Saturday, February 24, 2018

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Itzhak Perlman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, 1991 [VIDEO]

Violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on...

Pacifica Quartet Violist Masumi Per Rostad to Join Eastman’s Teaching Faculty

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has today announced the appointment of Japanese-Norwegian violist Masumi Per Rostad to their string teaching faculty. A...

Thomastik Announce Launch of New Solo Cello Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Vienna has today announced at the Messe Frankfurt musical trade fair, in Germany, the launch of the new Versum Solo Cello A &...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Judith Ingolfsson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Icelandic violinist and former Indianapolis International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Judith Ingolfsson. We sat her down for a...

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...

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...

Alitalia Airline Accused of “Savagely Vandalizing” a 17th Century Viola Da Gamba [PLEASE SHARE]

Distressing pictures of a severely damaged 17th century viola da gamba have today surfaced on social media - following an Alitalia flight from Rio...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Today is Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-Ukrainian violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 86th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position at the Royal Conservatory...

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 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

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.

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...

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...

American Violin Virtuoso Hilary Hahn Pregnant With First Child

American violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn has today announced, via social media, she and her husband are expecting their first child. “My husband and I are...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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VC ARTIST | Pablo Ferrández – Tchaikovsky & Paulo International Cello Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Spanish cellist, Pablo Ferrández has in recent years firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate...

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