Thursday, March 21, 2019

VC WEBSTREAM | 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Final [LIVE]

  2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | GUILLERMO FIGUEROA | LYNN PHILHARMONIA   Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Day 1 Hannah Tarley...

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...

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 | Russian-American Classical Violinist, Philippe Quint – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American classical violinist, Philippe Quint - in New York City. We sat the virtuoso down for a fun game...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Boris Garlitsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and pedagogue, Mr Boris Garlitsky. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Danish-Israel violin virtuoso and conductor, Nikolaj Znaider – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. We sat...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 48th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 48th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – and holds...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams died on this day in 1958 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 59th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day– Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day– aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served as...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, he is remembered as one of the...

Max Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major Op. 46 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim - with...

Revolutionary French Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux – during...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – ThatViolaKid Drew Forde, Live from the D’Addario Factory [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … ThatViolaKid, Drew Forde for a Facebook Livestream with his...

French Composer Gabriel Fauré Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Gabriel Fauré died on this day in 1924 – aged 79. He is remembered as one of the most prominent French composers of...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

French Composer Édouard Lalo was Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 80 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in Paris’...

VC LIVE | VC Artists Attacca Quartet – VC Takeover, Live from Bay Chamber Music Festival [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … the VC Artists Attacca Quartet – for a Facebook Livestream with...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

VC LIVE | 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grants Ceremony – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of the prize giving ceremony of the 2018 Avery Fisher career grants, featuring 2018 recipients VC Artists Francisco Fullana and the Calidore String...

Russian-Born 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...

Today is Violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born Israeli violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st birthday! A protégé of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize winner at the Paganini and...

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...

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...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

English Conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood died on this day in 1944 – aged 74. He is remembered in history as the founder of London's...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of all time. A...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925 – 93 years ago. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh...

Today is Russian Violinist Eduard Schmieder’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and conductor Eduard Schmieder’s 70th birthday. A graduate of the Gnessin Music Academy, where he studied with Felix Andrievsky, Mark Lubotsky...

Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Born On This Day in 1871 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. Mr Stolyarsky is remembered in history as the founder of 'The Odessa School' and 'The...

Thwart Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 92 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, 22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Today is Israeli-Born Violin Pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-born violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 78th birthday. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as one of...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violin virtuoso and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 64th birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively...

MEET THE PROS | 1 Year On – The Best of Ray Chen, The Comedian [VIDEO]

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of the synonymous Ray Chen social media comedy video. On this day in 2014, the 25...

Italian Luthier Antonio Stradivari Died On This Day in 1737 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 281 years ago. A protégé of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 112 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘New Berlin Phil Concertmaster’

29 year old VC 'Young Artist' Noah Bendix-Balgley, from the United States was recently announced as the newly appointed 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live from the Edinburgh Festival [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from this year's Edinburgh Festival.     View this post...

Today is British Violinist and Fashion Model Charlie Siem’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 31st birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 98 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, he was a founding...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist David Harrington – “My Most Cherished Experiences with the Kronos Quartet” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Kronos Quartet violinist, Mr David Harrington. In a VC-exclusive blog, David shares ten of his most cherished experiences with...

French Composer Hector Berlioz Died On This Day in 1869 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago. His signature works include 'Symphonie Fantastique' and 'Grande Messe des...

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Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

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