Wednesday, February 19, 2020

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | VC Artist Calidore Quartet – Live from Spain [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the VC Artist Calidore String Quartet for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Barcelona's L’Auditori and...

VC INTERVIEW | Reuning & Son Violins & A Far Cry’s $90 Million ‘Stradivari Serenade’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Reuning & Son Violins President, Christopher Reuning and violist Sarah Darling from the A Far Cry chamber...

VC ARTIST | Marmen String Quartet – Banff Quartet Competition 1st Prize Winners

The London-based Marmen String Quartet has in recent seasons established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally. Comprising violinists Johannes Marmen...

BREAKING | Cellist Gabriel Martins Awarded 1st Prize at 2020 Sphinx Competition

21-year-old American cellist Gabriel Martins has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division at the 2020 Sphinx Competition - in...

VC LIVE | Sphinx Competition Senior Final – Live From Detroit [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Sphinx Competition Senior Final - direct Detroit, Michigan, United States.   2020 SPHINX COMPETITION SENIOR FINAL LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL AT THE MAX M....

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s Junior Sphinx Competition

14-year-old Esme Arias-Kim from Chicago has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2020 Sphinx Competition - in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Sphinx Competition 1st Prize [2014]

The then 19-year-old double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2014 Sphinx Competition - in...

VC LIVE | Beare’s Premiere Music Festival – Live from Hong Kong [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Beare’s Premiere Music Festival live on The Violin Channel - direct from Hong Kong.   We’re coming to you this week from the 2020 Beare’s...

VC LIVE | Juilliard’s Sophia Bacelar – Live From NYC’s Greene Space [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the Juilliard School cellist, Sophia Bacelar - direct from WQXR's Greene Space, in New York City   CELLIST SOPHIA BACELAR PRESENTED BY WQXR IN COLLABORATION WITH THE...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Oscar Bettison – ‘Pale Icons of Night’ Violin Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

American violinist Courtney Orlando performing the world premiere performance of British-American composer Oscar Bettison‘s ‘Pale Icons of Night’  Violin Concerto – with conductor Alan...

VC ARTIST | Kian Soltani – Janigro, Davidof & Paulo International Cello Comp 1st Prizes

27-year-old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani has in recent years firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most prodigious young concert artists...

VC LIVE | Accordionist Hanzhi Wang & Omer Quartet – New York City Recital [LIVESTREAM]

Watch accordionist Hanzhi Wang & the Omer Quartet – direct from the Morgan Library & Museum, in New York City.   ACCORDIONIST HANZHI WANG & THE...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and VC Artist Attacca Quartet Awarded GRAMMYs

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and the VC Artist Attacca Quartet have today been awarded Grammy accolades - at the 2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, in...

BREAKING | Julian Rhee Awarded 1st Prize at Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition

19-year-old Julian Rhee from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition -...

VC LIVE | 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – Boca Raton, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Boca Raton, Florida, United States.   2020 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN...

Netflix to Produce New Leonard Bernstein BioPic Movie

It has been announced this week that Netflix has secured the rights to produce a biopic film based on the life of legendary American...

Candidates Announced for 2020 Menuhin International Violin Competition

The Menuhin Competition has today announced the 22 Junior and 22 Senior candidates for the 2020 competition – to be held in Richmond, Virginia,...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | ‘Taming a Wolf Tone & Eliminating String Buzzing’ [NEW SERIES]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr Franz Klanner. In part 2 of a new blog series, released in...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 4 100% Leather Tonareli Bass Bow Quiver Cases [ENTER]

To help celebrate this week’s upcoming National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Los Angeles, The Violin Channel in conjunction with our good...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Viano String Quartet – Banff Quartet Competition 1st Prize Winners

The Colburn School-based Viano String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally. Comprising...

The Winners and Grinners – 2019 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2019 year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year’s major international competition prize winners and bursary recipients...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2019 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

VC INTERVIEW | David Stern – 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition Co-Chairman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Co-Chairman, Mr David Stern. Applications for the 2020 competition to be...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | ‘Dealing with String Corrosion and Perspiration’ [NEW SERIES]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr Franz Klanner. In part 1 of a new blog...

