Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Classical Pianist Calls for Shorter Concerts to Pull New Audiences

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Out-spoken British classical pianist, Stephen Hough has today called for classical concerts to be dramatically shortened - in order to attract younger audiences. “The performance...

Competitor Order and Schedule Announced for $100,000 Shanghai Competition

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The competitor order and opening round schedule has today been announced at the 2016 inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China...

Mahler’s Original 2nd Symphony Score to Go Under the Hammer

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The highly sought-after original hand-written manuscript for Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, known as the ‘Resurrection Symphony’, is set to be sold at auction in...

British Airways Stopped Cello from Flying as it Didn't Have a Tourism Visa

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It has been reported today that a Swiss cellist was stopped from carrying her cello on a British Airways flight from Zurich to Baltimore...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Thomastik-Infeld Peter Infeld Viola String Sets

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To help celebrate the international release of the new Thomastik-Infeld Peter Infeld viola strings, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist, Sean Lee - Schubert 'Rondo in A Major', 2016 [VIDEO]

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American violin virtuoso, Sean Lee performing Schubert's 'Rondo in A Major for Violin and String Quartet'. Recorded live in March 2016 - as part of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer - Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

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2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

Prizes Awarded at 1st Dominique Peccatte International Violin Competition

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27 year old Japanese violinist, Rika Masato has been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural Dominique Peccatte International Violin Competition, in Paris. She will receive €5,000...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis & Khatia Buniatishvili - 2016 Aix-En-Provence Festival [VIDEO]

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93 year old violin virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing a selection of violin show-pieces by Fritz Kreisler and Maria Theresia von Paradis - at the 2016 Aix-en-Provence Festival, in...

SAD NEWS | Medici Quartet Violinist Paul Robinson Has Passed Away

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British violinist Paul Robertson has died, after a long-term battle with heart disease - aged 63. Mr Robinson had served as 1st violinist with the...

London’s Guildhall School of Music Appoints New Cello Professor

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The Guildhall School of Music, in London has today announced the appointment of British cellist, Rebecca Gilliver to the position of 'Professor of Cello'...

VERY SAD NEWS | Serbian Violinist Dejan Mihailovic Has Died - Aged 84

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Serbian violinist and pedagogue Dejan Mihailovic has passed away - aged 84. A student of David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, he served a long...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French violin virtuoso René-Charles "Zino" Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

VC WEB BLOG | D'Addario's Fan-Chia Tao: 'How to Choose the Right Strings' [BLOG]

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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with D'Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

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VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

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