Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Australian Festival of Chamber Music Announces New Artistic Director

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music, in Townsville, Australia, has this week announced the appointment of British violinist Jack Liebeck as its new Artistic Director...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton,...

Rome’s Santa Cecilia National Academy Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in Rome, has this week announced the appointment of 25-year-old Italian violinist, Andrea Obiso as its new Concertmaster. A...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908 – aged 62. Wilhelmj was regarded as one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of...

Candidates Announced for 2020 Menuhin International Violin Competition

The Menuhin Competition has today announced the 22 Junior and 22 Senior candidates for the 2020 competition – to be held in Richmond, Virginia,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Alistair Coleman – Apollo 11 ‘Moonshot’ Quartet [WORLD PREMIERE]

The Juilliard School-based Abeo Quartet performing the world premiere performance of American composer Alistair Coleman‘s ‘Moonshot‘ for String Quartet - inspired by the 50th anniversary of the...

Russian-Born American Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891. He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists of the 20th...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Maestro Korsakov was a former...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972 – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

The 8 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton,...

AUDITION | BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘Principal 1st Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 1st Violin No. 3’ position. Applications to be received by February 14th, 2020. For...

Applications Closing for 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

Applications are this week set to close for the 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – to be held in Shanghai, China from the...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík died on this day in 1934. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna Music...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist and pedagogue Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, Professor Hoelscher currently...

VC Artist Timothy Chooi Adds New North American Management

It has been announced today that VC Artist Timothy Chooi will join the management roster of Colbert Artists, in New York City - for...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Was Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – Elmar Oliveira Violin Comp 1st Prize [2017]

The then 22-year-old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition...

Candidates Announced for 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

The 19 opening round Quarter Finalists have been announced for the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition - to be held at Lynn Conservatory in...

Today is German Violinist Kolja Blacher’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist and pedagogue Kolja Blacher's 56th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay and Sandor Vegh, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 29th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Professor...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Building the Kronos Quartet from LEGO [MUST SEE]

YouTuber WowBrickArt’s step-by-step tutorial for building the Kronos String Quartet from LEGO ... Also available for the Casals and Oistrakh Quartets, cellist Jacqueline du Pre...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | ‘Taming a Wolf Tone & Eliminating String Buzzing’ [NEW SERIES]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr Franz Klanner. In part 2 of a new blog series, released in...

Sydney Opera House Honors Heroic Australian Firefighters

The Sydney Opera House, in Sydney, Australia has this week illuminated its sails with images of the firefighters currently battling the devastating bushfires across...

Violinist Jack Liebeck Appointed to London’s Royal Academy of Music Teaching Faculty

The Royal Academy of Music, in London, has this week announced the appointment of British violinist, Jack Liebeck to the Émile Sauret Professor of...

1st Prize Awarded at New York’s 2020 ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition

American Soprano Brianna Robinson has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 6th ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition – at Carnegie Hall, in...

Violinist Francesca dePasquale Appointed to Oberlin Conservatory Teaching Faculty

The Oberlin Conservatory, in Ohio, United States, has this week announced the appointment of American violinist Francesca dePasquale to its violin teaching faculty -...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist & Composer VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – ‘For Violin and Piano’ [WORLD PREMIERE]

Legendary violinist Donald Weilerstein and pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein performing the world premiere performance of violinist and composer, VC Young Artist Luke Hsu’s: ‘For Violin...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 4 100% Leather Tonareli Bass Bow Quiver Cases [ENTER]

To help celebrate this week’s upcoming National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Los Angeles, The Violin Channel in conjunction with our good...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved mother in 1965,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Viano String Quartet – Banff Quartet Competition 1st Prize Winners

The Colburn School-based Viano String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally. Comprising...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugène Ysaÿe, he is remembered as one of the...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s New CD: ‘Tchaikovsky & Barber Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has this week announced the release of violinist, VC Young Artist Johan Dalene's new CD: 'Tchaikovsky & Barber Violin Concertos'. Recorded with conductor...

Applications Open for London Symphony’s Donatella Flick Conducting Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2021 London Symphony Orchestra Donatella Flick Conducting Competition – to be held in London from the 27th of February...

US’s Concert Artists Guild To Partner with UK’s Young Classical Artists Trust

It has been announced that week that New York's Concert Artists Guild will partner with London's Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) - in a combined...

AUDITION | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – ‘Section Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Pittsburgh, United States, is currently accepting applications for three ‘Section Viola’ positions. Applications to be received by February 10th 2019. For further...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Boris Brovtsyn – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 [2019]

Russian-born violinist Boris Brovtsyn performing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor – with conductor Alexander Rudin and the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra. Recorded...

Indianapolis Symphony Announces New Concertmaster

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, in Indianapolis, United States has this week announced the appointment of American violinist Kevin Lin as its new Concertmaster -...

Today is Soviet-Born Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 72nd birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the...

Today is Italian-Born American Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nadja is a former grand prize...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1908 A.E. Smith Violin – Melbourne, Australia [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen violin alert has been issued for a 1908 A. E. Smith violin – stolen in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday the 9th...

VC INSIDER | “Should A Student Take a Lesson With a Prospective Teacher Before a Conservatory Audition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on whether it's advisable...

Candidates Announced for 2020 Netherlands Violin Competition

The opening round candidates have been announced for the 2020 Netherlands Violin Competition – to be held in Utrecht, Netherlands from the 11th of January...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea – Michael Hill Comp 1st Prize [2017]

The then 24-year-old Romanian violinist VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea‘s 1st prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2017 Michael Hill International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Sophia Bacelar & Dancer Megan Myers – ‘FEMAURA’ Duo [2019]

Newly-uploaded footage of cello and dance duo 'FEMAURA' performing excepts from Bach's 1st Solo Cello Suite, Piazzolla’s ‘Le Grand Tango’ and ‘Oblivion’ - and...

AUDITION | Houston Symphony – ‘Assistant Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Houston Symphony Orchestra in Houston, United States, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Assistant Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 3rd 2019. For further...

Sphinx Organization Announce 2020 Entrepreneurial Grant Finalists

The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latin classical musicians, has this week announced the four...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana & JP Jofre – JP Jofre Double Concerto [PREMIERE]

Violinist, VC Artist Francisco Fullana and acclaimed bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre performing the New York premiere performance of the JP Jofre Double Concerto...

University of Chicago Announces New Chamber Music Ensemble-in-Residence

The University of Chicago has this week announced the appointment of the French-based Quatuor Diotima as the school’s new Chamber Music Ensemble-in-Residence - effective...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘The 12 Levels of Violin Playing’ [TWOSET]

Australian funsters, TwoSet Violin step us through the …. ’12 levels of violin playing' ... "We though that this video would give people who want...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 – aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stella Chen – Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

27-year-old violinist Stella Chen is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory,...

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