Junior, Intermediate and Senior Prizes Awarded at Spohr International

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The category prize winners have today been announced at the 2013 7th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany Category 1 (14 Years and...

4 x VC 'Young Artists' Named in 2014 Menuhin Competition Lineup

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The 22 x Senior and 20 x Junior competitors, including VC 'Young Artists' Timothy Chooi, William Hagen, Zeyu Victor Li and Stephen Waarts, have...

Finalists Announced at Louis Spohr International, in Germany

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The following 19 competitors have today progressed through to the Final of the 2013 7th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany Category I...

Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Inaugural Oleh Krysa International

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25 year old Markiyan Melnychenko from Australia and 22 year old Dasol Jeong from Canada have been awarded joint 1st prize at the inaugural...

SAD NEWS | Orchestral Pioneer Kermit Moore has Died - Aged 84

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American conductor, cellist and composer Kermit Moore has passed away – aged 84 He served as guest conductor with a number of international orchestras, including...

2nd Round Competitors Announced at Louis Spohr International

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The following competitors have progressed through to the 2nd round of the 2013 7th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany Category I (14...

Finalists Announced at Inaugural Oleh Krysa International Competition

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The 5 finalists have today been announced at the 1st Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, in Lviv, Ukraine They are: Ui-Youn Hong (26, South Korea),...

Musical Tots 8x More Likely to Become Rocket Scientists

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A comprehensive study conducted by the Michigan State University has found there is an extremely strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts...

Harrisburg Symphony Associate Concertmaster Wins Top Job

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Ukrainian-born violinist Peter Sirotin has been announced as the new Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, Mr Sirotin had...

VC Young Artist's New Million Dollar Baby

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Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week' and Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Noah Bendix-Balgley has announced the purchase of a 1732 Carlo...

Digital Downloads Dip for the First Time in a Decade

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As CD sales have rapidly plunged over the past decade, the music industry has clung hope to the steep incline of digital downloads New data...

SAD NEWS | Iranian Violinist Mahmoud Zoufonoun Has Passed - Aged 93

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Iranian-American violinist, composer and conductor Mahmoud Zoufonoun has passed away – aged 93 He served teaching positions at the National School for Iranian Music, The...

1750 'Josefowicz' Bergonzi to Go Under the Hammer

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International violin soloist Leila Josefowicz has announced the upcoming sale of her prized 1750 Michele Angelo Bergonzi instrument The violin, to be auctioned by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby's on...

Titanic Violin Fetches a Cool $1.45M at Auction

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The violin, reportedly played on the deck of the Titanic while the doomed ocean liner sank more than a century ago, has today sold...

*** Lost Violin Alert *** | Pietro Grulli Violin Lost on Cologne Train

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A 'Pietro Grulli' full sized violin and two bows ('Stephan Kuhnla' and a 'Voirin' copy), in a matt black 'Sonata' rectangular case, was yesterday...

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