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VC Artist Augustin Hadelich Signed to Exclusive Warner Classics Recording Contract

Warner Classics has this week announced the signing of violin virtuoso, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich to an exclusive recording contract. A graduate of the Istituto...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

Police Complaint Filed Alleging Conductor James Levine Molested a Teen Boy

The New York Post has today reported a police complaint has been filed in Illinois, USA, alleging legendary Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine maintained...

VC GIVEAWAY | Be 1 of the 1st to Own a New 2nd Gen. Pirastro Violin KorfkerRest

To help celebrate the upcoming international release of the new Pirastro 2nd Generation violin KorfkerRest, The Violin Channel is this week giving away one...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist Eugene Levinson – “The School of Agility” Technique [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School double bass pedagogue and technique book author, Professor Eugene Levinson. In a VC-exclusive blog, Eugene discusses the inspiration...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Pinchas Zukerman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violin and viola virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

VC VOX POP | “If You Only Had 3 Months to Live, What Would You Put on Your Farewell Recital?” [Q&A]

“If you only had three months to live, what would you put on your farewell recital?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 40+ of...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ayana Tsuji, 20 – Montreal International Violin Competition 1st Prize

20 year old Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji is quickly building an international reputation as a one of the finest young virtuosi to...

OUT NOW | Violinist Vilde Frang’s ‘Homage’ to the Golden Age of String Playing [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has his week announced the release of Norwegian-born violinist Vilde Frang’s new album ‘Homage’. Recorded with acclaimed Argentinian pianist José Gallardo, the newly-released disc features...

VC MASTERCLASS | Yo-Yo Ma – Elgar Cello Concerto, CelloBello Masterclass [LEARN]

Cello luminary Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the third and fourth movements of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Recorded as part of the CelloBello Masterclass...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Osmo Vänskä – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed Finnish conductor and clarinetist, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Osmo Vänskä - for a fun game of VC...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Qigang Chen – ‘Reflections of a Vanished Time’ US Premiere [2017]

French cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon performing the US-premiere performance of Chinese composer Qigang Chen’s ‘Reflections of a Vanished Time' for solo cello and orchestra. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2017 Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert, London’s Wigmore Hall [CONCERT]

British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis with VC Artists William Hagen, Stephen Waarts, Ziyu Shen, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani and Pablo Ferrández coming together for...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – ThatViolaKid Drew Forde, Live from the D’Addario Factory [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … ThatViolaKid, Drew Forde for a Facebook Livestream with his...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Still Practice Etudes?” [Q&A]

“Do you still practice etudes?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 40+ of the world’s top string players to find out … German-American Violinist, David...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – “What We Look For On Orchestral and College Audition Panels” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Stephanie Chen from Singapore was keen to know: "As part of an orchestral or college audition panel, what do you...

OUT NOW | Violinist, VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov’s New ‘Harmonia Nova #2’ Album [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi has today announced the release of VC Young Artist, violinist Marc Bouchkov’s new album ‘Harmonia Nova #2’ - a homage to the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin ‘Reflets’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s new album ‘Reflets’, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

VC RISING STAR | María Dueñas, 14 – Zhuhai, Kogan & Telemann International Violin Comp Top Prizes

14 year old Spanish violinist María Dueñas is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris...

Applications Open for Kronberg Academy 2018 Chamber Music Summit [APPLY]

Applications are open for the 2018 Kronberg Academy ‘Chamber Music Connects the World’ Summit – to be held in Kronberg, Germany from the 1st...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Stephen Wyrczynski – “What Do You Look For In Undergraduate vs Graduate Students?” [ADVICE]

VC member Sofia Yatsyuk from Ukraine was keen to know what conservatory audition panelists look for in undergraduate vs graduate students for admissions. We threw Sofia's...

BREAKING | 4 1st Prizes Awarded at NY Young Concert Artists Auditions – Inc. VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung

4 1st prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York City – including VC...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad – “How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

Prizes Awarded at Korea’s 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition [VIDEO]

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Gautier Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French cello virtuoso, Gautier Capuçon – whilst on tour in the US with the China NCPA Orchestra. We sat him...

Applications Open for 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2nd Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – to be held in Shanghai, China from 10 August to...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artists Verona Quartet, Live from New York City [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artists Verona Quartet for a Facebook Livestream with their fans...

VC VOX POP | “Which Teachers Were Your Greatest Influences Growing Up?” [Q&A]

“Which teachers were your greatest influences growing up?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … German-American...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – ‘4 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist VC Artist Stefan Jackiw - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Double Leila Josefowicz VIP 92Y Ticket Packs [ENTER]

The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3 x double Leila Josefowicz VIP 92Y ticket packs – each containing 2 premium concert tickets...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ayana Tsuji, 20 – Montreal International Violin Competition 1st Prize

20 year old Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji is quickly building an international reputation as a one of the finest young virtuosi to...

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