Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina Receives New Instrument 

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  “It all began with an email which I received on the last day of February in 2020, right before the pandemic,” Kobekina told The...

Freedman Classical Fellowship Announces 2021 Finalists

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  Conceived by Laurence Freedman and Dr. Richard Letts, the Freedman Classical Fellowship is annually awarded to Australian classical musicians under 30. Nominees must submit recordings...

CelloBello to Host Charity Auction and Gala

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  In conjunction with events held at the New England Conservatory of Music, the charity auction will take place between October 1 and 17, 2021....

Performers Urge UK Government to Provide Visas to Silenced Afghan Musicians

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  Public music-making became prohibited in Afghanistan when the country came under Taliban rule in August 2021.  “Music is forbidden in Islam,” confirmed Taliban spokesman Zabihullah...

OUT NOW | Conductor Bernard Haitink Releases His Final Recording

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  This 2019 performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No.7 was part of Bernard Haitink’s farewell concerts before his official retirement. The Dutch conductor retired in June of...

Conductor Michael Renzi has Died, Aged 80

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  Born in 1941 in Florida, Renzi was a composer, arranger, pianist, and jazz musician. When he was eight, he began studying with Boston-based classical...

Cristian Măcelaru Announced as New Artistic Director of George Enescu Festival

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  The Romanian Culture Ministry decided that Măcelaru would take over from Vladimir Jurowski, who held the role between 2017 and 2021. George Enescu Festival is one...

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Onstage Dress Code

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  In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, Philadelphia Orchestra president and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky remarked that while there is a splendor about white tie and...

Trio Bohémo Wins 2021 Parkhouse Award

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  Trio Bohémo won out of three other ensembles, including the Heathcliff Trio, Duo Jalef, and The Soleri Trio — the latter received the Parkhouse...

VC Artist Sergey Malov Wins OPUS KLASSIK Award

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  VC Artist Sergey Malov performs on cello da spalla on his album titled, “Bach 6 Suites for Violoncello Solo,” which was released last year....

OUT NOW | Cellist Nina Kotova’s New Album: "Brahms, Reger, Schumann"

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  This is the second album of Russian-American cellist Nina Kotova. Joining her on the CD is Brazilian-born pianist José Feghali, a laureate of the...

VC INTERVIEW | Co-Founder Sam Walder Discusses the Trala App — Taking The Violin World by Storm

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  The Violin Channel recently talked with Sam Walder, co-founder and CEO of Trala, an application that aims to democratize access to music education. Tune in...

2021 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition Awards Prizes

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  Held in Prague, Czech Republic, this is the third installment of the competition. The final round occurred on October 3, 2021, and participants were...

Interwoven Ensemble to Perform Inaugural Concert

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  Founded by GRAMMY-winning violinist Keiko Tokunaga, Interwoven was founded in reaction to the change in the social climate that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Huang Ruo’s "Angel Island — Oratorio"

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  "Angel Island" comprises six movements and is written for voices and strings. The piece is partially based on the Chinese poems carved on the...

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