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Today is Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 80th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-Icelandic piano virtuoso and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 80th birthday. A student of Lev Oborin and Boris Zemliansky, Maestro Ashkenazy is a former prize...

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 Russian Violin Virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov’s 71st birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, he is a former Grand Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky International...

American Cellist and Pedagogue Leonard Rose Died On This Day in 1984 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose died on this day in 1984 from leukemia – aged 66. He served as Principal Cellist of the...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Music Would you Like to Walk Down the Aisle To?” [Q&A]

“What piece of music did you ... or would you like to walk down the aisle to at your wedding?” The Violin Channel recently caught...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

MEET THE PROS | Italian-German VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German VC 'Artist' Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. We sat the 30 year old violin virtuoso...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arnaud Sussmann – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed international violinist, Arnaud Sussmann. We sat the French-born virtuoso down for a fun game of VC '20...

VC WEB BLOG | Goldmund Quartet – “Schoenfeld Comp: Really Helped Our Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN, CHINA – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

American Violin Virtuoso Berl Senofsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky died on this day in 2002. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky is the only American...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth  Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

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...

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...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th birthday! A student of Leonid Kogan and Viktor Tretiakov, Mr Kaler is a former 1st prize winner...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Today is VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st prize winner at the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Gluzman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

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...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th birthday. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher's 35th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize...

MEET THE PROS |British Violinist, Daniel Hope – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist and Queen Elisabeth Competition jury member, Daniel Hope - in Brussels. We sat the violin virtuoso down for...

Italian Baroque Composer & Violinist Pietro Locatelli Born On This Day in 1695 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Baroque composer and violinist Pietro Locatelli was born on this day in 1695. A student of Arcangelo Corelli, Locatelli's sizeable contribution to the violin repertoire includes...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 87 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

British Violinist and Conductor Iona Brown Was Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941 - 76 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – “My 2013 ARD Violin Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition entering its Final stages this week, VC recently caught up with 2013 joint-top prize winner VC Artist Bomsori...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Violin Comp Prize Winners [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition prize winners, Hannah Tarley, VC Young Artist Sirena Huang, Alina Ming...

MEET THE PROS | Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, Mr David Kim – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Pop & Classical Violinist, Charles Yang – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Charles Yang - in New York City. We sat the classical and electric violin superstar down for a fun game of...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 6, Joshua Bell, Wiesbaden

After successful performances in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved to Wiesbaden, in Germany – with violin virtuoso...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ivan Karizna, 25 – Tchaikovsky & Queen Elisabeth International Cello Comp Prizes

25 year old Belarusian cellist Ivan Karizna is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy,...

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