SAD NEWS | Portland Quartet violinist Stephen Zoltan Kecskemethy Has Died - Aged 68

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American violinist Stephen Zoltan Kecskemethy has passed away, after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer – aged 68 He served as 1st Violinist with...

Vanbrugh Quartet Violinist Takes Solo Stand Against Putin's Anti-Gay Laws

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RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet violinist Keith Pascoe has announced his withdrawal from the ensemble's upcoming concert in Moscow as a personal and political stand against...

Qantas Airlines Serves Australian Cellist Crushing Blow

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A professional cellist, travelling domestically in Australia on Qantas Airlines, has had his $8000 instrument crushed into multiple pieces Peter Hollo, 39, who performs with...

New Study Shows Classical Music Judged With Eyes, Not Ears

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New research conducted by PhD Harvard graduate Chia-Jung Tsay, for the University College London,  has shown nearly all participants, including highly trained musicians, were better able...

Concert Hall Bootleggers – Saints or Sinners?

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Violin virtuoso James Ehnes has today opened a raging debate surrounding the pros and cons of illegal smartphone recording in concert halls The Canadian-born international soloist,...

Tennis Ace Swaps Racquet for Racket

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17-time tennis Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has traded his racquet for a violin for a new tv commercial to help principal sponsor Credit Suisse celebrate...

SAD NEWS | Detroit Symphony Stalwart Maxim Janowsky Passes Away

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American Double Bassist Maxim Janowsky has passed, away after a long illness - aged 70 Mr Janowsky served with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 49...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra - 2013 International Tour, Webisode 7, Gstaad, Tour Wrap

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After rave-review performances across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now completed their highly successful 2 week European tour –...

Google Dedicates Debussy Daily Doodle

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To help celebrate Claude Debussy's 151st birthday, Google has today dedicated their international daily Doodle with a very adorable 'Clair de lune' animation →  Google...

VC Young Artist William Hagen Awarded Aspen Dorothy DeLay Fellowship

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20 year old American violinist William Hagen has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Dorothy DeLay Memorial Fellowship Awarded annually at the Aspen...

NEW APPOINTMENT | Aussie Dale Barltrop Appointed Melbourne Symphony Concertmaster

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33 year old Australian violinist Dale Barltrop has been announced as the new Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra A graduate of the University of...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 5, Eschenbach, Concertgeouw

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After successful performances in Germany and Austria, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved on to the iconic Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam – with violin...

McDonald's Serve Up Beethoven to Combat Customer Violence

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A McDonald's fast food store in the UK has taken to piping classical music in an attempt to curb late night alcohol- fueled violence It's...

VC STORE | Now Stocking - Suzuki School Method Books, Accompaniments and CDs

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The Violin Channel Store is now stocking the full range of Suzuki School violin, viola, cello and bass method books, accompaniments and cds →...

Chance to Win a Professional-Quality Carbon Fibre Violin Bow - Courtesy of D'Addario and CodaBow

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Our good friends at D'Addario and CodaBow are this month giving away a professional-quality carbon fibre violin bow – valued at $665 – plus an...

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