Thursday, April 18, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gidon Kremer – Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major [1987]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 archival footage of violinist Gidon Kremer performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live conductor Nicolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna...

BREAKING | 4 Senior Finalists Announced at 2016 Menuhin Competition

The 4 Senior Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. The 2016 Finalists are: 16 year old Ziyu...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th birthday. A physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent young concert virtuosi – working and recording...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Miriam Fried – 1971 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [AUDIO]

Amazing 1971 archival audio of the then 24 year old Miriam Fried's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the Queen Elisabeth...

Finalists Announced at Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Australia. The 2015 String Quartet Finalists are: Noga Quartet (France,...

5 Pinchas Zukerman ‘Vaughan Williams/Elgar’ Cd Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each by receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Pinchas Zukerman ‘Vaughan Williams/Elgar’ Cd - courtesy...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist InMo Yang – Saint-Saens’ ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2017]

22-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang performing Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Kisun Sung and the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

Met Opera’s Timothy Cobb Announced as New York Phil Principal Bassist

The New York Philharmonic has today announced 50 year old Timothy Cobb as their new Principal Double Bassist. Mr Cobb has served as Principal Double...

BREAKING NEWS: VC Young Artist Awarded €30,000 ‘Prince Rainier III’ Prize

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' Russian violin virtuoso Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 'Prince Rainier III'...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violist Hae-Sue Lee – Hoffmeister Viola Concerto, 10-Years-Old [2010]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 10-year-old Hae-Sue Lee performing Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto in D - with conductor Yoon Jae Lee and the Ensemble 212. 18-year-old...

Violinist Max Rostal Born On This Day in 1905 – 113 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 113 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diyang Mei, 24 – ARD International Viola Competition 1st Prize Winner

24-year-old Chinese violist Diyang Mei is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Hariolf Schlichtig at the Munich University...

Conductor Riccardo Chailly Quits Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra

It has been announced that Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly is set to step down as Chief Conductor of Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra, in June of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | American Composer Tom Vignieri – #Note4Note For Violin & Piano, 2017 [NEW]

American composer Tom Vignieri’s newly commissioned 2 1/2 minute piece ‘#Note4Note’ for violin and piano. Premiered by From the Top alumni, 22 year old VC...

West Australian Opera Scraps Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

The West Australian Opera has today announced the controversial cancellation of their planned upcoming production of Bizet's 'Carmen' - over fears it promotes and...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Double Leila Josefowicz VIP 92Y Ticket Packs [ENTER]

The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3 x double Leila Josefowicz VIP 92Y ticket packs – each containing 2 premium concert tickets...

Gidon Kremer Awarded $150,000 Japanese Arts Prize

The Japan Arts Association has today announced the recipients of the annual 'Praemium Imperiale' Awards - including Latvian violinist, Gidon Kremer. Awarded in fields of...

Britain’s BBC Proms Festival to Expand to Dubai in 2017

It has been announced today that a special 4-day edition of the BBC Proms festival will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – for...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘Best Tips For Impressing a School Audition Panel’ [ADVICE]

Raymond Tengku from Malaysia was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for impressing a school entrance audition panel?’ We threw Raymond's question over to...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Romania’s Enescu International Violin Comp

The 17 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition have today been announced – in Bucharest, Romania. The 2018 2nd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2, May 2017 [VIDEO]

German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 – with conductor Vasily Petrenko and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on May 4th, 2017 –...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – 2010 Sibelius Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 25 year old VC ‘Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2010 Sibelius International...

3 Finalists Announced at Leopold Mozart International Competition

The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 9th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in Augsburg, Germany. The 2016 Finalists are: 16 year...

Play-Direct Violinist Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas Signed to IMG Artists

IMG Artists, London, has this week announced the signing of 29 year old Spanish violinist and conductor Roberto González-Monjas to their roster - for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee – Tchaikovsky ‘Melodie’ [2016]

Never-before-uploaded performance by the then 16 year old VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee, from South Korea, performing Tchaikovsky's 'Melodie' from the 'Souvenir d'un lieu...

