Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Died On This Day in 1945 [ON THIS DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók died on this day in 1945 – aged 64. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century, Bartok made...

OUT NOW | Violinist Hilary Hahn’s New CD: ‘Hilary Hahn Plays Bach’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has announced the release of American violinist Hilary Hahn's new album: Hilary Hahn Plays Bach. The new disc features J.S. Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas...

OUT NOW | Doric String Quartet’s New Installment: ‘Haydn String Quartets Op. 64’ [LISTEN]

Chandos Records has this week announced the release of the British-based Doric String Quartet’s new album: ‘Haydn String Quartets No. 64’. Volume 3 in the...

Cleveland Orchestra Announces New Section Cellist

The Cleveland Orchestra's Music Director, Franz Welser-Most has today announced the appointment of 31 year old American cellist, Dane Johansen as the ensemble’s newest section member. A...

VC BUZZ | What happens when an entire orchestra eats the world’s hottest chili?

In a video uploaded just Friday, each member of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra eats one of the world's hottest chili peppers before the...

AUDITION | Orchestra de Paris, France – ‘Section Cello’ Position

The Orchestra de Paris is currently accepting applications for ‘Section Cello’ positions. Applications to be received by April 28th, 2016. For further details, visit:  http://bit.ly/1M4361k

Leipzig String Quartet Announce New Replacement 1st Violinist

The Leipzig Quartet have today announced German violinist Conrad Muck as temporary replacement 1st violinist – following the arrest of Stefan Alzberger on attempted...

Musical Comedy Duo Igudesman & Joo to Join Dorn Music Management Roster

It has been announced today that the Igudesman & Joo comedy duo will join the artistic management roster of Dorn Music – for management representation in...

BREAKING | Violinist Emily Sun Awarded Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’

26-year-old Australian violinist Emily Sun has just minutes ago been announced as the 2018 Australian ‘ABC Young Performer of the Year’ – in Sydney, Australia. Regarded as...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bøhn’s 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 73rd birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Fratres Trio ‘Couleurs D’un Reve’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of the Fratres Trio's new album 'Couleurs D'un Reve', The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The Violin Concerto Battle’ [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin fight for stage stardom ... in the 'Concerto Battle' ... Recorded live as part of the TwoSet Violin 2017-18 World Tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4c97p02cE TWOSET VIOLIN |...

Long-Lost Mozart Score Found Buried in Czech Museum

A long-lost operatic musical composition co-composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been discovered in the reserve of the Czech National Museum, in Prague. "It's a...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artists Attacca Quartet, Live from ‘The Crypt Sessions’ [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artists Attacca Quartet for a Facebook Livestream with their fans...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1930 – 89 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 89 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

Taylor Swift Gifts Nashville Symphony Much Needed $100,000 Surprise

In an unexpected early Christmas surprise, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has reportedly made a  $100,000 USD donation to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The generosity comes at...

OUT NOW | Cellist Alban Gerhardt’s New CD: ‘Bach: The Cello Suites’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has this month announced the release of German cellist Alban Gerhardt's new album: Bach: The Cello Suites. The disc features the 6 cornerstone...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Francesca Dego – ‘Going Beyond the Standard Violin Repertoire’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American-Italian violin virtuoso, Francesca Dego. In a VC-exclusive blog, Francesca discusses why she feels young violinists should go beyond the...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men – ‘1812 Overture’ [BOOM]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Tchaikovsky's iconic, 1812 Overture… arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3L_jYY2KC8 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA MEN | TCHAIKOVSKY...

Appeal Launched to Help Find Missing Act of a Historical Maltese Opera

An international appeal has been launched in an effort to locate the missing third act manuscript of an opera - composed in 1925-1926 by...

VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot Joins Opus 3 Artists Management Roster

It has been announced today that 23 year old Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot will join the roster of Opus 3 Artists, in...

