Saturday, August 19, 2017

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It has been announced today that Chinese pianist Lang Lang has withdrawn from his upcoming 2017-18 season-opening performance on September 14th with the Richmond...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

Qantas Airways Refuse 1766 Guadagnini Violin in Cabin [PLEASE SHARE]

Qantas Airways has yesterday refused an international violinist from bringing his 1766 Guadagnini violin into the cabin on a flight from Santiago, Chile to...

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Only Play 3 Pieces for the Rest of Your Life, What Would They Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could only play 3 pieces for the rest of your life, what would they be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

VC Rising Star Johan Dalene Awarded 1st Prize at America’s Cooper International Violin Comp

16 year old VC Rising Star Johan Dalene from Sweden has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin...

MEET THE PROS | French Conductor Stéphane Denève – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail,...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1699 Rogeri Violin, Freiburg, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued today for a 1699 Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin - stolen from the Brandensteinstrasse district in Freiburg, Germany on...

OUT NOW | D’Addario New ‘Ascenté’ Synthetic Violin Strings [NEW]

D’Addario Orchestral has today announced the launch of the new 'Ascenté' violin strings - a full synthetic violin string set for string players of all...

ASK THE PROS | Patinka Kopec – ‘Telling a Student a Career in Performance May Not Be for Them’ [ADVICE]

VC member Nicole Wang from the United States was keen to know if and how music teachers should advise students that music performance may not be the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor – Tonali Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

17 year old VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor from Germany’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s Debut ‘Mozart & Beethoven’ Album [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has this week announced the release of 22 year old South Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s debut album ‘Mozart & Beethoven...

VC RISING STAR | Na Kyung Kang, 13 – Menuhin, Kloster Schöntal & Tchaikovsky Young Musicians Major Prizes

13 year old South Korean violinist Na Kyung Kang is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of NamYun Kim at the Korean...

VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor Awarded 1st Prize at Germany’s Tonali Violin Comp

17 year old German VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition - in Hamburg, Germany. A...

VC LIVE | Zorá String Quartet – Violin Channel Takeover Live from the Bravo! Vail Festival [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … the Zorá String Quartet – for a Facebook Livestream with...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist James Ehnes – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso, James Ehnes - at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

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

“Who is the most underrated classical musician of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 20+ of the world’s top string players to...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Natasha Brofsky – ‘Developing a Great Performance Presence’ [ADVICE]

VC member Victoria Tsai from the United States was keen to know how to improve her stage performance presence. We threw Victoria’s question over to acclaimed American cellist, Ms Natasha...

VC LIVE | Violinist James Ehnes – Violin Channel Takeover from the Bravo Vail Festival [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … Canadian violinist James Ehnes – for a Facebook Livestream with his...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Simone Lamsma – 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival Debut [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - with conductor Jaap van Zweden and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell & Steven Isserlis – Brahms Double Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

Short except of violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis performing Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor - with The Academy of St Martin in the...

VC WEB BLOG | Pirastro’s Ed Mingo – “Picking Your Perfect Violin E String” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro USA's Marketing Manager, Mr Ed Mingo. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ed talks us through the considerations for choosing your violin's perfect...

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