Friday, February 24, 2017

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20...

German-American Composer Paul Hindemith Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-American composer Paul Hindemith died on this day in 1963. A prolific composer, his contributions to the string repertoire include 6 violin sonatas, a violin...

MEET THE PROS | Australian Violinist, Richard Tognetti – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Leader, violinist Richard Tognetti – at Carnegie Hall, in New York...

VC WEB BLOG | Sean Lee – “Choosing an Order for Learning Paganini’s Caprices” [VIDEO BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School Pre-College faculty member, violinist Sean Lee. In a VC-exclusive video blog, Sean takes us through his thoughts...

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

Russian-American Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 – Aged 85 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of the most influential...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘My Very Bizarre Backstage Confession’

VC 'Young Artist', Australian violinist Ray Chen discusses his rather bizarre backstage concert ritual - involving flies, countdowns and pistols. VC 'YOUNG ARTIST' RAY CHEN | 'MY...

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...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day In 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – School’s Out. Showtime!

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, in New York City, where he's busily preparing for his Juilliard School graduation - and an upcoming...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Classical & Electric Violinist, Alexander Markov – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist, Alexander Markov - in New York City, as he was busily preparing for his June 5th Carnegie Hall...

Hungarian Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Died On This Day in 1915 – Aged 84 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark died on this day in 1915 - aged 84. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the...

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...

Today is Violinist/Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 69th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen...

American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso and Conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

VC WEB BLOG | Mrs Jane Little – ‘My 71 Years With the Atlanta Symphony’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Bassist, Mrs Jane Little - the Guinness Book of World Records holder...

Today Is American Violinist Frank Almond’s 53rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond's 53rd birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Michael Tseitlin, Felix Galimir and Joseph Silverstein, Mr Almond is...

Today is Bulgarian Violinist VC Artist Bella Hristova’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 31st birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

VC WEB BLOG | Petteri Iivonen – ‘Sibelius Violin Comp – a Surreal Experience’

With the 2015 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Helsinki, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

Today is Violinist Elmar Oliveira’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Portuguese-American violinist, Elmar Oliveira's 66th birthday! A student of Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein, he is a former 1st Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 40th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 40th birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Legendary Soviet Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

South Korean Violin Virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang Born On This Day! [BORN-ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 62nd birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is a former prize winner at the...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 - 97 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch,...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 – Aged Just 35 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart's exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he...

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...

The Menuhin Competition Unique Jury Scoring System – For Fairness and Integrity

2014 Menuhin Competition Artistic Director Gordon Back explains the competition's unique, simplified jury scoring system – implemented since 1983 to ensure maximum fairness and...

American Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 44 years ago – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Lynn Harrell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary American cello virtuoso Lynn Harrell – jury chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China. We sat...

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