Thursday, August 22, 2019

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Akiko Suwanai – 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 18 year old Akiko Suwanai, from Japan in the Final of the 1990 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow. Recorded...

6 Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 6 Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced, in St Petersburg, Russia. The 2015 Finalists are: Alexander Buzlov (Russia) Pablo Ferrandez-Castro (Spain) Andrei Ionuț...

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

The 6 Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition have just minutes ago been announced, in Moscow – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’. The 2015 Finalists are: VC ‘Young...

Violinist David Garrett Lists Unused $4M New York Apartment for Sale

German classical-rock-pop-crossover violinist David Garrett has this week listed his fashionable New York City apartment for sale – for a $4 Million asking price. Purchased...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Double Bassist Neil Courtney Has Died – Aged 82

American double bassist Neil Courtney has passed away from heart disease – aged 82. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he served as...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Viktor Tretiakov, 1966 Tchaikovsky Violin Comp – 1st Prize

Incredible 1966 archival footage of the then 19 year old Viktor Tretiakov's 1st prize winning performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Valse-Scherzo' at the 1966 Tchaikovsky International...

Violinist Olympic Skier Vanessa-Mae Cleared of Race Fixing Allegation

Violinist-turned-Olympic-skier Vannesa-Mae has had her 4 year ban overturned by the International Skiing Federation – after being accused of race fixing false Olympic qualifying times...

SAD NEWS | Boston and Philadelphia Violist Joseph de Pasquale has Died

American violist Joseph de Pasquale has passed away – aged 95. He served as Principal Violist with the Boston Symphony from 1947 to 1964 -...

SAD NEWS | ‘Titanic’ Film Score Composer James Horner has Died – Aged 61

Prolific Hollywood, Grammy-award-winning film score composer James Horner has died in a plane crash. Reports have suggested the 61 year old was piloting a single-turboprop...

Russian Kirill Petrenko Announced New Chief Conductor of Berlin Philharmonic

43 year old Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko has been announced as the new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra –...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition have today been announced, in St Petersburg. This year’s Semi-Finalists are: Fedor Amosov (Russia) Alexander Buzlov (Russia) Tristan Cornut (France) Leonard...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Tchaikovsky Violin Competition – Including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 12 Semi-Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition have today been announced, in Moscow – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’. This year’s Semi-Finalists are: VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien...

Serbian Iva Miletic Awarded 1st Prize at Khachaturian Violin Competition

27 year old Iva Miletic, from Serbia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Khachaturian International Violin Competition, in Yerevan, Armenia. Joint 2nd prizes were...

SAD NEWS | Viennese Conductor and Concertmaster Walter Weller Has Died

Austrian violinist and conductor Walter Weller has passed away from pancreatic cancer – aged 75. Mr Walter served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, in...

Violin Candidates Announced for Tchaikovsky Comp – Including 5 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 25 candidates for the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition have been announced, in Moscow - including 5 VC 'Young Artists'. This year's violin candidates are: VC...

SAD NEWS | German-American Luthier Peter Paul Prier has Died – Aged 73

German-born American stringed instrument maker Peter Paul Prier, of Peter Prier and Sons Violins, in Utah USA has died – aged 73. Trained at the Mittenwald...

Cello Candidates Announced for Tchaikovsky International Competition

The 25 candidates for the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition have been announced, in St Petersburg: This year's cello candidates are: Fedor Amosov (Russia) Brannon Cho (USA) Alexander...

Prizes Awarded at Washington International String Competition

24 year old Russian-born violinist Nadir Kashimov has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Washington International Competitions for Strings, in Washington DC, USA. A...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang Awarded 1st Prize at Michael Hill Comp

VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang from Australia, has just minutes ago, been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Auckland, New...

MEET THE PROS |British Violinist, Daniel Hope – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist and Queen Elisabeth Competition jury member, Daniel Hope - in Brussels. We sat the violin virtuoso down for...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Bella Hristova – ‘Michael Hill Comp – Truly a Special Experience’

With the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Auckland, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners,...

Finalists Announced at Michael Hill Competition – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 3 Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Auckland, New Zealand – including 2 VC...

Cellist Oliver Herbert 1st Prize at American Klein String Competition

17 year old cellist Oliver Herbert has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Irving M Klein String Competition, in San Francisco. 2nd and 3rd...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition CD Box Sets

Enter to Win 1 of 5 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 4-CD commemorative box sets. Relive your favourite memories with unforgettable performances from prize...

