Monday, July 22, 2019

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

Composer Ottorino Respighi Was Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 140 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Jack Frerer – ‘Stutter Step’ For Piano Trio [PREMIERE RECORDING]

Violinist VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu, cellist Phillip Sheegog and pianist Tengku Irfan performing the world premiere recording of Australian-American composer Jack Frerer’s Stutter Step for Piano...

Singapore Symphony Announces Appointment of New Music Director

The Singapore Symphony, in Singapore, has this week announced the appointment of Austrian conductor Hans Graf as its new Chief Conductor - effective from...

France’s Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence Announces New Music Director

The Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence, in Avignon, France has this week announced the appointment of Brazilian-Israeli conductor Debora Waldman as its new Music Director...

J & A Beare To Expand to New German Office

J & A Beare has this week announced the opening of J & A Beare Europe GmbH, in Germany. The new company, located to conveniently...

OUT NOW | Bennewitz Quartet’s New CD: ‘Ullmann, Krasa, Schulhoff, Haas’ [LISTEN]

Supraphon Records has announced the release of Czech-based Bennewitz Quartet's new album: Ullmann, Krasa, Schulhoff, Haas: String Quartets. The disc features Viktor Ullmann's (1898-1944) 3rd...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 24 – Paulo International Cello Competition 1st Prize

24-year-old American cellist Brannon Cho is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen School...

AUDITION | Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec – ‘Section Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Orchestre Symphonique De Quebec in Quebec City, Canada is currently accepting applications for a Section Cello position. Applications to be received by July 31st, 2019. For further...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henryk Szeryng – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 [1970]

Never-before-uploaded 1970 archival audio recording of luminary violinist Henryk Szeryng performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Alexander Gibson...

OUT NOW | Calder Quartet’s New CD: ‘Beethoven Hillborg’ [LISTEN]

Pentatone Records has announced the release of the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet's new album: Beethoven Hillborg. The disc features Beethoven's String Quartets No. 3 in...

MANIC MONDAY | Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen – Bottle Cap Challenge [YAAAS]

VC Artist Ray Chen accepts the Bottle Cap viral internet challenge … The newest Internet challenge taking the net by storm requires participants to...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Was Born On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 91 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was a former...

Today is Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 53rd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition

13-year-old Edward Walton from Australia has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Albert Spalding – Brahms Violin Concerto [1952 ARCHIVAL]

1952 never-before-uploaded archival audio recording of legendary American violinist Albert Spalding performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Wilhelm Loibner and the Tonkunstler Orchestra.   https://youtu.be/EYv1yLF4BAs ALBERT...

AUDITION | Helsinki Philharmonic, Finland – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki, Finland is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by November 1st, 2019. For further details, visit:...

OUT NOW | Fidelio Trio’s New CD: ‘Fauré, Chausson & Satie Piano Trios’ [LISTEN]

Resonus Classics Records has announced the release of the British-based Fidelio Trio's new album: Fauré, Chausson & Satie Piano Trios. The disc features Chausson's Piano...

Violinist Max Rostal Was Born On This Day in 1905 – 114 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Was Born On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860 – 159 years ago. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as...

Rolston Quartet To Join New York’s Sciolino Artist Management Roster

It has been announced this week that the Canadian-based Rolston String Quartet will join the management roster of Sciolino Artist Management, in New York...

Prize Winners Announced at Texas Music Festival Young Artist Competition

American violist Brian Bires has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Texas Music Festival Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition – in Houston, Texas,...

OUT NOW | Cellist Raphaela Gromes’ New CD: ‘Offenbach’ [LISTEN]

Sony Classical has this month announced the release of German cellist Raphaela Gromes' new CD: Offenbach. Recorded with pianist Julian Riem and cellist Wen-Sinn Yang,...

SAD NEWS | Danish Composer Ib Nørholm Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Danish composer and organist Ib Nørholm has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studied with...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Richard Lin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violinist, VC Artist Richard Lin's 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

VC INSIDER | ‘Fundamental Elements of a Truly Outstanding Concertmaster’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed Concertmasters and Conductors - to get the inside word on the fundamental qualities...

VC VOX POP | “What Work in Another Instrument’s Repertoire Are You Jealous Of?” [Q&A]

“What work in another instrument's repertoire are you jealous that it's not in yours?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string...

OUT NOW | Violinist Ulf Wallin’s New CD: ‘Allan Pettersson Violin Concerto No. 2’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the release of Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin's new album: Allan Pettersson Violin Concerto No. 2. Recorded with conductor Christian Lindberg and...

AUDITION | Melbourne Symphony, Australia – ‘Principal Double Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Australia is currently accepting applications for the Section Principal Double Bass position. Applications to be received by August 12th, 2019. For further...

Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Announces New Assistant Conductor

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, in Winnipeg, Canada has his week announced Canadian conductor Naomi Woo as its new Assistant Conductor - effective from the...

SAD NEWS | Polish Composer Boguslaw Schaeffer Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

Polish avant-garde composer and musicologist Boguslaw Schaeffer has passed away - aged 90. He served long term Professorships at the Kraków Academy and the Salzburg...

Finalists Announced at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition

The 5 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. The...

Hungarian Cello Virtuoso Janos Starker Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 95 years ago. Maestro Starker served as a former principal cellist of...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider's 44th birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Was Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik was born on this day in 1880 – 139 years ago. Dying in 1940, aged 60, he is remembered as...

New York’s Salon de Virtuosi Announce 2019 Career Grant Recipients

The Salon de Virtuosi, in New York City, has this week announced the recipients of the 2019 'Charlotte White' Career Grants - including 3...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

Hungarian Violinist Tibor Varga Was Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga was born on this day in 1921 - 98 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga is remembered...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – Elmar Oliveira Violin Comp 1st Prize [2017]

The then 22-year-old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition...

Applications Open for Florida’s Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – to be held at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sibelius ‘Finlandia’ (Arr. 4 Electric Toothbrushes) [WTF]

Introducing Sibelius' Finlandia ... performed by 4 electric toothbrushes  ... Produced by a Finnish engineer, calling himself The Device Orchestra, the ensemble focuses primarily on...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1930 – 89 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 89 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

VC LIVE | 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy.   2019 IL PICCOLO...

Candidates Announced for Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition

The opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – to be held in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy from the 3rd...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 Newly-Released Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the new warm and broad variant Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ A Violin String, The Violin Channel is this...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Eleanor Alberga’s String Quartet No. 1 [PREMIERE RECORDING]

The Ensemble Arcadiana performing the world premiere recording of Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga's String Quartet No. 1. "My three quartets were written within a few...

Juilliard School Dean and Provost Ara Guzelimian To Step Down

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week announced that Dean and Provost Ara Guzelimian will step down from the leadership position...

VC INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER | VC Artist Attacca Quartet – Live from ‘The Crypt Sessions’

VC recently caught up with the VC Artist Attacca Quartet  for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the 'Crypt Sessions' - in Harlem,...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the second movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with violinist Nicole Leon and...

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born Was On This Day in 1714 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714. His signature works include the operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste, Iphigénie...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Waarts, 23 – Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin & Montreal Comp Major Prizes

23-year-old Dutch-American violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts is firmly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert artists to emerge...

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