Thursday, August 22, 2019

American Academy of Arts and Letters Grants Awarded to 17 Composers

The recipients of the 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters grants have today been announced – including 17 contemporary composers. Founded in 1898, the 250-member...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

Canadian Violist and Artist Manager Stanley Solomon Has Died – Aged 97

Legendary Canadian violist and artist manager Stanley Solomon has passed away – aged 97. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

Polish Composer & Pianist Karol Szymanowski Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski was born on this day in 1882. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the 20th Century,...

Prizes Awarded at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition

The UK-based Marmen Quartet and the Vienna-based Simply Quartet have this week been awarded joint top prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung Wha Chung – Brahms Violin Concerto [2018]

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Steven Solane and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 30th of March,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Notos Quartett – ‘Winning Schoenfeld Comp Most Certainly Boosted Our Career’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition coming to a climax this week in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

Butler School of Music Cello Pedagogue Phyllis Young Has Died – Aged 92

American cellist Phyllis Young has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of the University of Texas Butler School of Music, Paris Conservatory and the...

Cellist Raphaela Gromes Awarded German State Freistat Art Prize

The Bavarian Ministry of Art has this week announced 28-year-old Munch-based cellist Raphaela Gromes as one of three recipients of the 2019 Freistat Art...

Australian National Academy and Bavarian State Opera Announce New Partnership

The Australian National Academy of Music, in Melbourne, and the Bavarian State Opera Orchestral Academy, in Munich, have this week announced a new joint...

Abbado Posthumously Awarded Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Year’

It has been announced today that Conductor Claudio Abbado has been posthumously awarded the coveted Gramophone Magazine 'Recording of the Year' accolade - for...

16 Year Old Violinist Noa Wildschut Debut ‘Mozart’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copy of 16 year old...

Irish Ulster Orchestra Bounces Back After 2014 Financial Woes

The Ulster Orchestra has today announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Richard Wigley - and confirmed full financial funding has been secured for...

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastien Lang-Lessing to Step Down

It has been announced this week that San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastien Lang-Lessing will step down from the role - effective from the...

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...

English Opera North Announce New Music Director Appointment

English Leeds-based opera company, Opera North has today announced the appointment of Serbian-born Viennese conductor, Aleksandar Markovic as their new Music Director - effective...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Yossif Ivanov – Montreal Competition 1st Prize [2003]

2003 archival footage of the then 16-year-old Belgian violinist Yossif Ivanov's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Montreal International Violin Competition.  Today...

OUT NOW | ‘Debussy: Sonatas & Trios’ – 100th Anniversary Centennial Disc [LISTEN]

Warner Classics and Erato have announced the release of a new Debussy 'Sonatas & Trios' album - released to mark next year's March 25th centennial...

Applications Open for New York’s 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition - to be held in New York City from the 11th to the 16th of...

VC LIVE | CAG Live! ‘Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career’ [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung, violist, composer and educator Jessica Meyer and Concert Artists Guild President...

Applications Closing for 2016 Menuhin Competition [ENTER NOW]

Applications for the 2016 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, to be held in London 7-17th April, are set to close on October 31st, 2015. Widely...

OUT NOW | Violist Hartmut Rohde’s New CD: ‘Tal: Works for Viola’ [LISTEN]

Avi Music has announced the release of German violist Hartmut Rohde‘s new album: Tal: Works for Viola. Recorded with pianist Christian Seibert, the disc features the...

Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died on this day in 1924. His signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas in history – including:...

SAD NEWS | Former Lausanne Conservatory Head Jean-Jacques Rapin Has Died

Swiss conductor and educator Jean-Jacques Rapin has passed away – aged 82. He served as Director of the Lausanne Conservatory for 15 years - and...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Borodin String Quartet ‘Shostakovich’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Decca, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press Borodin String Quartet 'Shostakovich' CDs. Newly-released,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Sibelius Violin Concerto [1980]

Incredible 1980 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Vladimir Verbitsky and the State Academic Symphony...

