Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rare Permission Granted for Performance of Sibelius’ Original 5th Symphony

It has been announced that the Sibelius Estate has granted rare permission for 2 performances of the original version of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’...

30 Year Old Courtney Lewis Named Jacksonville Symphony Music Director

The New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis has been announced as the new Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. The 30 year old Irish-born...

Korean Soprano Sumi Hwang Wins Queen Elisabeth International Vocal Competition

Korean soprano Sumi Hwang has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 Queen Elisabeth International Vocal Competition - in Brussels, Belgium. A graduate of the...

Violist Mathieu Herzog to Leave French-Based Quatuor Ébène String Quartet

The French string quartet Quatuor Ébène has today announced violist Mathieu Herzog is set to leave the ensemble after 15 seasons – to devote...

Cellist Zoe Keating Launches Financial Appeal to Assist Unwell Husband

Cellist Zoe Keating, who last week announced her husband Jeff has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, has launched an appeal for financial help...

Piano Virtuoso Lang Lang to Release His Own Fragrance Range

It has been announced that piano virtuoso Lang Lang is set to release his own range of perfume. Set for release in Europe in September,...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo ‘Two x Four’ Cds

To help celebrate the international release of violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo's new album 'Two x Four', The Violin Channel in conjunction with Cedille...

The London Symphony has Announced an 18 Year Old Principal Trombonist

The London Symphony Orchestra has today announced 18 year old Peter Moore as their new Co-Principal Trombone – the orchestra's youngest member in history. Peter...

VC ARTIST | Charles Yang – ‘Classical violin with the charisma of a rock star’

The Juilliard School graduate, Charles Yang is very quickly building an impressive online following - and explosive, international classical-pop violin/vocal career. CHARLES YANG | GARNLS BARKLEY...

Further Historic Abuse Charges Laid at Chetham’s School of Music

World-renowned conductor Nicholas Smith, 66, has been charged with one count of indecently assaulting a teenage girl, between May 4th 1976 and June 3rd...

VERY SAD NEWS | American Violinist David Nadien Has Passed Away – Aged 88

American violin virtuoso David Nadien has passed away, in New York City – aged 88. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adoph Busch, Mr Nadien served...

American Violinist Becomes 1st Person to Play Inside a Volcano [VIDEO]

American violinist Eric Silberger has made history – becoming what's believed to maybe be the first violinist to play inside a volcano. The 25 year...

1 of 2 Co-Accused Pleads Guilty to Frank Almond Stradivarius Robbery

A Milwaukee man, 36 year old Universal K. Allah has today pleaded guilty in a Milwaukee Country Circuit Court to using a stun gun to...

Manhattan School & Mannes Cello Professor Paul Tobias Has Died

American cellist Paul Tobias has passed away - from injuries sustained in a fall. He served teaching positions at Harvard University, New England Conservatory, Manhattan...

O Yeah, It’s Our Birthday Today! VC is the Big Five Today!

Today marks The Violin Channel's 5th anniversary. And to think, it all started back in 2009 with a simple, humble, innocent YouTube upload. Thanks to all our...

Trio Violinists Denied Access to Carry Violins On US Airways Flight [VIDEO]

Violinists Zach de Pue and Nick Kendall, from the string trio Time for Three have today released a fly-on-the-wall YouTube video – after being...

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Names New Co-Concertmaster

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has today announced American violinist Eoin Andersen as their new Co-Concertmaster.  A student of Noraleen Retinger, Lucia Lin, David Taylor, Efim...

Danish Tax Evasion Case Against Violinist Nikolaj Znaider Dismissed

It has been announced today that the tax evasion case, by the Danish Tax Authorities against violin virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider has been dropped – with...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin Makes Taiwanese TV Celebrity Game-Show Appearance

22 year old Taiwanese-American VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin has yesterday made a national Taiwanese TV appearance - on the popular television game-show 'Golden...

VC ‘Young Artists’ Nikki Chooi & Fedor Roudine to Perform in Competition Super-Showcase

VC 'Young Artists' Nikki Chooi and Fedor Roudine are among a star-studded lineup of international prize winners to perform this week at the Musical...

St Louis Symphony Orchestra has Announced 3 New Viola Appointments

The St Louis Symphony Orchestra has today announced 3 new viola appointments. American violist Jonathan Chu has been appointed to the Assistant  Principal Viola position –...

Minnesota Orchestra has Announced Minnesota Opera Veteran as Interim President

The Minnesota Orchestra has today announced Kevin Smith, the former head of the Minnesota Opera, as their new interim President and CEO. Smith, who previously...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg ‘A to Z’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's new album 'A To Z', The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 personally...

German Conductor Franz-Paul Decker has Passed Away – Aged 90

German-born conductor Franz-Paul Decker has passed away – aged 90. He served Principal positions with the Wiesbaden Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra,...

Rachmaninoff Symphony Score Sells in London for $2.2 Million

The 'original' handwritten manuscript, containing corrections and annotations, of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff''s Second Symphony has sold at auction, in London, by Sotheby's for £1.2 Million...

