Wednesday, August 10, 2022

VERY SAD NEWS | Russian French Hornist Killed in Horror Car Crash

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31 year old Russian French hornist Vladimir Garushka has been killed in a two-vehicle car accident on the highway outside of Yekaterinburg, in Russia. His...

VC LIVE | Midsummer’s Music Festival - ‘Trois Compositrices’ With Lori Skelton

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We’re coming to you from Wisconsin for the 2020 Midsummer's Music Festival's ‘Trois Compositrices’ Concert, hosted By Wisconsin Public Radio’s Lori Skelton. The Violin Channel...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer David Ludwig – Piano Trio No. 3 [WORLD PREMIERE]

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The German-based Morgenstern Trio performing the world premiere performance of American composer David Ludwig’s Piano Trio No. 3 ‘Spiral Galaxy’. Recorded live on the 9th of March,...

Miami Symphony Orchestra Announces New Assistant Conductor

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The Miami Symphony Orchestra, in Miami, Florida, United States has this week announced the appointment of Venezuelan conductor Luis David Aguilar as its new Assistant...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joseph Swensen – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1987 ARCHIVES]

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Never-before-uploaded 1987 audio recording of American violinist Joseph Swensen performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major- with conductor André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic...

Dresden Music Festival Announces "Cellomania" Event

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  The 45th Dresden Music Festival will this year feature a cello-focused micro-festival entitled "Cellomania." Festival Director Jan Vogler has assembled more than forty colleagues, who...

VC WEB BLOG | String Pedagogue Louise Lansdown – ‘Preparing Students for Life After Conservatory’ [INSIGHT]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Head of Strings, Dr Louise Lansdown. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Louise shares her thoughts on the strong...

Deutsche Grammophon Launches 1st Classical Music Web Streaming Service

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German record label, Deutsche Grammophon has announced the launch of their own classical music web streaming service – the world's first streaming app from...

Applications Closing for New York’s Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition [APPLY]

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Applications are this week closing for the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition – to be held from the 8th – 13th of October,...

Violinist Maxim Vengerov Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

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Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov's 42nd birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at...

Finalists Announced at 2019 Italy's Valsesia International Violin Competition

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The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Valsesia International Violin Competition – in Varallo, Italy. The 2019 Finalists are: Asako Iimori (23, Japan) Vikram...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Igor Pikayzen – VC Takeover, Live from New York's Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition [LIVE]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Igor Pikayzen – for a Facebook Livestream with...

SAD NEWS: British Concertmaster Hugh Maguire has passed

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Sad News | British violinist Hugh Maguire has passed away – aged 86 | Maestro Maguire served as Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra...

Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Born On This Day in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was born on this day in 1858. Dying in 1924, his signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas...

“Hellier” Stradivarius Receives No Bids at Auction 

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  On July 7, 2022, London auction house Christie’s put the 1679 “Hellier” Stradivarius up for bidding as part of their “Exceptional Sale” event. According...

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