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VC MASTERCLASS | Andrew Haveron – Rachmaninoff’s ‘Symphonic Dances’, 1st Violin Masterclass [LEARN]

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Haveron works us through a violin masterclass on an excerpt from the first violin part of Rachmaninoff's 'Symphonic Dances'. Recorded as part...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Carol Rodland – “Welcome to the Golden Age of the Viola” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School viola and chamber music faculty member, violist Carol Rodland. In a VC-exclusive blog, Carol discusses how she...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ivry Gitlis – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-born violinist, Ivry Gitlis – at the 2017 Cremona Mondomusica Exhibition, in Italy. We sat him down for...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Anne Akiko Meyers ‘Fantasia’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Avie Records, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copies...

VC VOX POP | “What Motivated You To Practice Growing Up … And What Motivates You Now?” [Q&A]

“What motivated you to practice growing up, and what motivates you now?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players...

VC WEB BLOG | Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘New York’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York City-based violin luthier and restorer, Mrs Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julie talks us through...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Vadim Gluzman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1839 $500,000 Giuseppe Rocca Violin – Paris, France [SHARE]

An international alert has been issued for a 1839 Giuseppe Rocca violin – stolen from the Charenton district in Paris on September 26th -...

VC VOX POP | “Have You Ever Played a Concert That Has Affected You for the Rest of Your Life?” [Q&A]

“Have you ever played a concert that has affected you for the rest of your life?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Danish-Israel violin virtuoso and conductor, Nikolaj Znaider – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. We sat...

3 Senior Violin Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 3 Group C (17 to 23 Years Old) Violin Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for...

OUT NOW | Violinist Samuel Nebyu’s ‘Music by Composers of African Descent’ [LISTEN]

Temple University's BCM&D Records has today announced the international release of violinist Samuel Nebyu’s cross-cultural, groundbreaking debut album ‘Music by Composers of African Descent'. Released to celebrate...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat the Grammy-winning...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Ever Miss Something About How You Used To Play?” [Q&A]

“Do you ever miss something about how you used to play?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Grigory Kalinovsky – “How to Achieve a Great Left Hand” [ADVICE]

VC member Josephine Harley from the United States was keen to know the properties of a great left hand for string players and how to...

VC WEB BLOG | New Music Advocate Fred Sherry – “Commissioning New Music Dos and Don’ts” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music cello pedagogue and new music advocate, Mr Fred Sherry. In a VC-exclusive...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Nashville Symphony Music Director, Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts,...

Candidates Announced for China’s 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition

The 61 candidates have been announced for the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians – to be held in Zhuhai, China...

VC WEB BLOG | Dr. Thomas Zwieg – The New Larsen Magnacore Arioso Cello Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Larsen Strings' Product Development Manager, Dr. Thomas Zwieg. In a VC-exclusive blog, Thomas explains his goals and processes for the...

MEET THE PROS | Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, Mr David Kim – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee, 13 – Wieniawski ‘Faust Fantasie’, 2017 [VIDEO]

13 year old VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee performing Wieniawski's 'Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Faust, Op. 20' with collaborative pianist Hiro David. Recorded...

Joshua Bell and VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee Called to Replace Lang Lang

It has been announced today that Chinese pianist Lang Lang has withdrawn from his upcoming 2017-18 season-opening performance on September 14th with the Richmond...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Craig Harbauer: The New Ascenté Violin Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ Director, Mr Craig Harbauer. In a VC-exclusive blog, Craig guides us through the development of...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – Violin Harmonics Masterclass [LEARN]

Australian VC Artist Ray Chen walks us through a short masterclass on mastering the art of clear natural and artificial violin harmonics. Uploaded originally on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & …. Condoleezza Rice – Schumann’s ‘Fantasiestücke’ [VIDEO]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performing a surprise performance of Schumann's 'Fantasiestücke'. Recorded live on May 6th, 2017...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Elgar Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on the 1st movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on April 11th,...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 New VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim ‘Beethoven/Mozart’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim’s debut album ‘Mozart & Beethoven Violin Sonatas’, The Violin Channel in...

OUT NOW | Quatuor Ébène’s New Jazz-Inspired Album ‘Eternal Stories’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has announced the release of the Quatuor Ébène’s new album ‘Eternal Stories’. Recorded in collaboration with jazz legends, clarinetist and bandoneon player Michel...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 2 [LOL]

VC Artist Ray Chen's Volume 2 compilation of musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCQYrFzW84&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST RAY CHEN |...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Composer of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated composer of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky – “How Are Music Teachers Influenced by Their Teachers?” [ADVICE]

VC member Marley Jones from Australia was keen to know how music pedagogues' teaching methods and styles are generally influenced by their former teachers. We threw Marley’s question over to...

Woman Arrested in Japan Over Allegedly Destroying $1 Million Violin Collection [VIDEO]

A woman has been arrested in Nagoya, Japan accused of allegedly violently trashing a collection of 54 violins and 70 string bows in 2014. The...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ivan Karizna, 25 – Tchaikovsky & Queen Elisabeth International Cello Comp Prizes

25 year old Belarusian cellist Ivan Karizna is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy,...

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