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MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Gerard Schwarz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game...

VC VOX POP | “Which Musicians From The Past Do You Take Your Greatest Inspiration From?” [Q&A]

“Which great musicians from the past do you take your greatest inspiration from?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 25+ of the world’s top...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 18-year-old American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer. We sat him down for a fun game of VC...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal With Your Vision Not Being In line With the Conductor’s?” [Q&A]

"As a soloist, if your vision is not in line with the conductor's, how do you deal with it?" The Violin Channel recently caught up...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Frans Helmerson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Swedish cellist and cello pedagogue Mr Frans Helmerson. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Guy Braunstein – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli violinist Guy Braunstein – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down to pick...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Donald Weilerstein – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School violin pedagogue, Mr Donald Weilerstein – for a fun game of VC Desert...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Joshua Bell, ‘The Red Violin’ Panel Discussion [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern – for a fun Facebook...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Festival Napa Valley – Live from Napa Valley, California [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Festival Napa Valley for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Napa Valley, California, with superstar violinist...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Barry Shiffman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Canadian violinist & violist, Barry Shiffman - Artistic Director of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts,...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Competition Jury?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Leonard Slatkin – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed American conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Leonard Slatkin – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nikolaj Znaider – ‘Top Tips for Leading a Concerto Without a Conductor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Danish-Israeli violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Nikolaj, who's recently released Mozart's 4th and 5th Violin...

VC VOX POP | “If You Weren’t A String Player, What Other Profession Do You Think You Would Have Pursued?” [Q&A]

“If you weren’t a string player, what other profession do you think you would have pursued?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

VC LIVE | Direct From the 2018 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival - in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir...

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...

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...

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...

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 DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

VC VOX POP | “What Would You Say to Someone Who’s Never Attended a Classical Concert Before?” [Q&A]

“What would you say to someone who has never seen a classical music concert to come to your performance?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Marin Alsop – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Baltimore Symphony and São Paulo Symphony Music Director, acclaimed American conductor Marin Alsop – at the 2018 Menuhin...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Lara St. John – ‘7 Essential Considerations When Commissioning New Music’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate, Lara St. John. In a VC-exclusive blog, Lara discusses her 7 essential considerations...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lara St. John – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso Lara St. John - at the Crypt Sessions in New York City. We sat her...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Mark Holloway, longtime student of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who passed away earlier this week,...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Have Perfect Pitch? Were You Born With It?” [Q&A]

“Do you have perfect pitch, and if so, were you born with it ... or did you develop it?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Use Any Technology or Apps to Help You Practice?” [Q&A]

“Do you use any technology or apps to help you practice?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Experimental Violinist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with boundary-pushing Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violin virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat her down to...

VC INTERVIEW | Anne-Sophie Mutter – March 4th’s World Premiere of Sir André Previn’s ‘The Fifth Season’

The Violin Channel recently sat down with German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter as she was in final preparations for her upcoming US tour -...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Pedagogue Charles Castleman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected American violinist and former long-term Eastman School of Music violin pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman. We sat him down...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – ‘My Experience on the Astral Artists Roster’ [BLOG]

With the applications set to close on March 7th for the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, VC recently caught up with 2016 1st prize winner, VC...

VC LIVE | Adam Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto World Premiere – Anne Akiko Meyers [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of Liszt's 'Les preludés' and the world premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg's Violin Concerto 'Orchard in Fog' - performed...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Preparing a Newly Commissioned Work’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers - ahead of her upcoming world premiere performances on February 10th and 11th of Adam Schoenberg's...

VC VOX POP | “What Do You Do Every Day to Avoid Playing Injuries?” [Q&A]

“What do you do every day to avoid playing injuries?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 WEB BLOG | Violist Yizhak Schotten – ‘The Importance of Students Studying Orchestral Excerpts’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan School of Music viola pedagogue, Professor Yizhak Schotten. In a VC-exclusive blog, Yizhak discusses the importance...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Jonathan Koh – ‘Cello Scales, Exercises & Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Patricia Yu from the United States was keen to know: "What cello scales, exercises, and etude books do you recommend...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Gilles Apap – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French classical, gypsy jazz and folk violinist, Gilles Apap.   We sat him down for a fun game of...

VC LIVE | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song & Pianist Richard Fu – Live from WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of violinist VC Young Artist Ji Won Song and pianist Richard Fu performing a collection of violin and piano works by Brahms, Schumann...

MEET THE PROS | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana.  We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

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17-year-old Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri at the...

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