Wednesday, April 24, 2019

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

Chicago Symphony Musicians’ Strike Continues Into 4th Week

It has been announced this week that the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have rejected management's recent "last, best and final offer" to...

LA Phil Announces New Diversity Resident Fellowship Recipient

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced Honduras-Korean violinist Gabriela Peña-Kim as the recipient of the 2018-2019 Resident Fellowship – created to invest...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Luciano Pavarotti – Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ [1980]

Incredible 1980 archival performance of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's 'Turandot' - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York...

OUT NOW | Orava Quartet’s New CD: ‘Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this month announced the release of the Australian-based Orava Quartet's new album: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich. The disc features Tchaikovsky's String Quartet...

Third Major North American Conductor Withdraws Injured This Week

The Toronto Symphony, in Toronto, Canada has today announced that conductor Louis Langrée will withdrawn from all concert appearances this week - due to...

New Pavarotti Documentary Set for Upcoming Cinema Release [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

It has been announced this week that a new documentary, based on the life of renowned Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, is set for international...

AUDITION | San Antonio Symphony – ‘Assistant Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The San Antonio Symphony in San Antonio, Texas, United States is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by April 22nd, 2019. For...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma To Be Awarded Dartmouth College Honorary Doctorate

Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, United States has today announced that superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be awarded a 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degree from...

SAD NEWS | Baltimore Symphony Violinist John Merrill has Died – Aged 75 [RIP]

American violinist John C. Merrill has passed away from pancreatic cancer - aged 75. A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he...

San Diego Symphony Announces Appointment of Three New Violinists

The San Diego Symphony has this week announced the appointment of three new violinists to the ensemble - effective from the commencement of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Pat Ernst … The Skiing Violinist [BRRRRR]

Violinist Pat Ernst, from the band The Whiskeydicks, warming up on his way to work at Whistler's Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub ...   https://youtu.be/IFslN5fbOSI    

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Soovin Kim’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim’s 43rd birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Composer Balduin Sulzer Has Died – Aged 87

Austrian composer and educator Balduin Sulzer has passed away - aged 87. A graduate of the University of Vienna, Bruckner Conservatory and the Vienna Academy of...

OUT NOW | Cellist Andrei Ioniță’s New CD: ‘Oblique Strategies For Solo Cello’ [LISTEN]

Orchid Classics has announced the release of Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță's new album: Oblique Strategies: Works for Solo Cello. The disc features Bach’s 1st Solo...

Applications Closing for New York’s 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition [APPLY]

Applications are closing for the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition – to be held in New York City from the 3rd to the...

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka To Take 2 Months Leave For Cancer Treatment

The Osaka Philharmonic, in Osaka, Japan has today announced Music Director Tadaaki Otaka will take 2 months leave from the ensemble - to receive...

Kansas’ Wichita Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra, in Wichita, Kansas, United States has today announced the appointment of violinist Holly Mulcahy as its new Concertmaster - effective...

OUT NOW | Violinist Leila Schayegh’s New CD: ‘Brahms Violin Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Glossa Records has announced the release of Swiss violinist Leila Schayegh's new album: 'Johannes Brahms Violin Sonatas'. Recorded with pianist Jan Schultsz, the disc features...

Chicago’s 2019 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Grants Awarded

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation, in Chicago, has this week announced 18-year-old American violinist Joshua Brown as a recipient of 1 of 5 2019 Luminarts...

Jury Announced for Belgium’s 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition

The 17 jury members for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition have today been announced - in Brussels, Belgium. The 2019 jury will comprise: ...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Kurth – ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ [PREMIERE RECORDING]

American composer Michael Kurth’s world premiere recording of ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ for Orchestra - with conductor Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. "I've been...

VC Young Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian Appointed Vienna Musikverein Artist-In-Residence

The Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall, in Vienna, has this week announced the appointment of 23-year-old Austrian violinist, VC Young Artist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian as its...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Bruch Violin Concerto [1956 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1956 archival performance of luminary violinist Mischa Elman performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Sir Adrian...

AUDITION | Tokyo Symphony Orchestra – ‘Tutti Cello’ Positions [APPLY]

The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan is currently accepting applications for multiple Tutti Cello positions. Applications to be received by July 18th, 2019. For further details,...

Conductor Jaap van Zweden Has Withdrawn from New York Phil Concerts Due to Shoulder Complaint

The New York Philharmonic has today announced Music Director Jaap van Zweden has withdrawn from a number of upcoming performances with the ensemble -...

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel Has Withdrawn From Boston Symphony Due to Arm Injury

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a number of upcoming performances with the ensemble, on advice...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

The 40 2nd Round candidates have today been announced at the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – in Port Erin, on the Isle...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Moto-Viola … [VROOM]

Turkish violist Efdal Altun takes us on a high-speed two-stroke crisp-downshifting spin....  

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Assistant Conductor

The Philadelphia Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of 32-year-old German-born Japanese conductor Erina Yashima as its new Assistant Conductor - effective from...

OUT NOW | Cellist Martin Rummel’s New CD: ‘Carl Reinecke Complete Cello Works’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this month announced the release of Austrian-born cellist Martin Rummel's new album: Carl Reinecke Complete Works for Cello and Piano. Recorded with...

Applications Closing for Switzerland’s Tibor Varga International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are closing for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th of August,...

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

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Issai Dobrowen and...

OUT NOW | Violist Hélène Desaint’s New CD: ‘Schumann – Kurtág’ [LISTEN]

Fuga Libera Records has announced the release of French violist Hélène Desaint's new album: Schumann - Kurtág. Recorded with pianists Louis Lortie and Nathanaël Gouin...

AUDITION | Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Hamburg, Germany is currently accepting applications for the Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by May 1st, 2019. For further details,...

Prizes Awarded at New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition

22-year-old violinist Ashley Park from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition - in Poughkeepsie,...

2019 Finalists Announced for London’s Young Classical Artists Trust Auditions

The 7 Finalists have today been announced for the 2019 Young Classical Artists Trust auditions - to be held at London's Wigmore Hall on...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition

The British-based Barbican Quartet has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition – in Weimar, Germany. Comprising violinists Amarins Wierdsma...

Finalists Announced for United States’ Saint Paul String Quartet Competition

The 6 Finalists have been announced for the the 2019 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition – to be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United...

SAD NEWS | Ukrainian-Born Canadian Cellist Vladimir Orloff Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

Ukrainian-born Canadian cellist and educator Vladimir Orloff has passed away - aged 90.   A graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory, Mr Orloff was a former 1st...

Switzerland’s Argovia Philharmonic Announces New Chief Conductor

The Argovia Philharmonic, in Aaraus, Switzerland, has this week announced the appointment of Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann as its new Chief Conductor - effective...

OUT NOW | Cellist Wilhelmina Smith’s New CD: ‘Salonen & Saariaho Works for Solo Cello’ [LISTEN]

Ondine Records has this month announced the release of American cellist Wilhelmina Smith's new CD: Esa-Pekka Salonen & Kaija Saariaho: Works for Solo...

AUDITION | Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Groningen, Netherlands – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Noord Nederlands Orchestra in Groningen, Netherlands is currently accepting applications for the Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by May 14th , 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2K0EoUj

Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88. He is widely acknowledged as one of the...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929 - 90 years ago. Throughout his eclectic seven...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergey Khachatryan – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2005]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 20-year-old Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan's 1st prize winning performance in the Semi-Final Round of the 2005...

Today is Armenian Violinist Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th birthday! Sergey is a former 1st prize winner at the Louis Spohr, Jean Sibelius and Queen Elisabeth...

Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

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Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

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