Thursday, September 19, 2019

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition

The violin category finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians – in Zhuhai, China. Presented...

BREAKING | Haruma Sato Awarded 1st Prize at Germany’s ARD Cello Competition

21-year-old Haruma Sato from Japan has just minutes ago been awarded 1st Prize at the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition - in Munich, Germany. 2nd...

VC LIVE | 2019 ARD International Cello Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Munich, Germany.   2019 ARD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM THE...

Boston Symphony Concertmaster Malcolm Lowe Announces Retirement After 35 Years

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has today announced the retirement of long-serving  Concertmaster, Malcolm Lowe. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Ivan...

VC INTERVIEW | Marmen Quartet – Banff String Quartet Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition joint-1st prize winning ensemble, the London-based Marmen String Quartet. Comprising violinists...

BREAKING | Joint-1st Prize Awarded at Banff International Quartet Competition

The London-based Marmen Quartet and the Los Angeles-based Viano String Quartet have just minutes ago been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2019 Banff International...

Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

The category prize winners have today been announced at the 2019 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition – in Schöntal, Germany. 10-year-old Riisa Nakahara from Japan was awarded...

VC LIVE | 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition [LIVE]

Watch the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Banff, Alberta, Canada.   2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION FINAL...

VC YOUNG ARTISTS | LGT Young Soloists – ‘Highly Gifted Young International String Soloists’

The Swiss-based LGT Young Soloists string ensemble is quickly building an international reputation as a youth orchestra of exceptional skill and artistic merit.  Comprising highly...

Prizes Awarded at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

22-year-old Anna Agafia Egholm from Denmark has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – in Sion, Switzerland. A graduate of...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Esther Hoppe – ‘Student Dos and Dont’s for a First Lesson’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mozarteum University Salzburg Violin Professor Esther Hoppe shares her thoughts on what should be a student's 'dos and don't's...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arabella Steinbacher – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up German violin virtuoso, Arabella Steinbacher - in Brussels. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

Prizes Awarded at Mexico’s Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition

26-year-old John-Henry Crawford from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia,...

Prizes Awarded at Inaugural Vietnam International Violin Competition

Gang Hyeon Park from South Korea and Ruslan Turuntayev from Kazakhstan have today been awarded the joint-Grand Prix at the 2019 inaugural Vietnam International...

Florida’s New World Symphony To Host New 5-Day Viola Festival

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony have today announced the launch of a new 5-day viola festival - set to be...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mauricio Fuks – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mr Mauricio Fuks. We sat him down for a fun...

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Raised Against Long Time Curtis Institute Violin Teacher

Canadian violinist Lara St John has today made allegations that she was sexually abused and raped by a violin teacher at the Curtis Institute...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer – ‘The Importance of Understanding Historical Context’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Commission a Concerto from a Dead Composer, Who Would it Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could commission a concerto from a dead composer, who would it be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top...

VC LIVE | 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival – Ying & Jupiter String Quartets [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2019 Bowdoin International Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Brunswick, Maine, United States.   2019 BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL YING...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Artist Sergey Malov ‘Paganini 24 Capricci’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of VC Artist Sergey Malov’s new album Paganini 24 Capricci Op. 1, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Repin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist, Vadim Repin. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions - to...

STOLEN VIOLA ALERT | Giovanni Grancino Viola, Sweden [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has been issued for a Giovanni Grancino viola stolen on May 15th, 2019 from a train travelling from Copenhagen...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 Newly-Released Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ Violin String Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the new warm and broad variant Larsen ‘Il Cannone’ A Violin String, The Violin Channel is this...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Renaud Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up superstar French violinist Renaud Capuçon - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game of...

VC LIVE | 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the opening night of the 2019 North Shore Chamber Music Festival live on The Violin Channel – direct from Northbrook, Chicago   2019 NORTH SHORE...

Violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis Awarded Use of 1645 ‘Ex Christian Ferras’ Amati

It has been announced this week that 23-year-old violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis from Latvia has been awarded the 2 year use of the 1645 Ex...

BREAKING | Do Gyung Anna Im Awarded 1st Prize at New Zealand’s Michael Hill Comp

21-year-old Do Gyung Anna Im from South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition...

BREAKING | Hao Zhou Awarded 1st Prize at 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal

22-year-old Hao Zhou from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal -...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of Three 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Comp Commemorative CD Box Sets [ENTER]

To help celebrate this week's international release, The Violin Channel is giving away three 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 4-CD commemorative box sets. Relive your...

VC LIVE | 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition live on The Violin Channel – direct from Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand.   2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL...

VC LIVE | 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal [LIVE STREAM]

Watch the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal live on The Violin Channel – direct from Montreal, Canada.   2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL  FINAL ROUND LIVE...

BREAKING | Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition

26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition...

VC LIVE | 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [FINAL ROUND]

Catch up on the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Final Round – direct from Brussels, Belgium.   2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND LIVE FROM...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience’ [BLOG]

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu Awarded Use of 1722 ‘Ex-Lord Wandsworth’ Stradivarius

It has been announced today that 18-year-old American VC Young Artist, violinist Kevin Zhu has been granted the long-term use of the 1722 Ex-Lord...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

The 12 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium. The 2019 Finalists are: VC...

OUT NOW | Composer Jonathan Leshnoff – Featuring the ‘Violins of Hope’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the release of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s new album Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’ - featuring the Violins of...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 18 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

18-year-old South Korean violinist SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A...

VC LIVE | Live Performance and Q&A with Violinist VC Artist Itamar Zorman [LIVESTREAM]

We’re coming to you live from Tarisio, in New York City, this afternoon for a VC Facebook Live performance and Q&A with Israeli violinist, VC...

Violinist Charles Castleman To Donate $1 Million Violin to Frost School of Music

It has been announced this week that American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman has donated his 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, valued at over...

VC LIVE | Vadim Repin – US Premiere: Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 3 [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the US-premiere performance of Lera Auerbach's Violin Concerto No. 3 live - featuring violin virtuoso Vadim Repin and The Orchestra Now.   US PREMIERE: LERA...

Guadagnini Violin Played By Joshua Bell To Be Sold This Month at Auction

Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows, in New York, has this month announced the upcoming auction of a 1750 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin - previously...

Applications Open for 2020 Menuhin Competition in Richmond [APPLY NOW]

Applications are now open for the 2020 Menuhin Competition - to be held in Richmond, United States from the 14th to the 24th of...

STOLEN VIOLA ALERT | 2018 Yael Rosenblum Viola, Milan/Paris [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 2018 Yael Rosenblum viola - stolen from a bus between Milan and Paris...

VC LIVE | CAG Live! ‘Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career’ [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung, violist, composer and educator Jessica Meyer and Concert Artists Guild President...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – ‘Warming Up Before a Lesson or Performance” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Matthew Boon, from the United States, was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to warm up before a...

VC VOX POP | “What Essentials Do You Keep in Your Instrument Case?” [Q&A]

“What essentials do you keep in your instrument case?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 ‘Hilary Hahn Encores’ Sheet Music & CD Packs [ENTER]

To help celebrate this months' international release of the In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores sheet music, The Violin Channel in conjunction with...

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