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NEW APPOINTMENT | Canadian Jean-Sébastien Roy Appointed Columbus Symphony Concertmaster

The Columbus Symphony has today announced Canadian violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy as their new Concertmaster “He is a remarkable musician I have known and respected for many years,” Music Director Jean-Marie...

SAD NEWS | Distinguished Russian Professor Igor Frolov Has Died – Aged 76

Russian violin virtuoso and composer Igor Frolov has passed away - aged 76 A student of Boris Belenky, Abram Yampolsky and David Oistrakh, Maestro Frolov was a former prize winner George Enescu and Marguerite...

Study Suggests I.T Graduates Now Less Employable than Performing Arts Majors

A recent study conducted by Georgetown University has shown that unemployment rates for a recent graduate with a degree in Information Systems is more than...

BREAKING NEWS | Min-Jin Kym’s £1.2M Strad Recovered After Almost 3 Years

British Transport Police have today officially confirmed Korean virtuoso Min-Jin Kym's 1696 Stradivarius, stolen from London's Euston Rail Station in November 2010, has been...

NEWS | New York Violinist Arrested in Subway Station Standoff

A classically-trained violinist was handcuffed, detained and issued with a desk appearance ticket yesterday for performing Bach in a New York City subway station Matthew...

VC STORE | Now Stocking Luxitune Pavé Violin Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel Store is very exciting to now be stocking the Luxitune Pavé ball, hand-crafted violin and viola fine tuner series - constructed from genuine...

SAD NEWS | 24 Year Old Italian Concertmaster Succumbs to Cancer

Italian violinist Carlotta Nobile has passed away – aged just 24 A student of Massimo Bacci, she served as Artistic Director and Concertmaster of the...

SAD NEWS | Utah Symphony Principal Cellist Has Passed – Aged 66

American cellist Ryan Selberg has died – aged 66 Mr Selberg had served as Principal Cellist of the Utah Symphony since 1975 Our condolences are with...

China’s Amber Quartet Claims Asia-Pacific Gold

The Chinese-based Amber Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Austrlia Formed in 2007, at the Central Conservatory...

SAD NEWS | American Pianist Noel Lee as Died – Aged 88

American pianist and composer Noel Lee has passed away – aged 88 Our condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues

14 Year Old Emma Meinrenken Takes Out Stradivarius International

14 year old Emma Meinrenken, from Canada, has been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, in...

SAD NEWS | French luthier Etienne Valelot has Died – Aged 88

Esteemed French violin maker Etienne Valelot has passed away – aged 88 His famed clientele included Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Vengerov and Itzhak Perlman Our condolences are...

Applications Now Open for Young Concert Artists Auditions

Applications are now open for the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions | All 1st prize winners will be invited to join the Young Concert...

BREAKING NEWS | Further Faculty Arrest at Chets

Greater Manchester Police have today arrested a 65 year old man as part of an ongoing investigation into abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music in...

Baby 2 for the Vengerov’s

Our hearty congratulations to virtuoso Maxim Vengerov and his wife Olga Gringolts-Vengerov on the birth of their second child yesterday – little Pauline Vengerov! Mother,...

BREAKING NEWS | Steinway Acquired by Private Equity Firm

It has been announced today that famed piano maker Steinway is to be acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co for an estimated...

NEW APPPOINTMENT | Orchestra Iowa Appoints 21 Year Old Concertmaster

Orchestra Iowa has today announced 21 year old American violinist Luke Witchger as their new Concertmaster A student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School,...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Andrew Eckard Has Died

American cellist Andrew Eckard has passed away - after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour A student of Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Mr...

VC STORE: Now Stocking Larsen Magnacore Cello Strings

The Violin Channel Store is excited to now be stocking Larsen's new tungsten G &C Magnacore Cello Strings Described as a 'game changer', the new...

BREAKING NEWS: Emotions Boil Over as Greek National Orchestra hit the Copping Block

The Greek public broadcasting network, ERT, due to economic uncertainty, has been forced to lay off 2,700 employees - including all members and management...

SAD NEWS: British Concertmaster Hugh Maguire has passed

Sad News | British violinist Hugh Maguire has passed away – aged 86 | Maestro Maguire served as Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra...

Changing of the Guard in Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Wilma Smith has today announced she is set to step down at the end of the 2014 season – after...

NEWS: Royal Title for Britain’s only Full-time Professional Chamber Orchestra

It has been announced today that for the first time in over 20 years, the Queen has bestowed a royal title on an UK...

Korean Youngster Sweeps 1st Prize at Klein International

17 year old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee has been awarded 1st prize at the M. Klein International String Competition - in San Francisco She...

SAD NEWS: British Violist Roger Bigley has Passed

British violist Roger Bigley has passed away | Mr Bigley was a founding member of the Lindsay String Quartet - and served a distinguished...

BREAKING NEWS: VC Young Artist Awarded €30,000 ‘Prince Rainier III’ Prize

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' Russian violin virtuoso Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 'Prince Rainier III'...

BREAKING NEWS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Michael Hill International

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', 24 year old Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill...

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES | D’Addario Orchestral Strings – Farmingdale, New York Factory Tour

Ever wondered where your strings come from? Take a fascinating 2.5 minute behind-the-scenes journey into D’Addario & Co‘s Farmingdale, New York factory – the world’s largest string-making...

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES | D’Addario Orchestral Strings – Farmingdale, New York Factory Tour

Ever wondered where your strings come from? Take a fascinating 2.5 minute behind-the-scenes journey into D’Addario & Co‘s Farmingdale, New York factory – the world’s largest string-making...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Kim, 23 – Sendai, Menuhin, Seoul & Paganini Comp Major Prizes

23-year-old American violinist Stephen Kim is quickly building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute where he studied...

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