Thursday, August 18, 2022

Baroque Composer Johann Pachelbel Was Born On This Day in 1653 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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German Baroque composer and organist Johann Pachelbel was born on this day in 1653. Pachelbel composed a large body of sacred and secular works, his...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Died On This Day in 1954 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler died on this day in 1954. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Born on this Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born on this day in 1844. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one of the...

VC INTERVIEW | Anne Akiko Meyers Premieres Corigliano Cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto

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Many prominent violinists and composers over the years have written cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto, a cherished jewel of the violin repertoire. Among them...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Died in 1979

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Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979, aged 67.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w0NgAe32vU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BRONISLAV GIMPEL | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | 1ST MVT...

Camille Saint Saens' Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Camille Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. The first performance was...

Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Was Born On This Day in 1900 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Czech violin virtuoso Váša Příhoda was born on this day in 1900. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of tone. Critics have...

VC INTERVIEW | Itzhak Perlman - What's Next For the Violinist Who Has Achieved It All?

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, at the Juilliard School, in New York City – as he was...

VC INTERVIEW | Simon Woods, CEO and President of the League of American Orchestras

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  The Violin Channel had the pleasure of talking with Simon Woods, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras. After the successful 2022 Conference,...

VC LIVE | Zorá String Quartet – Violin Channel Takeover Live from the Bravo! Vail Festival [LIVE]

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

VC INTERVIEW | VC Artists Tessa Lark & Stella Chen - 2020 Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists

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The Violin Channel recently caught up 2020 Lincoln Center Awards for the Emerging Artists recipients, VC Artists Tessa Lark and Stella Chen. The annual prizes,...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad - "How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?" [ADVICE]

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The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19-year-old American cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung - in New York City. We sat the Enescu, Schoenfeld...

VC INSIGHT | Bow Expert Stephan Jansen — "Essential Checklist When Buying a Bow"

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While we may be inclined to relegate the bow to mere accessory – dare I say second fiddle – status, it is ultimately so...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Steven Isserlis!

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Today is British cellist Steven Isserlis' 62nd birthday. An advocate of new music, he has premiered a number of new works, including compositions by...

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