Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Berlin Phil Digital Concert Hall to Include Comprehensive Karajan Archive

The Berlin Philharmonic has today announced, that to help mark 25 years since the death of Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic's...

Inquest Told, Violinist Frances Andrade Felt She Had Been the One on Trial

Violinist Frances Andrade, who gave evidence in relation to sexual abuse by her former music teacher at the Chetham's School of Music, told her...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Tchaikovsky, ‘Souvenir de Florence’ – Jansen, Frang, Rachlin and More [VIDEO]

Star-studded performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence' - featuring violinists Janine Jansen and Vilde Frang, violists Lawrence Power and Julian Rachlin and cellists Nicolas...

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Landmark Partnership with 2014 Gay Games

The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced its community arts partnership with the 2014 Gay Games – to be held in Ohio, USA  from the...

Hearing Postponed for 1715 ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Violin Robbery Mastermind

The plea hearing for 41 year old Wisconsin man Salah Salahadyn, 1 of 2 men accused of stealing the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius from Milwaukee...

100 Year Old Green Bay Symphony to Disband After Current Season

Despite recent profitable seasons, it has been announced that the 100 year old Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, in Wisconsin USA is set to discontinue...

Japanese Violin Virtuoso Midori Goto Pregnant with First Child

It has been announced that 42 year old Japanese-American violin virtuoso Midori Goto is pregnant with her first child. A statement released today by the...

SAD NEWS | Munich-Based Conductor Christoph Stepp has Died – Aged 86

German conductor Christoph Stepp has passed away – aged 86. Maestro Stepp served as a former Principal Conductor with the Munich Symphony Orchestra – and...

SAD NEWS | Former BBC Symphony and LPO Violinist Maurice Meyer Has Died

Iraqi-born British violinist Maurice Meyer has passed away – aged 88. A student of Max Rostal, Mr Meyer was a former long term violinist with...

SAD NEWS | Swedish Violinist & Instrument Dealer Staffan Borseman Has Died

Swedish violinist and fine instrument dealer Staffan Borseman has died – aged 60. A student of Gert Crafoord, Josef Grunfarb, Tibor Varga and Jascha Brodsky,...

Lexington Philharmonic Amputee Cellist Launches Financial Appeal

American cellist Lisa Schaeffer, who lost a leg after the bike she was riding was pinned beneath a truck in November 2013, has launched...

Cellist Busker Arrested for Throwing Water Over Rival Street Performer [VIDEO]

A cellist busker has been arrested after throwing a bucket of water over a rival street performer - in a heated turf war, in...

French Conductor Stéphane Denève Named New Chief at Brussels Philharmonic

42 year old French conductor Stéphane Denève has been announced as the new Chief Conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic - replacing Michel Tabachnik as of...

Stolen University of Utah Violin Found and Returned to Owner in ‘Perfect Condition’

The Violin Channel is very pleased to announce that the 2011 Scott Brown violin, stolen on June 16th from the Dumke Recital Hall, at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Angelo Xiang Yu – Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, April 2014

25 year old Chinese VC 'Young Artist' Angelo Xiang Yu performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major with the NEC Philharmonia - and conductor...

Buchmann-Mehta Academy Cellist and Pedaogue Dudu Sela Has Passed Away

Israeli cellist and pedagogue Dudu Sela has passed away. A student of Uzi Wiezel and Leonard Rose, Mr Sela served as head of chamber music at...

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...

Over-Hyped $45 Million 1719 ‘MacDonald’ Stradivari Viola Fails to Sell

Despite the highly-publicized marketing strategy, London-based auction house Ingles & Hayday has failed in its attempt to deliver a buyer for the 1719 'Macdonald'...

American Violinist and Contemporary Music Advocate Janet Packer has Died – Aged 64

American violinist and contemporary music advocate, Janet Packer has passed away from cancer – aged 64. Ms Packer was a founding member of the Pro Violino...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 8 Newly Released Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Cello String Sets

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Pirastro, is this week giving away 8 Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold Cello...

STOLEN VIOLIN | Chilling Surveillance Video Footage Released of Utah Violin Theft [VIDEO]

UPDATED: Stolen University of Utah Violin Found and Returned to Owner in Perfect Condition    Do you know this man? Chilling security surveillance footage has today been...

Famed Georgian Soprano Tamar Inveri Fired Over Online Gay Hate Slur

Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri has had coveted contracts terminated with Opera Australia and the Brussels Opera House after a homophobic gay hate slur...

Late Heiress’ 1731 ‘Kreutzer’ Stradivarius Has Gone Unsold at Christie’s

The 1731 ‘Kreutzer’ Stradivarius violin, found hidden in the closet of the late eccentric heiress Huguette Clark’s Manhattan apartment, and pre-valued at up to...

Peter Greiner Violin to be Sold Under the Hammer For First Time in History [VIDEO]

Acclaimed German violin maker Peter Greiner chats with Tarisio Director, Jason Price about the upcoming auction sale of a Greiner violin – the first...

