Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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...

14 year old Rennosuke Fukuda from Japan Awarded 1st Prize at Menuhin Juniors

14 year old Rennosuke Fukuda, from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2014 Menuhin Competition. 2nd...

Menuhin Competition Juror Joji Hattori – ‘Importance of Competitions in a Musician’s Career’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, and former competition 1st prize winner, Joji Hattori shares his beliefs on the benefits and importance of competitions in a...

Irish-born Courtney Lewis Named as New New York Phil Assistant Conductor

29 year old Irish-born conductor Courtney Lewis has been announced as the new Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. A graduate of the University...

SAD NEWS | Atlanta Symphony Double Bassist Douglas Sommer has Died – Aged 54

Atlanta Symphony double bassist Douglas Sommer has passed away from cancer – aged 54. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and the New England...

The Menuhin Competition Unique Jury Scoring System – For Fairness and Integrity

2014 Menuhin Competition Artistic Director Gordon Back explains the competition's unique, simplified jury scoring system – implemented since 1983 to ensure maximum fairness and...

Menuhin Competition Juror David Kim – ‘Importance of Good Stage Presence’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim shares his thoughts on the importance of good stage presence. DAVID KIM| JURY MEMBER | MENUHIN COMPETITION |...

4 Menuhin Competition Senior Finalists Announced – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts

The 4 Senior Finalists for the 2014 Menuhin Competition, in Austin USA, have just minutes ago been announced – including  VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts. The...

7 Junior Menuhin Competition Finalists Announced, in Austin

The 7 Junior Finalists for the 2014 Menuhin Competition, in Austin USA, have just minutes ago been announced. The 2014 Junior Finalists are: Ilana Zaks (13,...

American Tai Murray to Replace Injured Vadim Repin, in Liverpool

It has been announced that American violinist Tai Murray will replace an indisposed Vadim Repin for an upcoming performance of Panufnik's Violin Concerto - with Maestro...

Bassist Xavier Foley Claims Black and Latino $50,000 Sphinx Competition Grand Prize

19 year old, American double bassist Xavier Foley has been awarded the US $50,000 1st Prize at the Sphinx Competition, in Detroit USA. The Sphinx...

Menuhin Competition Senior Semi-Finalists Announced – Including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 9 Senior Semi-Finalists for the 2014 Menuhin Competition, in Austin USA, have just minutes ago been announced - including  VC 'Young Artists' Timothy...

Junior Prize Winners Announced at American Black and Latino Sphinx Competition

14 year old cellist Sterling Elliot has today been announced as the 2014 Junior Prize winner at the Sphinx Competition, in Detroit USA. 2nd Prize...

Senior and Junior Finalists Announced at American Black and Latino Sphinx Competition

The 3 Junior and Senior finalists have been announced at the 2014 Sphinx Competition, in Detroit, USA. They are: 14 year old cellist Sterling Elliot,...

Fly-On-The-Wall Glimpse Into the World of This Year’s Menuhin Comp Candidates

With just 2 days to go until the opening rounds of the 2014 Menuhin Competition, the world's leading international competition for violinists 21 years and...

‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Thief Claims He Was Forced by Asian Gang

Salah Salahadyn, the man accused of stealing the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond on January 27th, has approached a...

Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie White Trades Skates for Strings

A day after his historic gold medal, American ice dancer Charlie White has given another pressure-packed performance – this time trading his skates for...

Vanessa Mae Finishes 74th in Giant Slalom at Sochi Winter Olympics

Violinist Vanessa Mae has finished 74th in the Women's Giant Slalom Final at the Sochi Winter Olympics, this morning. Mae, 35 finished the course in...

Popstar Beyonce Knowles Thumbs up Teen Violinist’s YouTube Cover

It's not every day a high school violinist gets a compliment paid from international pop icon Beyonce Knowles. But the pop star recently posted a...

Texas Music Educators Association Convention Wraps. Next VC Stop the Menuhin Competition.

It's been a fun week had by all at the Texas Music Educators Association clinic and convention, hosted at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention...

BREAKING | VC ‘Young Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley Announced New 1st Concertmaster of Berlin Phil

The Berlin Philharmonic has today announced 29 year old, American 'VC Young Artist' Noah Bendix-Balgley as their new 1st Concertmaster. Noah Bendix-Balgley | Strauss |...

Korean Novus String Quartet Awarded 1st Prize at Mozart International

The South-Korean based Novus String Quartet has been awarded the €20,000 (USD $27,000) 1st Prize at the 11th International Mozart Competition, in Salzburg. Founded in...

MondoMusica NY Lineup Announced – Including Zygmuntowicz and Salchow Seminars

The lineup for the 2014 MondoMusica New York International Strings Trade Show and Seminar – the United States’ largest exhibition of international violin makers...

Germany’s Schumann Quartet Awarded $81,000 Jürgen Ponto Chamber Music Prize

The Cologne-based Schumann Quartet has today been announced as the recipients of the prestigious €60,000 (USD $81,000) 2014 Jürgen Ponto Foundation Chamber Music Bursary. The acclaimed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Janoska Ensemble – Original Arrangement ‘Carmen Fantasy’, January, 2014

The acclaimed Janoska Ensemble performing their own, new original arrangement of Bizet's 'Carmen Fantasy' - in the style of Franz Waxman. Recorded live on January...

‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Robbery Mastermind Salah Salahadyn Released on Bail

The man accused of masterminding the theft of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius in Milwaukee on January 27th, Salah Salahadyn has today been released from...

Frank Almond Opens Up: ‘The Theft Was Like Losing A Child’

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond has opened up about his January 27th armed robbery of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius, telling he was not...

SAD NEWS | Marin Alsop’s Father, NY City Ballet Concertmaster Keith Lamar Alsop Has Died

American violinist Keith Lamar Alsop has died from the complications of progressive supranuclear palsy – aged 85. The father of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Musical Director...

2 Charged In Relation to Milwaukee ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Robbery

Two Wisconsin men have today been charged with the theft of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius violin, in Milwaukee on January 27th – valued in...

BREAKING | 1715 ‘Lipinski’ Strad Recovered in Milwaukee in Perfect Condition

The Milwaukee Police Department have today announced the recovery of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius violin, stolen in a violent armed robbery on Monday January...

New ‘Lipinski’ Strad Images Released. $100k Reward for Instrument’s Safe Return

A series of new, high quality, detailed images of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius, stolen in a violent armed robbery in Milwaukee on January 27th,...

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