Autographed Gil Shaham ‘Solo Bach’ CD Winners Announced!

The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press autographed copy of violin virtuoso Gil Shaham‘s new ‘JS Bach Sonatas and Partitas’...

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

The six Round 3 Semi-Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand –...

Finalists Announced at American Klein String Competition

The 3 finalists have been announced at the 2015 Irving M Klein String Competition, in San Francisco. The 2015 Finalists are: 17 year old cellist, Oliver Herbert 15...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – Michael Hill Comp ‘Winners Recital’ [VIDEO]

2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize recipient, VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi performing his 2015 'Winner's Recital' in Queenstown, New Zealand. Recorded live on...

SAD NEWS | New York Luthier Luiz Bellini Has Died – Aged 79

Brazilian-born New York luthier Luiz Bellini has passed away – aged 79. A protege of Vincente Policene, Simone Sacconi and Jacques Francais, his famed clients...

Competitor Order Announced for Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The Semi-Final competitor order and schedule for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in New Zealand has been announced – including 2 VC...

LIVE WEBSTREAM | 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [WEBCAST]

Auckland FINAL  7.30pm Saturday June 13th (3.30am New York, 8.30am London, 5.30pm Sydney) VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi (Canada) - Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor Eunae Koh...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Ferras – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1966 [AUDIO]

1966 studio recording of violin virtuoso Christian Ferras performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Malcolm Sargent and the Royal Philharmonic...

Juilliard Launches New Behind-The-Scenes Smart Phone App

The Juilliard School has today announced the release of a new subscription-based smart phone and ipad app offering users a unique behind-the-scenes look into...

Chetham’s Malcolm Layfield Faces Court on Student Rape Charge

The trial of former Royal Northern College of Music Head of String, Malcolm Layfield has commenced in a UK court – with the 63...

Bavarian State Opera Manager Charged With Opera House Drug Deals

A former Orchestra manager of the Bavarian State Opera has been handed a 1 year and 10 month suspended jail sentence, in a Munich court...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO...

Lindsay Quartet Violinist Peter Cropper Has Died – Aged 69

British violinist Peter Cropper has passed away – aged 69. He served as 1st violinist with the acclaimed Lindsay String Quartet from 1965 until the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Autographed Gil Shaham ‘Bach’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of violin virtuoso Gil Shaham‘s new 'JS Bach Sonatas and Partitas' album, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

Fratres Trio ‘Couleurs D’un Reve’ CD Winners Announced!

The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press copy of the Fratres Trio's new album ‘Couleurs D’un Reve’. Comprising violinist VC ‘Young...

BREAKING | Ji Young Lim Awarded 1st Prize at Queen Elisabeth Competition

20 year old Ji Young Lim from South Korea, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. 2nd and...

SAD NEWS | Australian-born Cellist Tanya Prochzaka Has Passed Away – Aged 63

Australian-born Canadian cellist Tanya Prochazka has died, after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer – aged 63. A student of Andre Navarra, Jacqueline du Pre...

MEET THE PROS | Classical & Electric Violinist, Alexander Markov – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist, Alexander Markov - in New York City, as he was busily preparing for his June 5th Carnegie Hall...

Mozart’s Hair and Beethoven’s Funeral Invitation to be Auctioned

A tuft of hair, contained in a gold locket with a note explaining that it came from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Live – 1968 [AUDIO]

Rare archived recording of the then 44 year old Israeli virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing Edouard Lalo's 'Symphonie Espagnole' – with conductor John Frandssen and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1957 [AUDIO]

1957 studio recording of violin virtuoso Ida Haendel performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. IDA HAENDEL |...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 26 year old VC ‘Artist’ Andrey Baranov's 1st prize winning performance. Recorded at the...

Husband’s $1.5 Million Legal Battle to Keep Grand Piano

A millionaire American business man has won a $1,500,000 High Court legal battle with his fifth wife to keep custody of the family's Steinway piano. Richard...

Entire Viola Section Threaten to Resign Over Conductor’s Firing

The entire viola section of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra have threaten to resign en masse after the sudden unexplained dismissal of conductor...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita – 2012 Queen Elisabeth Comp [VIDEO]

Archival footage from the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition of the then 20 year VC 'Young Artist' Tatsuki Narita, from Japan – performing...

Minnesota Extends Musical Director Osmo Vänskä Through to 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra has today announced the contract extension of Music Director Osmo Vänskä – through to at least the conclusion of the 2019-2020...

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