Composer and Environmentalist John Luther Adams Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Music

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Alaskan-based composer and environmentalist John Luther Adams has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music - for his 2013 composition 'Beneath Ocean'. The sonic work,...

VC BUZZ | WT?!?! Sibelius Horse Violin Concerto #LOLz [VIDEO]

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In what appears to be the latest in a stream of young violin virtuosi turning their hands to comic relief, we present Czech Philharmonic...

Vadim Repin Gives Last-Minute Conductor-less Shosta Concerto Premiere

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Violin virtuoso Vadim Repin inadvertently gave what's believed to be the conductor-less world premiere of Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto at the Trans Siberian Arts...

Chetham's Abuse Victim's Suicide 'Should Have Been Prevented'

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A serious case review, handed down in the United Kingdom has found the suicide of Chetham's School of Music abuse whistleblower, violinist Frances Andrade 'could...

Remembering Legendary Teacher Ivan Galamian – Died on this Day in 1981 [VIDEO]

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Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian passed away on this day in 1981 – aged 78. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, Mr Galamian is remembered as one...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC 'Young Artist' Augustin Hadelich – 'Training Your Left Hand to Think Like a Singer'

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Italian-German violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, who provided some great insights into sound production -...

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to Return Nazi-Looted Painting

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It has been announced that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is set to return a valuable painting, looted by the Nazis and gifted to the...

Finalists Announced for Australian 'Dorcas McClean' $40,000 Travel Scholarship

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The 3 finalists have today been announced for the 2014 Australian 'Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship', in Melbourne. They are: 23 year old Emily Sun from Sydney,...

Michael Nyman to Premiere Symphony for '89 Hillsborough Football Disaster

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English composer Michael Nyman is set to unveil a new hour-long symphonic work, inspired by the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster – in which...

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini's Amati Violin For Sale

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It has been announced that an 18th Century Hieronymus Amati violin, once owned and played by fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is set to be...

World 1st - $Multi-Million Strad Purchased with Virtual Currency

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In a world first, it has been announced that New York wealth management firm Leo Group LLC has purchased a multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin...

VC BUZZ | Vivaldi Four Seasons Like You've Never Heard Before [VIDEO]

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Meet the Salut Salon Quartet – an all-girl piano quartet, featuring violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, cellist Sonja Lena Schmid and pianist Anne-Monika...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Welcomes MondoMusica '14 to New York

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With this year's MondMusica New York international string trade fair just hours away from show time, New York City Major Bill de Blasio has...

Vienna Philharmonic Awarded $1,000,000 Brigit Nilsson Memorial Prize

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The Vienna Philharmonic have been announced as the recipients of the coveted 6.9 Million Swedish Krona 2014 Brigit Nilsson Prize. Endowed by legendary Swedish Wagnerian soprano...

VERY SAD NEWS | Veteran Vermeer Quartet Cellist Marc Johnson Has Passed Away

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American cellist Marc Johnson, from the famed Vermeer String Quartet, has passed away. A student of Carol Work, Ronald Leonard and Janos Starker, he served...

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