Conductor Daniele Gatti Fired from Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Over Harassment Allegations

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, in Amsterdam, has today announced the termination of Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti's contract - effective immediately. "On 26 July, The Washington...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Oleg Kagan – 1965 Sibelius Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19 year old Oleg Kagan’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1965 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso, Oscar Shumsky

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso and conductor, Oscar Shumsky. A student of Leopold Auer and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Shumsky was widely respected amongst...

OUT NOW | Rachel Barton Pine: ‘Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Avie Records has this week announced the release of American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s new album ‘Elgar & Bruch Violin Concertos.’  Recorded with American conductor Andrew Litton and...

Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Quartet Announces New 2nd Violinist

The Gewandhaus Quartet has today announced the appointment of 35-year-old South Korean-born violinist Yun-Jin Cho as the ensemble's new second violinist. A graduate of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Christian Tetzlaff – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, 2001 [VIDEO]

2001 archival footage of German virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major – with conductor Sir Roger Norrington and the Camerata Salzburg. Christian...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer, Kenneth Young ‘Gone for Solo Violin’ [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang performing New Zealand composer Kenneth Young's newly-premiered work 'Gone for Solo Violin.' . Commissions by the Michael Hill International Violin Competition,...

Newly-Released The Knights ‘Azul’ CD Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed newly-released CD copy of the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based orchestral...

Australia’s Melbourne Symphony Announces New Principal Guest Conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in Melbourne, Australia has this week announced the appointment of Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang as its new Principal Guest Conductor -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin – Brahms Violin Concerto, 1998 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1998 archival footage of the then 26 year old Russian violin virtuoso, Vadim Repin performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 27th birthday! A protégé of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is a...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [HUH]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1

Russian-Born Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Mr Zeitlin...

AUDITION | Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec – ‘Assistant Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec in Quebec City, Canada is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by July 31st, 2019. For...

Superstar Pianist Lang Lang Has Wed His Longterm Girlfriend

It has been announced this week that superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang has married his longterm girlfriend, 24-year-old German/Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger - in a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Live From Hong Kong Yellow Lounge [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing live from the newly-opened Yellow Lounge in Hong Kong. Recorded and streamed on the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Harpo Marx – *Wreck*maninoff ‘Prelude in C# Minor’ [CLASSICAL LOL]

Harpo Marx performing not Rachmaninoff, but Wreck-maninoff's destructive 'Prelude in C# Minor'. Excerpt from the Marx Brothers' 1937 movie 'A Day at the Races'. HARPO MARX...

AUDITION | The Hague Philharmonic, Netherlands – ‘Principal Viola’ Position

The Hague Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by February 1st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1St6RLW

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ivan Galamian – 1981 Meadowmount Masterclass [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of legendary Iranian-Armenian violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian guiding violinist Emmanuelle Boisvert through Bach’s ‘Chaconne’. Filmed at Meadowmount School of Music in the...

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda Has Resigned from Torino Opera House

It has been announced today that Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda will step down from his role as Music Director of the Teatro Regio di...

VC Rising Star Zlatomir Fung Awarded 1st Prize at Enescu Cello Comp

17 year old American VC Rising Star, Zlatomir Fung has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts – Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [2014]

Archival footage of the then 17 year old VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Prokofiev G Minor Concerto [VIDEO]

Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto in G Minor – with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. Recorded live on 26th...

Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Was Born on This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont was born on this day in 1815. Dying in 1888, Dont is remembered in history as one of the most...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artists Calidore Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Comp, Grand Prize [2011]

Archival footage of the VC Artists Calidore Quartet's Grand Prize winning performance at the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition - in Indiana, United States. The Cleveland...

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...

Bavarian Radio Symphony Extends Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons Through to 2024

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Munich, Germany has this week announced the contract extension of Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons – through the conclusion of the...

VC ARTIST | Augustin Hadelich – 2018 Musical America ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’

Italian-born German-American violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi. A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and...

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VC ARTIST | Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu & Brahms Violin Competition 1st Prizes

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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