Wednesday, February 20, 2019

VC Young Artist’s New Million Dollar Baby

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' and Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Noah Bendix-Balgley has announced the purchase of a 1732 Carlo...

Digital Downloads Dip for the First Time in a Decade

As CD sales have rapidly plunged over the past decade, the music industry has clung hope to the steep incline of digital downloads New data...

SAD NEWS | Iranian Violinist Mahmoud Zoufonoun Has Passed – Aged 93

Iranian-American violinist, composer and conductor Mahmoud Zoufonoun has passed away – aged 93 He served teaching positions at the National School for Iranian Music, The...

1750 ‘Josefowicz’ Bergonzi to Go Under the Hammer

International violin soloist Leila Josefowicz has announced the upcoming sale of her prized 1750 Michele Angelo Bergonzi instrument The violin, to be auctioned by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby's on...

Titanic Violin Fetches a Cool $1.45M at Auction

The violin, reportedly played on the deck of the Titanic while the doomed ocean liner sank more than a century ago, has today sold...

*** Lost Violin Alert *** | Pietro Grulli Violin Lost on Cologne Train

A 'Pietro Grulli' full sized violin and two bows ('Stephan Kuhnla' and a 'Voirin' copy), in a matt black 'Sonata' rectangular case, was yesterday...

SAD NEWS | Atlanta Double Bassist Ralph Jones has Passed – Aged 68

American double bassist Ralph Jones has passed away from throat cancer – aged 68 He served as Principal Bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from...

Carnegie Stagehand Strike Cancels Joshua Bell Season Opener

This evening's season opening night concert at Carnegie Hall, to have featured violinist Joshua Bell, bassist Esperanza Spalding, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia...

Osmo Vänskä Waves Baton Goodbye to Locked-Out Minnesota Orchestra

Conductor Osmo Vänskä has today announced his resignation from the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra, effective immediately The Finnish-born conductor had served as Music Director since 2003 Before...

SAD NEWS | Australian Conductor John Hopkins Has Died – Aged 86

British-born Australian conductor and administrator John Hopkins has died – aged 86 Maestro Hopkins served conducting positions with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Northern...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Soo-Been Lee Sweeps Juniors at David Oistrakh International

13 year old, former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' Soo-Been Lee from South Korea, has this evening been awarded 1st Prize in the...

21 Year Old Ji-Yoon Lee from South Korea Awarded 1st Prize at Oistrakh International

21 Year Old Ji-Yoon Lee from South Korea has this evening been awarded 1st Prize at the Senior Division of the 2013 David Oistrakh...

Senior Finalists Announced at the 2013 Oistrakh International in Russia

The 6 Senior Division finalists have today been announced at the 2013 David Oistrakh International Violin Competition, in Moscow They are: Elly Suh (24, USA),...

Junior Finalists Announced at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition

6 Junior Division finalists, including 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' from South Korea, have today been announced at the 2013 David Oistrakh International...

10 Junior 2nd Round Competitors announced at Oistrakh International

The following 10 competitors, including 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' Soo-Been Lee, have today progressed through to the 2nd round of the Junior...

18 Senior 2nd Round Competitors announced at Oistrakh International

The following 18 competitors have today progressed through to the 2nd Round of the Senior Division of the 2013 David Oistrakh International Violin Competition, in...

Chinese-born Ying Fu announced as new Philly Associate Concertmaster

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today announced Chinese-born Ying Fu as their new Associate Concertmaster He joins the orchestra after 2 seasons as a rank and...

VC Young Artist Fedor Roudine Scoops 1st Prize at Lipizer International

21 year old former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' Fedor Roudine, from Russia, has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2013 Rodolfo Lipizer...

Italian Lipizer International Violin Competition Finalists Annnounced

The following 6 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2013 Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, in Gorizia, Italy Amalia Hall (New Zealand),...

20 Year Old Romanian Rising Star triumphs at Brahms International

20 year old Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2013 Brahms International Violin Competition, in Poertschach, Austria A student...

Italian Lipizer Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

The following 15 competitors have today progressed through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2013 Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, in Gorizia, Italy Seayoung Kim...

Prodigious Japanese Teen Sweeps Major Prize at Kloster Schontal

13 year old Rennosuke Fukuda, from Japan, has been awarded 1st Prize in the Junior Division, and the prestigious Reinhold Wurth Scholarship for the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zubin Mehta ‘Peace for Kashmir’ Concert – Srinagar, Kashmir

Maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Peace for Kashmir' Concert, with the Bavarian State Orchestra - recorded live on the 7th September from Srinagar, Kashmir This historic event is...

Curtis Institute Dover String Quartet Triumphs at Banff

The Dover Quartet has been announced as the 1st prize winner at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada The American-based ensemble, formed at the Curtis...

FREE LIVE WEBSTREAM | Anne-Sophie Mutter & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Don’t miss your opportunity to see violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, direct from the Berlin Philharmonie - today, live...

Tibor Varga Sion Valais Competition Prize Winners Announced

20 year old Japanese violinist Sunao Goko has been awarded 1st prize at the 2013 Tibor Varga Sion Valais International Violin Competition, in Switzerland 2nd...