VC INTERVIEW | Dr Thomas Zwieg – Larsen Strings Product Development Manager

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Larsen Strings' Vice President of Product Development, Dr Thomas Zwieg - at the Kronberg Academy, in Germany. We...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 2012 Jeremy Koons & Mike Lochner Violin, University of Wisconsin [PLEASE SHARE]

A stolen violin alert has been issued for a 2012 Jeremy Koons and Mike Lochner contemporary violin – stolen from the University of Wisconsin between...

STOLEN CELLO ALERT | 1977 Colin Irving Cello, Liverpool, England [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen cello alert has been issued for a 1977 Colin Irving contemporary cello – stolen from a parked car, in Liverpool, England,...

BREAKING | 4 1st Prizes Awarded at Young Concert Artists International Auditions

4 1st prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions – in New York City. The 2019 1st prize...

VC LIVE | 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions Final Round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.   2019 YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Fugue’ from Bach’s G Minor Solo Sonata [SERIES]

In a VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of the ‘Fugue’ from Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Phoenix Avalon – 2019 Spohr Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2019 Louis Spohr Violin Competition for Young Violinists Senior Category 1st prize winner, 18-year-old American violinist Phoenix...

VC ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 25 – Hannover & Queen Elisabeth Comp Top Prizes

25-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi has firmly established an international reputation as a young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence...

VC LIVE | ‘The Day of Listening’ Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest [LIVE]

      Watch the Concerto Budapest's 'The Day of Listening' contemporary music festival live on The Violin Channel - direct from the Budapest Music Center, in...

VC INTERVIEW | Dallas Symphony CEO Kim Noltemy – ‘Women in Classical Music’ Symposium

The Violin Channel this week caught up with Dallas Symphony President and CEO, Ms Kim Noltemy - at the DSO's inaugural 2019 'Women in...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman – ‘What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – ‘Practice with Nicky’ [ADVICE]

This, the newest installment in the  ‘With Nicky’ series, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks us through a typical "Practice with Nicky” session. "Over the next...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

Phoenix Avalon from United States has been awarded 1st prize in the Senior 18-to-20-years-old category at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany. A...

VC LIVE | 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Weimar, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Weimar, Germany.   2019 LOUIS SPOHR INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE...

MEET THE PROS | Violist Kim Kashkashian – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Viola Professor, Kim Kashkashian – at the New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions‘ Festival, in Miami Beach. We sat her...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 New ‘Violin Mind: Intonation & Technique’ Teaching Books [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of respected string pedagogues Hans Jørgen Jensen and Grigory Kalinovsky’s new ‘Violin Mind: Intonation and Technique’ book, The...

VC LIVE | New World Symphony’s ‘Viola Visions’ Week, Miami Beach [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the New World Symphony's 2019 'Viola Visions' Week live on The Violin Channel - direct from Miami Beach, Florida, United States   2019 NEW WORLD...

VC INTERVIEW | Luthier Julie Reed-Yeboah – 2019 Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers Exhibition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with world-renowned string instrument restorer, Ms Julie Reed-Yeboah from Reed Yeboah Fine Violins - in New York City. Julie...

BREAKING | 4 Winners Awarded at New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition

Four winners have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - in New York City. This year's winners are:...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Final, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition final audition live on The Violin Channel - direct from New York City.   2019 CONCERT ARTISTS...

VC LIVE | Odyssey : The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Greece [LIVE]

Watch The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center live on The Violin Channel – direct from Greece.   LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ODYSSEY : THE CHAMBER MUSIC...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Joel Krosnick – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up former Juilliard String Quartet member and current Juilliard School Cello Professor, Mr Joel Krosnick - at the Banff...

Prizes Awarded at Norway’s Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition

The Mithras Trio from Moldova/United Kingdom has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition – in Trondheim, Norway.  Graduates of...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Cellist Steven Isserlis – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist Steven Isserlis – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him down...

BREAKING | Simon Zhu Awarded 1st Prize at China’s Zhuhai Mozart Competition

18-year-old Simon Zhu from Germany has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians – in Zhuhai,...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at China’s Zhuhai Mozart Junior & Intermediate Violin Comps

12-year-old Jinan Woo from South Korea has today been awarded 1st prize in the 12 Years and Under Category at the 2019 Zhuhai International...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stella Chen – Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

27-year-old violinist Stella Chen is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory,...

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