Saturday, June 16, 2018

VC LIVE | 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition – Los Angeles, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition -  Live from Los Angeles, United States   2018 Primrose International Viola Competition | FINAL...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – ‘Inside the Viola’s Cornerstone Solo Repertoire’ [GUIDE]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with Eastman School of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Antoine Tamestit – ‘The Primrose Competition Gave Me a Great Boost’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get a better...

VC INTERVIEW | Rockport Music Festival Artistic Director, Violinist Barry Shiffman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the newly-appointed Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director, former long time St. Lawrence String Quartet violinist, Mr Barry Shiffman.  The Rockport...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 35th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

German Conductor Rudolf Kempe Was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German conductor Rudolf Kempe was born on this day in 1910 – 108 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Kempe served principal conducting positions...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 39th birthday! A student of respected cello pedagogue David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the...

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...

Today is Japanese Violinist Mayuko Kamio’s 32nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese virtuoso Mayuko Kamio’s 32nd birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay and Zakhar Bron, Mayuko is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Composer Gyorgy Ligeti Died On This Day in 2006 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born Austrian contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti died on this day in 2006 – aged 83. A composer who refused to play by the rules, his major...

Composer Richard Strauss Born On This Day in 1864 – 154 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1949, his signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks...

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...

French Composer Ernest Chausson Died On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson died on this day in 1899 – aged just 44. Chausson died from a freak accident - after losing control...

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...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist & Pedagogue Oskar Back Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a 42 year...

Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 – 208 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 208 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 206 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Leopold Auer Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer was born on this day in 1845. Dying in 1930, he is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 77th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Today is American Violinist VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th birthday! A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Ana Chumachenco, Chad is...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 111 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe and...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Leila Josefowicz – ‘Effectively Working With Living Composers’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed American-Canadian new music advocate, violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz. In a VC-exclusive blog, Leila shares her approach for ensuring a...

Today is Violinist VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer’s 18th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer‘s 18th birthday! A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Nathan was awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Windsor Festival International...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 77th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 from cancer – aged just 63. Ms Brown was the former Concertmaster...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Annette & Henning Müller-Zierach – ‘New Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Set’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro Co-Managing Directors, Annette and Henning Müller-Zierach - in Offenbach, Germany. We sat them down to learn more about the latest...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston...

Romanian Violinist & Composer Georges Boulanger Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violin virtuoso, conductor and composer Georges Boulanger died on this day in 1958 - aged 65. A student of Leopold Auer, and contemporary of Jascha Heifetz,...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 26th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years, Kian...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Was Born On This Day in 1857 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar was born on this day in 1857 - 161 years ago. Dying in 1934, his signature works include The Enigma...

Polish-Born Violinist Szymon Goldberg Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg was born on this day in 1909 – 109 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 209 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Miriam Fried – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’ [LISTEN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New England Conservatory violin pedagogue, Ms Miriam Fried – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat her...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi was born on this day in 1893. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works – including...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Was Born On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born on this day in 1897. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was awarded the...

VC WEB BLOG | Pianist Carlos Avila – ‘DO’s and DON’Ts For Collaborating With a Pianist’ [WORD]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School staff and the Heifetz Institute Faculty member, Carlos Avila. In a VC-exclusive blog, the outspoken Filipino-American pianist discusses...

Composer Görgy Ligeti Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-Austrian contemporary composer Görgy Ligeti was born on this day in 1923 - 95 years ago. A composer who refused to play by the rules,...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 103 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 55th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 55th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 215 years ago. The first performance...

VC VOX POP | “What Are Your Pre-Concert Rituals?” [Q&A]

“What are your pre-concert rituals?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … Russian-born Violinist, Dmitry...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Julian Rachlin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor, Julian Rachlin - at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva. We sat...

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