Saturday, February 16, 2019

Applications Open for New York’s 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - to be held in New York City from the 3rd...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Junior Sphinx Competition

17-year-old American cellist Nygel Witherspoon has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [2012]

Archival performance of the then 22 year old VC Artist Bomsori Kim - in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

BREAKING | 4 Senior Finalists Announced at Detroit’s Sphinx Competition

4 Senior Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in Detroit, United States.   Open to American Black and Latino...

London’s Trinity Laban Conservatory Gold Medalist Announced

26-year-old violinist Elena Abad, from Spain, has this week been awarded the 2019 Trinity Laban Gold Medal — at the Southbank Centre, in London. The college accolade is awarded annually...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Detroit’s Junior Sphinx Competition

The 3 Juniors Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in Detroit, United States,   Open to American Black and...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Born On This Day in 1797 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on this day in 1797. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9 symphonies, more than...

Today is American Composer Philip Glass’ 82nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer Philip Glass' 82nd birthday! Described as a composer of 'music with repetitive structures', Mr Glass is widely regarded as one of...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

Today is VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 25th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, Blake is a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist InMo Yang – Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 [2019]

24-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang performing Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor – with conductor Neeme Jarvi and the Orchestre National de France. Recorded live on...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Italian Violin Maker and Teacher Francesco Bissolotti has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Italian violin maker and teacher Francesco Bissolotti has passed away – aged 89. A graduate of the Cremona International School of Violin Making, where he...

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...

Applications Open for Canada’s Banff International String Quartet Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition – to be held in Banff, Canada from the 24th of August to the...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Composer Peng-Peng Gong – ‘Peking Fantasy’ World Premiere

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26-year-old Chinese-born composer Peng-Peng Gong, in Philadelphia - on the eve of the world premiere performance of...

Today is Japanese Violinist Sayaka Shoji’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violin virtuoso Sayaka Shoji's 36th birthday! A protege of Zakhar Bron, Sayaka shot to international fame at age 16 – after winning...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 75th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 75th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Candidates Announced for Detroit’s 2019 Annual Sphinx String Competition

The 10 Senior and 9 Junior Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition - to be held in Detroit, United States...

Long-Term Music Director Lan Shui to Step Down from Singapore Symphony

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra has this week announced Music Director Lan Shui will step down from the role at the end of this current season...

Applications Open for Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – to be held in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy from the 3rd to...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz’s Newly-Released CD [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz’s new album: 'Faure, Debussy, Szymanowski, Chopin', The Violin Channel in...

VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s ‘The Polish Violin’ 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 CD copy of VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s new...

Polish-American Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 59th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 1 ‘Back to Basics’ [ADVICE]

This, the first in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes it 'back to basics' - addressing stance, violin hold, bow hold and...

AUDITION | Oslo Philharmonic, Oslo, Norway – ‘Co-Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Oslo Philharmonic, in Oslo, Norway, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal Viola' position. Applications to be received by March 15th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2sO6d72

SAD NEWS | Experimental Italian Composer Mario Bertoncini Has Died – Aged 86 [RIP]

Experimental Italian composer, pianist and music educator Mario Bertoncini has passed away - aged 86. A student of Goffredo Petrassi, Rodolfo Caporali and Gottfried Michael Koenig, Mr Bertoncini was...

California’s Pacific Symphony Promotes New Associate Conductor

The Pacific Symphony Orchestra, in Orange County, California, has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Roger Kalia as its new Associate Conductor - effective...

Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society Artistic Director Harry Christophers To Step Down

The Handel and Haydn Society, in Boston, has this week announced Artistic Director Harry Christophers will step down from the ensemble — effective from the conclusion of...

Australian Composer Elena Kats-Chernin Awarded ‘Order of Australia’ Honour

It has been announced this week that Uzbekistani-born Australian pianist and composer Elena Kats-Chernin has been awarded an Order of Australia honour - in recognition of...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Bouncy’ Bach Solo Cello Sonatas [WOAH]

Nomadic wild cello goblin, Rushad Eggleston performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ...   https://www.facebook.com/rushad.eggleston/videos/830694360595574/

OUT NOW | Violinist Ingolf Turban’s New CD: ‘Théodore Dubois’ [LISTEN]

Classic Produktion Osnabrück has announced the release of German violinist Ingolf Turban’s new album Théodore Dubois. Recorded with pianist Lukas Maria Kuen, conductor Raoul Grüneis and...

AUDITION | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London – ‘Co-Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in London, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal’ Viola position. Applications to be received by February 21st, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FUerTG

AUDITION | Boston Symphony, United States – ‘Section Double Bass’ Position [APPLY]

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in Boston, United States is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by February 20th, 2019. For further...

VC ARTIST | Jennifer Pike, 29 – Former British ‘BBC Musician of the Year’

British violinist Jennifer Pike is firmly establishing herself as one of the new generation's premier international concert artists. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and the University...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Was Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...

VC INTERVIEW | Conductors Kensho Watanabe & Zhang Liang – ‘Philadelphia’s Cross-Cultural Celebration’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Maestro Kensho Watanabe and Shanghai Philharmonic Resident Conductor Maestro Zhang Liang - in...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival Takeover [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Guangzhou, China. Takeover featuring violinist Johnny Gandelsman from...

AUDITION | Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, Stockholm, Sweden – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Royal Swedish Opera, in Stockholm, Sweden, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 12th, 2019. For further details,...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 43rd birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 263 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific and...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz’s New CD: ‘Faure, Debussy, Szymanowski, Chopin’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the international release of VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz’s new album: Faure, Debussy,...

Today is VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso, VC Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler and University of Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today, January 27th is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Simon Fischer – ‘Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Rhythm’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Australian-British violinist and educator, Professor Simon Fischer. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Guildhall School of Music and Royal...

VC LIVE | ‘Viva Tango!’ – Live from Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in Hong Kong [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival — in Hong Kong. Program entitled ‘Viva Tango!’ includes the Hong Kong premiere of Lalo Schifrin’s...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

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