Barrister Vilified for Drilling Frances Andrade Uses Case to Attempt to Avoid Driving Ban

British barrister Kate Blackwell QC, who was named in the media and came under public criticism after violinist Frances Andrade took her own life following...

VERY SAD NEWS | Belgian violinist Pierre D’Archambeau Has Died – Aged 87

Belgian-born American violin virtuoso  Pierre D'Archambeau has passed away, in his home in Massachusetts, USA - aged 87. The son of famed cellist Ywan D'Archambeau...

VC MASTERCLASS | English Violinist Tasmin Little – ‘Tackling a Difficult New Work’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected English concert violinist Tasmin Little, at her home in London, where she dissected her process for...

English College Football Team Disciplined for Mooning Maxim Vengerov

Members of Trinity College’s football club, in the United Kingdom have been disciplined after lowering their trousers during a formal dinner attended by violinist Maxim...

17 Year Old Zhanbo Zheng Awarded 1st Prize at Primrose International Viola Competition

17 year old Zhanbo Zheng, from China has been awarded 1st prize in the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition, in Los Angeles. 2nd prize was...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Richard Lin, 22 – 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

22 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Richard Lin is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young...

Lorin Maazel Has Resigned from the Munich Philharmonic Due to Poor Health

It has been announced that 84 year old, Maestro Lorin Maazel will stand down, effective immediately from his post as Music Director of the...

3 Finalists Announced at the Primrose International Viola Competition

The three finalists have been announced at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition, in Los Angeles. They are: Manuel Viogue-Judde from France - and Cong...

British Double Bassist Duncan McTier Denies All Charges of Indecent Assault

British double-bassist Duncan McTier has, in a Manchester Magistrates court yesterday, denied four counts of indecent assault against female pupils at the Royal Northern College...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Receives Record $32 Million Endowment

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Board of Trustees has announced two record-setting philanthropic endowment gifts - totalling USD $32 Million. The first endowment of $15 Million...

Domingo, Lang Lang and Ana Maria Martinez to Feature in World Cup Finale

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, soprano Ana Maria Martinez – and conductor Eugene Kohn and the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, have been...

Semi-Finalists Announced at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition

The 8 semi finalists for the 2014 Primrose international Viola Competition, in Los Angeles have been announced. They are: Kei Tojo of Japan, Born Lau of...

VERY SAD NEWS | Spanish Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos has Died – Aged 80

Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos has passed away from cancer in Pamplona, Spain – aged 80. The sad news comes just days after Maestro his...

Competitors Announced for Indianapolis International Violin Competition – Including 8 VC ‘Young Artists’

The 40 competitors for the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis have today been announced - including VC ‘Young Artists’ Nikki Chooi, Yoo Jin...

9 Year Old Violinist Awarded Top Prize at Andrea Postacchini International Competition

9 year old violinist Samuel Tan, from Singapore has been awarded the ‘Postacchini Prize’ at the 2014 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, in Fermo, Italy...

15 year Old Cellist Zlatomir Fung Awarded 1st Prize at Klein International String Competition

15 year old American cellist Zlatomir Fung has been awarded 1st prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, in San Francisco. A student...

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces New Principal Double Bassist

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has today announced 27 year old American bassist Kevin Brown as their new Principal Double Bass. A student of Paul Ellison,...

‘Kreutzer’ Strad, Found in Reclusive Heiress’ Closet, to Sell for Upto $10M

The 1731 ‘Kreutzer’ Stradivarius violin, found hidden in the closet of the late eccentric heiress Huguette Clark’s Manhattan apartment, is expected to sell at auction...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Simone Porter, 17 – ‘Impassioned Energy, Musical Integrity, Vibrant Sound’

17 year old American violinist Simone Porter is establishing herself as a young concert artist of tremendous potential – praised for her impassioned energy,...

Thomas Zehetmair to Leave Royal Northern Sinfonia. Pianist Lars Vogt to Replace.

It has been announced that 43 year old German piano virtuoso Lars Vogt has been appointed as the new Music Director of the Royal...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | David Garrett – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1997, Aged 18

German pop-crossover violinist David Garrett performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1997...

New Zoo Enrichment Programme – Piano for the Otters & Harmonicas for the Bears [VIDEO]

The Smithsonian Museum National Zoo, in Washington has this week launched a new animal art and music enrichment program - designed to enhance the...

New Principal Guest Conductor Named at the UK’s Hallé Orchestra

35 year old British conductor and composer Ryan Wigglesworth has today been announced as the new Principal Guest conductor of The Hallé Orchestra -...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, United States – 5 x ‘Rotating Tutti Violin’ Positions

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for 5 x ‘Rotating Tutti Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by July 11th. For further...

80 Year Old Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Calls End to Conducting Career

It has been announced today that 80 year Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos has resigned from his position as Chief Conductor of the...

Violin Bows Seized at NY Airport for Suspicion of Containing Ivory, Released

The 7 violin bows seized by US customs at JFK International Airport, in New York on Saturday, from members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra,...

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VC ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen – Szeryng, Wronski & Viña Del Mar Competition Major Prizes

Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

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