Polish Classmates Share 1st Prize at Lutoslawski International Cello Competition

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18 year old Maciej Kulakowski and 21 year old Zuzanna Sosnowska, from Poland have been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2015 Witold Lutoslawski International...

Early Music Expert Philip Pickett Has Been Sentenced to 11 Years Jail for Attacks on Students

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Recorder virtuoso and international early music expert, Philip Pickett has been sentenced, in a London court to 11 years imprisonment for the rape and...

SAD NEWS | Violinist Hanns-Joachim Westphal, Ex-Berlin Phil has Died – Aged 85

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German violinist Hanns-Joachim Westphal has passed away – aged 85. He served a long time Principal Second Violinist position with the Berlin Philharmonic - and was...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Autographed 2Cellos' 'Celleoverse' CDs

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To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Sony Music is this week giving away 5 personally autographed, newly-released 2Cellos 'Celloverse'...

North Carolina Symphony Violinist & Composer Jess Levin Has Died – Aged 65

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American violinist, composer and acclaimed photographer Jess Levin has passed away – aged 65. Mr Levin served as a long time 1st violinist with the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Maxim Vengerov – Tchaikovsky Concerto, Aged 15, 1990 [VIDEO]

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Incredible 1990 archival footage of the then 15 year old Maxim Vengerov performing the 3rd movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Pavel Kogan and the Moscow State Symphony...

3 Principals Sacked from Hong Kong Orchestra After Calling for Bosses to Quit

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The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has today dismissed 3 principal players who publicly called for the resignation of the Orchestra's Artistic Director and Executive Director...

Maestro Eschenbach to Step Down from Washington's National Symphony

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It has been announced today that Washington's National Symphony Orchestra will not extend Music Director Christoph Eschenbach's position beyond the conclusion of the 2016-17...

Juzek #100 Student Violin, Bow an Case Winner Announced

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And the winner is in! The following lucky VC member will be receiving a Juzek #100 student violin, case & bow – valued at over...

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger Awarded London's Royal Academy Bach Prize

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Eminent baroque violinist Rachel Podger has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize. Awarded annually to an individual...

Priest Pleads 'Guilty' to Scheming with Mobster to Steal Liberace's Strad

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A better-than-fiction legal drama is unfolding this week in a Chicago court room with a Catholic priest admitting to scheming with an imprisoned mobster...

London's Wigmore Hall to Commence Live Concert Webstreaming

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London's Wigmore Hall has today announced they are set to commence live concert and event webstreaming during their 2015-16 season. “Following this year's building work,...

Swiss Belenus Quartet Awarded 1st Prize at Schubert Chamber Music Competition

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The Swiss-based Belenus Quartet have been awarded 1st prize, in the string quartet category of the 2015 International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition,...

New Research Suggests the Genius of Stradivarius Was Just an Accident

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A 7 year study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found many of the characteristics that made Stradivarius, Guarneri and...

AUDITION | Colorado Symphony, USA – ‘4th Chair 1st Violin' '3rd Chair 2nd Violin' Positions

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The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the '4th Chair 1st Violin' and '3rd Chair 2nd Violin' positions. Applications to be received by April...

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