Thursday, September 19, 2019

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 23rd birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient of a...

OUT NOW | Cellist Juliana Soltis’ New CD: ‘Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello’ [LISTEN]

King Street Records has today announced the release of Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis' new CD: 'Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello'. The 3-disc...

AUDITION | BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘Co-Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, in London, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal Cello’ position. Applications to be received by September 23rd, 2019. For further details, visit:...

Finalists Announced for Australia’s Prestigious Freedman Classical Fellowship

The 3 Finalists have this week been announced for the 2019 Australian Freedman Classical Fellowship - in Sydney, Australia. Presented annually since 2001 to an...

VC INTERVIEW | Marmen Quartet – Banff String Quartet Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition joint-1st prize winning ensemble, the London-based Marmen String Quartet. Comprising violinists...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – Franck Violin Sonata [2019]

19-year-old VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer and pianist Evren Ozel performing Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major. Recorded live on the 23rd of June, 2019...

Washington DC’s National Symphony Announces Appointment of 4 New Violinists

The National Symphony, in Washington D.C., has this week announced the appointment of 4 new violinists to the ensemble's string section - Marina Aikawa,...

Kansas City Symphony Extends Music Director Michael Stern to 2023

The Kansas City Symphony, in Kansas City, Missouri, has this week announced the contract renewal of Music Director Michael Stern – through until the conclusion...

Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Promotes New Principal Cellist

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, in Ann Arbor, Michigan has today announced the appointment of South Korean-Canadian cellist Caroline Kim as its new Principal...

AUDITION | Berlin Philharmonic – ‘1st Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, in Berlin, Germany, is currently accepting applications for a ‘1st Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by April 30th, 2020. For further...

OUT NOW | Cellists Blaise Déjardin & Kee-Hyun Kim’s New CD: ‘Mozart: New Cello Duos’ [LISTEN]

Opus Cello, a newly-formed label dedicated to the development of new quality repertoire for cello ensembles, has this month announced the release of cellists...

17-Year-Old Violinist Charlotte Marckx Awarded $50,000 ‘Extraordinary Talent’ Fellowship

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, an nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of extraordinary young American talent, has this week announced 17-year-old American...

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Only Play 3 Pieces for the Rest of Your Life, What Would They Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could only play 3 pieces for the rest of your life, what would they be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Extends Conductor Edward Gardner to 2023

The Bergen Philharmonic, in Bergen, Norway has this week announced the contract extension of Chief Conductor Edward Gardner - through until the end of...

MANIC MONDAY | WT?!?! Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – For Heifetz & Goat [VIDEO]

Introducing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto ... as performed by Maestro Jascha Heifetz and goat ... !?!?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ydDFNKz-As  

AUDITION | Royal Scottish National Orchestra – ‘Associate Principal 1st Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, in Glasgow, Scotland is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Principal 1st Violin’ position. Applications to be received by September 20th,...

VC ARTIST | Josef Spacek – Michael Hill, Queen Elisabeth & Carl Nielsen Competition Prizes

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Spacek has firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's top tier concert soloists. A graduate of the Curtis...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of legendary Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major – with conductor Issay Dobroven and...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Miriam Fried’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born Israeli violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried's 73rd birthday! A protege of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize...

Dallas Opera Cancels Plácido Domingo Following Further Misconduct Allegations

The Dallas Opera, in Dallas, Texas, has this week cancelled an invitation to opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo to perform at the ensemble's...

‘We Believe You’ Solidarity Concert Held For Classical Music Sexual Assault Victims

A special solidarity concert has been held in New York City this week in support of violinist Lara St John - and for all...

Conductor Bernard Haitink Has Officially Conducted His Last Performance

Legendary conductor Maestro Bernard Haitink has this week conducted his final performance - leading the Vienna Philharmonic in a program at the Lucerne Festival...

VC BLOG | Danish Quartet – ‘Our Favorite Non-Traditional Venues to Perform In’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Danish String Quartet cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin shares his thoughts on the ensemble's favourite non-traditional venues to perform in...

OUT NOW | Violist Jean-Eric Soucy’s New CD: ‘Benda Viola Concertos’ [LISTEN]

CPO Records has announced the release of French-Canadian violist Jean-Eric Soucy’s new album: ‘Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda Viola Concertos 1-3’. Recorded with conductor Bernard Labadie and the Radio...

