Thursday, June 29, 2017

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ilya Kaler – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violin virtuoso and 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition jury member, Ilya Kaler. We sat him down...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago. The first performance was given by...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bohn’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 71st birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky died on this day in 1997 – 20 years ago – aged 89. A student of Lucien Capet,...

VC WEB BLOG | Tasmin Little – ‘Menuhin Comp : More Like a Summer Course than a Competition’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 1, Sydney Rehearsals

The acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra is currently in final preparations in Sydney, before embarking on an International tour of Germany, Austria and The Netherlands next week...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 150 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien is a...

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 | Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp : I Immediately Felt at Home’ [BLOG]

  With the 2016 Montreal international Violin Competition reaching its final stages, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Was Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

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...

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...

Violinist and Teacher Josef Gingold Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and teacher Josef Gingold was born on this day in 1909 – 107 years ago. A student of Vladimir Graffman and...

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...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 173 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

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...

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

Today is Russian-Ukrainian violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 86th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position at the Royal Conservatory...

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...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 139 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

American Violinist Maud Powell Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 - 148 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Austrian-born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Was Born On This Day in 1904 – 113 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 113 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

George Gershwin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso, Sarah Chang – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violin superstar, Sarah Chang – in her home town of Philadelphia. We sat the virtuoso down for...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 – Aged 58 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 34 years ago – aged 58. A former 1st prize winner at the Queen...

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.

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