Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6 Finalists Announced at Singapore International Violin Competition – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 6 Finalists have been announced, just minutes ago at the Singapore International Violin Competition – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’. The 2015 Finalists are: VC ‘Young...

Tarisio Auction House to Offer 5 x $3000 Innovative Young Artist Grants

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows Auction House has announced the launch of the Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants programme – a new initiative offering...

VC MASTERCLASS | Philip Setzer, Emerson String Quartet – ‘Importance of Understanding Context’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where he discussed...

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

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced, just minutes ago at the Singapore International Violin Competition – including 4 VC 'Young Artists'. The 2015 Semi-Finalists are: VC...

Competitor Order Announced at Singapore International Violin Competition – To Commence Today

The opening round competitor order has been announced at the Inaugural Singapore International Violin Competition - to commence at 2pm local time today. Saturday 10th January 2015 Session 1.1...

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Announces New Guest Conductor, Post-Zukerman

The National Arts Centre Orchestra, in Ottawa, Canada have today announced the appointment of Maestro John Storgårds as their new Principal Guest Conductor –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2 Cellos + Maisky & Sollima – AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck’ [VIDEO]

2 Cellos' Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser with virtuosi Mischa Maisky and Giovanni Sollima performing AC/DCs classic 'Thunderstruck' - as arranged for 4 cellos. Recorded...

Stradivarius Violin Sold to Chinese Collector for First Time in History

It has been announced that the 1727 'General Dupont ex-Grumiaux' Stradivarius has been sold to an anonymous Chinese collector – making it, what's believed...

Semi-finalists Announced at Britain’s Windsor Festival International String Competition

The 8 semi-finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Windsor Festival International String Competition, in England. They are: violinists Elina Buksa from Latvia, Christian...

Leonidas Kavakos Suing American Luthier Over Broken $80,000 Bow

Court documents filed on Friday in a Californian Superior Court have revealed Greek concert violinist Leonidas Kavakos has sued a Burbank violin shop owner...

Minnesota Orchestra Principal Conductor and Concertmaster Announce Engagement

Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Concertmaster Erin Keefe have this week announced their engagement. The announcement was made via the couples' private facebook pages. Keefe,...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Viola String Sets

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Pirastro is this week giving away 5 Evah Pirazzi Gold viola string sets. The...

VC D’Addario Kaplan Prize Pack Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a D'Addario Kaplan prize pack – each containing a set...

Conductor Pierre Boulez to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

It has been announced that French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez is set to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th...

Respected American Pianist Claude Frank Has Passed Away from Dementia – Aged 89

German-born American pianist Claude Frank has passed away from the complications of dementia at his home, in New York – aged 89. A student of...

American David Radzynski Announced as New Israel Philharmonic Concertmaster

28 year old American violinist David Radzynski has been announced as the new Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. A graduate of Indiana University and...

Cello Virtuoso and Conductor Han-Na Chang – 31 Years Old Today! [VIDEO]

Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang's 31st birthday. She is one of today’s pre-eminent virtuoso cellists - performing regularly with the world's...

Former New York Phil Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow – 66 Today! [VIDEO]

Today is American violinist and former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow's 66th birthday. A prodigy of Ivan Galamian, Jascha Heifetz and Henryk Szeryng, he...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 D’Addario Kaplan Christmas Prize Packs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with D'Addario Orchestral, is this week giving away 5 D'Addario Kaplan Christmas prize packs –...

Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Complete Decca Recordings’ CD/DVD Box Set Winner Announced!

And the winner is in! The following lucky VC member will be receiving a personally-autographed Kyung Wha Chung 20 CD/DVD 'Complete Decca Recordings' box set –...

VC BUZZ | The Piano Guys – World’s Largest Christmas Nativity Scene [VIDEO]

Youtube viral sensations, The Piano Guys have this week released a new Christmas video – featuring what's believed to be the world's largest nativity...

VC BUZZ | Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Cover – Cellist, Kevin Fox & Tobby the Tiger [VIDEO]

Canadian cellist Kevin Fox performing a cover of Katy Perry's smash hit single 'Roar' - featuring guest artist, Tobby the Tiger. "I don't think there's anything...

Stolen 1790 Philadelphia Viola Found Smashed in the Street

The 1790 “Giovanni Grancino, Milan” viola stolen last week, during a home robbery in Philadelphia, and reported on The Violin Channel, has been found...

Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist William Stokking Has Died – Aged 81

American cellist William Stokking has passed away aged 81. A student of Gregor Piatigorsky, Felix Salmond and Leonard Rose, Mr Stokking served as Principal Cellist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Benedict Kloeckner, Dvorak Cello Concerto – Sept 2014 [VIDEO]

25 year old German VC 'Young Artist' Benedict Kloeckner preforming Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Rolf Gupta and the Camerata Oslo. Recorded live on the 24th...

