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Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Quartet Announces New 2nd Violinist

The Gewandhaus Quartet has today announced the appointment of 35-year-old South Korean-born violinist Yun-Jin Cho as the ensemble's new second violinist. A graduate of the...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Child Prodigy Violinist, Sarah Chang – 1985, 5 Years Old [VIDEO]

Astonishing 1985 archival footage of the then just 5 year old Sarah Chang performing Saint-Saens' Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso. A recognised child prodigy, she was accepted into...

Fundraiser Launched Following Death of British Violinist Levine Adrade [PLEASE SHARE]

An online crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the family of British violinist and conductor Levine Adrade - who passed away on November 20th,...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Oleg Kagan Born On This Day in 1946 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Oleg Kagan was born on this day in 1946. A student of Boris Kuznetsov and David Oistrakh, he is a former major...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Renaud Capuçon ‘Cinema’ CDs [ENTER]

The help celebrate the international release of French superstar violinist Renaud Capuçon’s new album Cinema, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics and Erato...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – World War One Armistice Ceremony, Paris [2018]

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach's Sarabande from the 5th Solo Suite in C Minor - at the centenary ceremony of the World War One...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Mark Messenger – ‘How Does One Go About Building Their Own Sound?’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with London's Royal College of Music Head of Strings, violin pedagogue Professor Mark Messenger. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mark shares...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Morgan Gerstmar – ‘In Seconds, Then Beats’ for String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The world premiere performance of Los Angeles-based violist and composer Morgan Gerstmar's 'In Seconds, then Beats' for string quartet. The 12 minute work was composed as part...

Applications Open for Cincinnati’s Diversity Fellowship Program [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019-2021 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Diversity Fellowship Program – created with the mission of making American orchestras...

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director

The Milwaukee Symphony has this week announced the appointment of 41-year-old German conductor Ken-David Masur as its new Music Director. Ken-David, the son of the...

Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra Announces New Principal Violist

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany, has this week announced the appointment of South Korean-born violist Sara Kim as its new Principal Viola. A graduate...

VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia Awarded 2018 Jànos Starker Prize

The Jànos Starker Foundation has this week announced 23-year-old cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia from Colombia as the recipient of the 2018 Starker Foundation Award. Presented annually...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli died on this day in 2001 - aged 75. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term...

VERY SAD NEWS | London-Based Violinist & Conductor Levine Andrade Has Died – Aged 64 [RIP]

Indian-born British violinist, violist, conductor and composer Levine Andrade has passed away - aged 64. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Sarah Chang – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat her down...

OUT NOW | Violinist Isabelle Faust’s New CD: ‘Mozart Violin & Piano Sonatas’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi Records has this month announced the release of German violinist Isabelle Faust's new album: Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin. Recorded with acclaimed Russian...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – ‘Managing the Mammoth Task of Preparing for a Competition’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artist, and recent major prize winner at the Michael Hill, Carl Nielsen, Wieniawski, Paganini and...

Minnesota Orchestra Announces New Associate Concertmaster

The Minnesota Orchestra has today announced the appointment of American violinist Felicity James as its new Associate Concertmaster - effective from December of this year. A graduate...

OUT NOW | Johannes Moser’s New CD: ‘Lutoslawski & Dutilleux Cello Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Pentatone has this week announced the release of German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser‘s new album: Lutoslawski & Dutilleux Cello Concertos. Recorded with conductor Thomas Søndergård and the Berlin Radio...

MANIC MONDAY | Lola & Hauser – Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ (Arr. Cello/Piano) [EPIC]

Instagram phenoms Lola Astanova and Hauser present Queen's epic classic We are the Champions ... arranged for piano and cello ...   https://youtu.be/1gJadngAhfk LOLA ASTANOVA & HAUSER |...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Born on this Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Died On This Day in 1828 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert died on this day in 1828 – 190 years ago. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9...

VC YOUNG ARTISTS | LGT Young Soloists – ‘Highly Gifted Young International String Soloists’

The Swiss-based LGT Young Soloists string ensemble is quickly building an international reputation as a youth orchestra of exceptional skill and artistic merit.  Comprising highly...

Conductor Eugene Ormandy Was Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy was born on this day in 1899. Dying in 1985, Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the eminent...

BREAKING | Joint-1st Prize Awarded at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

22-year-old Yuliia Van from Ukraine and 24-year-old Roman Kholmatov from Ukraine have been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition – in Mirecourt, France. A...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at New York’s Naumburg International Violin Competition

32-year-old Grace Park from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition – in New York City. A graduate of the...

Today is VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, violinist Alexandra Conunova’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Hannover University of Music and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Alexandra is a...

New York-Based Luthier René A. Morel Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

New York-based luthier René A. Morel died on this day in 2011, following an ongoing battle with cancer – aged 79. Highly respected by leading international string...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Died On This Day in 1962 – Aged 62 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel died on this day in 1962 – aged 62. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of...

Finalists Announced at New York’s 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition

The 5 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition – in New York City. The 2018 Finalists are: Danbi Um (South Korea) Geneva Lewis...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition – in Mirecourt, France. The 2018 Finalists are: Roman Kholmatov (24, Ukraine) Claire Wells (17, United...

Applications Open for 2019/2020 LA Phil Resident Orchestral Fellowship [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 LA Phil Resident Fellowship – created to invest in the highest-level emerging professional musicians and increase diversity within American...

OUT NOW | Maximilian Hornung’s New CD: ‘Shostakovich & Tsintsadze Cello Concertos of 1966’ [LISTEN]

Myrios Classics has this week announced the release of German cellist Maximilian Hornung‘s new album: Shostakovich & Tsintsadze: Cello Concertos of 1966. Recorded with conductor Andris...

Semi-Finalists Announced at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The 9 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition – in Mirecourt, France. The 2018 Semi-Finalists are: Shusaku Kato (24, Japan) Roman Kholmatov (24, Ukraine) Minchae...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize winner at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover. She...

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

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart...

Italian Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini Died On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76. One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin was born on this day in 1833. A member of 'The Five', his signature works include 3...

BREAKING | 5 1st Prizes Awarded at NY Young Concert Artists International Auditions

5 1st prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions - in New York City. The 2018 1st prize winners...

VC LIVE | 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions final round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.   YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS FINAL...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 18-year-old American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer. We sat him down for a fun game of VC...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Paris’ 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition

28-year-old Diana Tishchenko from Ukraine has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France. A graduate...

Candidates Announced at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The 36 opening round candidates have been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition - to be held in Mirecourt, France from the 10th...

Children’s TV Show Sesame Street Began On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beloved children's tv show Sesame Street began on this day - 49 years ago. The recipient of 8 Grammy Awards and 153 Emmy Awards, a...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Austrian-Born Violinist and Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced for New York’s Young Concert Artists Auditions

The 12 candidates advancing to the Final stage of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York City, have just minutes ago...

Today is VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist, VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama & the University of Oxford,...

Today is VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 26th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Robert...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Kim, 23 – Sendai, Menuhin, Seoul & Paganini Comp Major Prizes

23-year-old American violinist Stephen Kim is quickly building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute where he studied...

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