Monday, April 22, 2019

Lipinski Stradivarius Robbery Mastermind Changes Plea to ‘Guilty’

Salah Salahadyn, the man accused of masterminding the January 27th theft of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius, from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond, has...

Italian Violinist Angelo Stefanato has Died – Aged 88

Italian violinist and academic Angelo Stefanato has passed away, at his home in Rome – aged 88. A student of Vasa Prihoda, he served as Concertmaster...

Yo-Yo Ma’s Daughter Requests Dad Not Play Cello at Her Wedding

It has been reported Yo-Yo Ma's daughter, Emily Hornor Ma, who was recently married in Massachusetts, USA specifically requested her father not play the...

Italian Daniele Gatti Announced as New Concertgebouw Chief Conductor

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has today announced Italian conductor Daniele Gatti as their new Chief Conductor, from 2016. He will replace Maestro Mariss Jansons, who...

MEET THE PROS | Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Acclaimed Stringed Instrument Maker – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed stringed instrument maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz – at the 2014 Violin Society of America Competition and Convention,...

VC Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! Violin String Set Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 15 lucky VC members will each be receiving a full set of newly-released Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! violin strings. Designed for...

London Mozart Players Chamber Orchestra Announces New Joint-Leader

British violinist Simon Blendis has today been announced as the new joint-Leader of the London Mozart Players. A former member of the acclaimed Schubert Ensemble,...

Air Canada to Allow Violas Onboard Following Social Media Furor

An Air Canada Official has today released the following statement, via The Violin Channel website, indicating the airline will update their musical instrument transportation...

Air Canada Makes Public Declaration of No Violas in the Cabin

Air Canada has published a detailed explanation of its musical instrument transportation policy – declaring violins and cellos are permitted to be taken within...

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Extension to Welser-Möst’s Music Directorship

The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced the extension of Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst’s contract, as Music Director until 2022 “I am delighted that Franz will...

MEET THE PROS | Tessa Lark, Indianapolis Competition Silver Medalist – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' and 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis silver medalist, Tessa Lark. We sat the 25 year old...

Elusive Mozart Piano Sonata Manuscript Found in Hungarian Library Archives

The priceless, original score to Mozart's celebrated Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, including fragments of the famed 'Rondo alla Turca' final movement, has...

Joshua Bell Does Washington Subway Station Performance Do-Over

Violinist Joshua Bell has today returned to perform at Washington's Union Station, as he famously did in 2007 - but this time, the 46 year...

Chetham’s Professor Wen Zhou Li Charged with Student Rape Offences

Chetham's School of Music Violin Professor, Wen Zhou Li has been charged, by  Greater Manchester Police with 1 count of rape and two charges of indecent...

English Conductor Christopher Hogwood Has Died After a Long Illness – Aged 73

English conductor, harpsichordist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood has passed away – aged 73. A graduate of Cambridge University, Maestro Hogwood was the founder of the Academy...

MEET THE PROS | JinJoo Cho, Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medalist, violinist JinJoo Cho. We sat the 26 year old South Korean-born virtuoso...

Jury and Special Prizes Awarded at the 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 10 Jury and Special Prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Closing Ceremony. The 'Best Performance...

JinJoo Cho from South Korea Awarded 1st Prize at Indianapolis International Violin Competition

26 year old JinJoo Cho, from the South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. 2nd Prize was...

Miriam Fried to Step Down from Indianapolis Jury Voting Over Student/Teacher Furor

It has been announced today that 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis juror, Miriam Fried will abstain from Final round competition voting 'to avoid any possibility of jury...

Violin Maker Jeff Phillips Sweeps Rare Golden Double at Violin Society of America Awards

The competition prizes have today been announced at the 2014 Violin Society of America International Instrument and Bow Making Competition, in Indianapolis - with...

Czech Violinist Jan Mracek Awarded 1st Prize at Kreisler International Violin Competition

23 year old Jan Mracek, from the Czech Republic has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, in Vienna,...

German Violinist Stefan Tarara Awarded 1st Prize at Enescu International Competition

28 year old Stefan Tarara, from Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 George Enescu International Violin Competition, in Romania. 22 year old VC...

MEET THE PROS | Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Greensboro Symphony – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born American violinist and conductor Mr Dimitry Sitkovetsky -  jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat...

Augustin Hadelich Marks US Citizenship with Special Courthouse Performance

German-born violin virtuoso, Augustin Hadelich was yesterday one of 80 people sworn in as US Citizens at the Manhattan Federal Court – marking the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 15 Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! Violin String Sets

To help celebrate the international release of the new Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! violin strings, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 15 full string...

