Monday, July 22, 2019

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival – JCT Trio [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the 2019 Rockport Music Festival – in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Featuring The JCT Trio - comprising violinist Stefan Jackiw,...

VC LIVE | 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival – in Brunswick, Maine, United States. Performance featuring VC Artist Calidore String Quartet...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kerson Leong, 22 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

22-year-old Canadian violinist Kerson Leong is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential - praised for his commanding stage presence,...

MANIC MONDAY | Piano Comedy Legend Victor Borge, 1968 [OMG-ROFL]

Danish comedian, conductor and pianist Victor Borge doing what he did best .... Recorded live on the NBC Dean Martin Variety Show in 1968. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeqaDSjy98

Conductor Pierre Monteux Died On This Day in 1964 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French-American conductor Pierre Monteux died on this day in 1964 – 55 years ago. He served principal conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday!  A student of Erna Honigberger and Aida Stucki, Ms Mutter is widely regarded as one of the most...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

No 1st Prize Awarded at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

27-year-old Shannon Lee from Canada has today been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. A graduate of Columbia University...

Connecticut’s Norwalk Symphony Announces New Concertmaster

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States has this week announced the appointment of violinist Krzysztof Kuznik as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the...

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

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Pittsburgh, United States is currently accepting applications for the Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by July 8th, 2019. For further details,...

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache was born on this day in 1912 - 107 years ago. Dying in 1996, Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of...

Violinist Joseph Joachim Was Born On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831 – 188 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – Enescu International Cello Comp 1st Prize [2016]

Incredible 2016 archival footage of the then 17-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Enescu International...

American Federation of Music Club’s 2019 Young Artist Comp Winners Announced

The National Federation of Music Clubs has this week announced the 4 1st prize winners at its 2019 Young Artist Competition - in Greenwood, Indiana,...

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Appointment of Two New 2nd Violinists

The Minnesota Orchestra, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States has this week announced the appointment of violinists Hanna Landrum and Sophia Mockler to the ensemble's 2nd violin section. A graduate...

Oregon’s Eugene Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Eugene Symphony Orchestra, in Eugene, Oregon, United States has this week announced the appointment of violinist Jenny Estrin as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the...

Violinist Daniel Hope Appointed Bonn’s New Beethoven House President

The Beethoven-Haus Bonn memorial site, museum and cultural centre, in Bonn, Germany has this week announced the appointment of British violinist Daniel Hope as...

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas Recovering Following ‘Successful’ Heart Surgery

It has been announced this week that conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has successfully undergone heart surgery, in Cleveland - and will be set to return...

Candidates Announced for Denmark’s 2019 Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition

The 20 candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Odense, Denmark from the 15th...

SAD NEWS | American Composer Peter Westergaard Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

American composer and music theorist Peter Westergaard has passed away - aged 88. Mr Westergaard served long-term Professorships at Columbia University, Amherst College and Princeton University...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung Awarded 1st Prize at Tchaikovsky International Cello Comp

20-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung from the United States has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in Moscow,...

BREAKING | Sergey Dogadin Awarded 1st Prize at Tchaikovsky International Violin Comp

30-year-old Sergey Dogadin from Russia has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition – in Moscow, Russia. A student of 2019 jury...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Alena Baeva – Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2007]

2007 archival footage of the then 22-year-old Russian violinist Alena Baeva's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Sendai International Violin Competition - in...

Conductor Claudio Abbado Was Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Italian conductor Claudio Abbado was born on this day in 1933. Maestro Abbado is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ (Arr. 2 Double Basses) [WOAH]

American double bassist Lev Weksler performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee' ... arranged for him and himself ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvC1046t7w LEV WEKSLER | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | FLIGHT OF THE...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Vago Zakaryan Violin Concerto World Premiere [2018]

Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan performing composer Vago Zakaryan's newly-premiered Violin Concerto - with conductor Eduard Topchyan and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Premiered on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Vitali ‘Chaconne’ [2019]

11-year-old VC Rising Star Christian Li from Australia performing Vitali's Chaconne - with pianist Laurence Matheson. Recorded live in June, 2019 - at the Australian National...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 113 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

MANIC MONDAY | Gautier Capuçon’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cello Choir [GOT]

Superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon with the laureates of the 2019 Fondation Louis Vuitton Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle performing the opening theme to 'Game...

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Finalists Announced at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. The 6 Finalists are: Rio Arai (20, Japan) Chihiro Kitada (22,...

AUDITION | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by August 10th, 2019. For further...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 308 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Cello Finalists are: VC Young Artist Zlatomir...

Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition – in Moscow, Russia. The 2019 Violin Finalists are: VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov (Belgium) ...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Top Prize [2011]

The then 22-year-old Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the Opening Round of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Sergei was awarded...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Cello Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Violin Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

Today is American Violinist Pamela Frank’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank's birthday! Pamela currently holds teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 16-year-old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of the 2016 Menuhin...

Masterclass.com Launches New Itzhak Perlman Violin Masterclass Series

Masterclass.com has this week announced the launch of a new 4-hour 19-lesson online violin masterclass series - hosted by legendary violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. The...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. The 12 Semi-Finalists are: Rio Arai (20, Japan) ...

VC LIVE | 2019 Rockport Music Festival – ‘Mozart & Brahms’ [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the 2019 Rockport Music Festival – in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program entitled 'Mozart & Brahms', performance featuring violist Barry...

Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Announces Violist Marina Thibeault To Its Faculty

University of British Columbia School of Music, in Vancouver, Canada has this week announced the appointment of Canadian violist Marina Thibeault to its teaching...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [2019]

22-year-old Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Daniel Myssyk and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. Recorded...

Reykjavik’s Iceland Symphony Announce New Chief Conductor

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, in Reykjavik, Iceland has this week announced the appointment of 37-year-old Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen as its new Chief Conductor –...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony – ‘Assistant Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Milwaukee, United States is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by August 23rd,...

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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...

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