Sunday, February 17, 2019

Candidates Announced for Inaugural 2017 Bartok World Competition

The 65 opening round candidates for the 2017 inaugural Bartok World Competition & Festival – International Violin Competition have today been announced – to...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kevin Zhu, 17 – 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

17-year-old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential. A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Shanghai’s 2018 Isaac Stern International Violin Comp

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China – including VC...

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...

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 Russian Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's...

American Comedian Bill Murray to Release Classical Music CD

It has been announced this week that American comedian and actor Bill Murray is set to release an upcoming classical music album. The disc, entitled...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Spohr International Junior Violin Competition

The category age prize winners have today been announced at the 2016 8th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany. Category 1 (14 Years...

University of Michigan Violin Professor To Retire Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

It has been reported today that University of Michigan School of Music Violin Professor Stephen Shipps will leave the school teaching faculty, effective immediately - following allegations published last...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello String Packs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the new Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello A & D strings, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guarneri String Quartet Violist Michael Tree has Died – Aged 83

American violist Michael Tree has passed away from Parkinson's disease - aged 83. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leah...

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...

Early Music Violinist Midori Seiler Re-Appointed to Franz Liszt Weimar Faculty

The University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar has today announced the re-appointment of German-Japanese Baroque violinist Midori Seiler to their teaching faculty - effective...

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...

Violinist Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 36 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as one...

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...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

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) ...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers & Pianist Akira Eguchi [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist Alisa Weilerstein [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with her fans.

BREAKING | VC Artist Fedor Rudin Appointed Concertmaster of Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic

It has been announced today that 26-year-old French-Russian VC Artist Fedor Rudin has been appointment to a Concertmaster position of the Vienna State Opera...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

Vienna Philharmonic Launches New International Student Training Academy

The Vienna Philharmonic has this week announced the launch of a new 2-year free-of-charge orchestral training academy - open to 12 outstanding international students aged...

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...

Violinist David Garrett Lists Unused $4M New York Apartment for Sale

German classical-rock-pop-crossover violinist David Garrett has this week listed his fashionable New York City apartment for sale – for a $4 Million asking price. Purchased...

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...

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...

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...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violin virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, she is widely respected as one of the preeminent...

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 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...

BREAKING | James Ehnes & Kernis Violin Concerto Awarded Double Grammy Awards

Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, violinist James Ehnes, conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have just minutes ago been awarded double...

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...

Remembering Violinist Erika Morini – and Her Stolen 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius [PLEASE SHARE]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 - 115 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

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