Sunday, July 21, 2019

Marin Alsop Appointed Head of Conducting at Peabody Institute

Conductor Marin Alsop has today been announced as the new Director of Graduate Conducting at the Peabody Institute of Music, in Baltimore – replacing...

BREAKING | 5 Junior Finalists Announced at 2016 Menuhin Competition

The 5 Junior Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. For the Final round, to be held on...

AUDITION | Netherlands Philharmonic – ‘Tutti 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, in Amsterdam, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by February 24th, 2019. For further details, visit:...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Gediminas Gelgotas Violin Concerto No. 1 – World Premiere [2018]

21-year-old Swiss violinist David Nebel performing the world premiere performance of Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas' Violin Concerto No. 1. Recorded on the 7th of July,...

AUDITION | Frankfurt Radio Symphony – ‘Tutti 1st Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Frankfurt Radio Symphony is currently accepting applications for a ‘Tutti 1st Violin’ position. Applications to be received on a rolling basis. For further details,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | American Violinist Aaron Rosand – Ravel ‘Tzigane’, 1957 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded audio of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Ravel's 'Tzigane (Rapsodie De Concert)' - with conductor Tibor Szoke and the Southwest German Radio...

Missing Malcolm Arnold Symphony Score Found on eBay

The missing 7th Symphony score of English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold has been rediscovered by his family on eBay - more than 30 years after...

Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Conservatory Announce Two New Cello Professors

The Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin has today announcement the appointment of cellists Nicolas Altstaedt and Claudio Bohórquez to their teaching faculty. Both...

Concerto Budapest Symphony Announce New Teen Concertmaster

The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 19 year old American-born violinist, Miranda Liu has their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

Violin Soloist Julia Fischer Joins D’Addario Strings Artist Roster

D’Addario Orchestral Strings has this week announced the signing of German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer to their artist roster. Julia has played on D’Addario Kaplan Amo...

SAD NEWS | Conducting Educator Otto-Werner Mueller Has Died – Aged 89

German-born conductor and educator Otto-Werner Mueller has passed away - aged 89. He served long term conducting teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

21 year old American VC ‘Young Artist’ Esther Yoo performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - with conductor Osmo Vanska and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

Today is VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts’ 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 23rd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and current post-graduate student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto [1967]

Incredible 1967 archival footage of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Reynold Giovaninetti and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist In Mo Yang – Bernstein ‘Serenade’ [2018]

22-year-old Korean violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist In Mo Yang performing Leonard Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra - with conductor Hugo Wolff and the NEC Philharmonia. Recorded...

Canada’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Announce New Music Director

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, in Toronto, Canada has announced the appointment of Italian violinist Elisa Citterio as their new Music Director - effective from July...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Died On This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor Arthur Fiedler died on this day in 1979 - aged 84. Maestro Fiedler is remembered as the long-time principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra – a position...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New ‘Russian Soul’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ new album ‘Russian Soul’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

Prizes Awarded at Max Rostal International Violin & Viola Competitions

23 year old violinist Alican Suner, from Turkey and 20 year old violist Diyang Mei, from China have been awarded 1st prize at the...

MANIC MONDAY | Twelve-Tone TV Commercial [CLASSICAL LOL]

Produced by Robert Conrad, the founder of the WCLV Classical Radio in Cleveland in 1977, introducing the 187 all-time greatest hits from the beloved...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist William Hagen – Vivaldi & Piazzolla’s ‘Autumn’ [2017]

VC Young Artist William Hagen performing Autumn from both Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons - with the Brussel-based YES Young European String Camerata. Recorded live in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – Waxman ‘Carmen Fantasie’ (Arr. Cello) [2018]

Houston Symphony Orchestra's Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith performing Waxman's virtuosic violin show piece 'Carmen Fantasie' - newly-arranged for solo cello. Recorded live on the 9th of February,...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Emerson String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their...

Jury and Special Prizes Awarded at the 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 10 Jury and Special Prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Closing Ceremony. The 'Best Performance...

