Friday, March 24, 2017

British Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Was Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 – 140 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

German Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was Born On This Day in 1898 – 119 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 305 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Young Concert Artists & Menuhin Competition 1st Prizes

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, in Philadelphia - where he studies at the...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 140 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905 – 112 years ago. The first performance was given by...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Pierre Amoyal – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Mr Pierre Amoyal. We sat him down for...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 36th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett's 36th birthday. A protege of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David at the age of 13 became the youngest...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist', violinist Stephen Waarts - on the eve of his prestigious New York City, Merkin Concert...

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...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo's 74th birthday. He is a former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - and...

MEET THE PROS | Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Acclaimed Stringed Instrument Maker – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed stringed instrument maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz – at the 2014 Violin Society of America Competition and Convention,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Kian Soltani – “Verbier: A Really Special Time” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – ‘Hannover Comp – Unforgettable Life Experience’

With the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Hannover, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize...

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...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 84th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 84th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

VC WEBSTREAM | 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Final [LIVE]

  2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | GUILLERMO FIGUEROA | LYNN PHILHARMONIA   Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Day 1 Hannah Tarley...

Proms Founder Sir Henry Joseph Wood was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood was born on this day in 1869. Dying in 1944, he is remembered in history as the founder...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born On This Day in 1923 – 94 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th birthday. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, he currently serves distinguished teaching...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

Today is Canadian Violinist and Conductor Peter Oundjian’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist and conductor Peter Oundjian's 61st birthday! Maestro Oundjian served as 1st violinist with the Tokyo String Quartet for 14 years -...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Elmar Oliveira – Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Elmar Oliveira, Distinguished Artist in Residence at Lynn University and Founder & Artistic Director of the inaugural...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann's 32nd birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – ‘Menuhin Comp : Most Important Musical Experiences’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds commencing today, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get a better...

Today is Dutch Violinist and Conductor Jaap van Zweden’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist and conductor Jaap van Zweden's 56th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay, he was awarded the Concertmaster's position of the Royal...

American Cellist Lynn Harrell Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 73rd birthday. A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

MEET THE PROS | Scottish Violin Virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, in New York City. We sat the 27 year old virtuoso down for a...

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