Sunday, January 26, 2020

Italian Luthier Carlo Bergonzi Was Born On This Day in 1683 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi was born on this day in 1683. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's...

MEET THE PROS | Russian Violinist Alena Baeva – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition jury member, Alena Baeva. We sat her down for a fun...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye,...

Violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin Was Born On This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day in 1916 - 103 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Nicola Benedetti & Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

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...

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...

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...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC VOX POP | “What is Your Preferred Tuning A-Pitch Frequency?” [Q&A]

'What is your preferred tuning A-pitch frequency?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … Violin...

VC WEB BLOG | PartPlay – ‘The Ultimate Chamber Music Practice Companion’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinists, and PartPlay founders Philip Aird and Steve Bingham to discuss their revolutionary new chamber music companion. In a VC-exclusive...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman – ‘What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

Today is Russian Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's...

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 - 116 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violin virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, she is widely respected as one of the preeminent...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Judith Ingolfsson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Icelandic violinist and former Indianapolis International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Judith Ingolfsson. We sat her down for a...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 38 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers & Pianist Akira Eguchi [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [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 LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist Alisa Weilerstein [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with her fans.

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos – ‘Qualities of an Effective Instrumental Teacher’ [INSIGHT]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected Chicago-based violin pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos shares her thoughts on the technical and interpersonal qualities required to become...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

Maurice Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece Tzigane premiered on this day in 1924 - 95 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in London -...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 74th birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Russian-American violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 23rd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Time for Three (Feat. Joshua Bell) [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught the genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three at Joe's Pub, in New York City - for a downtown early evening set. Performance includes...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Fashion Model, Filip Pogady – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Slovakian-born violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogády. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

ASK THE PROS | Violist James Dunham – “What Does Chamber Music Really Do For a Student’s Playing?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sabrina Young from the United States was keen to know: "How important really is chamber music? What does it really do...

Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

ASK THE PROS | Cello Pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen – ‘When Are Students Ready for Competitions?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Hasan Ninov from the United States was keen to know: "How do you know when students are ready for competitions,...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Federico Agostini – ‘Why Is Slow Practice So Important?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Eastman School of Music faculty member, Violin Professor Federico Agostini. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Italian-born violinist...

VC VOX POP | “What Essentials Do You Keep in Your Instrument Case?” [Q&A]

“What essentials do you keep in your instrument case?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

Russian Cello Virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 - aged 80. A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100...

American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day, in Barcelona, in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

LIVE WEBSTREAM | 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition – Final [WEBCAST]

Live and exclusive webstream - direct from the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition, in Prague, Czech Republic.   Final - 4pm - 13th May, 2018...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Kurt Sassmannshaus – “How to Effectively Use Scales to Improve Your Technique” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Michael Guarino from Italy was keen to know: "How should violinists effectively practice scales to improve their technique?" We threw Michael’s...

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...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay was born on this day in 1833 – 184 years ago. Accolay’s signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

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...

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