3 Tenors Mastermind, Impresario Tibor Rudas Has Died – Aged 94

Hungarian-born classical music impresario and entrepreneur, Tibor Rudas has passed away – aged 94. He will be remembered for his groundbreaking ability to bring Las...

Korean Violin Maker Sung Hee Hong Awarded Russian International 1st Prize

Korean-born Italian-based luthier Sung Hee Hong has been awarded 1st prize in the 'Modern Violin' Category - at the 'Violin: Soul and Shape' International...

Hilary Hahn Cancels Further 6 Performances Due to On-Going Muscle Strain

Violinist Hilary Hahn has announced the cancellation of 6 further performances – due to an ongoing 'inflamed muscle' concern. “I've been advise by my physician...

Finalists Announced at Enescu Competition – Including VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 George Enescu International Violin Competition, in Romania – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine. This 2014 Finalists...

Finalists Announced at Kreisler Competition – Including VC ‘Young Artists’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian & William Hagen

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, in Vienna, Austria – including VC ‘Young Artists’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and William Hagen. The...

John MacBain, Computer Scoring System – Indianapolis International Violin Competition [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with mathematician and computer engineer, John MacBain – the man instrumental in the development of the Indianapolis International Violin...

Electric Guitar Now More Popular than Violin in British Schools

A comprehensive study, published this week in the UK, has found the electric guitar has now overtaken the violin, for the first time -...

Finalists Announced at Indianapolis International Violin Competition – Including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 6 Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’. This year’s 6...

7 Finalists Announced at Kreisler Competition – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 7 Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, in Vienna, Austria – including VC ‘Young Artists’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and William Hagen. This...

Hungarian Cellist Istvan Vardai Awarded Coveted 1st Prize at Germany’s ARD Competition

28 year old Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai has been awarded 1st prize, in the Cello Division at the 2014 63rd ARD International Music Competition,...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Enescu Competition – Including VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine

The 6 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 George Enescu International Violin Competition, in Romania – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine. This...

No 1st Prize Awarded at Lipizer International Violin Competition, Italy

No 1st prize has been awarded today at the 2014 33rd ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer’ International Violin Competition, in Gorizia, Italy – with the competition’s top...

Prizes Awarded at Australian Kendall National Violin Competition

18 year old Korean-born Yejin Min, from Sydney has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 Australian Kendall National Violin Competition. Regarded as one of Australia's...

Dutch Violinist Rosanne Philppens Awarded 1st Prize at Freiburg International

27 year old Rosanne Philppens, from the Netherlands has today been awarded 1st Prize at the Freiburg International Violin Competition, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 2nd prize...

Italian Lipizer International Violin Competition Finalists Announced

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 33rd ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer’ International Violin Competition, in Gorizia, Italy. This year's Finalists are: So Jin...

Medici.tv 12 month Full-Access Subscription Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in!! The following 5 x lucky The Violin Channel members will each be receiving a 12 month full-access medici.tv subscription –...

UK’s Royal Northern College Has Appointed Cellist Miklós Perényi to International Chair

The Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, UK has today announced 66 year old cellist Miklós Perényi as their new International Chair in Cello. “I...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Kreisler Competition – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 17 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2014 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, in Vienna, Austria - including VC 'Young Artists' Emmanuel...

2nd Round Announced at Enescu Competition – Including VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine

The 12 2nd Round candidates have today been announced at the 2014 George Enescu International Violin Competition, in Romania - including VC 'Young Artist' Fedor...

Finalists Announced at Freiburg International Violin Competition, Germany

The 3 finalists have today been announced at the Freiburg International Violin Competition, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This year's finalists are: 23 year old Angelo De...

Competitor Order Announced for Indianapolis Competition Semi Finals

The candidate order has today been released for the Semi-Final Round of the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, USA. Live web streaming...

Rebuilding St Paul Chamber Orchestra Announces New Principal Cellist

The Minnesota-based, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has today announced the appointment of American cellist Julie Albers as their new Principal Cellist. “We feel extremely fortunate to have...

BBC ‘New Generation Artists’ Announced – Including Violinist Esther Yoo & Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has today announced 6 new additions to the 'BBC New Generation Artists' roster - including American-Belgian violinist Esther Yoo, the...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Indianapolis Competition – Including 6 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 16 Semi-Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – including 6 VC 'Young Artists'. This year's...

MEET THE PROS | Miriam Fried, New England Conservatory – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Romanian-born Israeli violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ms Miriam Fried - jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat...

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