Saturday, February 16, 2019

AUDITION | Minnesota Orchestra, United States – ‘Associate Principal Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Minnesota Orchestra, in Minneapolis, United States is currently accepting applications for the Associate Principal Bass position. Applications to be received by March 1st, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2MAH09n...

Original Version of Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

The original version of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. The first performance...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 87th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin – 11-Years-Old [2004]

Incredible 2004 archival footage of the then 11-year-old Russian-French VC Artist Fedor Rudin performing Saint-Saëns’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Plamen Djouroff and the Sofia Soloists...

BREAKING | VC Artist Fedor Rudin Appointed Concertmaster of Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic

It has been announced today that 26-year-old French-Russian VC Artist Fedor Rudin has been appointment to a Concertmaster position of the Vienna State Opera...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Todd Phillips – ‘The Upmost Importance of Musical Curiosity’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Orion String Quartet violinist Todd Phillips shares his thoughts on the importance of musical curiosity - and the impact it...

New York City’s Lincoln Center Announces Appointment of New President

The Lincoln Center, in New York City, has this week announced Henry Timms as its new President - effective from May of this year. Recognized...

AUDITION | Seattle Symphony, United States – ‘Associate & Assistant Concertmaster’ Positions [APPLY]

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in Seattle, United States is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster' and 'Assistant Concertmaster’ positions. Applications to be received by February...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Richard Tognetti – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2018]

Australian violinist Richard Tognetti leading and performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live on the 18th of November,...

Deutsche Grammophon Sign First Female Conductor Exclusive Contract

It has been announced this week that Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has signed an exclusive multi-disc recording contract with the Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon label. The announcement...

OUT NOW | Kopelman Quartet’s New CD: ‘Shostakovich & Kissin String Quartets’ [LISTEN]

Nimbus Records has announced the release of the Russian-based Kopelman Quartet’s new album: Shostakovich & Kissin String Quartets. Comprising violinists Mikhail Kopelman and Boris Kuschnir, violist Igor...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announces 2019 Training Academy Fellows

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the 12 young musicians to take part in their 2019 Fellowship Academy Training Program. Selected from over...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 Premiered On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Albert Spalding with...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Double Bassist VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Sphinx Competition 1st Prize [2014]

The then 19-year-old double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2014 Sphinx Competition - in...

AUDITION | The Halle Orchestra, Manchester, UK – ‘Tutti Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Cello position. Applications to be received by March 28th, 2019. For further details,...

JACK Quartet Awarded University of Washington’s Brain Research Fellowship

The University of Washington, in Seattle, has this week announced the New York-based JACK Quartet as its recipients of the 2019 Creative Fellowship - to...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sir Andrew Davis – Toronto Symphony Birthday Surprise [2018]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis leading a performance of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... or so he thought ... Recorded live the 2nd...

SAD NEWS | Respected British Bow Maker William Watson Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Respected British string instrument bow maker William Watson has passed away - aged 88. A student of William Retford, Mr Watson worked at the esteemed W.E Hill &...

Australia’s Adelaide Symphony Concertmaster Granted Use of ‘Adelaide’ Guadagnini Violin

It has been announced this week that Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto has been granted the long-term use of the 1757 Adelaide Giovanni Battista Guadagnini...

SAD NEWS | Russian Film Score Composer Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has Died – Aged 82 [RIP]

Russian composer Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he composed a number of notable symphonies, symphonic poems...

Bozeman Symphony Music Director Under Inappropriate Behavior Investigation

It has been reported this week that the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, in Montana, United States has begun an internal investigation into long term Music Director...

OUT NOW | Violist Tabea Zimmermann’s New CD: ‘Berlioz: Harold en Italie & Les Nuits d’été’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi Records has announced the release of German violist Tabea Zimmermann's new album: Berlioz: Harold en Italie & Les Nuits d'été. Recorded with conductor François-Xavier...