Rafale Trio & Arcadia Quartet Awarded 1st Prizes at Osaka International Competition

The Rafale Trio, from Switzerland and the Arcadia Quartet, from Romania have been awarded 1st prizes at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, in...

Cellist Zoë Keating to Take Extended Career Break to Support Unwell Husband

Chart-topping Canadian cellist Zoë Keating has today announced, via social media she will take a forced career break, to spend more time with her...

VC BUZZ | Man Spins Human Hair into Playable Violin Strings [VIDEO]

Bored Lithuanians have discovered another use for human hair - music. In this rather bizarre experimental video, created to promote today’s Lithuanian Street Musicians’ Day,...

VC INTERVIEW | German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim – The ‘Erl’ King of Cool

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Korean violinist Christian Kim, in Frankfurt, where we shot the breeze over a few beers about his diverse...

Nicola Benedetti to Replace Janine Jansen for New York Phil Debut

It has been announced today that British violinist Nicola Benedetti is set to make her New York Philharmonic subscription debut - after being flown in...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Roudine Claims Second International 1st Prize in 1 Week

21 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Fédor Roudine, from Russia/France has today been awarded 1st prize at the Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition, in...

US Rules Amended To Accommodate Transportation of Ivory-Tipped Bows

The US Fish and Wildlife Services has today announced musical instruments containing small amounts of ivory, including violin bows purchased before February 25th, 2014...

SAD NEWS | Former LSO Principal Cellist Douglas Cummings has Died – Aged 67

British cellist Douglas Cummings has passed away – aged 67. A student of Gregor Piatigorski, he served as Principal cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Angelo Xiang Yu Signed to CM Artists New York Management

It has been announced today that 25 year old VC 'Young Artist' Angelo Xiang Yu will join the artist management roster of CM Artists New...

Met Opera’s Timothy Cobb Announced as New York Phil Principal Bassist

The New York Philharmonic has today announced 50 year old Timothy Cobb as their new Principal Double Bassist. Mr Cobb has served as Principal Double...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Doggy Chorus Auditions [VIDEO]

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's resident conductor Fawzi Haimor has this week hosted auditions ...  for 10 dogs - for an upcoming rare performance of...

Autopsy Finds Prized Russian Cellist Dmitry Volkov Died from Heart Birth Defect

The autopsy results of Russian cellist Dmitry Volkov, who was found unresponsive in his bed by friends in Baltimore on Saturday morning, has concluded...

2 New Rank and File Violinists Announced for Vienna Philharmonic

Two new 2nd violin appointments have today been announced by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – following audition rounds yesterday. They are 27 year old Adela Frasineanu,...

Anti-Putin Protester Arrested During Vladimir Spivakov Performance [VIDEO]

A man has been arrested for disorderly conduct after taking the stage during a performance with Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi...

Acting Eastman School of Music Dean Jamal Rossi Appointed to Top Job

The University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music has today announced Jamal Rossi as the school's new Dean. Dean Rossi, 55, who joined the faculty in 2005,...

SAD NEWS | American Bow-Making Pioneer William Salchow has Died – Aged 88

New York-based bowmaker William Salchow of Salchow & Sons Bowmakers has died – aged 88. A student of Georges Barjonnet, William Salchow was widely respected as...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Chad Hoopes Debut ‘Mendelssohn/Adams’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of 19 year old VC 'Young Artist' Chad Hoopes' debut album 'Mendelssohn/Adams', The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

TRAGIC NEWS | Prized Russian Cellist Dmitry Volkov Has Died – Aged Just 26

Russian cello virtuoso Dmitry Volkov has passed away – aged just 26. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and Peabody Institute, Dmitry was a former 1st...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – School’s Out. Showtime!

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, in New York City, where he's busily preparing for his Juilliard School graduation - and an upcoming...

Maestro Ken-David Masur Named New Assistant Conductor of Boston Symphony

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced Ken-David Masur – son of famed conductor Maestro Kurt Masur, as their new Assistant Conductor. 37 year old Masur...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Fédor Roudine Awarded 1st Prize at Marteau International Violin Competition

21 year old 'VC Young Artist' Fédor Roudine, from Russia/France has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the Henri Marteau International Violin...

Sphinx Organization Announces $250,000 Black & Latino Grant Recipients

The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latino classical musicians, has today announced the 13 recipients...

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider in Hot Water with Danish Tax Authorities

A report published today in the 'Jyllands-Posten' Danish newspaper is suggesting violinist Nikolaj Znaider has found himself embroiled in a potentially serious dispute with...

Orchestral Stagehand Sentenced Over Double Polish Philharmonic Murders

A Polish orchestral stagehand has today been sentenced to life imprisonment over the double murder of a Lower Silesia Philharmonic harpist and security guard, in March...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Veteran, Violinist Arkady Fomin has Passed Away

Latvian-born Dallas Symphony Orchestra violinist Arkady Fomin has died – aged 68. Mr Arkady served as Principal Violinist with the Latvian State Philharmonic - before joining the Dallas Symphony in 1975. “Rest...

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VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Prize

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

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