Friday, February 22, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis – Debussy Violin Sonata, Live, 1958 [AUDIO]

An incredible never-before-uploaded 1958 live archival performance of violinist Ivry Gitlis and pianist Kostas Kidoniatis performing Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor. Recorded in July 1958 - in Athens,...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Announce New Section Violinist

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Lisa Ji Eun Kim to their violin section - effective from September 2017. A graduate of the Juilliard...

Lord Yehudi Menuhin Born On This Day 102 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day 102 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered as one of...

MEET THE PROS | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana.  We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2004]

The then 16-year-old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance – in the Grand Final of the 2004 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards. Nicola this week...

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...

Semi-Finalists Announced for $25,000 Houston Symphony Concerto Competition

The 10 Semi-Finalists have today been announced for the 2017 42nd annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Music Competition, in Houston, USA. Open to competitors of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Live Recital, 1989 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1989 archival recital by violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich.  Recorded live in Moscow, the programme includes selections from Franck, Beethoven, Jancek, Schumann and Kreisler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2kK9LZ9SPU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet - beginning...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at $100,000 Shanghai Isaac Stern Comp

25-year-old VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou, from the United States, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Hannover’s Joseph Joachim Competition

24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition...

VC BUZZ | Pianist & Vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu – ‘True Talent Knows No Boundaries’ [INSPIRATIONAL]

Romanian pianist and vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu leaves the judges and audience in total disbelief - after last months’ live audition for TV talent-quest ‘Romania’s...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Second Violin’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Principal Second Violin’ position. Applications to be received by 23rd of March, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Tutti Cello’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti Cello’ positions. Applications to be received by March 23rd, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

VERY SAD NEWS | The Piano Guys Co-Founder’s Daughter Found Dead in Oregon

The body of Annie Schmidt, daughter of The Piano Guys co-founder Jon Schmidt, has been found in the Oregon Mountains - several weeks after she...

Fundraiser Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for Young Sick Musician [PLEASE SHARE]

A gofundme campaign has been launched in the UK to help raise urgent funds for alternative treatments for English trombonist Stephen Sykes - who...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra [KOOKY]

Ever wondered what orchestral musicians do in a car en route to a concert? Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their...

New Mental Health Survey Finds Over 70% of Musicians May Be Depressed

British charity organization, Help Musicians UK has today released alarming research findings suggesting that over 70% of professional musicians in the UK suffer some form...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Promotes New Concertmaster from Within

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in Canada, has today announced the appointment of British violinist Nicholas Wright as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of London’s Royal College...

VC LIVE | 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis live on The Violin Channel   https://vimeo.com/289950704   CLASSICAL FINAL ROUND - 8PM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 27-year-old VC Young Artist...

Candidates Announced for Philadelphia’s Astral National Auditions – Inc. VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung

Astral has today announced the 37 candidates for the final live rounds of the 2017 Astral National Auditions - including VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung. ...

VC LIVE | 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hannover, Germany   JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

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 –...

Classical Music Couple Arrested for Alleged Rape of Music Student [#MeToo]

It has been reported today that American countertenor David Daniels and his husband, conductor Scott Walters, have been arrested and now face extradition to Texas...

VC WEB BLOG | PartPlay – ‘The Ultimate Chamber Music Practice Companion’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinists, and PartPlay founders Philip Aird and Steve Bingham to discuss their revolutionary new chamber music companion. In a VC-exclusive...

BREAKING | Jury Scores Released from 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition

The organizers of the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition have today released the jurors' individual scores and rankings for all 4 rounds of the...

BREAKING | 17 Year Old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu Awarded 1st Prize at Paganini Competition

17 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu, from the United States, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paganini...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – Menuhin Competition, 1st Prize [2010]

Archival footage of the then 21-year-old VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 1st prize-winning performance in the final the 2010 Menuhin Competition, in Oslo, Norway. As the 2018...

Ilya and Olga Kaler Announced to Join Cleveland Institute Violin Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music has today announced the appointment of violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler to their string faculty - effective...

2017 Prizes Awarded at London’s Prince’s Prize Competition

23 year old Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Company Prince’s Prize Competition - hosted by the Guildhall...

BREAKING | 5 1st Prizes Awarded at NY Young Concert Artists International Auditions

5 1st prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions - in New York City. The 2018 1st prize winners...

13 Year Old Prodigy Composer Signed to Prestigious NY Management Roster

Columbia Artists Management, in New York City, has this week announced the signing of 13 year old musical prodigy Alma Deutscher to their roster -...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Schumann Sonata No.2, 1994 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1994 archival performance of violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Martha Argerich performing Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeTWFFOw71s&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GIDON KREMER & MARTHA ARGERICH...

Prizes Awarded at UK’s Bromsgrove International Music Competition

25 year old Australian violinist Emily Sun has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Bromsgrove International Music Competition, in Bromsgrove, United Kingdom. A graduate...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Child Prodigy Violinist, Sarah Chang – 1985, 5 Years Old [VIDEO]

Astonishing 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted into...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Alexi Kenney, 23 – 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23 year old American violinist Alexi Kenney is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A current Artist Diploma student at the...

VERY SAD NEWS | New York Violinist Naira Cola Has Died – Aged Just 37 [RIP]

American violinist Naira Cola has passed away - aged just 37. A graduate of the Mannes School of Music, New York University and the Juilliard...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Vadim Repin & Alexander Markovich – 1992 Live Recital, 18 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1992 archival performance of the then 18 year old violinist Vadim Repin performing live in recital with pianist Alexander Markovich. Recorded in Moscow, the...

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Leveled Against University of Michigan Violin Professor

The Michigan Daily campus newspapers has this week raised allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against University of Michigan School of Music Violin...

BREAKING | French Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière Awarded 1st Prize at Queen Elisabeth Comp

26 year old Victor Julien-Laferrière from France has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Nathan Chan – Debussy “La Mer” on La Mer [KOOKY]

YouTube sensation, cellist Nathan Chan performing an excerpt from Debussy's "La Mer" .... on la mer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa7cPYZ_Gg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NATHAN CHAN | DEBUSSY | LA MER (CELLO EXCERPT)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim – 2012 Hannover Competition [VIDEO]

The then 22 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim's prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

New Record Set for World’s Most Expensive Violin Bow

Beares Auctions, London has today announced a new world record for the most expensive violin bow ever sold in history at auction. The silver and...

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...

Alitalia Airline Accused of “Savagely Vandalizing” a 17th Century Viola Da Gamba [PLEASE SHARE]

Distressing pictures of a severely damaged 17th century viola da gamba have today surfaced on social media - following an Alitalia flight from Rio...

Pacifica Quartet Violist Masumi Per Rostad to Join Eastman’s Teaching Faculty

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has today announced the appointment of Japanese-Norwegian violist Masumi Per Rostad to their string teaching faculty. A...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

Thomastik Announce Launch of New Solo Cello Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Vienna has today announced at the Messe Frankfurt musical trade fair, in Germany, the launch of the new Versum Solo Cello A &...

Angry David Garrett Says “I’ve Been Blackmailed by My Ex-Girlfriend”

Violinist David Garrett has today told the German Die Welt Newspaper that he has been blackmailed by his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Youdan - who yesterday lodged a...

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