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Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944 - aged 72. He is remembered in history as the founder of The Odessa School and...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Victoria Chiang – ‘From College Graduate to Teaching Professor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Peabody Institute of Music viola pedagogue, Victoria Chiang. In a VC-exclusive blog, Victoria discusses the steps she took...

Composer and Conductor Ottorino Respighi Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 139 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Karen Gomyo – ‘The Paramount Importance of Stretching’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese-Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo. In an VC-exclusive guest blog, the international soloist shares her thoughts on the importance of...

Today is VC Young Artist Anne Luisa Kramb’s 18th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German VC Young Artist Anne Luisa Kramb's 18th birthday! A student of Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy, Anne Luisa is a former major...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Sarah Chang – “Importance of Keeping Touring Repertoire Fresh” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violin superstar, Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive blog, Sarah discusses how she keeps her repertoire fresh while...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, aged just 32 – from lung cancer. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nurie Chung – ‘Little Piccolo Comp: Profound Starting Point For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition currently entering its final stages in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, VC recently caught up with a number of...

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 – 102 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Today is Dutch Violinist, Conductor & Composer André Rieu’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu's 68th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Music Academy in Brussels and the...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artists’ Attacca Quartet’s 6-Year Franz Joseph Haydn Dream [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Andrew Yee - cellist with the New York-based Attacca Quartet.   In a VC-exclusive blog, Andrew talks us through the ensemble's ambitious...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York...

VC WEB BLOG | Baroque Violinist, Bjarte Eike – “The Alehouse Sessions” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian Baroque violinist Bjarte Eike - whilst currently on tour across the United States. In a VC-exclusive blog, Bjarte...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Gerard Schwarz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Marin Alsop – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Baltimore Symphony and São Paulo Symphony Music Director, acclaimed American conductor Marin Alsop – at the 2018 Menuhin...

American Violinist Maud Powell Born On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 – 150 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim, she is remembered...

VC WEB BLOG | Anthea Kreston – ‘My Road to the Artemis String Quartet’ [BLOG]

The Berlin-based Artemis String Quartet last week announced the appointment of new second violinist, Anthea Kreston - following the passing of long-term violist Friedemann...

Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore died on this day in 1998 – aged 87. A violin child prodigy, she studied with Hungarian pedagogue Leopold Auer, before...

American Violinist Joan Field Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field was born on this day in 1915 – 103 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 26th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years, Kian...

Remembering Lucien Capet – The Grandfather of Modern Violin Pedagogy [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...

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...

Hungarian Violinist & Pedagogue Carl Flesch Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch was born on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1944, Mr Flesch's noted students...

Remembering Violinist Vasco Abadjiev – Born on this Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 - 90 years ago. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

VC WEB BLOG | Axel Strauss – ‘The Leipzig Bach Comp Comes Back to Me When I Play the Chaconne’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition currently entering its final stage in Leipzig, Germany, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 143 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

VC LIVE | 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition – Los Angeles, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition -  Live from Los Angeles, United States   2018 Primrose International Viola Competition | FINAL...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein died on this day in 1987 – aged 65. A former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International...

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...

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...

American Composer Elliott Carter Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to...

VC LIVE | Violinist Benjamin Baker – Young Concert Artists NYC Debut Recital [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of New Zealand violinist Benjamin Baker's New York City recital debut - live from Merkin Concert Hall with pianist Daniel Lebhardt. Presented by...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley's 32nd birthday! A graduate of Indiana University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah currently serves as...

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes, Bomsori...

Today is British Conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 63rd birthday. Maestro Rattle is widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He...

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

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

VC INTERVIEW | Violist Kim Kashkashian – Fundraising ‘Music for Food’ Concert Series

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Grammy Award-winning violist and pedagogue Kim Kashkashian on her rapidly growing concert series 'Music for Food' –...

Today is American Violinist Sean Lee’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Sean Lee's 30th birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman, he is a former prize winner...

Today is Russian Pedagogue Zakhar Bron‘s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin pedagogue, Professor Zakhar Bron’s 71st birthday! Widely regarded as one of the most influential violin teachers alive today, he has served Professorships...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 85th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 85th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as...

VC WEB BLOG | Julian Schwarz – “Schoenfeld Comp: Such an Important Part of My Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN - With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition underway this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 93 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn was Born on This Day in 1732 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn was born on this day in 1732 - 285 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 4, William Barton

After a successful opening concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Australian Youth Orchestra have now moved on to Graffenegg, Austria for the 2nd stop...

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