Tuesday, February 18, 2020

VC LIVE | Beare’s Premiere Music Festival – Live from Hong Kong [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Beare’s Premiere Music Festival live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hong Kong.   We’re coming to you this week from the 2020 Beare’s...

BREAKING | Junior Finalists Announced at Detroit’s Sphinx Competition

The 3 Junior Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2020 Sphinx Competition - in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The 2020 Sphinx Competition...

VC LIVE | Juilliard’s Sophia Bacelar – Live From NYC’s Greene Space [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the Juilliard School cellist, Sophia Bacelar - direct from WQXR's Greene Space, in New York City   CELLIST SOPHIA BACELAR PRESENTED BY WQXR IN COLLABORATION WITH THE...

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

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st prize winner...

VC LIVE | Pianist Do-Hyun Kim – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch 24-year-old South Korean pianist Do-Hyun Kim's New York City Recital Debut – direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – Kreisler ‘Recitativo & Scherzo-Caprice’ [2020]

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing Fritz Kreisler’s ‘Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice’. Recorded live on December 8th, 2019 – at Lincoln Center, in New York City.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CAbASpQDbA&feature=youtu.be RACHEL BARTON...

SAD NEWS | American Pianist Peter Serkin Has Died – Age 72 [RIP]

Famed American classical pianist Peter Serkin has passed away from pancreatic cancer – aged 72. Mr Serkin performed extensively internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician and...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Oscar Bettison – ‘Pale Icons of Night’ Violin Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

American violinist Courtney Orlando performing the world premiere performance of British-American composer Oscar Bettison‘s ‘Pale Icons of Night’  Violin Concerto – with conductor Alan...

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

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875. He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists of all...

Legendary Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Was Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of the most important...

Semi Finalists Announced for Detroit’s 2020 Sphinx Competition

The Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2020 Sphinx Competition - to be held in Detroit, Michigan from the 5th to the 8th of...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Was Born On This Day in 1797 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on this day in 1797. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9 symphonies, more than...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Blake Pouliot’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Artist Blake Pouliot’s 26th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, Blake is a former...

VC ARTIST | Kian Soltani – Janigro, Davidof & Paulo International Cello Comp 1st Prizes

27-year-old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani has in recent years firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most prodigious young concert artists...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 76th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian – Sibelius Violin Concerto [2019]

VC Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian performing Sibelius Violin Concerto – with conductor Yuri Temirkanov and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 15th of October, 2019 –...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s 60th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 60th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

VC LIVE | Accordionist Hanzhi Wang & Omer Quartet – New York City Recital [LIVESTREAM]

Watch accordionist Hanzhi Wang & the Omer Quartet – direct from the Morgan Library & Museum, in New York City.   ACCORDIONIST HANZHI WANG & THE...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Reiko Fueting – ‘passage: time (copy)’ for Solo Violin [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Miranda Cuckson performing the world premiere performance of German-born composer Reiko Fueting‘s ‘passage: time (copy)’ for Solo Violin. Recorded live on the 7th of December,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Billie Eilish ‘I Love You’ (Arr. Violin & Viola)

VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing his own original violin and viola arrangement of multi Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s hit song: ‘I Love...

VC Young Artist Brannon Cho Awarded Prestigious Anne-Sophie Mutter Scholarship

It has been announced this week that 25-year-old cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to the Anne-Sophie...

VC Artist Timothy Ridout Awarded Inaugural €10,000 Hamburg Symphony Prize

It has been announced this week that 24-year-old British violist, VC Artist Timothy Ridout has been awarded the 2020 inaugural 'Jeffrey Tate' Memorial Prize -...

AUDITION | New Jersey Symphony, United States – ‘Section Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, in Newark, United States, is currently accepting applications for two ‘Rotating Section Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by January 31st,...

Category Finalists Announced at Netherlands Violin Competition

The category Finalists have this week been announced at the 2020 Netherlands Violin Competition – in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Finalists in the 10-12-year-old age category are: ...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 44th birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Was Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific and influential composers of...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 44th birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and VC Artist Attacca Quartet Awarded GRAMMYs

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and the VC Artist Attacca Quartet have today been awarded Grammy accolades - at the 2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, in...

BREAKING | Julian Rhee Awarded 1st Prize at Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition

19-year-old Julian Rhee from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition -...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki died on this day in 1998 – aged 99. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of the Suzuki...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 39th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 39th birthday! Gustavo currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic...

Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is remembered for his lively, elegant,...

VC LIVE | 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – Boca Raton, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Boca Raton, Florida, United States.   2020 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

LA Phil Extends Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel to 2026

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced the contract extension of Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel through to the conclusion of the...

OUT NOW | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s New CD: ‘Elgar’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has this week announced the release of British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason's new album: 'Elgar'. Recorded with conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the London...

Conductor Alan Gilbert Appointed Royal Swedish Opera Music Director

The Royal Swedish Opera, in Stockholm, Sweden has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Alan Gilbert as its new Music Director –...

AUDITION | Norwegian Radio Orchestra – ‘Co-Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo, Norway, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal Cello’ position. Applications to be received by March 27th, 2020. For further details,...

Pianist & Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Announces Retirement

Russian-Icelandic piano virtuoso and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy has this week announced his retirement from all public performances - effective immediately. The 82-year-old has held Principal positions...

Hungary’s Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Announces New Artistic Director

The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, in Budapest, Hungary, has this week announced the appointment of Hungarian cellist István Várdai as its new Artistic Director. A graduate...

VC Artist Timothy Ridout Signed to London’s Harrison Parrott Management Roster

It has been announced this week that 24-year-old British violist, VC Artist Timothy Ridout will join the management roster of Harrison Parrott, in London...

American Radio’s ‘From The Top’ Announces New Program Host

It has been announced this week that nationwide American classical music radio program 'From the Top' has named 30-year-old pianist Peter Dugan​ as its...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition

The South Korean-based Baum Quartet has this week been awarded 1st prize in the String Quartet division at the 2020 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet’s 67th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists – performing regularly with the world’s finest...

Netflix to Produce New Leonard Bernstein BioPic Movie

It has been announced this week that Netflix has secured the rights to produce a biopic film based on the life of legendary American...

Australia’s Sydney Symphony Announces New Chief Conductor

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, Australia, has this week announced the appointment of Australian conductor Simone Young as the ensemble's new Chief Conductor...

Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Was Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist and pedagogue Ivan Galamian was born on this day in 1903. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as...

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