Saturday, February 24, 2018

David Garrett Reaches Settlement Over Alleged Ex-Girlfriend Abuse Claims

It has been reported that violinist David Garrett has reached an undisclosed settlement in a New York Supreme Court with ex-girlfriend Ashley Youdan -...

Lord Yehudi Menuhin Born On This Day 101 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day 101 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered as one of...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | Unorthodox Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska Has Passed Away

Polish-born American violinist Anna Karkowska has died from breast cancer - aged just 36. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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

The then 16 year old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance of the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Grand Final of the...

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...

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...

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

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 21-year-old VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 1st prize-winning performance at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, in Oslo. Angelo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TRAGIC NEWS | Andre Rieu’s Long-Serving Trombonist Has Died – Aged 47

Dutch trombonist Ruud Merx has died this morning, aged just 47, following a massive heart attack on Saturday morning - whilst on tour in...

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...

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...

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)

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,...

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...

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VC ARTIST | Pablo Ferrández – Tchaikovsky & Paulo International Cello Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Spanish cellist, Pablo Ferrández has in recent years firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate...

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