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2017 London Proms Lineup Announced – Including Kavakos, Bell, Mutter, Tetzlaff and Benedetti

The programme for the 2017 BBC Proms Festival, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, has today been announced – and will include solo performances by...

Finalists Announced at Paris’ 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France. The 2018 Finalists are: Mayumi Kanagawa (United States) ...

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...

Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu Angel Comp 1st Prize [2015]

1st prize winning performance of the then 24 year old VC Artist Francisco Fullana - in the Final of the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya,...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho Awarded 1st Prize at Finland’s Paulo Cello Comp

23-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello...

Respected French Bowmaker Bernard Millant has Died

French bow maker, luthier and author Bernard Millant has passed away - aged 87. A protege of Louis Morizot, Mr Millant was respected as one of...

New Record Set for World’s Most Expensive Violin Bow

Beares Auctions, London has today announced a new world record for the most expensive violin bow ever sold in history at auction. The silver and...

New World Record Set for the Sale of a Lorenzo Storioni Violin

Brompton's Fine & Rare Instruments in London has today announced the £528,000 (US $675,000) sale of the 1779 ‘Ex-Ruggiero Ricci’ Lorenzo Storioni violin - the...

2017 Swiss Fritz Gerber Contemporary Music Prize Winners Announced

26 year old Swiss-born violist Hana Hobiger has today been announced as 1 of 3 recipients of the 2017 Fritz Gerber Contemporary Music Prizes. A...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Philippe Quint – Red Violin Caprices (Arr. Violin & Ballet Dancers) [VIDEO]

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performing John Corigliano's 'Red Violin Caprices' - with choreography by Joffrey Ballet dancers Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9VrIz2MOFg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PHILIPPE QUINT & JOFFREY...

BREAKING | 18 year Old Diana Adamyan Awarded 1st Prize at Menuhin Competition

18 year old Diana Adamyan from Armenia has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the senior division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1981, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1981 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Michiyoshi Inoue and the Tokyo...

Angry David Garrett Says “I’ve Been Blackmailed by My Ex-Girlfriend”

Violinist David Garrett has today told the German Die Welt Newspaper that he has been blackmailed by his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Youdan - who yesterday lodged a...

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

New Study Finds Playing Violin Sheds the Calories of 2 Glasses of Wine per Hour

A recent study conducted by caloriecount.com has found that on average 1 hour of violin playing burns approximately 175 calories – the equivalent of 1/2...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Violinist Sarah Chang Robbed of Valuables on Flight to Russia

Russian media has today reported that Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang has had more than US $12,000 worth of valuables stolen from her luggage on...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

Prizes Awarded at Canada’s Inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Violin Competition

27 year old Canadian violinist Yolanda Bruno has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, in Ontario,...

Violinist Hilary Hahn Announces Birth of Daughter, Zelda

American violinist Hilary Hahn has today announced the birth of her first child, daughter Zelda – born last month. “My husband and I are overjoyed ...we are...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu, 16 – Youngest Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

16 year old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential. A student of...

VC BUZZ | World’s First Life-Sized Playable LEGO Grand Piano [WOW]

Introducing the world's first 29,000-piece life-sized fully-playable LEGO grand piano ... Assembled by self-described Dutch 'LEGO freak' Jeroen van Veen, the plastic brick pile with...

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia to Become World’s First All-Digital Youth Orchestra

It has been announced this week that the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, in the United Kingdom, is set to become the world’s first all-digital youth...

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Announce New Concertmaster

The Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has today announced the appointment of 40 year old Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev as their new Concertmaster. A...

MANIC MONDAY | The Colorado Symphony’s New Special Guest Conductor [KOOKY]

Colorado Symphony Orchestra performing John William's theme from 'Jurassic Park' at this year's Comic Con festival ... with a very special new Guest Conductor...

Prizes Awarded at Italy’s 2018 Lipizer International Violin Competition

18-year-old Matthew Hakkarainen, from the United States, has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 37th 2018 Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, in Gorizia,...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Dong-Suk Kang – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival footage of the then 32 year old South Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Mariss Jansons...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the first movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin to Join Reinicke Artists Management Roster

It has been announced today that 24 year old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin from Russia/France will join the roster of the Berlin-based Reinicke...

MANIC MONDAY | The Shirtless Violinist Takes a Bath [WTF]

In his newest upload, Matthew Olshefski  … a.k.a ‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ gets himself squeaky clean at bath time ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dZ2SfFnASs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE SHIRTLESS VIOLINIST | SQUEAKY CLEAN | MONTI...

Cellist Steven Isserlis Awarded 2017 ‘Wigmore Hall’ Accolade

It has been announced that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the 2017 Wigmore Medal - in recognition of his long-standing relationship with...

VC RISING STAR | Yesong Sophie Lee, 13 – 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

13 year old violinist, Yesong Sophie Lee from the United States is quickly building an international following as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

Violinist David Garrett Announces Comeback Following 9 Months Off With Back Injury

It has been announced today that German crossover violinist David Garrett is set to return to his concert touring schedule next month - following...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Time for Three (Feat. Joshua Bell) [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught the genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three at Joe's Pub, in New York City - for a downtown early evening set. Performance includes...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Ilya Kaler – 1985 Sibelius International Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival performance of the then 22 year old Ilya Kaler’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 1985 Sibelius International Violin Competition...

Veriko Tchumburidze Awarded 1st Prize at Poland’s Wieniawski Competition

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze from Georgia/Turkey has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznan, Poland. Joint 2nd prize...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Ricardo Lorenz – “Dance Unlikely” Violin Concerto, 2017 [NEW]

Violinist Andres Cardenes performing the world premiere performance of Venezuelan-born composer Ricardo Lorenz's "Dance Unlikely" Violin Concerto. Commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and debuted in February of...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – in Helsinki, Finland. The 2018 Finalists are: VC...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 3 VC Young Artists

The 6 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy - including 3 VC Young...

15 Things, You Know You’re a String Player, When …

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 lover. 3....

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through Franz Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasy'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Reina...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 PartPlay.co.uk Chamber Music Companion Subscriptions [ENTER]

The Violin Channel is this week giving away 10 annual subscriptions to the revolutionary new online chamber music companion, PartPlay.co.uk. The new web platform allows...

BREAKING | TwoSet Violin Smash $50,000 World Tour KickStarter Goal in 5 Days

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Dean Aaron Dworkin To Step Down from Michigan University School of Music

It has been announced this week that Dean Aaron Dworkin is set to step down from the leadership role at the University of Michigan...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 17 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

17 year old Korean wunderkind SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent...

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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...

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