Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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...

British Cellist and Orchestra Director Adrian Shepherd has Died – Aged 74

British cellist and conductor Adrian Shepherd has passed away – aged 74 A student of William Pleeth, Maestro Shepherd served as Principal Cellist with the...

220+ Year Old Violin Concerto to Premiere in Prague

This weekend in Prague will see what is thought to be the world premiere of Chevalier de Saint-George's Violin Concerto in A Minor –...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Appointed to Carnegie Mellon Faculty

It has been announced that former VC 'Young Artist of the Week,' American violin virtuoso Noah Bendix-Balgley has been appointed to the faculty of the Carnegie...

17 Year Old Louise Wehr Awarded 1st Prize at Schleswig-Holstein

17 year old German violinist Louise Wehr has been awarded 1st Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival International Violin Competition A student at the Musikhochschule Hannover, Louise...

Instrument Recovery – Break-Through New Lost and Found Phone App

An amazing new smartphone app has been launched in the United States allowing owners the ability to track distance to, and the whereabouts of...

Free Australian Youth Orchestra, Joshua Bell & Christoph Eschenbach Web-Cast

A free web-cast of the Australian Youth Orchestra, with virtuoso Joshua Bell and Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, will commence this evening Saturday 3rd of August 8pm Sydney Time (11am...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Toby Saks has passed away

American cellist Toby Saks has passed away – aged 71 A student of Leonard Rose, Ms Saks was a former prize winner at the Casals...

NEW APPOINTMENT | Canadian Jean-Sébastien Roy Appointed Columbus Symphony Concertmaster

The Columbus Symphony has today announced Canadian violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy as their new Concertmaster “He is a remarkable musician I have known and respected for many years,” Music Director Jean-Marie...

SAD NEWS | Distinguished Russian Professor Igor Frolov Has Died – Aged 76

Russian violin virtuoso and composer Igor Frolov has passed away - aged 76 A student of Boris Belenky, Abram Yampolsky and David Oistrakh, Maestro Frolov was a former prize winner George Enescu and Marguerite...

Study Suggests I.T Graduates Now Less Employable than Performing Arts Majors

A recent study conducted by Georgetown University has shown that unemployment rates for a recent graduate with a degree in Information Systems is more than...

BREAKING NEWS | Min-Jin Kym’s £1.2M Strad Recovered After Almost 3 Years

British Transport Police have today officially confirmed Korean virtuoso Min-Jin Kym's 1696 Stradivarius, stolen from London's Euston Rail Station in November 2010, has been...

NEWS | New York Violinist Arrested in Subway Station Standoff

A classically-trained violinist was handcuffed, detained and issued with a desk appearance ticket yesterday for performing Bach in a New York City subway station Matthew...

VC STORE | Now Stocking Luxitune Pavé Violin Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel Store is very exciting to now be stocking the Luxitune Pavé ball, hand-crafted violin and viola fine tuner series - constructed from genuine...

SAD NEWS | 24 Year Old Italian Concertmaster Succumbs to Cancer

Italian violinist Carlotta Nobile has passed away – aged just 24 A student of Massimo Bacci, she served as Artistic Director and Concertmaster of the...

SAD NEWS | Utah Symphony Principal Cellist Has Passed – Aged 66

American cellist Ryan Selberg has died – aged 66 Mr Selberg had served as Principal Cellist of the Utah Symphony since 1975 Our condolences are with...

China’s Amber Quartet Claims Asia-Pacific Gold

The Chinese-based Amber Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Austrlia Formed in 2007, at the Central Conservatory...

SAD NEWS | American Pianist Noel Lee as Died – Aged 88

American pianist and composer Noel Lee has passed away – aged 88 Our condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues

14 Year Old Emma Meinrenken Takes Out Stradivarius International

14 year old Emma Meinrenken, from Canada, has been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, in...

SAD NEWS | French luthier Etienne Valelot has Died – Aged 88

Esteemed French violin maker Etienne Valelot has passed away – aged 88 His famed clientele included Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Vengerov and Itzhak Perlman Our condolences are...

Applications Now Open for Young Concert Artists Auditions

Applications are now open for the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions | All 1st prize winners will be invited to join the Young Concert...

BREAKING NEWS | Further Faculty Arrest at Chets

Greater Manchester Police have today arrested a 65 year old man as part of an ongoing investigation into abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music in...

Baby 2 for the Vengerov’s

Our hearty congratulations to virtuoso Maxim Vengerov and his wife Olga Gringolts-Vengerov on the birth of their second child yesterday – little Pauline Vengerov! Mother,...

BREAKING NEWS | Steinway Acquired by Private Equity Firm

It has been announced today that famed piano maker Steinway is to be acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co for an estimated...

NEW APPPOINTMENT | Orchestra Iowa Appoints 21 Year Old Concertmaster

Orchestra Iowa has today announced 21 year old American violinist Luke Witchger as their new Concertmaster A student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School,...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Andrew Eckard Has Died

American cellist Andrew Eckard has passed away - after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour A student of Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Mr...

VC STORE: Now Stocking Larsen Magnacore Cello Strings

The Violin Channel Store is excited to now be stocking Larsen's new tungsten G &C Magnacore Cello Strings Described as a 'game changer', the new...

BREAKING NEWS: Emotions Boil Over as Greek National Orchestra hit the Copping Block

The Greek public broadcasting network, ERT, due to economic uncertainty, has been forced to lay off 2,700 employees - including all members and management...

SAD NEWS: British Concertmaster Hugh Maguire has passed

Sad News | British violinist Hugh Maguire has passed away – aged 86 | Maestro Maguire served as Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra...

Changing of the Guard in Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Wilma Smith has today announced she is set to step down at the end of the 2014 season – after...

NEWS: Royal Title for Britain’s only Full-time Professional Chamber Orchestra

It has been announced today that for the first time in over 20 years, the Queen has bestowed a royal title on an UK...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Ridout, 24 – Tertis & Aronowitz International Viola Comp 1st Prizes

24-year-old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of London’s Royal...

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