Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today is Italian Conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 66th birthday. Maestro Chailly is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost conductors. He has held principal conducting positions with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 2016 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

The then 15 year old Swedish VC Rising Star Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Semi-Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in...

Today is International ‘Be Nice to a Suffering Tubist Day’

Today is the 35th Annual International Tuba Day. It is celebrated world over to acknowledge tubists - who have to go through the hassle of handling...

Today is Hungarian Cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, Professor Perenyi has served a...

British Orchestras’ Governing Body Names ‘Best Managers in the UK’

The Association of British Orchestras has announced Artist Manager Kathryn Enticott as the 2017 British ‘Artist Manager of the Year’. The coveted management awards are...

23 Year Old Adrien Boisseau Announced as New Ébène Quartet Violist

The Paris-based Quatuor Ébène has today announced 23 year old French violist Adrien Boisseau as their newest member. A graduate of the L'cole Nationale de...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – “My 2014 IsangYun International Violin Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition reaching its final stages this week in South Korea, VC recently caught up with 2014 1st prize winner, VC Young...

London’s Wigmore Recital Hall to Commence Free Live Webcasts

Wigmore Hall has announced the launch of a new, free web stream service - broadcast live from the renowned London chamber music venue. The first...

Guns and Ammunition Found Stashed in Violin Case in Washington DC

Washington DC Police have yesterday found a violin case containing two guns abandoned alongside the Potomac River in Washington DC. It is understood a woman jogging along...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti to Switch General Management

It has been announced today that Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti will join the London-based artist management roster of Askonas Holt for General Management. Until today...

Prizes Awarded at Norway’s Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition

The Scottish-based Maxwell Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, in Trondheim, Norway. Founded in 2010 at...

Henryk Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 22 premiered on this day in 1862. The first performance was given by the composer...

New Jersey Music Teacher Found Guilty of Abusing Pre-Teen Student

A 63 year old New Jersey violin and piano teacher has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a pre-teen student. Henry Granderson, also...

Candidates Announced for Detroit’s 2019 Annual Sphinx String Competition

The 10 Senior and 9 Junior Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition - to be held in Detroit, United States...

AUDITION | Seattle Symphony, United States – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Seattle Symphony is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by August 21st, 2015. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1MqAzl3

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Peter Zazofsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist and 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition juror, Peter Zazofsky – in Poznan, Poland. We sat him...

Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago. Dying in 1889, he was widely...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee – Bartok Violin Sonata No. 2 [2016]

Never-before-uploaded performance by the then 16 year old VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee, from South Korea, performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Sonata - with pianist...

VERY SAD NEWS | Emerging Irish Composer Daniel Barkley Has Passed Away – Aged 28

Irish composer and pianist Daniel Barkley has passed away, following a lengthy battle with depression - aged just 28. A prolific young composer, he was working...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Kim Kashkashian ‘Solo Bach’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s new CD ‘J.S. Bach Six Suites for Solo Viola’, The Violin Channel in...

British Conductor Michael Francis Named as Florida Orchestra’s New Music Director

The Florida Orchestra has announced 37 year old British conductor Michael Francis as their new Music Director. Francis, who currently serves as Chief Conductor of...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – ‘How to Become a Violin YouTube Sensation!’ [VIDEO]

Australian violin blog stars, TwoSetViolin talk us through the crucial dos and don'ts of becoming a violin YouTube sensation. HOW TO BECOME A VIOLIN YOUTUBE...

Today is Italian-Born American Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nadja is a former grand prize...

Prizes Awarded at the American Stulberg International String Competition

18 year old cellist, Daniel Hass from Israel has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 41st Stulberg International String Competition, in Kalamazoo,...

INTERNATIONAL ALERT | 100+ String Instruments Valued at $200,000+ Stolen From Bremen, Germany

An international alert has been issued for more than 100 string instruments stolen from a private dealer's home in Gröpelingen, Bremen-Oslebshausen, Germany on Friday...

Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, at Oberlin College, in Ohio, United States...

Bron Students Collect All 6 Top Prizes at Goldstein International Violin Competition

15 year old Mone Hattori, from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Boris Goldstein International Violin Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – ‘Schindler’s List’, October 2016, 9 Years Old [VIDEO]

9 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing John Williams' 'Theme from Schindler's List' - with pianist Hannah Quinn. Recorded live on October 15th, 2016 at the Newcastle...

Henle to Launch New Fully-Customisable Urtext Ipad Scores

German sheet music publishing house, G. Henle Verlag has today announced the global launch of the ‘Henle Library’ digital urtext-edition sheet music app. “After a more...

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VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was One of a Kind’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Violin Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC Artists Dover Quartet Announced as Kennedy Center’s New Quartet-in-Residence

VC Artists Dover Quartet have this week been announced as The Kennedy Center’s new three-year-term Quartet-In-Residence, in Washington DC. In their new role, the ensemble will...

American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Gil & Orli Shaham – Avner Dorman’s Violin Sonata No. 3 ‘Nigunim’, 92Y [2011]

Incredible never-before-uploaded archival performance of violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Orli Shaham performing the 'Presto' from Avner Dorman's Violin Sonata No. 3 Nigunim. Recorded live...

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...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 307 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Today is Soviet-Born Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 71st birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles "Zino" Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

Sinfini Music Website to Stop Producing New Content

Sinfini Music has today announced they will stop commissioning any new material for sinfinimusic.com - from the end of December 2015. Launched in 2012 by Universal...

Elton John Rumoured to Be Co-Producing Upcoming HBO Classical Music TV Drama

Rumours are circulating thick and fast that Sir Elton John, and his partner David Furnish are set to co-produce an upcoming HBO classical music...

Comprehensive Study Finds Listening to Sad Music Improves Your Mood

A new study, conducted by scientists at the Free University of Berlin, has concluded that listening to sad music, when feeling down, actually improves...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Erick Friedman & Georges Pretre – Bruch Concerto, 1964 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1964 archival footage of American violinist Erick Friedman and French conductor Georges Pretre performing the third movement from Bruch's 1st Violin Concerto - with the...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Paul Huang – Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2009]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Paul Huang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Tibor Varga International Violin...

VC LIVE | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's New York City Recital Debut - direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga Violin Competition

The 2nd round candidates have today been announced at the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais - in Sion, Valais, Switzerland. The 2017...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The...

VC WEB BLOG | Ariel Horowitz & Sebastian Zinca – ‘Seed for Peace: Bringing Music to Auschwitz’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Jewish-American violinist Ariel Horowitz and double bassist Sebastian Zinca to discuss their emotional upcoming performance project: 'Seed for...

Washington DC’s National Symphony Announces Retirement of 4 Veteran String Players

The National Symphony Orchestra, in Washington DC, has announced the upcoming retirements of four long-term string section players - Assistant Principal Violist William Foster,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Isaac Stern, British Pathé Film Archive, 1949 Interview [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released archival footage from the British Pathé Film Archive, recorded in Australia in 1949 – violinist Issac Stern discusses the value and quality of his prized Guarneri...

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South Korean violin virtuoso Bomsori Kim has, in recent years, firmly established herself as one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert stage. An...

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