Friday, March 24, 2017

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alisa Weilerstein – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cello virtuoso, Alisa Weilerstein. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions -...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 – Aged Just 26 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

VC WEB BLOG | Youtube Sensation – ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist Matthew Olsen - aka Youtube's 'Shirtless Violinist'. In a VC-exclusive blog, the svelte fiddler talks us through his...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s 49th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American virtuoso Joshua Bell's 49th birthday. A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Josef Gingold, Joshua serves as Music Director of the Academy of...

VC WEB BLOG | Angela Sin Ying Chan – “I Try to Treat Violin Competitions Like Vacations” [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones – “My New Christmas Violin Concerto” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel the week caught up with British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones - who recently wrote and recorded a Christmas-themed Violin Concerto dedicated to his brother,...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2015 Queen Elisabeth international Violin Competition 1st Prize winner, South Korean VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim. We sat...

VC WEB BLOG | Elly Suh – “Competition Results are Completely Out of Our Control” [BLOG]

LVIV, UKRAINE ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26 year old Korean-American violinist Elly Suh - who last week was awarded 1st prize...

VC VOX POP | “Tell Us … What is Your Preferred Tuning A-Pitch Frequency?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world's top string instrumentalists for a quick Q&A quiz. This week's question: 'What is your preferred...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Looking Beyond Just Scales & Etude Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Ms Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Helen talks us through the importance...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Luisa Kramb – ‘International Competitions are Unique Experiences’ [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 16 year old violinist Anne Luisa Kramb – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the 15...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason – ‘It’s Been a Dream Come True’ [BLOG]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old British cello wunderkind Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the prestigious 2016 ‘BBC Young Musician of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Joshua Brown – “My New Journey With My New Guarneri” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown - who was last week granted the long term use of a...

MEET THE PROS | TwoSetViolin, Eddy Chen & Brett Yang – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian violin blog stars Eddy Chen and Brett Yang - in Brisneyland, Australia. We sat the TwoSetViolin duo down for...

VC INTERVIEW | Meet the ‘The King of Waltz’ – Violinist and Entrepreneur André Rieu

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra founder, André Rieu, in Maastricht, Holland - as he was busily making final...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Peter Zazofsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist and 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition juror, Peter Zazofsky – in Poznan, Poland. We sat him...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – VC Artists Attacca String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the New York-based VC Artists Attacca Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Remembering Violinist Erika Morini – and Her Stolen 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius [PLEASE SHARE]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 - 113 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at...

Today is Austrian Violinist and Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair's 55th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

VC WEB BLOG | American Violinist Ida Levin – In Memoriam (1963-2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Marcy Rosen, longtime colleague with violinist Ida Levin - who passed away last month, aged just 53. In...

VC WEB BLOG | Grzegorz Kotow – “From Quartet Violinist to Artist Manager” [BLOG]

HANNOVER, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Szymanowski Quartet co-founder and long standing 1st violinist Grzegorz Kotow – who last month announced...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Joshua Bell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell - at the 2016 Verbier Festival in Switzerland. We sat him down for a...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Students Vs Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Fighting Hate with Love’ [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School students Leerone Hakami and Lauren Siess - who were both actively involved...

VC WEB BLOG | Anthea Kreston – ‘My Road to the Artemis String Quartet’ [BLOG]

The Berlin-based Artemis String Quartet last week announced the appointment of new second violinist, Anthea Kreston - following the passing of long-term violist Friedemann...

Today Is American Violinist Frank Almond’s 53rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond's 53rd birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Michael Tseitlin, Felix Galimir and Joseph Silverstein, Mr Almond is...

MEET THE PROS | VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Spanish cellist VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez at the Kronberg Academy, in Germany. We sat him down for a...

VC INTERVIEW | German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim – The ‘Erl’ King of Cool

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Korean violinist Christian Kim, in Frankfurt, where we shot the breeze over a few beers about his diverse...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein died on this day in 1982 – aged 95. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 88th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violin virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 88th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, she is widely respected as one of the preeminent...

VC INTERVIEW | Stephen Tavani – New Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani – the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5EZNZHI3c&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEPHEN TAVANI & JUHANI LAGERSPATZ...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – 2016 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’

17 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A junior scholarship student of...

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