Sunday, July 21, 2019

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano Violin, Berlin, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano violin  – stolen in Berlin, Germany on the 11th of...

VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Prize

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

BREAKING | New York’s 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Announced

The 2019 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced, in New York City – including violinist VC Artist...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 6 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand’ [ADVICE]

This, the sixth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through the basics of the left hand. "This week, we are...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

21-year-old Ayaka Uchio from Japan has today been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Category of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

BREAKING | 7-Year-Old Wunderkind Awarded Grand Prize at Grumiaux Junior Competition

7-year-old Japanese violinist Himari Yoshimura has today been awarded the Grand Prize in the Junior 10 years and under category of the 2019 Grumiaux...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mimi Zweig – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Indiana University Jacobs School of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Mimi Zweig. We sat her down for a fun game of VC...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Cellist Amit Peled ‘Bach Suites : Casals Cello’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled‘s new album: Bach Suites : Casals Cello, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diyang Mei, 24 – ARD International Viola Competition 1st Prize Winner

24-year-old Chinese violist Diyang Mei is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Hariolf Schlichtig at the Munich University...

VC INSIDER | ‘What Must a Successful Orchestral Candidate Do To Ensure They Ace Their Probation Period?’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed orchestral members and conductors - to get the inside word on the do...

25 Things Musicians Need to Do Today to Feel Better About Themselves …

Unfortunately, we don’t come with a manual. So here’s 25 things every classical musician needs to do today to feel better about themselves ...   1....

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Augustin Dumay – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed French violinist Augustin Dumay – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Miriam Fried – Bach Solo Partita No.1 in B Minor [LEARN]

Respected violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the Allemande from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

20 Things Never to Say to a Classical Musician …

Unfortunately, they don't come with a manual. So here's 20 things you really shouldn't say to a classical musician ...   1. 'So, what's your day job?' 2....

VC LIVE | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's New York City Recital Debut - direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman ‘Ascent’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman’s debut album Ascent, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 4 ‘Continuing the Fundamentals of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the fourth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti continues us through the fundamentals of vibrato. "Following on from last week, we are...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Benjamin Chung, from the United States was keen to know: 'What are some essential tips for practicing at home without...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Alexander Kerr – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Dallas Symphony Concertmaster and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music teaching faculty member, American violinist Alexander Kerr. We sat him...

VC INSIDER | “When You Only Have a Short Amount of Rehearsal Time, What Are the Priorities?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international collaborative pianists – to get the inside word on the top priorities to ensure...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal with the Side Effects of Traveling?” [Q&A]

"How do you deal with the side effects of traveling?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released Gautier Capuçon ‘Schumann’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon’s new album Schumann, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics &...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 3 ‘The Basics of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the third in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the fundamentals of vibrato. “This video takes you on an exploration...

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...

BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards

Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have just minutes ago been awarded double...

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...

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...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Junior Sphinx Competition

17-year-old American cellist Nygel Witherspoon has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in...

VC INTERVIEW | Conductors Kensho Watanabe & Zhang Liang – ‘Philadelphia’s Cross-Cultural Celebration’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Maestro Kensho Watanabe and Shanghai Philharmonic Resident Conductor Maestro Zhang Liang - in...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Launches New Online Educational Video Series

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has today announced the launch of a new online educational video series, called With Nicky - set to be published weekly with...

VC LIVE | ‘Forward Movement’ – Live from Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in Hong Kong [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival — in Hong Kong. Program including Vivaldi’s Mandolin Concerto, Dvorak’s Terzetto, Spohr’s Double Quartet and Elgar’s...

VC DESERTED ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist and Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Mr Julian Lloyd Webber – for a fun game of VC...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Artist Jennifer Pike ‘Polish Violin’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s new album The Polish Violin, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Chandos Records is...

VC ARTISTS | The Aizuri Quartet – “Imaginative … and Genuinely Exciting”

The New York-based Aizuri String Quartet has firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand young, chamber ensembles to emerge internationally in recent years. Comprising violinists Ariana Kim and Miho Saegusa,...

VC LIVE | Concert Artists Guild – Career Intentions with Violinist Jennifer Koh [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with American violinist Jennifer Koh – direct from Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows in New York City. Hosted by Concert Artists Guild President Tanya Bannister, the 1994...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Louis Langrée – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director, French conductor Maestro Louis Langrée. We sat him down for a...

VC LIVE | Juilliard School Chamber Musicians – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with The Juilliard School Chamber Musicians - direct from WQXR's Greene Space in New York City. Program features selections from Mozart’s...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2018 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

The Winners and Grinners – 2018 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2018 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year’s major international competition prize winners and bursary...

VERY SAD NEWS | Legendary Yale University Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot has Died – Aged 100

Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot has passed away - aged 100. A graduate of Yale University, Professor Parisot served a long term teaching position at...

TRAGIC NEWS | Two Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Musicians Killed in Horror Car Accident

19-year-old British double bassists Alex Ross and Siân Chambers have tragically died in a car accident on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Leonard Slatkin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin – in Indianapolis, United States. We sat him down for a fun game of...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diana Adamyan, 18 – 2018 Menuhin Competition 1st Prize

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Klaidi Sahatci – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich 1st Concertmaster Klaidi Sahatci works us through the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded in 6 camera...

VC LIVE | Omer String Quartet – New York City Recital Debut [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of the American-based Omer String Quartet’s New York City recital debut – live from Merkin Concert Hall. Presented by Young Concert Artists,...

Applications Open for 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition - to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th...

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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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