AUDITION | Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney, Australia – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, in Sydney, Australia, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 21, 2019. For further details,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Tyshawn Sorey – ‘Everything Changes, Nothing Changes’ For String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The New York-based JACK Quartet performing the American premiere performance of American composer Tyshawn Sorey’s new work: Everything Changes, Nothing Changes for String Quartet. "Last summer,...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Irwin Hoffman Has Passed Away – Aged 93

American conductor Irwin Hoffman has died - aged 93. A prodigy of legendary conductor Serge Koussevitsky, he was a former titled conductor with the Chicago...

Britain’s BBC Concert Orchestra Announce New Principal Conductor

The BBC Concert Orchestra has announced the appointment of British conductor Bramwell Tovey as their new Principal Conductor - effective from January 2018. One of...

Eastern Music Festival Extends Music Director Gerard Schwarz to 2023

The Eastern Music Festival, in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, has this week announced the contract extension of Music Director Gerard Schwarz - through...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Philharmonix ‘Vienna Berlin Music Club’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the Philharmonix's The Vienna Berlin Music Club debut album, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Deutsche Grammophon, is...

Japan Philharmonic Upgrades Pietari Inkinen to New Chief Conductor

The Japan Philharmonic has today announced 34 year old Finnish conductor, Pietari Inkinen as their new Chief Conductor. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy and...

Boston Symphony Extends Music Director Andris Nelsons’ Contract

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced they will extend the contract of Latvian Music Director Andris Nelsons by an additional 3 years –...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Roman Simovic ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Roman Simovic's debut solo album: Paganini 24 Caprices, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

Samuel Nebyu ‘Music by Composers of African Descent’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Ethiopian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu’s...

OUT NOW | Cellist Steven Isserlis’ New CD: ‘Chopin & Schubert’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has announced the release of British cellist Steven Isserlis' new album: 'Chopin & Schubert'. Recorded with Hungarian-born pianist Dénes Várjon, the the disc features...

London’s Wigmore Hall to Commence Live Concert Webstreaming

London's Wigmore Hall has today announced they are set to commence live concert and event webstreaming during their 2015-16 season. “Following this year's building work,...

London Public Transport to Provide Classical Music to Enhance Passenger Experience

In an effort to improve the passenger experience, London Transport has this month begun the rollout of classical music speakers at selected bus stops...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed New Zealand composer Jack Body has Died – Aged 70

It has been announced today that celebrated New Zealand composer Jack Body has passed away – aged 70. Recognised as one of New Zealand's most...

Naxos Records ‘World Violin Day’ CD Prize Pack Winner Announced!

And the winner is in!   The following lucky VC member will be receiving at special ‘World Violin Day’ CD prize pack - courtesy of our...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Receives $4 Million Bequest

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has today announced the receipt of a $4 Million bequest - the largest unrestricted gift in its...

Norwegian Composer & Pianist Edvard Grieg Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg died on this day in 1907 – aged 64. Heavily influenced by his native folk music, Grieg's signature works include his Piano...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Johanna Pichlmair – Montreal International Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [2019]

28-year-old Austrian violinist Johanna Pichlmair‘s 2nd prize-winning performance in the Final of the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal. Recorded live on the 5th of...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist Mischa Maisky, Live from New York’s 92Y [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cello legend Mischa Maisky and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director Alan Kay at New York's 92nd Street Y – for a fun...

AUDITION | BBC Philharmonic, United Kingdom – ‘40% Leader’ Position

The BBC Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for a '40% Leader' position. Applications to be received by August 27th, 2015. For further details, visit:...

Ensō String Quartet Set to Disband After 20 Years

The New York-based Ensō String Quartet has today announced they are set to disband at the end of the current 2017-18 season. Founded at Yale University...

BBC Radio to Commence Sale of Concert Broadcast Downloads

The British Broadcasting Corporation has today announced they are set to commence offering for sale downloads from the public-service broadcaster's radio programmes – including...

German Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock Awarded €50,000 Karajan Prize

German violinist, musicologist, stage director and conductor Thomas Hengelbrock has today been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 €50,000 (USD $55,000) Karajan...

OUT NOW | Borodin Quartet’s New 7-CD Collection: ‘Shostakovich’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has announced the release of the Borodin String Quartet's new 7-CD collection: 'Shostakovich'. Recorded in Moscow with Russian pianist Alexei Volodin, the collection...

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29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

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