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Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna...

Hungarian Conductor István Kertész Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor István Kertész was born on this day in 1929. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, he served prestigious...

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...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

Today is Hungarian Cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, Professor Perenyi has served a...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli's lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half...

Czech Conductor & Violinist Václav Neumann Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann died on this day in 1995. He held principal conducting positions with the Komische Oper Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and...

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...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion...

VC WEB BLOG | Gilles Colliard – “Benefits of Synthetic Violin Bow Hair” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Toulouse Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster and Coruss Synthetic Bow Hair spokesperson, Mr Gilles Colliard.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Gilles guides us through...

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 | 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...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with veteran New England Conservatory cello pedagogue, Mr Laurence Lesser - at the 2016 Verbier Festival, in Switzerland. We sat him...

VC LIVE | TwoSet Violin – Violin Channel Takeover [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up... wait, were recently taken over by ... Australian funsters Brett Yang and Eddy Chen from TwoSet Violin - for...

MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Tasmin Little – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English concert violinist, Tasmin Little – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

Legendary Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík, Maestro Kubelik served distinguished conducting positions...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 99 years ago. A protégé of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he is remembered as one of...

Hungarian Violist, Violinist & Composer Tibor Serly Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violist, violinist and composer Tibor Serly was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1978, he is remembered in...

VC LIVE | Violinist James Ehnes – Violin Channel Takeover from the Bravo Vail Festival [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … Canadian violinist James Ehnes – for a Facebook Livestream with his...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli was born on this day in 1926. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term teaching Professorship at Indiana...

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, Mr Huberman is remembered as one...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Died On This Day in 1949 – Aged Just 30 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Ginette Neveu died on this day in 1949 – aged just 30. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ginette...

Violinist Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty...

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...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

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...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4 Cello Concertos, a...

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...

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...

Today is Russian Pedagogue Zakhar Bron‘s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian pedagogue Professor Zakhar Bron’s 70th birthday! Widely regarded as one of the most influential violin teachers alive today, he has served Professorships...

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