AUDITION | Chicago Symphony Orchestra, United States – ‘Assistant Principal Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in Chicago, is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal Bass position. Applications to be received by March 3rd, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2pCsBy9  

OUT NOW | Violinist Mikhail Pochekin’s New CD: ‘Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas’ [LISTEN]

Solo Musica Records has announced the release of Russian-born violinist Mikhail Pochekin new album: 'J.S. Bach Sonatas & Partitas'. The disc features the 6 Solo Violin Sonatas &...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s New ‘Paganini Caprices’ CD [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s new album ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’, The Violin Channel in conjunction...

VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in!   The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Born On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951 – 68 years ago. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Paul Neubauer & Wu Han – Shostakovich’s Recently Discovered Viola ‘Impromptu’ [2018]

Violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Wu Han performing the US West Coast premiere of Dmitry Shostakovich's recently discovered Impromptu for Viola and Piano Op. 33. "On September...

OUT NOW | Archaeus Quartet’s New CD: ‘Parry – Complete Music For String Quartet’ [LISTEN]

MPR has announced the release of the London-based Archaeus Quartet’s new CD: Parry - The Complete Music For String Quartet.  Featuring violinists Ann Hooley and Rosemary...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Darrett Adkins – ‘Effectively Managing Your Practice Time’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist and pedagogue, Darrett Adkins - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Juilliard...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 2 ‘Developing Your Sound’ [ADVICE]

This, the second in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the importance of developing your own sound. “Developing and producing sound...

VC LIVE | WQXR’s ’19 Classical Artist to Watch For 2019′ – Live from New York [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of WQXR's celebration of the '19 for 19' - the inaugural list of 19 exciting classical artists to watch in 2019. Live...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19-year-old American cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung - in New York City. We sat the Enescu, Schoenfeld...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joshua Bell – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2010]

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell leading the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on the 28th of July, 2010...

89-Year-Old Conductor Bernard Haitink To Take Well-Earned Sabatical

It has been announced this week that 89-year-old Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will take a complete sabbatical from all conducting duties during the 2019-2020 season. Maestro Haitink,...

OUT NOW | Cellist Sol Gabetta’s New CD: ‘Schumann’ [LISTEN]

Sony Classical has announced the release of celebrated Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta's new album: Schumann. Recorded with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, conductor Giovanni Antonini and the Basel Chamber...

OUT NOW | Cellist Natalie Clein’s New CD: ‘Clarke Viola Sonata & Bridge Cello Sonata’ [LISTEN]

Hyperion Records has announced the release of leading British cellist Natalie Clein's new album: Clarke Viola Sonata & Bridge Cello Sonata. Recorded with pianist Christian Ihle...

MANIC MONDAY | -12 Degree Ice Instrument Orchestra [WOAH]

An orchestra, high in the Italian Dolomites, comprised entirely of glacial orchestral instruments ... carved from ice ... Recorded live in the -12 degree Igloo...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Matthew Lipman, 27 – Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

27-year-old American violist Matthew Lipman is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation’s outstanding young concert artists. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Kronberg Academy, where...

Colorado Music Festival Announces Conductor Peter Oundjian as New Music Director

The Colorado Music Festival, in Boulder, Colorado, has this week announced the appointment of Canadian conductor and violinist Peter Oundjian as its new Music Director. The 63...

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served Principal conducting positions...

Canadian 2019 Juno Music Award Nominees Announced – Inc. VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot

The classical music nominees for Canada's 2019 Juno Music Awards have this week been announced - including violinists James Ehnes and VC Young Artist Blake...

Seattle Symphony Announces New Associate Conductor

The Seattle Symphony has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Lee Mills as its new Associate Conductor - effective from the commencement of the 2019-2020...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Sphinx Competition

19-year-old cellist Sterling Elliott from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition –...

VC LIVE | 2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Final, Detroit [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Final live on The Violin Channel – direct from Detroit, United States.   SPHINX COMPETITION SENIOR FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE MAX M...

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 144 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 118 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 118 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

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