Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Poll Shows Video Games Bring Young People to Classical Music

A new poll, conducted by Britain's Classic FM radio station, has found that soundtracks to video games are successfully bringing younger generations to classical...

“Classical Music Could be Gone in a Generation” Leading Conductor Proclaims

Renowned Japanese-American conductor Kent Nagano has told a Viennese news outlet that classical music could be dead within a single generation – citing budget...

VC BUZZ | 8 Year Old Joyous String Quartet – Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ [VIDEO]

The Joyous String Quartet, comprising four uber-talented 8 year olds performing Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' - arranged for solo cello, 2 violins and bass. New...

Minnesota Orchestra Principal Conductor Marries Orchestra’s Concertmaster

It has been announced, via social media that Minnesota Orchestra Music Director, Osmo Vänskä and Concertmaster, Erin Keefe were wed on Easter Sunday morning - in a private ceremony,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – Sibelius Violin Concerto, March 2015 [VIDEO]

Australian virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Ray Chen performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Recorded live on March 26, 2015 - with Maestro Kent Nagano and...

Kazuki Yamada Appointed New Music Director of Monte-Carlo Phil

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo has today announced Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada as their new Music Director – effective from the 2016/2017 season. A...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Charles Yang, Sia ‘Chandelier’ (Arr. Electric Violin) [VIDEO]

VC 'Young Artist' Charles Yang presents his own original electric violin cover of electro-pop artist Sia's chart topping 'Chandelier'. All sounds in this video were...

AUDITION | Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Austria – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Concertmaster' position. Applications to be received by April 21st, 2015. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1zZKnXC

Latin American Hip-Hop Cellist David Gotay Has Passed Away – Aged 42

New York-based Latin American cellist and composer David Gotay has passed away, after a lengthy battle with kidney cancer - aged just 42. He served as...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Hilary Hahn Mozart 5/Vieuxtemps 4 CDs

To help celebrate this week's international release of American violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn's new album 'Mozart 5/Vieuxtemps 4', The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

Researchers Find Classical Music Has Calming Effect of Cats During Surgery

A study published this week in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, by a team of veterinarian researchers from the University of Lisbon,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Suliman Tekalli, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

27 year old Suliman Tekalli, from the United States performing Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Vadim Repin – Ysaye ‘Ballade’, Aged 15, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 15 year old Vadim Repin performing Ysaye's 3rd Solo Sonata 'Ballade' in D Minor - live in recital...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ayana Tsuji, Top Prize – 2015 Seoul International Violin Comp [VIDEO]

17 year old Ayana Tsuji, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto in the Final of the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition, in South Korea. Ayana...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts, 2010 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 13 year old VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts performing Chausson's 'Poeme', in the Junior Final of the 2010 Menuhin...

Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Announces Two New Quartet Additions

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, in New York has today announced two new ensembles, set to join the 'CMS Two' artist residency programme...

Leipzig Quartet Members Launch Cash Appeal to Aid Arrested Leader

The Leipzig Quartet have today launched an online fundraising campaign, to assist 1st violinist Stefan Arzberger - who was arrested and charged last week, in...

VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley Signed to Worldwide Management

It has been announced today that American VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley has been signed to the London-based talent agency, Intermusica - for worldwide management representation. The newly-appointed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ Daniel Lozakovitj – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

13 year old VC 'Rising Star' Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi - as he was busily preparing for upcoming debut performances at the Harris Theatre in...

Chetham’s Head Resigns Just Months Before Assault Trials of Two Former Teachers

It has been announced today that Chetham's School of Music headteacher, Claire Moreland has announced her resignation after 16 years - just months before...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSetViolin – Hans Zimmer, ‘Interstellar’ Space Cover [VIDEO]

TwoSetViolin comedic duo, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, with cellist Oliver Scott performing a self-produced cover of German composer Hans Zimmer's spacey 'Interstellar' - for...

SAD NEWS | Boston Symphony Veteran Ronald Knudsen has Died

American violinist Ronald Knudsen has passed away – aged 83. He served as a section violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 48 seasons – only retiring...

Leipzig String Quartet Jump to Defence of Arrested Leader

The Leipzig Quartet members have today publicly come to the defence of 1st violinist, Stefan Arzberger - who was arrested on Friday, in Manhattan and charged...

Violinist Alina Ibragimova Weds Classical Music Critic

Russian-born British violinist Alina Ibragimova has wed partner, Tom Service – a leading classical music presenter and critic for the UK's BBC Radio 3...