OUT NOW | Cellist Ofra Harnoy’s New CD: ‘Back to Bach’ [LISTEN]

Analekta Records has this week announced the release of Israeli-Canadian cellist Ofra Harnoy's new album: 'Back to Bach'. The new disc features a number of...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at Munich’s ARD International Cello Competition

The 6 candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced – in Munich, Germany. The...

Prizes Awarded at China’s Harbin International Violin Competition

24-year-old Ming Liu from China has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Harbin International Violin Competition – in Harbin, China. A graduate...

Prizes Awarded at Austria’s Brahms International Violin Competition

25-year-old Simon Wiener from Switzerland has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Brahms International Violin Competition – in Pörtschach, Austria. A student...

VC INTERVIEW | Anna Agafia Egholm – 2019 Tibor Varga Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, 22-year-old Anna Agafia Egholm from Denmark. A graduate of the Haute Ecole...

SAD NEWS | French Pianist & Composer Roger Boutry Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

French composer, pianist and conductor Roger Boutry has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Jean Doyen and...

Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák Was Born On This Day in 1841 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer Antonín Dvořák was born on this day in 1841. Remembered as arguably one of the most versatile composers of all time, Dvořák's signature works include...

Candidates Announced for China’s 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition

The category candidates have been announced for the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians – to be held in Zhuhai, China from...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day in 1949 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss’ signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s...

OUT NOW | Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter’s New Album: ‘Across The Stars’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the release of superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's new album: 'Across the Stars'. Recorded with composer and conductor John Williams...

Candidates Announced for Italy’s Lipizer International Violin Competition

The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition - to be held in Gorizia, Italy from the 6th...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed New Artemis Quartet ‘Shostakovich’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the Artemis Quartet’s new album ‘Shostakovich’, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with our good friends from Warner...

OUT NOW | Cellist Johannes Moser’s New CD: ‘Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn’ [LISTEN]

Pentatone Records has this month announced the release of German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser's new album: 'Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn'. Recorded with pianist Alasdair Beatson, the...

OUT NOW | Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott’s New CD: ‘Strauss – Don Quixote’ [LISTEN]

Orfeo Records has this month announced the release of German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott's new album: 'Strauss - Don Quixote'. Recorded with pianist Herbert Schuch, conductor...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – Menuhin Competition [2014]

The then 20-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi's prize winning performance at the 2014 Menuhin Competition - in Austin, Texas. It was announced this week...

BREAKING | 2nd Round Candidates Announced at ARD International Cello Competition

The 16 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced - in Munich,...

Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died on this day in 2007. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of all time. He passed away...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Paul Huang’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violinist, VC Artist Paul Huang’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion Valais...

London’s Philharmonia Orchestra Announces New Joint Concertmaster

The Philharmonia Orchestra, in London, has this week announced the appointment of 31-year-old Dutch-American violinist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore as its new Joint Concertmaster -...

Finalists Announced for Progressive Classical Music Violin Duet Composition Competition

German violin duo, The Twiolins, has this week announced the six finalists for the 4th Progressive Classical Music Award – a composition prize initiated...

11 More Women Accuse Singer Placido Domingo of Sexual Misconduct

It has been reported this week, by the Associated Press, that eleven more women have come forward making claims that they were subjected to...

Boston Symphony Announces Appointment of Three New Strings Members

The Boston Symphony has this week announced the appointment of double bassist Carl Anderson and violists Mary Ferrillo and Steven Laraia to the ensemble’s string section. A...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Austria’s Brahms International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Brahms International Violin Competition – in Pörtschach, Austria. The 2019 Semi-Finalists are: Gennaro Cardaropoli (Italy) ...

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi To Join Paris’ Solea Artist Management Roster

It has been announced today that 25-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi will join the management roster of Solea Management, in Paris – for worldwide management...

American Composer John Cage Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage was born on this day in 1912. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and non-standard use...

Hungarian-British Conductor Sir Georg Solti Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-British conductor Sir Georg Solti died on this day in 1997 – aged 84. Widely respected as one of the finest conductors of all time,...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Anna Lee – Sion-Valais, Menuhin and Indianapolis Comp Prizes

24-year-old Korean-American violinist Anna Lee is establishing an international reputation a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy and Juilliard...

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