Saturday, August 24, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [WOW]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms Violin Concerto …   https://youtu.be/uro6H_CvZec

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré – Born On This Day 71 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Pre-eminent British cellist Jacqueline du Pré was born on this day in 1945 – 71 years ago. Passing away in 1987 aged just 42, after a crippling...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Orion Quartet violist Steven Tenenbom, longtime student and friend of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Anne Akiko Meyers ‘Mirror In Mirror’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ new album Mirror in Mirror, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Avie...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sean Lee – Ysaye/Saint-Saens ‘Caprice d’apres l’etude’ [VIDEO]

28 year old American violinist and 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Sean Lee performing Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres L’etude en Forme de Valse de...

Staatskapelle Berlin Announces New Associate Principal Second Violin

The Staatskapelle Berlin has today announced the appointment of 26 year old Chinese violinist Lifan Zhu as their new Associate Principal Second Violin. A graduate...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 28 year old Dutch/American violinist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin & Hilary Hahn – Paganini Hula Hooping [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin performing Paganini’s 24th Solo Caprice hula hooping … with very special guest … Recorded live on the 30th November, 2018...

New Zoo Enrichment Programme – Piano for the Otters & Harmonicas for the Bears [VIDEO]

The Smithsonian Museum National Zoo, in Washington has this week launched a new animal art and music enrichment program - designed to enhance the...

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Awarded Sweden’s ‘Nobel Prize for Music’

Superstar German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has this week been announced as 1 of 3 recipients of the prestigious 2019 Polar Music Prize - in...

VC BUZZ | Debussy Sonata – Page-Turning Catastrophe [ROFL]

A recital in Poland by violinist Patrycja Piekutowska and pianist Maria Szwajger-Kulakowska last month went slight awry … PATRYCIA PIEKUTOWSKA & MARIA SZWAIGER-KULAKOWSKA | DEBUSSY...

Play-Direct Violinist Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas Signed to IMG Artists

IMG Artists, London, has this week announced the signing of 29 year old Spanish violinist and conductor Roberto González-Monjas to their roster - for...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Korea’s 2018 IsangYun Cello Competition

The 9 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition have been announced –  in Tongyeong, South Korea. The 9...

OUT NOW | ‘Luciano Pavarotti: The Complete Opera Recordings’ – 101-Disc Set [LISTEN]

Decca Classics has this month announced the release of a new 101-disc Luciano Pavarotti collection: 'Luciano Pavarotti: The Complete Opera Recordings' - released to mark...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Junghoon Nam – ‘Tastes for the Arts’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old Chinese VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li performing South Korean composer Junghoon Nam’s newly commissioned ‘Taste for the Arts’ for Solo...

Prizes Awarded at Moscow’s Yampolsky International Violin Competition

30 year old Hiroko Ninagawa from Japan has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 VII Yampolsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow, Russia. A student...

VERY SAD NEWS | Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away - aged just 50. A graduate of...

Uplifting Documentary ‘Joe’s Violin’ Nominated for 2017 Oscar Award [WATCH NOW]

The inspiring heartfelt string documentary ‘Joe’s Violin’ has been nominated for a 2017 ‘Short Documentary’ Academy Award - to be announced in Los Angeles...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Lara Boschkor – Wieniawski 1st Concerto [AUDIO]

17 year old VC Rising Star Lara Boschkor, from Germany performing Wieniawski's 1st Violin Concerto in F Sharp Minor. Recorded live on October 15th 2016...

Savannah Philharmonic Announces Appointment of New Music & Artistic Director

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, in Savannah, Georgia, United States, has this week announced 34-year-old Japanese conductor Keitaro Harada as its new Music and Artistic Director...

London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announces New Principal Cellist

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London has today announced the appointment of 38-year-old English cellist Richard Harwood as its new principal cellist. A graduate of the...

Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera to Slash 200 Musicians in Economic Cutback

In what has been described by the Italian Cultural Minister as a “painful but necessary step to save the Rome opera house and start...

Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Extends Music Director Jane Glover to 2023

The Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, in Chicago, has this week announced the contract renewal of Music Director Jane Glover - through...

Vienna Symphony Violist Left with Broken Finger after Subway Altercation

It has been reported today that a Vienna Symphony Orchestra violist has been viciously assaulted on a subway platform - leaving him with a...

No 1st Prize Awarded at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga Violin Competition

24 year old Stella Chen from the United States and 16 year old Saki Tozawa from Japan have just minutes ago been awarded Joint-2nd...

German Violinist Adolf Busch Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 128 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...

VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin to Join Reinicke Artists Management Roster

It has been announced today that 24 year old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin from Russia/France will join the roster of the Berlin-based Reinicke...

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Announce New Principal Guest Conductor

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 30 year old Hong-Kong born conductor Elim Chan as their new Principal Guest...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart attack, he...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

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...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at Vienna’s 2018 Kreisler International Violin Competition

The 17 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition – in Vienna, Austria. The 2018 Semi-Finalists are: Haruna Sugiyama (24,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | In Mo Yang, 22 – Paganini International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

22-year-old Korean violin virtuoso In Mo Yang is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string virtuosi -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Jeremy Gill – ‘Lascia fare mi’ for 2 Violins [PREMIERE]

Violinists Mandy Wolman and Beverly Shin performing the world premiere performance of American composer Jeremy Gill’s Lascia fare mi Duet for 2 Violins. "Violinist Mandy...

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...

Acclaimed Czech-American Composer Karel Husa Has Passed Away

Internationally acclaimed Czech-born American composer and conductor Karel Husa has died - aged 95. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the Paris Conservatoire, Professor Husa...

Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz Autographed ‘Shiksa’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a newly-released fresh-off-the-press autographed-copy of violinist Lara St John and...

Signed Friedemann Eichhorn ‘Rode Violin Concertos’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed copy of German violinist Friedemann Eichhorn’s new album:...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 118 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 118 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

Jury and Changes Announced for 2017 Michael Hill Competition

The jury members and a number of competition changes have today been announced for the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - to be...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner & José Gallardo – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 [2018]

VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner and pianist José Gallardo performing Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major. Recorded live on the 12th of January, 2018 -...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 19 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

19 year old Japanese violinist, Minami Yoshida is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international concert stage. A student of Koichiro...

ASK THE PROS | Attacca Quartet’s Andrew Yee – ‘How Does the Rehearsal Process Change with Different Styles of Music?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Mimi Lee from the United States was keen to know: “How does your rehearsal process change when dealing with different styles...

Cello Virtuoso and Conductor Han-Na Chang – 31 Years Old Today! [VIDEO]

Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang's 31st birthday. She is one of today’s pre-eminent virtuoso cellists - performing regularly with the world's...

Jazz Trumpeter Gives $10 Million to Los Angeles Music School

It has been announced today that Latin-jazz trumpeter and recording industry executive, Herb Alpert has made a $10.1 Million donation to the Los Angeles...

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Announce New Assistant Principal Cellist

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, in Germany has today announced the appointment of 23 year old Armenian-born cellist Gayane Khachatryan as their new Assistant Principal...

BREAKING | Do Gyung Anna Im Awarded 1st Prize at New Zealand’s Michael Hill Comp

21-year-old Do Gyung Anna Im from South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition...

New Ballet Based on the Life of Jacqueline Du Pre Set To Open in London

It has been announced this week that a new ballet based on the life of legendary cellist Jacqueline Du Pre is set to open...

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29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

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