Violinist David Garrett in Alleged Lawsuit for Abusing Ex-Girlfriend

The New York Post is today reporting that violinist David Garrett’s ex-girlfriend Ashley Youdan has launched a $12 million lawsuit against the instrumentalist -...

Mason Bates Announced as New Composer-In-Residence for Washington’s Kennedy Center

American composer Mason Bates has been announced as the new Composer-In-Residence for Washington's Kennedy Center. The 38 year old Juilliard and Berkeley School of Music graduate,...

Stravinsky’s Long-Time Assistant Robert Craft Has Died

America conductor, writer and musicologist Robert Craft has died - aged 92. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he has long been remember for his...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Lara … the Mini Maestra [CUTE]

Meet ... Lara, the budding young conductor from Kyrgyzstan ... conducting the Central Church of Kyryzstan choir ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9r1LkRCV0

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Luke Hsu – 2016 Wieniawski Competition Final [VIDEO]

Archival footage of the then 25 year old Luke Hsu's 4th prize winning performance – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in...

Violinist Joshua Bell Unveils His Own New Virtual Reality Concert Experience [MUST SEE]

Violinist Joshua Bell and tech giant Sony Interactive Entertainment have this week unveiled a new 360-degree virtual reality classical music concert experience. With the aid of...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Maestro Korsakov was a former...

Serbian Iva Miletic Awarded 1st Prize at Khachaturian Violin Competition

27 year old Iva Miletic, from Serbia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Khachaturian International Violin Competition, in Yerevan, Armenia. Joint 2nd prizes were...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Antônio Meneses – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Live [1993]

Never-before-uploaded 1993 archival performance of Brazilian cellist Antônio Meneses performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the 13th of...

VC WEB BLOG | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – In Memoriam (1923-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman, longtime student and friend of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster and violin pedagogue, Mr Herman Krebbers -...

SAD NEWS | Rhode Island Philharmonic Concertmaster Charles Sherba has Died

Rhode Island Philharmonic Concertmaster Charles Sherba has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer – aged 62. Mr Sherba lead the orchestra for over...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

OUT NOW | Escher Quartet’s New Album: ‘Dvorak, Tchaikovsky & Borodin String Quartets’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has announced the launch of the New York-based Escher String Quartet’s new album: ‘Dvorak, Tchaikovsky & Borodin String Quartets’. The new disc features...

MANIC MONDAY | Nielsen International Flute Competition’s ‘Surprise Visitor’ [VIDEO]

Yukie Ota from Japan was busy performing Sancan's 'Sonatine' in the opening round of the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, when a surprise...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Tutti Cello’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti Cello’ positions. Applications to be received by March 23rd, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mayumi Kanagawa – Princess Astrid Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Japanese-American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2016 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, in...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets. Designed for new levels...

Berlin Philharmonic Violinist Signed to Conducting Artist Management

It has been announced that Australian-German violinist and conductor Stanley Dodds will join the artist management roster of Dorn Music, in Hannover. A violin and conducting...

Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded $100,000 2018 Nemmers Composition Prize

It has been announced that celebrated American composer Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the prestigious US$100,000 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. Established...

AUDITION | Rotterdam Philharmonic, The Netherlands – ‘Principal Viola’ Position

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by October 1st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1PhTmfP

Israel’s Jerusalem Symphony Announces New Music Director

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, in Jerusalem, Israel, has today announced the appointment of American conductor Steven Sloane as its new Music Director - effective...

MEET THE PROS | Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Greensboro Symphony – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born American violinist and conductor Mr Dimitry Sitkovetsky -  jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat...

Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax ‘Strauss & Faure’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed newly-released fresh-off-the-press Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax ‘Strauss...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer died on this day in 1973 – aged 88. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Waarts, 23 – Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin & Montreal Comp Major Prizes

23-year-old Dutch-American violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts is firmly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert artists to emerge...

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