TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

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Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano Violin, Berlin, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

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An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano violin  – stolen in Berlin, Germany on the 11th of...

Conflict of Interest Concerns Raised at Poland’s ‘Young Paganini’ Competition

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17 year old Sara Dragan from Poland has been awarded the Grand Prize at the 2017 ‘Young Paganini’ International Violin Competition, in Legnica, Poland. A...

Superstar Pianist Lang Lang Has Wed His Longterm Girlfriend

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It has been announced this week that superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang has married his longterm girlfriend, 24-year-old German/Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger - in a...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at New Zealand’s Michael Hill Violin Competition

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The 3 2019 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2019...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Repertoire Do You Still Want to Learn?” [Q&A]

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"What piece of repertoire do you still want to learn?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Raised Against Long Time Curtis Institute Violin Teacher

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Canadian violinist Lara St John has today made allegations that she was sexually abused and raped by a violin teacher at the Curtis Institute...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1747 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Violin, Geneva [PLEASE SHARE]

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An international alert has been issued in Switzerland today for a 1747 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin - stolen from a Geneva train station at...

Musicians’ Union Publish New Airline Cabin Policy Rating System [PLEASE SHARE]

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The International Federation of Musicians has today published a 3-tiered rating system - based on how accommodating airlines' cabin policies are for musicians traveling...

15 Things, You Know You're a String Player, When ...

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Yup! You know you're a string player, when ….   1.  Your instrument costs way more than your car ...   2.  You've got a hickey, but no...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal [LIVE STREAM]

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Watch the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal live on The Violin Channel – direct from Montreal, Canada.   2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL  FINAL ROUND LIVE...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away - Aged 92 [RIP]

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Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

VC RISING STAR | Chloe Chua, 11 – Menuhin, Zhuhai, & Postacchini International Violin Competition Prizes

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11-year-old violinist Chloe Chua from Singapore is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Yin Ke at the Singapore Nanyang Academy...

2019 Classical Music Grammy Award Nominees

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The classical music nominees for the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards have been announced - including violinists James Ehnes, Joshua Bell and Laurie Anderson...

VERY SAD NEWS | Unorthodox Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska Has Passed Away

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Polish-born American violinist Anna Karkowska has died from breast cancer - aged just 36. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Jonian Ilias Kadesha — "There is an Element of Pure Genius in this Young Man"

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A student of Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy and a former student of Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin, and Ulf Wallin, Jonian was a...

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