SAD NEWS | Portland Quartet violinist Stephen Zoltan Kecskemethy Has Died – Aged 68

American violinist Stephen Zoltan Kecskemethy has passed away, after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer – aged 68 He served as 1st Violinist with...

Vanbrugh Quartet Violinist Takes Solo Stand Against Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet violinist Keith Pascoe has announced his withdrawal from the ensemble's upcoming concert in Moscow as a personal and political stand against...

Qantas Airlines Serves Australian Cellist Crushing Blow

A professional cellist, travelling domestically in Australia on Qantas Airlines, has had his $8000 instrument crushed into multiple pieces Peter Hollo, 39, who performs with...

New Study Shows Classical Music Judged With Eyes, Not Ears

New research conducted by PhD Harvard graduate Chia-Jung Tsay, for the University College London,  has shown nearly all participants, including highly trained musicians, were better able...

Concert Hall Bootleggers – Saints or Sinners?

Violin virtuoso James Ehnes has today opened a raging debate surrounding the pros and cons of illegal smartphone recording in concert halls The Canadian-born international soloist,...

Tennis Ace Swaps Racquet for Racket

17-time tennis Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has traded his racquet for a violin for a new tv commercial to help principal sponsor Credit Suisse celebrate...

SAD NEWS | Detroit Symphony Stalwart Maxim Janowsky Passes Away

American Double Bassist Maxim Janowsky has passed, away after a long illness - aged 70 Mr Janowsky served with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 49...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 7, Gstaad, Tour Wrap

After rave-review performances across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now completed their highly successful 2 week European tour –...

Google Dedicates Debussy Daily Doodle

To help celebrate Claude Debussy's 151st birthday, Google has today dedicated their international daily Doodle with a very adorable 'Clair de lune' animation →  Google...

VC Young Artist William Hagen Awarded Aspen Dorothy DeLay Fellowship

20 year old American violinist William Hagen has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Dorothy DeLay Memorial Fellowship Awarded annually at the Aspen...

NEW APPOINTMENT | Aussie Dale Barltrop Appointed Melbourne Symphony Concertmaster

33 year old Australian violinist Dale Barltrop has been announced as the new Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra A graduate of the University of...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 5, Eschenbach, Concertgeouw

After successful performances in Germany and Austria, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved on to the iconic Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam – with violin...

McDonald’s Serve Up Beethoven to Combat Customer Violence

A McDonald's fast food store in the UK has taken to piping classical music in an attempt to curb late night alcohol- fueled violence It's...

VC STORE | Now Stocking – Suzuki School Method Books, Accompaniments and CDs

The Violin Channel Store is now stocking the full range of Suzuki School violin, viola, cello and bass method books, accompaniments and cds →...

Chance to Win a Professional-Quality Carbon Fibre Violin Bow – Courtesy of D’Addario and CodaBow

Our good friends at D'Addario and CodaBow are this month giving away a professional-quality carbon fibre violin bow – valued at $665 – plus an...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Classical Comedic-Duo Igudesman & Joo ‘Mozart Will Survive!’

The latest offering from chamber-duo funny-men Igudesman and Joo - 'Mozart Will Survive' from their new show 'And Now Mozart' Igudesman & Joo | Mozart Will...

Virtuoso Joshua Bell to Adjudicate Miss America

The Miss America Organization has today announced violin virtuoso Joshua Bell as 1 of 7 judges for the 2014 Miss America pageant - in Atlantic City Joining Josh...

VERY SAD NEWS | Legendary Borodin Quartet Violist Dmitri Shebalin has Died – Aged 84

Russian violist Dmitri Shebalin has passed away – aged 84 Maestro Shebalin served as a member of the famed Borodin Quartet from 1953 to 1996...

14th Minnesota Orchestra Resignation Since October Lockout

Violinist and Assistant Concertmaster Stephanie Arado has announced her resignation from the Minnesota Orchestra "My decision to undertake this career change now grew out...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 3, Berlin

After sold-out performances in both Sydney and Melbourne, the acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra has now arrived in Berlin for the commencement of their 2...

INTERNET SENSATION | 14 Year Old Guitarist’s Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’

14 year old French guitarist Tina S became an overnight Internet sensation in late May, when she posted an astonishing cover version of 'Eruption'...

BREAKING NEWS | 4th Teacher Arrest at Chetham’s

A 4th former-teacher has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into historical-abuse allegations at the Chetham's School of Music Police have confirmed 10...

SAD NEWS | Bass Virtuoso Fernando Grillo Has Died – Aged 68

Double Bass virtuoso Fernando Grillo has sadly taken his own life  – aged 68 A student of Corrado Penta, Maestro Grillo was  a former 1st...

NEWS | Kremer, Argerich and Barenboim to Perform anti-Putin Concert

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer has scheduled a concert, in Berlin, in support of Russian oppositionists who have been jailed or suppressed by Vladimir Putin The concert...

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VC ARTIST | Bomsori Kim – Wieniawski, Hannover & Tchaikovsky Competition Major Prizes

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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