Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Singapore Symphony Announces Appointment of New Music Director

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The Singapore Symphony, in Singapore, has this week announced the appointment of Austrian conductor Hans Graf as its new Chief Conductor - effective from...

Today is Israeli-Born Violinist Ivry Gitlis’ 98th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 98th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is widely respected as one of the pre-eminent violinists...

Chicago's Ravinia Festival Music Director James Conlon to Stand Down After 11 Summers

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It has been announced today that Chicago's Ravinia Festival, Music Director James Conlon will stand dow at the end of next summer - after 11...

Northern Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director Steps Down

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  After almost four decades as Artistic Director and lead violin of Manchester's Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO), British violinist Nicholas Ward has made the difficult...

OUT NOW | James Ehnes' New CD "Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op.27"

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  This CD was recorded from Ehnes' home during lockdown in 2020, as part of his “Recitals from Home” project. These concerts, which also involved...

VC 'Young Artist', Violinist Charles Yang Walks Away From Horror Highway Accident

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24 year old VC 'Young Artist', violinist Charles Yang has today walked away unhurt from a shocking motor vehicle accident – after a rental car he...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Anastasia Kobekina, Enescu Competition [2016]

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Anastasia was this week signed to Liu Kotow Management.   https://youtu.be/7pi7IxZSYfQ?t=51 ANASTASIA KOBEKINA | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | 2016 ENESCU INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | ALEXANDRE BLOCH & GEORGE...

Stradivari Died on this Day 278 Years Ago – But Which Violinist Now Plays on Which?

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Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 278 years ago. A protege of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari made...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Philippe Graffin – Ysaye Solo Violin Sonata No. 7 [RECENT DISCOVERY]

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French violinist Philippe Graffin performing the debut recording of the recently discovered 7th Solo Violin Sonata of 20th Century Belgian violin virtuoso and composer, Eugene Ysaye.  “Eugene Ysaye...

Finalists Announced for Australia’s Prestigious Freedman Classical Fellowship

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The 3 Finalists have this week been announced for the 2019 Australian Freedman Classical Fellowship - in Sydney, Australia. Presented annually since 2001 to an...

Virtuoso Joshua Bell to Adjudicate Miss America

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The Miss America Organization has today announced violin virtuoso Joshua Bell as 1 of 7 judges for the 2014 Miss America pageant - in Atlantic City Joining Josh...

Violinist Zoran Dzorlev has Died of COVID-19, Aged 53

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A member of the Macedonian Chamber Orchestra, Macedonian Opera and Ballet, andMacedonian Philharmonic, Mr. Dzorlev also performed folk, jazz, and popular music. He was a...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of Christoph Koncz's New "Mozart's Violin" CDs

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To help celebrate this week’s international release of violinist Christoph Koncz's new "Mozart's Violin" CD, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with our good friends at...

Mozart’s London Childhood Summer Townhouse Has Sold for £7.5 million

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It has been announced this week that the home where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his 1st Symphony has sold in London for £7.5 million. It's understood...

Orchestre National de France Announce New Music Director

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Orchestre National de France has today announced 69 year old French conductor, Emmanuel Krivine as their new Music Director - effective from September 2017. Maestro...

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