College – ‘Stage Posture & Balance’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violin pedagogue Lucie Robert, at the Manhattan School of Music where she provided us some excellent insight...

UK Chart-Topping Dance Pop String Quartet Release New Track

Chart-topping British dance string quartet Clean Bandit, have this week released their latest single 'Extraordinary'. Clean Bandit | Extraordinary | Feat. Sharna Bassmaj Formed as undergraduate...

Dr Lang Lang to be Awarded Honourary Doctorate from UK University

It has been announced that 31 year old piano virtuoso Lang Lang will be awarded an Honourary Doctorate from the Birmingham City University. The award...

Perlman Airport Abandonment Prompts Air Canada Charity Donation

Days after an airport disability assistant abandoned virtuoso Itzhak Perlman at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his luggage, crutches and 1714 Stradivarius, Air Canada...

Itzhak Perlman Releases Facebook Statement Re: Toronto Airport Mistreatment

Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman has published a facebook statement regarding his mistreatment by an airport disability assistant at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, last Monday. The 68 year...

Nicola Benedetti ‘Pissed Off’ People Think Sex Sells Classical Music

British violinist Nicola Benedetti has unleashed her frustration, hitting out at critics who suggest that glamorous classical musicians succeed because of their sexy image...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

Disabled Itzhak Perlman Abandoned by Airline Official at Canadian Airport

Air Canada is investigating a formal complaint, filed by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman that he was abandoned by a disability assistant and left to...

SAD NEWS | Danish Violinist Anker Buch has Passed Away – Aged 74

Danish violinist Anker Buch has passed away – aged 74. A graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music and The Juilliard School, Maestro Buch had given more...

Minnesota Orchestra Fall Out : Major Post Lockout Management Shakeup

Nine of the 77 members on the Minnesota Orchestral Association Board, including CEO Michael Henson have this week tendered their resignation – 2 months...

VC MASTERCLASS | Viktoria Mullova – ‘Surrendering Yourself to the Nerves’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova - at her home in West London. Viktoria offered some excellent advice on the importance of...

Seattle Symphony to Launch Independent Record Label

The Seattle Symphony has announced they are set to commence releasing recordings on their own record label. Seattle Symphony Media will include both live and studio recordings –...

‘Macdonald’ Stradivarius Viola on the Market at Offers Over $45 Million

It has been announced that the 1719 'Macdonald' Stradivarius viola, believed to be the finest string instrument ever made, has gone on the market...

Hilary Hahn Awarded Coveted $34,000 Dresden Festival Bursary

American violinist Hilary Hahn has been announced as the recipient of the €25,000 (US $34,000) 2014 Dresden Music Festival Prize. The 32 year old virtuoso...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stefan Jackiw – ‘Why Practicing Slowly Is Never Just Enough’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Stefan Jackiw at his home in New York City - where...

American Pianist Jeremy Denk Awarded $75,000 2014 Avery Fisher Prize Bursary

American pianist Jeremy Denk has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the coveted $75,000 Avery Fisher Prize. Administered by New York's Lincoln Center, recipients are...

London’s Royal College Launches String Quartet Post Graduate Diploma

London's Royal College of Music has announced the launch of a new 1 year post graduate programme for advanced string quartets. The Artist Diploma in...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘New Berlin Phil Concertmaster’

29 year old VC 'Young Artist' Noah Bendix-Balgley, from the United States was recently announced as the newly appointed 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin...

6 Violinists Named in Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Final – Including VC ‘Rising Star’ Grace Clifford

The 12 finalists for the 2014 Australian 'Young Performer of the Year' Awards have been announced – including 6 violinists - and 15 year...

Yuri Bashmet Stripped of Lviv Academy Professorship over Political Row

It has been announced that violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet will be stripped of his honorary professorship from the Lviv National Music Academy, in...

MEET THE PROS | 1 Year On – The Best of Ray Chen, The Comedian [VIDEO]

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of the synonymous Ray Chen social media comedy video. On this day in 2014, the 25...

Germany Cellist Valentino Worlitzsch Awarded 1st Prize at Pacem in Terris International

24 year old German cellist Valentino Worlitzsch has been awarded 1st prize at the Pacem in Terris International Music Competition, in Bayreuth, Germany. 2nd prize...

17 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Awarded 1st Prize at Menuhin Competition

17 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, from United States/Holland has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of...

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