Saturday, June 16, 2018

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Los Angeles’ 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition

The 3 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 15th Primrose International Viola Competition – at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. The...

BREAKING | Danish Cellist Jonathan Swensen Awarded 1st Prize at Armenia’s Khachaturian International Cello Comp

21-year-old Jonathan Swensen from Denmark has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia. A student of Professor...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artist Tessa Lark, Live from New York’s Central Park [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Tessa Lark for a Facebook Livestream with their...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’ [LISTEN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Taiwanese-American violinist, Mr Cho-Liang Lin – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him down to pick his...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Armenia’s 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition

The 2018 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia. The 2018 finalists are: Fedor Amosov...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee. We sat her down for...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Hungary’s 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition

29-year-old Nagao Haruka from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – in Mosonmagyaróvár,...

Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Instrument Fellowship Recipient Announced

The Tarisio Trust has today announced New York-based violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud as the recipient of the 2018 Tarisio Trust: Eric Sun – Karen Law Vuillaume Fellowship. A...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

Stolen 2016 Douglas C. Cox Violin Found Undamaged in Jacksonville, Florida [HOORAY]

A missing Douglas C. Cox modern violin, stolen in Jacksonville, Florida, United States on the 3rd of June has been found and returned to...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at USA’s 2018 Klein International String Competition

16-year-old American violinist Alex Zhou has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 33rd Irving M. Klein International String Competition - in...

Candidates Announced for Hungary’s 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – to be held in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary from the 3rd...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Sets. Designed for new levels...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

OUT NOW | Pirastro Unveil New Perpetual Violin String Set [NEW]

Pirastro Strings has announced the launch of the new Perpetual Violin String Set - designed for new levels of volume, power and focused sound projection. "The new-to-market...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Beau Soir’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s new album Beau Soir, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics, is...

Aizuri Quartet Awarded $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize

The New York-based Aizuri Quartet has been awarded the US $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Comprising...

SAD NEWS | Former Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers Has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Dutch violinist and pedagogue Herman Krebbers has passed away - aged 94. A student of Oscar Back, Mr Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Bassist Xavier Foley, 23 – 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23-year-old American double bassist Xavier Foley is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ New ‘Nordic Dream’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Young Artists LGT Young Soloists’ new album Nordic Dream, The Violin Channel in conjunction with RCA...

Opportunity Announced to Appear in Upcoming VC Artist Ray Chen Music Video

To help celebrate the upcoming 8th of June release of VC Artist Ray Chen‘s new album The Golden Age, the superstar Australian violinist has...

VC VOX POP | “What Would You Say to Someone Who’s Never Attended a Classical Concert Before?” [Q&A]

“What would you say to someone who has never seen a classical music concert to come to your performance?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello G & C Strings [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this month announced, at the 2018 Messe Frankfurt, the international launch of the new Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo G & C cello strings. “After...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through the ‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from...

VC Rising Star María Dueñas Awarded 1st Prize at Russia’s Yankelevich Competition

15-year-old VC Rising Star María Dueñas from Spain has today been awarded 1st prize in the senior division of the 2018 Yankelevich International Violin Competition...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Marin Alsop – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Baltimore Symphony and São Paulo Symphony Music Director, acclaimed American conductor Marin Alsop – at the 2018 Menuhin...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Lara St. John – ‘7 Essential Considerations When Commissioning New Music’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate, Lara St. John. In a VC-exclusive blog, Lara discusses her 7 essential considerations...

BREAKING | 18 year Old Diana Adamyan Awarded 1st Prize at Menuhin Competition

18 year old Diana Adamyan from Armenia has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the senior division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition...

BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Junior Menuhin Competition

10 year old Christian Li from Australia and 11 year old Chloe Chua from Singapore have just minutes ago been awarded joint 1st prize...

BREAKING | 17 Year Old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu Awarded 1st Prize at Paganini Competition

17 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu, from the United States, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paganini...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “How NOT To Look After Your Instrument” [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin talk us through the dos and don'ts ... of how NOT to look after your instrument ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKGaLt-GZog

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lara St. John – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John - at the Crypt Sessions in New York City. We sat her...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Mark Holloway, longtime student of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who passed away earlier this week,...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Have Perfect Pitch? Were You Born With It?” [Q&A]

“Do you have perfect pitch, and if so, were you born with it ... or did you develop it?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 6 VC Young Artists

The 32 opening round candidates for the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, to be held in Genoa, Italy from the 4th to the 15th...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guarneri String Quartet Violist Michael Tree has Died – Aged 83

American violist Michael Tree has passed away from Parkinson's disease - aged 83. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leah...

Violist Wins Landmark Hearing Damage Case Against London’s Royal Opera House

A British violist has today won a landmark legal case against London’s Royal Opera House - after claiming his hearing was irreparably damaged during...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Donghyun Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

1st prize-winning performance of 18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/vVZNsI9WB1c?t=3m16s DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason ‘Inspiration’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Inspiration CDs - courtesy...

18 Year Old Donghyun Kim Awarded 1st Prize at Seoul International Violin Comp

18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Nancy Zhou, 25 – 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 1st Prize

25 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.  A graduate of Harvard...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC Artists Francisco Fullana and the Calidore Quartet Awarded 2018 Avery Fisher Grants

The 2018 recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Development Grants have today been announced, in New York City – including VC Artists Francisco Fullana and...

Appeal Launched to Raise Memorial Funds for Double Bassist Killed in Hate Crime This Week [PLEASE SHARE]

An online YouCaring campaign has been launched today to support the family of 17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason -  who was killed by...

TRAGIC NEWS | African-American Double Bassist Killed in Possible Racial Hate Crime

17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed - following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States. An...

OUT NOW | The-Late Robert Mann’s Memoir – ‘A Passionate Journey’ [READ]

East End Press has this month announced the release of 'A Passionate Journey' - the memoir of American violinist, and founding member of The...

VERY SAD NEWS | Staatskapelle Berlin Concertmaster Axel Wilczok Has Died [RIP]

German violinist and pedagogue Axel Wilczok has passed away from cancer - aged 66. A graduate of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik...

Albert Einstein’s Violin Has Sold for Record $516,500 in New York Auction

A violin, believed once owned and played by German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, has sold at auction in New York City for $516,500 -...

$85,000 Violin Run Over by a New York Parking Garage Attendant

The New York Post has today reported a court battle is underway in a Manhattan Supreme Court after a New York City parking garage...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kerson Leong, 21 – Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

21-year-old Canadian violinist Kerson Leong is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential - praised for his commanding stage presence,...

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