Leipzig Quartet Violinist Charged with Strangling New York Hotel Guest

Leipzig String Quartet 1st violinist, Stefan Arzberger has been charged with strangulation and burglary – after a serious incident on Friday morning in a Manhattan...

French Van Kuijk String Quartet Awarded Grand Prize at Wigmore Hall Competition

The French-based Van Kuijk Quartet have today been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, in London. Joint 2nd prize...

Viola, Harp and Flute Trio, Tre Voci CD Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following lucky 4 VC members will each be receiving a personally autographed, newly-released copy of viola, harp and flute...

Finalists Announced at Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, in London. The 2015 Finalists are: Aizuri Quartet (USA) Piatti Quartet (United...

No 1st Prize Awarded at Korea’s Seoul International Violin Competition

17 year old Ayana Tsuji, from Japan and 27 year old Suliman Tekalli, from the United States have today been awarded joint 2nd prize...

Prizes Announced at Japanese Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition

24 year old Francisco Garcia Fullana, from Spain has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya, Japan. A graduate of...

Semi-Finalists Announced at London’s Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition

The 6 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, in London. The 2015 Semi-Finalists are: Aeolus Quartet (USA) Aizuri Quartet...

Finalists Announced at 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition in Seoul, Korea. The 2015 Finalists are: 28 year old Xiao Wang from...

American Violin Dealer Charles Magby Jr Handed 8 Year Suspended Jail Sentence

Connecticut luthier and fine instrument dealer Charles Magby Jr has today been handed down an 8-year suspended jail sentence, in a US Superior Court...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist', violinist Stephen Waarts - on the eve of his prestigious New York City, Merkin Concert...

VC BUZZ | *** World First *** Eric Silberger, Paganini 24th Caprice Layered Variations [VIDEO]

American violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performing Paganini's 24th Solo Caprice, with all variations layered - for the first time in history. Produced and shot by Lara...

Dancing Violinist Lindsey Stirling Honoured at YouTube Music Awards

American electric dance violinist Lindsey Stirling has been announced today as 1 of 50 global artists recognised at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, in...

Korea Launches World’s First Classical Music Mobile Truck Orchestra

Former KBS Symphony Chief Conductor, Hahm Shin-ik has this week launched an ambitious new project – the world's first classical music truck orchestra. Based on...

Dallas Opera Names New Guest Concertmaster and Conductor

The Dallas Opera has today announced prominent British violinist Peter Manning as their Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the 2015/2016 season. A graduate of...

Candidates Announced for Tokyo International Viola Competition

The 38 candidates have today been announced for the 2015 Tokyo International Viola Competition, to be held in Japan from the 30th May to...

Semi Finalists Announced at Seoul International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition in Seoul, Korea. Fabiola Kim from the United States Xiao Wang from China Ayana...

SAD NEWS | Two Opera Singers Confirmed Among Germanwings Alps Crash Dead

It has been announced today that German mezzo-soprano Maria Radner and bass-baritone Oleg Bryjak were among the 150 victims killed in the Germanwings Flight...

Sphinx Organsation Founder Appointed Dean of Michigan School of Music

Aaron Dworkin, Founder and President of the Sphinx Organisation, has been announced as the new Dean of the University of Michigan's School of Music,...

6 String Players Named in Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Final

The 12 finalists for the 2015 Australian ‘Young Performer of the Year’ Awards have today been announced – including 6 string players. The 2015 finalists...

VC ‘Rising Stars’ Dominate Johansen International Junior String Competition

15 year old VC 'Rising Stars', violinist Lara Boschkor from Germany and cellist Zlatomir Fung from the United States, have been awarded 1st Prizes in the Violin...

Ji Yoon Lee Awarded 1st Prize at London’s Windsor Festival Competition

22 year old South Korean violinist Ji Yoon Lee has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Windsor Festival International String Competition, in...

Solo Prizes Awarded at American String Teachers Association Competition

21 year old Belgian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu has been awarded 1st Prize in the Senior Violin Division and the $5000 Grand Prix Prize at...

Several Musicians Injured in Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Bus Crash

A bus carrying 13 members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has crashed near the Austrian village of Mistelbach – leaving two orchestral musicians seriously...

2nd Round Competitors Announced at Seoul International Violin Competition

The 24 2nd round competitors have today been announced at the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition in Seoul, Korea. The 24 candidates are: Anna Savkina from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Kim, ‘Carmen Fantasies’ for Two Violins [VIDEO]

Korean-German violin virtuoso Christian Kim performing an original arrangement of Sarasate & Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasies' for Two Violins. Beautifully filmed and produced at the Deutschordensaal, in...

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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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