Classical Music Power Couple Accused of Drugging & Raping Young Opera Singer [#MeToo]

The New York Daily News has today reported a police complaint has been filed in Houston, Texas, alleging American countertenor David Daniels and his...

Finalists Announced at Korea’s Isangyun International Violin Competition

The 4 finalists have today been announced at the Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong City, South Korea – including VC 'Young Artist' Hrachya...

MANIC MONDAY | Kurt Schneider – ‘All I Want for Christmas’, Major Key to Minor [VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Kurt Schneider and Chase Holfelder present Mariah Carey’s festive hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ ....arranged from major key to...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | David Garrett – 18 Years Old, Mendelssohn Concerto [1997]

Incredible 1997 archival footage of the then 18 year old David Garrett performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the NDR...

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Announce New Principal Guest Conductor

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 30 year old Hong-Kong born conductor Elim Chan as their new Principal Guest...

Cellist Steven Isserlis Awarded €25,000 Dresden Festival ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award

It has been announced today that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the €25,000 2017 'Glashütte Original Music Festival Award'. Presented annually since 2004...

Violinist Anne-Marie Johnson Awarded Australian $40,000 ‘Dorcas McClean’ Travel Bursary

22 year old Anne-Marie Johnson, from Melbourne has today been announced as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Australian ‘Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship'. Regarded as...

SAD NEWS | Talented Young American Violinist Killed in Horror Car Crash

23 year old American violinist, Brittany Musumeci has been killed, alongside her 24 year old sister, in a tragic car accident in Florida, USA. The sisters,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax – Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 [VIDEO]

Virtuoso trio, comprised of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax, performing the 3rd movement from Brahms' 'Piano Trio No. 2...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist & Conductor Luis Biava Has Died [RIP]

South American-born violinist and conductor Luis Biava Sosa has passed away. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Santa Cecilia Academy, Mr Biava...

Boston’s Handel & Haydn Period Ensemble Announces New Principal Double Bassist

The Handel and Haydn Society, in Boston, has today announced the appointment of American period instrument specialist Heather Miller Lardin as its new Principal...

Air Malta Refuse Paid-Up Cello Seat On Overbooked Flight

Air Malta has today apologised to a British passenger who booked two seats, for her and her cello on a flight from London to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Filip Pogady – Schubert/Ernst ‘Erlkönig’

Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady performing Schubert/Ernst's 'Erlkönig' arranged for solo violin. FILIP POGADY | SCHUBERT/ERNST | ERLKONIG

Applications Open for Kronberg Academy Biennial Violin Masterclass Summit

Application are now open for the 2017 Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses & Concerts Summit - to be held in Kronberg, Germany from the 11th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Viktor Tretyakov – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [1989]

Incredible 1989 never-before-uploaded footage of Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Students Vs Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Fighting Hate with Love’ [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School students Leerone Hakami and Lauren Siess - who were both actively involved...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [CHILLY]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud performing Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Recorded in Winter 2019 outdoors at the Fjellheisen...

Conductor Riccardo Muti Awarded $130,000 Japanese Arts Prize

The Japan Arts Association has today announced the recipients of the annual Praemium Imperiale Awards – including Italian conductor Riccardo Muti.  Awarded in fields of achievement not represented by...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Seoul International Violin Competition

The 24 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition, in Seoul, South Korea, have today been announced. The 2nd...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Beau Soir’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed CD copy of legendary violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s...

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...

Vanessa-Mae Confirmed to Compete in Giant Slalom at Next Month’s Olympics

The International Ski Federation has this week confirmed British-Thai violinist Vanessa-Mae has met the qualifying criteria and will be competing for her father's native...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Coregami Sweat-Wicking Tuxedo Concert Shirts

The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Coregami, is this week giving away 5 Coregami concert dress shirts - the world’s first moisture-wicking high-performance tuxedo...

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Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

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