Sunday, February 11, 2018

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE Viola & Cello String Sets [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the international launch of the new Thomastik ALPHAYUE viola and cello string...

Applications Open for Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Instrument Fellowship

Applications are open for the newly-established 'Tarisio Trust: Eric Sun - Karen Law Vuillaume Fellowship' - offering an outstanding international violinist aged 18 to 35...

VC Artist Ray Chen to Replace Injured David Garrett in Germany

It has been announced today that Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen will replace David Garrett in a series of upcoming concerts in Hamburg and Düsseldorf - following...

OUT NOW | The New Attachable BAM A+ Case Backpack [NEW]

BAM France this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show, in Los Angeles, the launch of the new 'A+ Case Backpack' - a brand...

MISSING BASS BOW ALERT | c. 1800 Dodd Double Bass Bow – London [PLEASE SHARE]

An alert has been issued today for missing c.1800 Dodd double bass bow and case - last seen on an eastbound District Line train...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released ‘Debussy Sonates & Trios’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press newly-released ‘Debussy Sonates & Trios’ CDs - courtesy of...

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded 2018 Grammys

The winners of the 2018 60th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced in New York City – including experimental Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and celebrated American...

David Garrett To Cancel Upcoming European Concerts Due to Serious Back Injury

It has been announced today that German violin soloist David Garrett has cancelled a number of upcoming performances - due to a herniated disc in...

BREAKING | Nancy Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at Harbin International Violin Competition

25 year old Nancy Zhou from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the violin division of the 2018...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Berent Korfker – “My Inspiration for Inventing the Pirastro KorfkerRest” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro KorfkerRest inventor, violin pedagogue Mr Berent Korfker. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Dutch-born Royal College of Music violin professor...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “Composing Your Own Violin Concerto Cadenzas” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley on the eve of his Berlin Philharmonic solo concerto debut...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Menuhin International Violin Competition

The Menuhin Competition has today announced the 22 Junior and 22 Senior candidates for the 2018 competition – to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Sergei Dogadin – Shanghai, Hannover & Tchaikovsky Comp Major Prizes

Russian violin virtuoso Sergei Dogadin has established himself as one of the foremost young concert soloists to emerge internationally in recent years. A student of Boris Kuschnir...

Six More Sexual Assault Claims Leveled at Conductor Charles Dutoit

It has been reported today by the Associated Press, that troubled Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit has now been accused of a further six sexual...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s New Album: ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s new album ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’. The acclaimed virtuoso's first recording on the label, the disc...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Violin Pedagogue Shirley Givens Has Passed Away – Aged 86

Respected American violin pedagogue and children's music teaching book author, Ms Shirley Givens has passed away - in New York City, aged 86. A graduate of...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Robert Mann – ‘Memories & the Meaning of His Legacy’ (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Juilliard String Quartet members - violinists Earl Carlyss and Joel Smirnoff, violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist Joel Krosnick. In a VC blog, the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 ‘Jacqueline Du Pre: The Heart of the Cello’ Double CD Sets [ENTER TO WIN]

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passing of luminary cello virtuoso Jacqueline du Pre, The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

Alitalia Airline Accused of “Savagely Vandalizing” a 17th Century Viola Da Gamba [PLEASE SHARE]

Distressing pictures of a severely damaged 17th century viola da gamba have today surfaced on social media - following an Alitalia flight from Rio...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Quartet Violinist & Pedagogue Robert Mann – In Memoriam (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violinist Elly Suh, longtime student of violin pedagogue and Juilliard String Quartet founding member, Robert Mann – who passed away earlier...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 2003 Modern ‘Chris Johnson’ Violin – London [PLEASE SHARE]

A stolen instrument alert has been issued for a 2003 'Chris Johnson' modern violin – stolen from Swiss Cottage, London - on Monday December...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Juilliard Quartet Violinist Robert Mann Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violinist Robert Mann has passed away at his home in New York City - aged 97. Mr Mann was a founding member of the...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Strangest Fan Question You’ve Ever Been Asked?” [Q&A]

“What's the strangest fan question you've ever been asked?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

Candidates Announced for the Inaugural 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition

The 28 violin candidates have been announced for the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin – to be held at the Harbin Conservatory of Music, in China...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – ‘How Do You Put Together a Solo Recital Program?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Josephine Lee from the United States was keen to know: "How do you go about putting together a solo recital...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition Commemorative CD Box Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away five 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition 4-CD commemorative box...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 17 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

17 year old Korean wunderkind SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent...

Online Appeal Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for New York Violinist [PLEASE SHARE]

An online GoFundMe campaign has been launched this month to help raise urgent funds for New York-based freelance violinist Elektra Kurtis – who is battling an...

The Winners and Grinners – 2017 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2017 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year's major international competition prize winners and bursary...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2017 [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...

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