Teacher to the Stars, Professor Zakhar Bron – 67 Years Young Today! [VIDEO]

Today is eminent Russian pedagogue Professor Zakhar Bron's 67th birthday. Widely regarded as one of the most influential violin teachers alive today, he has served...

Former New York Phil Principal Cellist Laszlo Varga Has Died – Aged 90

Hungarian-American cellist Laszlo Varga has passed away, at his home in Florida – aged 90. Mr Varga held the position of Principal Cellist with the New...

VC MASTERCLASS | Alex Kerr, Dallas Symphony Concertmaster – ‘Tackling an Orchestral Audition’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Alex Kerr at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where we probed...

10 Year Old British Violinist Raises Over $50,000 for Local Children’s Charity

A ten year old British violinist has raised more than £32,000 (US $50,000) for a local Children's Hospital, over an eight month period, by...

1-on-1 Live-Video Lesson Site Launched – Offering Access to Juilliard and Curtis Faculty

It has been announced today the launch of Jukubox.com – a new 1-on-1 online music lesson videoconferencing website offering high quality lessons from faculty...

VC MASTERCLASS | Michael Mermagen, Catholic University of America – ‘Tackling a New Concert Work’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Michael Mermagen at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where we delved into his approach...

Stolen “Giovanni Grancino, Milan, 1696” Viola Alert – Philadelphia

A centuries-old viola and 3 laptops have been stolen in a home robbery in Philadelphia. Made in Paris in 1790 and baring the label "Giovanni...

SAD NEWS | British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch Has Passed Away – Aged 70

Russian-born British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch has passed away from cancer – aged 70. A student and assistant to David Oistrakh, she was a former 1st prize...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win a Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Complete Decca Recordings’ 20 Disc Box Set

To help celebrate the international release of Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung's 'Complete Decca Recordings' collection, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Decca...

Signed Nicola Benedetti ‘Scottish Fantasy’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed newly-released copy of Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti‘s...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Igudesman & Joo, League of X-traordinary Musicians – Samba Violinists

Rehearsal footage of samba violinists preparing for comedic duo Igudesman & Joo's upcoming world premiere of 'League of X-traodinary Musicians'. The show will premiere on...

Cellist David Watkin Announced as Scottish Conservatoire Head of Strings

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has today announced cellist and conductor David Watkin as their new Head of Strings. A student of William Pleeth, he...

12 Ensembles Announced for London’s Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

The 12 string quartets have today been announced for the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition - to be held in London from...

17 Girls and 1 Boy Announced for 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The 18 semi-finalists have today been announced for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, to be held in New Zealand from the 6-13th...

Russian Cellist Rustem Khamidullin Awarded 1st Prize at Gisborne International Competition

25 year old Russian-born cellist Rustem Khamidullin has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2014 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. 2nd Prize was awarded...

Vanessa-Mae Launches Appeal to Sport’s Court of Arbitration Over Skiing Ban

It has been announced today that Vanessa-Mae has made a formal appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the four-year ban, imposed...

Finalists Announced at Gisborne International in New Zealand – Sans Violinists

The 3 finalists have today been announced at the 2013 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. This year's finalists are: Rustem Khamidullin from Russia (Cello), Sam...

Concord Quartet Violinist Mark Sokol Has Died of Cancer – Aged 68

American violinist Mark Sokol has passed away from pancreatic cancer – aged 68. A student of Dorothy Delay and Robert Mann, he was a founding...

New York Double Bassist Alvin Brehm Has Died – Aged 89

American double bassist, conductor and composer Alvin Brehm has passed away – aged 89. He served as a long term member of the Chamber Music...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian Awarded Austrian ‘Rising Star’ Bursary

19 year old Austrian VC 'Young Artist' Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Casinos Austria 'Rising Star' prize. He...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Gisborne International in New Zealand

The 14 Semi-finalists have today been announced at the 2014 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. Mary Osborn (Saxophone), Caleb Wong (Cello), Wendy Kong (Violin),...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Nicola Benedetti ‘Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti's new album 'Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy', The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

Signed Philippe Quint ‘Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 x lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-signed newly-released copy of Russian-American virtuoso Philippe Quint's...

VC INTERVIEW | Itzhak Perlman – What’s Next For the Violinist Who Has Achieved It All?

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, at the Juilliard School, in New York City – as he was...

Violinist Renaud Capuçon Announced as New Artistic Director of Swiss Festival

It has been announced today that French violinist Renaud Capuçon has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstadd Festival,...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Johan Dalene, 18 – Carl Nielsen International Violin Comp 1st Prize

18-year-old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A student of Per...

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